Garfield Grant is Vice President of Finance and Administration. Mr. Grant serves as a member of La Casa's executive leadership team. Mr. Grant has an extensive career as a non-profit executive leader with experience in finance, operations, IT, facilities management, human resources, and administration.
Wendy Melendez is Vice President of Programs at La Casa de Don Pedro. Ms. Melendez has oversight over thirty programs that provide holistic support for more than 50,000 community members. A 30 year veteran of La Casa, She has oversight over Community and Economic Development, Community Improvement, Early Childhood Education and Development, Personal Development, and Youth, Family and Health Services.
With deep experience advocating for marginalized communities and mobilizing volunteers, Peter T. Rosario assumed the role as La Casa's first President & CEO in August 2021. Peter is well poised to lead the organization, advance its vision, navigate the organization’s growth, maintain a high level of excellence, and continue to sustain La Casa’s relevance to the Greater Newark community.
Julia Ochoa is Senior Director of Fiscal Administration. Ms. Ochoa assists the Vice President of Finance and Administration in managing the financial assets and resources of the organization and its affiliates.
Enid Roldán is Senior Director of Human Resources at La Casa de Don Pedro and a 34-year veteran. Ms. Roldán leads, plans, directs and manages the Human Resources Department and all human resource initiatives such as recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, and employee relations for approximately 300 employees.
Louis Prezeau is a community economic development professional with extensive banking, finance, and development experience including both the development and underwriting functions of affordable housing.
Edward Hernandez has more than 20 years of experience working with youth and families, from both a clinical counseling and management perspective.
Norma Sessa is Director of the Community Improvement division and has held that position for more than ten years. She leads La Casa's home energy, conservation, and lead remediation programs.