Board of Directors

Nadine Wright- Arbubakrr- President and founder of Nassan’s Place, mother of Nassan the inspiration for Nassan’s Place and an advocate for children and families affected by Autism. Holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Marketing from Felician College and over twenty five years of managerial experience.

Sharnette Vidal – Vice President – Business professional and Advocate for children and families affected by Autism.

Aisha Belfield – Secretary – Parent of a son with autism and an advocate for children and adults affected by Autism. Holds an Associates Degree in Health Information Technology.

Patricia Wilson – Treasurer – VP of Human Resource at City National Bank in Newark, NJ and an aunt of a child with autism.

Gloria Jones – Office Manager at social service agency in East Orange, NJ, Business Owner, attended Fashion Institute of Technology (Buying & Marketing).

Antoinette Allen – Parent of two sons with Autism and advocate for children with Autism.

Ted Green -East Orange City Council Chairman.

TiKeesha N. Drake – Administrative Assistant for over 18 years at Essex County College at the West Essex Campus. Holds an Associate degree from Essex County College and a Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in Accounting/Business. Over 20 years of experience in business and education in early childhood and higher learning. Mother of three and aunt of Nassan.

Portia Lowery –

April Northcross, Esq –



Virginia Wright

Ruth Layne

Marta Verlezza

Linda Harvest

Mabel Phipps

Darlene Reeves

Valerie Merritt

Rochelle Howard

Glenda Cruz

Angela McGhee

Brenda Wright

Anita Hall-Mason