Lyndhurst, NJ (November 4, 2008) Laura Amerman has been appointed to the new position of Development Specialist on the Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (CBH Care) administrative staff, it was announced by Executive Director Peter Scerbo, in late September. She will work closely with the CBH Care Foundation in its fundraising efforts as well as with the CBH Care Board of Trustees, Executive Director and staff. Her primary role will be to handle all aspects of CBH Care's Development Program including planning, budgeting, proposal preparation, constituency outreach, marketing, media relations, community and public awareness and special events.
Mr. Scerbo stated, "We are pleased to have Ms. Amerman on staff. Her past experience in resource development will be of great assistance as we plan and implement a new Development Program here at CBH Care."
Ms. Amerman has had extensive experience in both corporate and non-profit marketing and communications as well as business and resource development. Her last position was Program Director of Stand & Deliver, a youth leadership program in the Greater Newark area which offers communication skills training to young people. Prior to that, she worked with Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey for several years in marketing and sales positions and, before that, with advertising groups.
CBH Care Foundation President Helen Kuruc, who is Professor of Mathematics at Essex County College in Newark, NJ, said, "We welcome Ms. Amerman and anticipate working with her on Foundation events. This is a difficult time for us because of the economic crisis in our country, but we must intensify our fundraising efforts in order to maintain the high quality of services for which CBH Care has long been known."
Ms. Amerman, who joined the CBH Care staff in September, said, "Preparing and executing a new Marketing and Development Program for CBH Care will be challenging, but I look forward to working with the Administrative staff and the Foundation in broadening the sources of revenue to insure the continued improvement and expansion of the agency's services."
Ms. Amerman is a graduate of Drew University's College of Liberal Arts in Madison, NJ. Her extensive community volunteer work includes serving as the 2008-2010 President of the Washington School PTA in Rutherford, NJ, where her daughter is a second grade student (her son is a senior at St. Peter's Preparatory School). A life-long resident of Bergen County, she lives with her husband, children, two dogs and a cat in Rutherford, NJ.
Founded in 1969 in response to the critical need for counseling services in the community, CBHCare is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality of behavioral healthcare services to the people of New Jersey. Over the past 40 years, CBHCare has expanded its services to all ages - from children to seniors.
With treatment centers in Lyndhurst, Hackensack and River Edge, CBHCare offers quality mental health services including individual and family counseling; rehabilitation; alcohol and substance abuse treatment; the Valley Brook Center for Geriatric Partial Care; residential and preventive services - making CBHCare one of the most vital and important healthcare resources in northern New Jersey.
Development Specialist joins the CBH Care team