Roslyn E. Dashiell
Roslyn Dashiell is PEI Kids’ Executive Director with responsibility for overseeing the agency’s programs, development, staff, and community outreach; and executing its strategic initiatives. Roslyn has over 20 years of well-rounded experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors, including spearheading infrastructure initiatives; writing and managing grants; compliance and reporting; institutional marketing; and staff, fiscal, and organizational management. Prior to joining PEI Kids, Roz was Business Manager for Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County; and Director of Community Relations for Gwynedd-Mercy College. She was also grant writer for the Rutgers University Walter Rand School of Public Policy’s offender re-entry program, Opportunity Reconnect, located in Camden, NJ. Roz has a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.B.A from Centenary College. Her background in marketing, development, and management provides a valuable combination of skills for helping PEI Kids strengthen its programs, community outreach and achieve its goals for the future.
Director of Operations
Martina has worked at PEI Kids for 13 years. She is responsible for office and building operations, computer and IT management, and personnel, and has been an active liaison for all special events. Martina has committed her profession to children and was a founding board member of PEI Kids. She continued to serve on the Board of Directors for 13 years and was a volunteer for all events, including organizing the first golf outing fundraiser for the agency. In addition, Martina has worked for the Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected and Missing Children and organized various fundraising events for the Cherish the Children Foundation. Martina’s background is in office management, including positions as the Director of Operations at the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce and Assistant Manager at a Unisys Worldwide Training Center.
Barbara White has over 25 years of experience working with nonprofits in both public accounting firms and private organizations. She has worked with PEI Kids for more than 15 years overseeing all budget management and financial reporting to the Board of Directors. Barbara’s background includes working for some of the top accounting firms in New Jersey, including Klatzkin& Co., LFL Veritas, LLC, and Oring Levenson & Burness, PC. She has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Barbara is past Treasurer of the Princeton Nursery School and board member and Treasurer of The Health Care Ministry of Princeton.
Juanita Johnson Brooks, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Services
Dr. Juanita Johnson Brooks has been the Director of Clinical Services at PEI Kids since 1995. She is a licensed social worker and has continued to develop the services offered to clients of the Crisis Intervention for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse program throughout her tenure. Dr. Brooks developed and continues to supervise therapeutic support groups for adolescent girls, non-offending parents and caregivers. In addition, she developed a program to treat abuse-reactive children under 12 who act out in sexually-inappropriate ways. She earned her BSW from the University of Detroit and her MSW and PhD from Rutgers University. She is certified in the Advanced Studies of Child Maltreatment with a specialization in Child Sexual Abuse. In 2007, she was honored as the “Professional of the Year” by the Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected and Missing Children. Over the years, Dr. Brooks has trained a variety of professionals, including Sexual Assault Support Services Advocates and Domestic Response team members at WomanSpace, the nursing staff of Capital Health, and volunteers for CASA Mercer (Court Appointed Special Advocates). She is a member of the Mercer County Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and has made a guest appearance on Lynn Doyle’s It’s Your Call show, as well as many other media outlets sharing her expertise in child sexual abuse and trauma.
Director of Prevention Services
Erika Hillman is the Director of Prevention Services at PEI Kids and supervises the implementation of our school-based prevention programs while maintaining and promoting relationships with Mercer County schools. Erika also supervises the Enough Abuse Campaign in PEI Kids’ role as lead agency of the Greater Mercer Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse. Prior to becoming Director of Prevention Services, Erika held positions at Teen Health Initiatives, Teen Outreach Program, and Project SAFE, specializing in program development and coordination, as well as training and facilitation. Erika holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Paterson University; and she is certified as a Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist (SARS) as well as a DVVRT (Domestic Violence Victim Response Team) Specialist.
Juvenile Intervention Services Coordinator
With 19 years of experience working closely with high-risk, adjudicated youth, Rob is an authority on Mercer County youth gang culture and delinquency prevention. He and his staff are exceptionally skilled at bringing together disparate groups of youth and cultivating an environment of tolerance and mutual respect. He serves as co-chair of the Mercer County Gang Task Force (2007-present) and is a member of the Mercer County Youth Services Commission and the Re-Entry sub-committee. Rob’s long standing work facilitating programs and achieving results for at-risk adolescent youth through PEI Kids’ Comprehensive Juvenile Offenders Outreach Services (CJOOS) program, its Managing Aggression & Violence (MAV) program, and the agency’s many other juvenile intervention programs over the years, has earned the respect and trust of Mercer County law enforcement, Juvenile Probation, Juvenile Parole, and Family Court. In 2013, Rob was honored by the Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected and Missing Children as recipient of the Cherish the Children Professional Award.
Director of Support Services
Theresa has worked as Director of our Supervised Visitation and Transportation Plus programs since 2008. She serves as an excellent liaison to caseworkers at the Division of Child Protection and Permanence (DCPP). Her responsibilities include supervising visitation facilitators and drivers who provide services to our DCPP clients, scheduling over 30,000 miles of transports and overseeing over 1,600 supervised visits annually for children in foster care. Prior to joining PEI Kids, Terry has worked as an elementary school teacher, coach, and store manager. Terry’s love for children is evident and her volunteer work includes raising funds for children’s services at a community Elks Club.
Supervised Visitation Coordinator
Carmen has worked at PEI Kids since 1998 and her long term service has provided continuity and great experience the children, parents, and foster parents in our program. Carmen is bilingual and is able to share knowledge, information, and comfort to our Spanish-speaking clients. Carmen prides herself on excellent client relations and knowledge of the community. She does a combination of direct service, supervising family visits, in addition to supervising the visitation staff. The remainder of her time includes scheduling client visits, case management, and supervision. Prior to joining PEI Kids, Carmen worked for many years in early childhood care, learning and gaining valued experience with children.
Development & Community Relations Coordinator
Janina is an active member of the greater Mercer County community. She grew-up in New York City and has been involved in various arts, social, youth, and family-services projects throughout her professional career. Janina’s background is concentrated in development and communications for community-based youth, family services, and arts organizations. At PEI Kids, Janina is responsible for development projects, including fundraising, event planning, marketing, and appeals. She is also responsible for volunteerism, community outreach, and managing special marketing projects. In addition to her responsibilities at PEI Kids, Janina is active in the area’s fine arts and entertainment community. Janina is dedicated to advancing the mission of PEI Kids through her role and related development and community relations efforts.