The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies is pleased to announce that Tricia Stern, LCSW, MPH has assumed the newly established position of VP of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, effective January 18, 2022. In this role, Tricia will direct NJHSA’s engagement in a newly established partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America and its Jewish Education and Engagement Teen Funder Collaborative to meet the increasing mental health needs of youth, young adults and parents through intervention and prevention. This multi-year, grant funded initiative, will strengthen the capacity of NJHSA member agencies as vital resources to provide mental health and related support services for children, adolescents and parents and will support Jewish education and engagement organizations to better address the mental health needs of youth and parents in these settings. Tricia will also represent NJHSA on a newly established planning body, the Resiliency Roundtable, that will bring together the Jewish clinical and engagement worlds to create cross-sector collaboration.
Reuben D. Rotman CEO of the Network, shares, “We are excited to have Tricia bring her experience to strengthen responses to the mental health and wellness needs of youth, parents and Jewish communal professionals and cultivate and implement efforts resulting from partnerships with a wide range of external stakeholders.”
Tricia Stern LCSW, MPH is a psychotherapist in New Jersey and New York City specializing in working with children, adolescents, parents and families. She also serves as a consultant to nonprofit and government agencies, including local and national Jewish organizations, to implement best practices for these populations. She is the founder and former Director of the Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital, an innovative program in New York City for children, adolescents and parents. Tricia also established and served as Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Department at Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, NJ, where she initiated new treatment programs and expanded community partnerships and collaborations. She was also a recent participant in Jewish Women International’s first Jewish Communal Women’s Leadership Project national cohort.