In all counties of New Jersey, The Columbus Organization provides person-centered and choice-based support coordination services modeled on the principles of self-determination. Our focus is on providing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to lead a self-directed life with improved employability, relationships, and ability to make positive life decisions.
Specifically, we help clients with the following:
• Resource navigation
• Support and facilitated communication
Meaningful social interactions, integration in the community, and independence are the key pillars by which we help individuals and their families to follow their dreams and enhance their lives.
New Jersey Director of Support Coordination
100 Franklin Square Drive, #400
Somerset, NJ 08873
Meet Our New Jersey Team
Brieanna: Support Coordinator Brieanna, has worked with the IDD population for over a year and has been a strong advocate and case manager since joining Columbus. She has a Bachelor’s of Social Work degree from Centenary University and wishes to continue her education by obtaining her Master’s degree of Social Work. She interned at a day program where she worked closely with individuals and their families enhancing their quality of life on a daily basis. Brieanna enjoys traveling, hiking, music, and trying new things.
Shruti: Shruti has spent the last year and half, almost 2 years as a Support Coordinator at The Columbus Organization. Shruti earned her Bachelor of Social Work at Ramapo college which she accumulated 680 hours of field experience at Care One, Care Plus, and CASA for Children. Shruti obtained her graduate degree in Master of Social work from New York University where she accumulated 600 hours of field experience at the County of Bergen, Juvenile Family Crisis Intervention Unit-Family Guidance.
Karen: Senior Support Coordinator Karen has supported individuals with I/DD for over 30 years. Her experience is rich in that she has worked as a direct support professional through to senior administration roles, including leading quality management, staff development, and residential services teams. Karen has a lifetime commitment and passion for helping others. This paired with a Masters/ Post-Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Karen is happy to be part of the team at the Columbus Organization, where she can continue to support and advocate for individuals and their families to live meaningful and happy lives. Karen has been with Columbus for one year and in addition to her role as a Support Coordinator, she is responsible for training new Support Coordinators, on-going staff development, and assisting with leadership for the NJ Support Coordination Team. Karen enjoys reading, music, and traveling.
Khris-Ann: Support Coordinator Khris-Ann has been a Support Coordinator for two years, and began working with Columbus in December 2018. Before working with the Columbus Organization, Khris-Ann was a Support Coordinator at Progressive Comprehensive Services for eight months. She graduated from Rutgers State University with her Bachelors in Social Work. Khris-Ann enjoys reading, listen to music and trying restaurants from various cultures.
Wendy: Support Coordinator who brings 15 (+) years of experience in the Mental Health and NJ Children’s System of Care. Wendy has a passion for helping others succeed. Wendy enjoys spending time with family, cooking and meditation.
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