Human Services Advisory Council


Agendas & Minutes



The HSAC meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:15 p.m. at the Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services (MC Non-Profit Mall), 1 Medical Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 (unless otherwise noted).

Please use the Executive Drive entrance parallel to Medical Drive. The building is on the left. Park and enter the second (middle) entrance. There is a gazebo to the left of the conference room door. This door will bring you directly into the conference room.


Mission: To review, monitor and improve county-level human service activities, services, and programs for homeless and modest income children, families and victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Purpose: The Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) is established to review county-level human service activities and to serve as the primary vehicle for local public input into New Jersey Department of Human Services decision-making.

Read our Bylaws and Fact Sheet.


Committee Structure: The Human Services Advisory Council will be appointed by the Morris County Board of County Commissioners and will render all appropriate recommendations to the Department of Human Services. Members will be appointed for one (1) calendar year, with term limitations of six (6) consecutive years.  Committee leadership will be chosen by the membership at the beginning of each calendar year.

Members are appointed annually by the County Commissioners without pay.

  • Robert Armstrong – Consumer Advocate, HIV
  • Jeffrey Bashe Citizen Representative
  • Joann Bjornson – Provider, Women’s Committee Representative
  • Shelia Carter (Staff Liaison)
  • Teresa Connolly – Provider, CoC Executive Committee Representative
  • Kathryn DeFillippo (Commissioner Liaison)
  • Kasey Errico (Human Services Director)
  • Maria Fodali - Provider, OTA Board of Social Services
  • Xiomara Guevara – Provider, Hispanic Community
  • David Johnston – Citizen Representative
  • Joann McEniry – Chair – Provider, EDGE NJ
  • Laura O’Reilly-Stanzilis – Consumer Advocate, North Jersey Health Collaborative
  • Joseph Pawelczyk – Citizen Representative
  • Michelle Roers – Consumer Advocate, United Way Partnership
  • David Saltzman, Esq. – Provider, Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
  • Jane Shivas  - Provider, Project Self-Sufficiency
  • Rebecca Sherrod – Provider, Child & Family Resources



“It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child: Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect”

It’s reported that each year over 700,000 children are found to be victims of child abuse and neglect in the United States. For every 1,000 children in Morris County, under the age of 18, there are 31 child abuse/neglect investigations. Child abuse is a problem that cannot be ignored yet few people know what to do when faced with children being abused.

The Deirdre O’Brien Child Advocacy Center offers this presentation free of charge.