NEW JERSEY – Lisa Gallicchio, Howell, N.J., the director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide effective social services, counseling, and advocacy through responsive, innovative programs in order to help individuals and families who live in Middlesex County and the surrounding area.
Gallicchio is founder and executive director of the state-wide New Jersey Health Care Networking Group. She is a board member of Caregiver Volunteers of Central New Jersey and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, which honored her as “Citizen of the Year 2011.” She is also a member of the N.J. State Chamber of Commerce and an advisor of the Educational Committee for Lakewood High School.
Gallicchio served as a past board member of Howell Chamber of Commerce, and was a chairwoman of both the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Crystal Gala and the Circle of Life Golf Outing.
Gallicchio graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in Labor Management. She also received an A.A. (Associate of Arts degree) in Business Administration from Brookdale Community College.
JFS, founded in 1979, is a full-service agency that helps more than 20,000 members of the community, regardless of religious affiliation. In response to the needs of the community, JFS provides programs and services for seniors and the elderly; counseling for individuals, groups and families; assistance for immigrants and refugees by offering legal, educational and social services; other services that include educational, vocational, career, and training services for employers and job seekers; adoption services; and an essential needs program to assist families in crisis.