Meet our Executive Staff!
Associate Executive Director
Mary MacDonald has a BA in Business from Stockton University, and she completed studies towards her MBA at Rutgers University. Mary came to us with 11 years of management experience from the Casino/Hotel Industry. Her role began in Atlantic City operation in 1992 and expanded to statewide leadership in 1999 when she assumed the role of Treasurer for Covenant House NJ. Mary is responsible for all business related aspects of Covenant House NJ—statewide and site specific, as well as all operational, capital, and grant budget processes.
Director of North Jersey Programs
Dave started his career in Virginia working with youth directly after graduating Hampton University in 1987 with a B.S. in Business Management. His passion for helping youth led him home to New Jersey where he worked for various social service agencies serving "at risk" youth. Since 2006, Dave has led Covenant House's programs in North Jersey. This position affords him the opportunity to serve on the Executive Team and play a major role along with other key stake holders in carrying out the vision and mission of the organization. Dave also is extremely involved in his community. He is member of the local Branch of the NAACP as well as a Grand Officer in the B.P.O.R. and in his spare time he coaches youth sports
Senior Development Director
Since 2010, Marcia Mann has worked for New Jersey’s homeless young people by serving in the Development Department for Covenant House New Jersey (CHNJ), all with the purpose of supporting, improving, and expanding the work of the organization. As Senior Development Director, Marcia has led the expansion of the organization’s street outreach to Asbury Park and contributed to the success and ongoing momentum of the Sleep Out Editions throughout New Jersey.
Prior to joining CHNJ, Marcia was a leader in the alcohol and substance abuse prevention field, providing training and consultation to statewide alcoholism councils and treatment centers. Marcia holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Penn State University, an MA in Psychology from NYU and an MA in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. She lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey and has three beautiful daughters.
Associate Site Director, Atlantic City
A Graduate of Rutgers University with a Master's Degree in Social Work, Roz has 15 years of experience working with homeless and at-risk youth.
Associate Site Director, Newark
Meghan is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work with a Master’s of Science in Social Work. She is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. Meghan has worked with Covenant House since 2000.
Associate Site Director, Newark
Rolidel is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of New Jersey. Rolidel started with Covenant House in 2004 and has worked in our Rights of Passage Program, Raphael’s Life House and the Newark Crisis Center.
Development Director/ General Counsel, Newark Associate
Lori is a graduate of Cornell Law School. She practiced law in the private sector for 2 years and found a home at Covenant House in 2013. Lori serves as general counsel and leads the agency's government and foundation giving team.
Development Director-Corporate Engagement/Individual Giving
Janette has been employed with Covenant House since 2004. During her tenure, Janette has served in numerous capacities with in the agency. As the Outreach Manager for 5 years she implemented outreach programs in Newark and North Jersey. She has also participated on many community and state wide tasks force and was a Co- Chairperson on the North Jersey Coalition against Human Trafficking. Janette was appointed to serve as a Commissioner for the Mayors Homeless Commission by former Mayor Cory Booker. Currently, Janette is the Director of Development with a focus on corporate partnerships and individual gifts.