Our Team is made up of professionals from diverse backgrounds all focused on the goal of finding the best permanence for each youth we champion.
Alexandra has more than 15 years of experience in the adoption field, 13 of which have been with the Center. She loves spreading the word about the children in care far and wide. She leads and manages all of the Center’s web-based initiatives. Alexandra holds a BS in physics from the University of Rhode Island, an MS in communications from Drexel University and an MBA in sustainable business from Green Mountain College.
Tiara McIntosh holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, and Forensic Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has worked with children and youth in mental health settings for over 10 years, and through this has learned many ways to use her training in Trauma Informed Care as well as Crisis Prevention and Intervention to help build rapport and become a support to the children and youth she works with. She also obtained certification as a Yoga Instructor in 2017 and has used her knowledge of mindfulness practices in her work with families and youth to help settle anxieties, fears or worries surrounding the choices and experiences that have shaped their lives.
Rian Rosario holds a BA in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University. Rian has been working with at-risk youth and families for three years and is passionate about strength-based advocacy and trauma informed care. Rian is currently in graduate school for Counseling at Kean University.
Dominique has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service Family and Child Welfare and a Masters in Administration and Human Services. Her undergraduate studies inspired her to want to work directly with families and children by advocating for their needs. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and 6 years of experience in the Child Welfare area. Prior to starting work in Child Welfare she was a Child Care Director.