Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The TOUCH New Jersey Board of Directors operates as a working board that volunteers in the programs and works in a traditional board fundraising capacity. The seven member board meets on a quarterly basis to hear program updates, discuss organizational needs, make decisions about fundraising and to work with the Executive Director to plan the direction of the orgaization.

Dan Kirkpatrick, President

Dan excels in medical instruments sales and has a 12-year background in helping feed the homeless, leading a weekly food outreach as Treasurer of Aqua Corps, a non-profit which engages those challenged within society and provides food venues within the Camden and Philadelphia areas.
Dan has background in the food-service industry and offers his expertise in the financial industry in the budget process and as the volunteer coordinator and social media supervisor for TOUCH New Jersey.

 

Michelle Ray

Michele A. Ray, CPC – Michele is the newest member on the TOUCH New Jersey Board of Directors and she comes aboard with a wealth of knowledge and substantial enthusiasm aimed at advancing TOUCH’s mission.
Michele is a Senior Business Analyst with Horizon NJ Health and uses her analytical skills to address the many issues associated with the rapidly expanding TOUCH footprint including distribution, transportation and systems determination.
Michele’s willingness to “roll up her sleeves” attests to her commitment and dedication to contribute to the needy in the Greater Camden community through the vehicle of TOUCH New Jersey. Michele is a welcome and appreciated addition to the TOUCH Board of Directors.

Mark Hanlon

Mark is employed as an FAA computer specialist and has deep roots in the Camden, NJ volunteer community. Mark’s specialties include photography of the TOUCH outreach events as well as content designer of the TOUCH web site. With a broad experience volunteering for the Neighborhood Center, Urban Promise, AQUA Corps and CFET he is uniquely qualified to assist TOUCH’s efforts in the community.

Jon’a Meyer

Jon’a is a Benedictine nun associated associated with the missionary of the Holy Cross. Her background in the Camden community includes a 25 year career as a professor at Rutgers Camden along with numerous food and clothing outreaches at ST. Pauls Episcopal Church, AQUA Corps and Urban Promise. Jon’a is invaluable as the data analyst and and registrar at the weekly TOUCH Food Pantry.

Keith Bounds

Every on-site driven organization like TOUCH needs a cracker-jack facilities rep in order to keep things running smoothly. Keith does that and more for TOUCH. Keith’s contributions are altruism-based and rooted in a background of over 20 years in the trades as well as a passion to service those in need. Keith’s reliability is unquestioned and his value to TOUCH is critical in our day-to-day journey.

Edward Rosado

Eddie brings a deep background in quality of life programming as the owner/operator of Folkloric Heritage, LLC, a cultural awareness and entertainment organization stressing rehabilitative exercise, preventative eating, community growth and service to those in need. Eddie contributes to TOUCH as the Administrative Assistant and handles many of the transit issues confronting our non-profit.

Miguel Arriaga

As is the case with other TOUCH New Jersey board members, Miguel is a partner collaborating as an outreach partner as his business location is the home of Fresh Fruit Friday where hundreds of pounds of fresh fruit and produce are distributed each week. As the unofficial “mayor” of Cramer Hill Miguel provides an important connection to the business community that benefits TOUCH and its mission repeatedly.