Who We Are

Daily Operations

Ginnies House has a full-time Executive Director, two full-time Child and Family Therapists, one who serves as the Coordinator for the Multi-Disciplinary Team. There is also a full-time Administrative Assistant and a part-time Volunteer/Events Coordinator. The agency is open Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, closed on Friday. Emergency access is available to participating agencies at all times.

Board Members

Overseeing The Center is a Board of Trustees that comprises of representatives from participating agencies, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, business and community leaders.

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Chief Mike Richards

Police Chief, Newton

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Margaret “Peggy” Cofrancesco

Suzanne Friedland

Suzanne Friedland

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Rev. Nancy Young

Jessica Jansyn, Esq.

Jessica Jansyn, Esq.

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Francis Koch

Sussex County Prosecutor

Virginia Littell

Virginia N. Littell

Chair

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Rosamund “RonDee” Lockwood

Vice Chair

Alexandra Miller

Alexandra Miller, Psy.D

Secretary

Keith Neidergall

M. Keith Niedergall, Lakeland Bank

Treasurer

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Phil Crabb

Board of Chosen Freeholders

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Benjamin Davey, LSW

DCP&P

Staff

Tammy Chako, Executive Director

Tammy M. Chako, MSW, CSW

Executive Director

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Mary Dolan

Educator

Laurie Dubel

Laurie Dubel

Administrative Assistant

Kate Nazario

Kaitlin Nazario, MS, LAC

Child and Family Therapist / Family Advocate

Patricia Lynch

Patricia Lynch

RN, FN, C

Maryanne Mitchell

Maryanne Mitchell

Volunteer/Events Coordinator

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Shawn Welty

Family Therapy / Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator

Our Partner Agencies

Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office

  • Major Crimes Unit
  • Victim Witness Unit

Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Andover Twp.
Byram Twp.
Borough of Franklin
Hamburg Borough
Twp. Hardyston
Hopatcong Borough
Town of Newton
Ogdensburg Borough
Sparta Twp.
Stanhope Borough
Vernon Twp.
New Jersey State Police and Sussex County Sheriff’s Office

Forensic Nurse Examiners

Center for Evaluation and Counseling

  • Evalu­ations
  • Thera­peutic Services
  • Thera­peutic Supervised Visitation

Family Intervention Services

  • Thera­peutic Services
  • In-Home Family Support Services
  • Super­vised Visitation

NewBridge Services

  • Evalu­­ations
  • Thera­­peutic Services

Ginnie’s House CAC

  • MDT Coordinator
  • Family Advocate
  • Child Therapy
  • Medical Services
  • Com­mu­nity Education and Awareness

Our Alliances

We are accredited members of National Children’s Alliance (NCA) and are members of the New Jersey Children’s Alliance, state chapter of NCA. The National Children’s Alliance has 10 Accreditation Standards with which Ginnie’s House complies. These include:

A Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) investigation which allows for prompt, culturally competent and age appropriate interagency response to reports of criminal child abuse.

Culturally competent services provided by all child abuse intervention and therapeutic professionals.

A forensic child interview conducted by a trained law enforcement professional and a DCP&P investigator.

Referrals to specialized medical services either on-site or through community linkages.

Referrals to specialized mental health services and evaluations either on-site or through partner agencies.

Victim and Family Advocacy to provide additional support, education and resources, including court preparation and accompaniment.

Routine case review by MDT professionals to ensure all needed services have been made available.

Case tracking to assess aggregate data, monitor case progress, and track outcomes.

An organizational capacity to provide management of these services.

A comfortable, safe, private environment which provides both physical safety as well as psychological safety to the child and non-offending family and/or caregivers.

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