Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NJ Coalition to End Homelessness Announces Executive Director

April 16, 2012
 TRENTON -  The NJ Coalition to End Homelessness ("NJCEH") announced today that Tonya R. Bryan, Policy Advisor to Newark's Mayor Cory Booker, has agreed to serve as NJCEH's Executive Director.  As Mayor Booker's Policy Advisor on Homelessness, Ms. Bryan served as Co-Chair of the Essex-Newark Coalition to End Homelessness; worked on the development of the Essex-Newark Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness; and was successful in helping homeless men, women and children secure emergency shelter and affordable housing.  Ms. Bryan also served as the Director of the NEWARK NOW Family Success Center.
             NJCEH's President, Alison Recca-Ryan, announced:  "Tonya Bryan is a leader in the fight to end homelessness, and our Board of Trustees is thrilled that she has joined our coalition in its statewide mission:  to advocate, educate, organize and, if necessary, litigate for emergency and permanent solutions to homelessness. We believe in a New Jersey where no one is forced to sleep outside and where every man, woman and child lives in safe, affordable housing."   
For further information contact:

Alison Recca-Ryan, President
NJ Coalition to End Homelessness
650 South Broad Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08611


NJCEH, based in Trenton, is New Jersey's first organization dedicated to pursuing emergency and permanent solutions to homelessness throughout New Jersey, where tens of thousands of men, women and children are homeless each year.  NJCEH's nine-member Board of Trustees includes leaders from such prominent NJ organizations as the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Homefront NJ, Monarch Housing Associates, the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center, United Way of Hudson County, R. B. Coe Development and Consulting, LLC, and Lowenstein Sandler PC.  For details, see http://www.njcoalitionhomeless.org/Our_Board_of_Trustees.html or contact Alison Recca-Ryan, NJCEH President.

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