as the Director of Operations manages the Council's finances and fiscal reporting requirements, facility oversight, office and human resource, outreach initiatives and IT.
Our professional staff have been trained in evidence-based prevention programs and practices and are passionate about their work. Our staff come from backgrounds as teachers, social workers, certified prevention specialists or mental health professionals. Our core values include integrity, teamwork, empathy, accountability, relevance and commitment to those we serve and one another.
Is the Program Coordinator for the Drug Free Communities grant at Mercer Council which focuses on assisting communities with drug and alcohol misuse and focuses on families, students, and other individuals across the lifespan.
Is a program coordinator for the Mercer Council. She is a certified k-6 elementary school teacher. She has taught at the elementary school level as well as the preschool level. She is a certified Botvin LifeSkills Training facilitator and works with middle school students in Mercer County. She has been with the Council since March 2017.
is a Program Coordinator for Mercer Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Coastal Carolina University and an MSW degree from Rutgers University. Vanessa has been employed by the council since February 2015 and facilitates the Protecting You, Protecting Me (PYPM) alcohol use prevention program for children in grades K-5.
David (Dave) DeCamp currently serves as the Patient Navigator for the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) in Mercer County. Previously, Dave had served as a full-time Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and Assistant Patient Navigator for OORP since November of 2019. Before joining Mercer Council full-time, Dave also served as a "per-diem" Peer Recovery Specialist for the OORP program since February of 2019.
Is the Drug Free Communities Coordinator. She has been the former Mercer County Grant Coordinator and former Trenton Municipal Alliance Coordinator at the Mercer Council. Ruth graduated from Rider University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, American Studies, and Global Studies with a Certificate in Leadership Skills.
Has been doing substance abuse evaluations for the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission at their detention centers in Middlesex and Burlington counties since 2003. He is their only full-time evaluator. The juveniles he meets with come from all backgrounds, have all kinds of biopsychosocial issues and use a wide variety of substances.
is a graduate from The College of New Jersey, with a degree in Business. Helping others is her passion. Shakita is the Youth Development Specialist working at ASYSST, housed at Ewing High School. She has been working with School based youth since 2013.