Mr. Perez began his career with NJAC in 1973 as a vocational specialist and has served as the Executive Director since 2010. He has seen the agency through over four decades of growth, including an expansion into services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and those impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He continues to provide direction and vision into the next decade of the 21st century.
Angel M. Perez
Diane A. Hobbs has thirty-five years of experience in financial management and accounting; the last twenty as the Chief Financial Officer at NJAC. Since 2000, Diane is responsible for all aspects of financial and human resources management of a multi-million dollar non-profit organization.
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree from Rider University in Accounting.
Quarticha Perkins, MSW
Director of Victims Services
Quarticha Perkins is an advocate and professional Social Worker who has served in various non-profit management and leadership roles in the domestic violence and sexual assault field for over 17 years. In her current capacity as the Director of Victims Services, she is able to utilize and enhance her skills within her interest areas of domestic violence, substance abuse, sexual abuse, LGBTQ abuse, sex trafficking, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, victim-centered approaches, and leadership.
Ms. Perkins received her Master of Art Social Work degree from Rutgers University, and her Bachelor of Arts Psychology degree from New Jersey City University and is a confidential sexual assault and domestic violence advocate.
Director of Housing
New to NJAC, Zebulun Davis has worked in the Housing Field for the past 12 years as a Housing Counselor, Housing Specialist, LIHTC Property Manager, and Housing Manager. His true passion is to eradicate homelessness because everyone needs a safe place to call home.
Mr. Davis graduated from Delaware State University.
Director of Human Resources
Sonjii West serves as the Director of Human Resources at the New Jersey Association on Correction and has done so since 2015. She has extensive HR experience in Non-Profit, Education, and Service settings.
She received her BA in Philosophy from William Paterson University and is an advocate for LGBTQ Rights and Autistic children.
Director of Data and Resource Development
Julie Hanley has worked for NJAC for ten years and been affiliated for more than twenty. She has written hundreds of grant proposals and secured millions of dollars in funding from federal, state, local, and private funding sources. Julie is passionate about making efficient and effective use of public and private resources to create positive change for those in need. Julie holds a BS in the Administration of Justice from Penn State University and a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University.
Director of the Parole Re-entry Programs
Alicia Kearney has over 10 years experience working with the reentry population. She has a BA in Sociology from Delaware State University and a MS in Criminal Justice.
Director of Reentry and Accreditation
Ms. Chimere Clay was hired in 2019 as the Program Supervisor at James A. Hemm House, and was recently promoted to Director of Reentry and Accreditation. Chimere has over 10 years’ experience working in Residential Community Release Programs. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is also a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Chimere has many skills that include, humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral counseling, leadership, mediation, group facilitation, and conflict-resolution.