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Board of directors 

Board of directors 

Nadine Wright-Arbubakrr

President and founder 

 A mother and advocate for children with Autism. Holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Marketing and over 25 years of managerial experience.  

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Catherine Cruz

Vice President


Principal at Mount Carmel Guild Academy where she has been a faculty member since 2000. She worked for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark as a certified social worker from 1987 to 2000...

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Patricia Wilson


President of Wilson’s Retired Holdings, LLC, received a BA in Business Management from Montclair State University and an aunt of a child on the autism spectrum.

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Gloria A. Jones

Retired Administrator, and business owner with thirty-five plus years working in social service management and business in East Orange and West Orange, NJ. Attended Rutgers University (business), Fashion Institute of Technology (Buying & Marketing). Proud Aunt of Nassan, an advocate and a member of the NAACP, NJ .

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Ted R. Green

Mayor of the City of East Orange

Ted Green has been active in East Orange political and civic affairs for over 25 years. He is a member of the Third Ward Democratic Municipal County Committee and is active in a variety of organizations...

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Zelma M. Crump

Zelma is an employee of Essex County Division of Family Assistance and Benefits. She is a Family Service Worker.  Her purpose in life is to raise Autism Awareness. She is the author of Cecil... The Greatest Brother (An Autism Awareness Book).

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Rodney E. Jenkins

Rodney developed his leadership skills as a principal with the Essex County Regional Services Commission in 2005 where he supervises and mentors special and alternative education students. 

Gerald Murphy

Gerald Murphy’ grew up in East Orange, New Jersey and moved to Falls Church, Virginia where he attended Falls Church High School. Upon finishing High School, he moved to Philadelphia and joined the Labors Union in 1984 until he retired in 2004 from the Local Union in New Jersey.

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