Toni L. Caldwell
is Executive Director/Chief Executive
Officer for the corporation. She has over 30 years of community
development, child advocacy and management experience. Ms.
Caldwell has held leadership positions in a vast number of
community and professional organizations and has received numerous
awards for her community work. She holds a B.S. in Management and
a M.S. in Contemporary Management from Caldwell College, and she
is pursuing a doctorate in Applied Management and Decision Science
from Walden University. As an adjunct instructor, Ms. Caldwell
teaches Principles of Finance, Macroeconomics, Organization
Management and other business courses.
Jorge L. Abreu
Director, Family Development,
has spent all of his adult life in the human service and
mental health fields.
He began his career working with children in New York City
serving as a master tutor with public school children in the
Queens sector of the city. Years later he would continue
this path, by assuming the role of a psychoanalytic
counselor at the Children’s Storefront, in East Harlem.
Jorge’s life passion is the provision of a consistent impact
and leadership in leading social service and health
As a consultant Jorge has been certified as an expert
witness, providing testimony as a
Consultant in death penalty and major crime cases –
rendering expert witness testimony in jurisdictions
throughout the U.S. since 1992.
In the field of academia,
Jorge has served as an Adjunct Professor at Hostos Community
College; City College of New York; Marymount Manhattan
College, Boricua College, Universidad Autonoma, and Pedro
Henriquez Ureña (Dominican Republic).
Jorge is a native of
Cuba, migrating to his adoptive home, the United States, at
the age of 11. He has a deep devoted love for his wife,
parents and two children: David and Adan. Jorge is also a
life-long student of philosophy, psychoanalysis, history,
science, poetry and the martial arts.
Experience and Areas of
Ample clinical and
management experience in the fields of mental health,
substance abuse, rehabilitation and forensic clinical
matters – specializing in staff and program development, as
well as the treatment of hard-to-reach individuals; chronic
relapsers; violent offenders, and trans-cultural issues of
Experience and interests include behavioral
physiological research in the areas of motivation and
substance abuse, as well as the subjectively felt utility of
substance abuse and criminality, in clients with chronic
involvement with dependence and the criminal justice system.
Developed grass root
organization of small merchants in the Upper Manhattan
sector; innovating commercial revitalization initiatives,
and instituting grants programs for local businesses.
Presently working on a proprietary model of staff
development and linked treatment for chronically homeless
individuals with mental illness, and MICA history and
diagnoses. Also interested
in developing a unified association of Community Based
Organizations with common interests and goals, located in
urban settings. Demonstrable expertise in the areas of
fund and organizational development, as well as human
resources, financial management, and team building.
Using his experiences
growing up and living in the tough streets of New York City,
Jorge and his wife are developing an integrated system of
self-defense, specifically for women. Through this medium
him and his wife will help women become more self-sufficient
and adept at safely protecting their lives, with dignity and
integrity, while using the aggressive combat tactics
perfected by warriors ranging from feudal samurais to modern
day special force commandoes, mixed martial artists and
Director of Community Development and Family Support
Services is a graduate of Lincoln University and holds a
Master of Human Services Degree. Ms. Aughburns has over
twenty years of experience as a prevention specialist in
youth development; behavioral therapy and ten years of drug
and alcohol treatment experience. Ms. Aughburns has held
several supervisory positions in the following areas:
pregnancy prevention, substance/alcohol treatment and
prevention; runaway youth; homeless services; residential
group homes; and community organizing.
Aughburns has peer reviewed published research on
drug/alcohol treatment in the BioMedical journal. She has
received several awards under her leadership in the Human
Services field including The Exemplary Substance Abuse
Prevention Program Award from the Center of Substance Abuse
Prevention. Ms. Aughburns is a member of the Alpha Lambda
Graduate Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu (International Honor
Society in Social Sciences) and a Hall Of Fame Alumni
officer/member of the Boys & Girls Club.
Director of Family Support Services. Ms.
Reeves has over thirty years of experience. She has a BA in
Sociology from Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, N.J. and a
Masters in Social Work/Casework from Rutgers University Graduate
School of Social Work. Ms. Reeves is a licensed social worker
(LSW) with the state of New Jersey; School Social Worker
(Certified by N.J. Dept. of Education); Certified Public Manager
(N.J. Dept of Human Services/Rutgers Graduate School of Public
Administration). Ms. Reeves retired from the N.J. Division of
Youth and Family Services (DYFS) as the Essex County Service
Specialist on January 1, 2000. During her thirty years at DYFS
she also held other positions as case manager, supervisor and
District Office Manager. Ms. Reeves is a past president of the
Montclair-North Essex YWCA board of directors, former trustee of
Family and Children Services of North Essex and past president
of the Montclair Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.