Vivian Patino, Program Director
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 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 is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with an M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship. Her passion for social work is reflected throughout her past experiences as a volunteer and intern. Angela is available to help the community with appointments, referrals and any general questions.