On behalf of the NJCASA Board of Trustees, we are pleased to announce Dr. Renai Ellison as the organization’s Interim Executive Director.

Renai served on NJCASA’s board from 2017 to 2018 and most recently as a reconciliation consultant, working closely with staff and board members to develop and implement organizational strategies. Renai has extensive experience in strengthening teams and developing healthy workplace cultures through coaching and leadership development. Renai’s presence and leadership have already proven to be beneficial to NJCASA, and, as we prepare for the next phase of our evolution, we are grateful to have her at the helm.

Later this year, we will implement our transition plan to find a permanent Executive Director. We are committed to a recruitment process that strongly encourages candidates to apply who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ, and those with disabilities. We will be seeking input from the coalition as we shape the role and hope that members of our community will consider applying.

If you have any questions or would like to contact Renai, she can be reached at rellison@njcasa.org or 856-287-3869.