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Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer,

Interim Executive Director

The Reverend Dr. Charles Franklin Boyer is a third-generation African Methodist Episcopal preacher. He is the pastor of Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Trenton, New Jersey, and the Interim Executive Director of, a non-partisan Black faith-rooted public policy. He is also a Senior Consultant to the Social Action Commission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

Dr. Boyer is the leading faith voice in New Jersey for racial justice issues, the campaign to abolish the drug war and the criminalization of Black people. His advocacy led to several statewide policy changes such as racial impact analysis, closure of youth prisons, voting rights restoration for the formerly incarcerated, independent prosecutors, community reinvestment through cannabis taxes, and restricting solitary confinement. He led the campaign to free over eight thousand people from New Jersey’s deadly prisons during the pandemic, making it the largest singular decarceration event in the state’s history.

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Keith V. hamilton,

Director of Operations

Keith V. Hamilton is Executive Vice President of Community Relations for the nonprofit organization, SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. in Ewing, New Jersey. SERV is a multifaceted, nonprofit organization that provides housing and/or support services to more than 1,200 individuals recovering from severe mental illness or coping with intellectual impairments in 10 counties in New Jersey.

Mr. Hamilton oversees and manages SERV's Marketing and Development staff as well as the nonprofit SERV Foundation, the fundraising arm of SERV Behavioral Health System. He also develops new business and housing opportunities for SERV and identifies and applies for local, state and federal funding.

Since 2004, he has secured funding from the N.J. Department of Community Affairs' Balanced Housing & Housing Preservation Funds; N.J. Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health Services Capital Fund; several Municipal Housing Trust Funds; the HOME Investment Partnership Programs in three counties in New Jersey; the state Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency; and the Special Needs Housing Trust Fund.

A native of Trenton, N.J., Mr. Hamilton attended schools in the state's Capital city, including Mercer County College, where he earned a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. Years later, he taught in the city's public school system and at his alma mater. He also instituted a successful revitalization program for older neighborhoods in the county.

Mr. Hamilton is a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1974 to 1979, and achieved the rank of Sergeant E-4. He was a Power Production Specialist, maintaining and operating power generating systems.

In the years after his military service, Mr. Hamilton was president and general manager of a computer firm in Trenton and, later, an engineer for Avaya Communications in northern New Jersey.

From 1991 to 1994 he served as a member of the Hamilton Township Board of Education. He was a member of the Negotiation and Policy Committees.

From 1996 to 2010, he served in the elected position of Freeholder in the county where he grew up. He served as Chairman of the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders for two of those years. He also was a member of the New Jersey Association of Counties.

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rosalee boyer,

Interim Director of Development

Rosalee’s passion includes advocacy and education. Over the years, she has worked closely with legislators and government agencies to advocate for the resolution of community-related issues on behalf of Black voters. Currently, she is working on the Youth Justice and Community Engagement initiative, a collaborative work with the New Jersey Institute of Social Justice. Rosalee leads Salvation and Social Justice’s strategic fundraising plan. Rosalee is working on the First Ladies Black Maternal Health initiative in partnership with Jefferson Health to raise the voices of Black women with lived experiences.
 

Rosalee believes that we can fight tirelessly to abolish systemic racism, and raise the voice of black people through Salvation and Social Justice with financial support, so as to achieve liberation and justice.

The conceptual framework for Salvation and Social Justice originated from our ministry work a Greater Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. It was Rev. Boyer’s vision. As a wife, ministry partner and first lady, Rosalee supports the vision and leadership.

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Retha Onitri,

Project Manager

Retha Onitiri serves as the organizational development consultant. She is responsible for strategic planning, program development, project implementation, restorative practices, and grant development. She utilizes change management methodologies, process improvement, and a relational approach to exceed organizational targets.

 

Since joining the SandSJ team in 2021, Retha helped SandSJ secure a large grant to create a community-based restorative violence intervention program and establish a Restorative Justice Hub in Trenton. Retha is the project manager for the Trenton Restorative Street Team and Safe Passage programs.

 

Seeking to build a technology infrastructure for the restorative justice hub, in 2022, Retha helped SandSJ land a grant from Microsoft to develop the Restorative Justice Violence Interruption App (RJVIA), a data driven dashboard application that supports violence prevention and intervention activities. RJVIA Phase I completed in six months on January 23, 2023. 

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crystal charley,

Direct of Black Maternal Resources Center

Crystal D. Charley, MBA, CD, reproductive justice, and civil rights activist, is a respected community organizer, advocate, and author. The proud mother is also a patient advocate for Black maternal health, and the Founder of Melanin and Maternal Wellness (formerly, Melanin and Motherhood). She is a Shafia Monroe Consulting (SMC) Full Circle Doula Birth Companion, providing perinatal doula services including, prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. A graduate of the Commonsense Childbirth Institute, Crystal is also a Childbirth Educator.

Crystal is also a Senior Organizer, for Salvation and Social Justice, leading the Organization’s campaigns around Black health equity, environmental, and economic justice. It is also through Salvation and Social Justice, she advocates for policies and legislation to address the tremendous disparities in Black maternal and infant health. Crystal is a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, as well as Fair Share Housing Center. She is also the former Maternal Justice Subcommittee Co-Chair for Thrive NJ.

 

Grounded in her activism, Crystal, a Silver Life Member, is currently serving in her second term as the 2nd Vice-President of the NAACP New Jersey State Conference. Her dedication, activism, and advocacy has also led to print, online, and on television features in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Burlington County Times, the Grio, The Moorestown Sun, Front Runner New Jersey, The Trentonian, Trenton Daily, Insider NJ, NJ Spotlight News, Fox29 and 6ABC.

 

Crystal is a proud legacy, and mother member of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, Burlington County Chapter.

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Tuoyo nanna,

Director of Finance

Tuoyo Nanna is an accomplished Finance executive with over 18 years’ experience as a CFO. He has led Finance & Accounting functions for healthcare companies and a Boutique Investment Advisory firm.

 

He started out in 1994 as a Securities Data Analyst with BGC Partners/Cantor Fitzgerald in New York City and finished up on the Trading desk, where he traded fixed-income Securities. From there he joined Milestones Medical Group in South Orange, NJ as their CFO and COO. In 2006 he joined Madison Park Advisers, an investment advisory firm in Summit NJ, as their CFO.

 

Upon leaving Madison Park, Tuoyo started his own Consulting Firm, Argos Capital Advisers, LLC specializing in Securities Trading Operations, Healthcare Financial Management, and financial services.

 

In 2014, Tuoyo joined Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ as the CFO for their Florida locations. He took over as Group wide CFO in 2016, responsible for offices in New York, New Jersey and Boston. Tuoyo remained in that position until 2021 when the group was acquired by a Private Equity backed SPAC.

 

Tuoyo joined GMZ CDC in January 2023 as the Director of Finance and is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Business and the University of Lagos. Tuoyo has degrees in Law, Business Administration & Economics, and Finance. 

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Rhonda Lige,

Administrative Assistant

More information coming soon….

Board of directors

Jeannine LaRue, Chairperson

Amber Scott, Vice Chairperson

April Townsend, Esq., Director

Dr. Harriet Green-Richardson, Secretary

Eugene Lewis, Director

Rev. Faith Mack, Director

Kevin Peterson, Director

Juliet Tucker, Director

Willie Williams, Director

Dr. Melissa Fox, Director

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