Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey (CASA of NJ), a nonprofit organization that supports a statewide network of local, community-based CASA programs through which trained volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect, has appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees, including Dr. Joy Ohayia, TV host and total wellness advisor.
The other two members appointed to the Board of Trustees were the Honorable Michael K. Diamond, retired Family Court Presiding Judge, and Francesca O'Cathain, Esq., a Senior Associate with Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich, LLC.
Dr. Joy Ohayia is the host of The Dr. Joy Show and author of Don't Let "IT" Get You! An Empowering Health and Fitness Guide for Women. She received her PhD in Natural Health and Holistic Healing & Nutrition from the University of Natural Health and is a certified member of the American Fitness Professionals Association. Her commitment to educating people on wellness, both emotional and physical, and helping them improve their lives will play a part in her new role as a Trustee for CASA of NJ.
"We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Joy Ohayia to the CASA of NJ Board of Trustees," said Rita Gulden, Executive Director of CASA of New Jersey. "Dr. Joy brings with her an abiding commitment to wellness, empowerment and health that will bring a fresh perspective to our board, strengthen our mission, and help expand advocacy in court for abused and neglected children in New Jersey. We are grateful for her energy and interest in our cause."
"Humbled by this opportunity to make a positive and sustainable impact while participating on the CASA of New Jersey Board - providing assistance for the most vulnerable residents of New Jersey - the children," said Dr. Joy.
Dr. Ohayia, Judge Diamond, and Ms. O'Cathain join current Board officers Hon. Thomas H. Dilts (President), Sharon Ryan Montgomery, Psy.D (Vice President), Michael A. Saponara, CPA (Treasurer), Henry Plotkin (Secretary), as well as trustees Lizanne J. Ceconi, Esq., Hon. Barbara A. Curran, Stuart R. Goldfarb, Esq., Lawrence R. Greenberg, Lynn B. Kegelman, Esq., Harpreet S. Mangat, Romona Miller, Edward Price, Christine Rose, and Michael R. Slater.