Board & Staff

Board of Trustees

John Keller

Board President

Sandy Soriano

Vice President

Andrew Shaw

Secretary

Barbara Glazewski

Treasurer

Elizabeth Barrood
Wilhelmina Bryant
Rebecca Escobar
Ashley Kaplan
Lisa Smith McFall
Brendan Nihill

Advisory Board

Lubaina Ahmad
Christine Bucca
Elizabeth Garlatti
JoAnn Howard
Sherrilynn Novack
Susan Painter
Kathy Romano
Megan Shook

Staff

Rev. Susan Kramer-Mills
Executive Director

Susan Kramer-Mills, Executive Director, has been working with our organization since its inception. As the co-pastor of the First Reformed Church, New Brunswick, Rev. Susan chaired the committee, which began to investigate “how to use the buildings of the church” with greater missional purpose. After several years of discussion and investigations, the Town Clock CDC was founded. Rev. Susan was instrumental in the process, as well as leading the construction changes, interviewing the residents, and setting up the programming. Dina’s Dwellings was completed in April 2016.

Rev. Susan has had an unusual history. After graduating from seminary, she worked as a registrar and campus chaplain for Naumburg Seminary, located in the former eastern Germany. She also served several years in various yoked congregations in that region. In 1998, she received a call as Associate Pastor to Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She served in that position until 2000, when she and her husband accepted a call as co-pastors to First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In April 2004, Rev. Susan began working part-time as the Executive Minister to the Classis of New Brunswick, which requires her to visit RCA churches in the region, helping them with issues and visioning. She continues in this position still to this day. Rev. Susan has served civically as a Girl Scout leader and serves on various non-profit boards in New Brunswick.

Elise Brancheau
Digital Marketing & Communications Consultant

Elise Brancheau is a nonprofit/arts administrator with a background in classical voice performance. Her first foray into administration was when she cofounded a boutique opera company shortly after finishing her graduate studies, and ever since she has acquired a wide variety of skills, including marketing and communications, fundraising, event planning, grant writing, program and production management, proofreading and editing, and more.

 

In addition to her work as a digital marketing and communications consultant for Town Clock CDC, Elise is the executive director of C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, a contemporary choral ensemble in New York City; an event coordinator for LongPoint Group, a nonprofit consulting group; a professional choral singer and cantor for St. Joseph’s Church, Yorkville; and a member of the board of directors for coLAB Arts, an arts and social advocacy nonprofit organization in New Brunswick.

 

She received her master’s degree in vocal performance from Mannes College of Music and her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Westminster Choir College. 

Christine Edwards
Case Manager

Christine Edwards is the case manager at Town Clock CDC, where her main goal is teaching the residents the strength in gaining control. Victims of domestic violence are often so controlled by their abuser that they lose a sense of identity. As a case manager, Christine's major focus is assisting survivors with identifying who they are on their own terms, and then guiding them to rebuild their lives by taking their control back. Control can be represented as control over their emotions to control over their life goals.

 

Christine has worked in the field of social services for 10 years, and is currently working towards her counseling degree at Montclair State University, where she is majoring in clinical mental health counseling. She has experience working with the mental health and homeless population, individuals with substance abuse disorders, and victims of domestic violence. She obtained her AAS and BA in human services from Touro College. In her spare time, Christine loves to write poetry.

Working with victims of domestic violence is a job you must be passionate about - for it is your passion that will fuel you in the most challenging moments.

Patty Murray
Public Relations Consultant

Patty Murray, founder and principal consultant for Murray Public Relations, has been helping nonprofit and business clients for more than 25 years. Her professional background includes Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations and Government Affairs. Patty has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, midsize companies, nonprofits & associations, US & international organizations.

 

For her nonprofit clients, Patty provides a range of services including: strategic planning, association management, project management, marketing campaigns, editorial services, website development, social media management, conference management, and webinar production.

 

Patty has served two elected terms as a Council Member for the Borough of Milltown, NJ. For about 20 years, Patty has played volleyball weekly in co-ed leagues and pickup games. She will play volleyball any chance she gets on any surface: court, sand or grass!

 

  • Professional Development & Education

  • Rutgers Center for Management Development, Mini MBA, Financial Essentials

  • Rutgers Center for Management Development, Mini MBA, Business Essentials

  • Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Center for Government Services, Completion of the Municipal Elected Officials Certificate Program

  • Douglass College, Rutgers University, BA in Journalism with Honors 

Gabriela Nemetz
Bookkeeper
Susan Painter
Office Administrator
Dr. Debra Ruisard
Clinical Therapist

Debra Ruisard holds a BA in Recreation Administration (University of Alberta), an Ed. M. (Temple University), and an MSW and DSW (Rutgers University). She is the Consultant for Trauma Informed Care at The Center for Great Expectations, a nonprofit agency in Somerset, NJ, where she has held previous positions of Program Manager, Clinical Director and Chief Clinical Officer. Prior to this she was a Primary Therapist at Hunterdon Behavioral Health and at the Princeton House Women’s Trauma Program. Debbie has extensive clinical experience in simultaneously treating trauma and addiction issues primarily with women involved in the child welfare system and has facilitated workshops and trainings at local, state and national conferences. She is dually licensed as an LCSW and LCADC and is a part-time lecturer at the Rutgers University School of Social Work. Debra is also in private practice, specializing in the treatment of adults who have experienced traumatic life events, including childhood abuse and domestic violence. She is trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

Raymond E. Warren
Development Consultant

Ray Warren is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 20 years of strategic, analytic and 360-marketing experience. Currently, Warren serves as a founder & CEO of Warren Marketing & Media Solutions, where he consults with brands to establish innovative marketing and media solutions to solve brand challenges.

Prior to launching his business, Warren served as Senior Manager, Media & Multicultural at Cadillac, where he spearheaded the strategic development and paid media components behind all of the brand initiatives. Campaigns under his direction include the brand’s multiyear Oscars, ESPYS, and American Black Film Festival sponsorships. He has also managed key cobranded integrations with the Video Music Awards, Art Basel and Amazon. Recently Warren received the 2019 Platinum AVA Digital Award in Production, Long Form, Cultural Category for Mavericks with Ari Melber and the 2018 Multicultural Marketing Award for Cadillac’s Art of Daring 2017 Marketing Campaign.

Prior to joining Cadillac in 2015, Warren served as Digital & Social Media Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, as well as held several positions in the areas of logistics, warranty, audit and marketing. Award-winning campaigns under his direction included Jaguar’s inaugural Super Bowl Campaign, "British Villains," "#GoodToBeBad," "#EveryVillainNeeds" and the Art of Performance Tour concept.

Warren received a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University and a Master of Business Administration from Iona College.

Town Clock
Community Development Corporation

Town Clock CDC is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that provides permanent, affordable homes and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence & their children.

Email: townclockcdc@gmail.com

Phone: 732-993-1345

Address: 11 Bayard Street, #301 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Registered Charity: 27-3566747

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