Staff

Vivian Patino, Program Director

Vivian@palisadesfsc.org

Vivian Patino has a deep sense of commitment to her community and has a passion for connecting with families from various backgrounds.  She was previously part of the Hudson County Early Intervention Team, as a service coordinator.  Vivian is reuniting the Palisades Family Success Center family, as she previously worked as a family partner for PFSC.  Vivian obtained a Bachelor’s in Psychology from New Jersey City University (NJCU).  She has ten years working with Hudson and Bergen county families in a variety of settings.  Vivian has worked as an outreach advocate for Veteran families to prevent homelessness, crisis intervention as a mobile response worker, and a family worker advocate for the early childhood population.  Vivian is also a mother to a bright 10-year-old boy who has given her further insight into the many avenues of parenting.

Christian Mejia C.S.W.,
Community Partnership & Volunteer Coordinator

Christian@palisadesfsc.org

Christian Mejia is a Certified Social Worker,  who obtained his Bachelor Degree  in Social Work and Public Administration from Rutgers University. Christian brings his previous experience gained at different organizations in Hudson County including Save Latin America, the Hoboken Shelter and the Hudson Partnership C.M.O. Christian is passionate about advocating for his community, partnering with the different organizations and recruiting volunteers within the community. Christian is excited to continue to build and strengthen relationships with organizations in the community in order to connect families to resources while identifying volunteer opportunities. 

Angela Gonzalez, Family Partner

Angela@palisadesfsc.org

Angela Gonzalez is our Family Partner who is very community driven individual who indulges in the culture of our families. Angela obtained her M.S. in Global Affairs with a concentration in Non Profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship at The University of Baltimore. In addition, she received her Bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Communications from Kean University, where she devoted a tremendous amount of her time in volunteering for various organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Hurricane Sandy Relief, and Be the Change. Her past experience working with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) also provided her with the tools in working with vulnerable families as she also had the privilege in personally working with them while studying abroad in Brazil (2011) and the Philippines (2016). Angela’s experience working for nonprofits has ignited her passion in making a positive impact. She enjoys connecting with families and sharing resources to all in need. Her greatest joy will always be
learning!

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