David L. Moore – Executive Director
David Moore joined the Alliance Against Homelessness of Bergen County, Inc. (AAH) in January of 2008 as the agency’s Residential Director. David has management experience working with individuals with severe mental illnesses as well as mental retardation and physical handicaps. David worked with men and women in a head injury recovery center for several years in Pennsylvania which began his interest in improving the lives of others through a commitment to optimism and a focus on individual ability. After leaving this direct care organization, David volunteered as a facilitator for a teen support group for gay and lesbian young people. This experience led to his employment with the Mental Health Association of Orange County where he supervised and trained teenagers who were interested in reaching out to their peers. The focus of that program was to avert teen pregnancy, offer assistance to teenagers who were contemplating suicide and to provide counsel to young people struggling with everyday issues.
In 1997, David began working for Archways, a progressive residential program in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, whose motto incorporated belief in the ability of each person to achieve specific milestones of independence. David managed a 21 bed residence there and worked with clients who had backgrounds of drug and alcohol abuse as well as severe mental illness. While in Florida, David obtained a degree in English and Writing from Florida Atlantic University. He completed his Master’s Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in April 2011, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
David was promoted to Interim Executive Director in March of 2011 at AAH and was promoted again in April 2011 to Executive Director. His willingness to try new things and an attitude that refuses to be limited by the status quo gives an overall positive spirit to the organization. David has a strong belief in any person’s ability to overcome obstacles. His upbeat attitude has become a force within AAH that infects those around him.
“I am enthusiastic about the growth opportunities for AAH. Creating a strong foundational core within the agency will set a higher standard of support for others to follow. I also believe that through an awareness campaign our agency will see an outpouring of support from the residents of Bergen County who believe in the simplicity and model of our programs. The success of our programs of encouraging and supporting the independence and growth of homeless men and women living with a serious mental illness speaks for itself.”
David believes there a very few limits to the success AAH can achieve.
Anna Mandau, BA - Housing Director
Anna Mandau joined the Alliance Against Homelessness of Bergen County in July 2013 as a Case Manager where she provided case management and supportive services within Bergen County to chronically homeless adults suffering from mental illness and/or other disabilities.
Anna came to the agency with several years of experience providing individual counseling, group therapy and case management to adults suffering from chronic and persistent mental illness as well as chemical dependency in urban and rural settings. Anna began her career in the field of social services soon after graduating from Montclair State University with a BA in Psychology. As a Substance Abuse Counselor Intern in Paterson, NJ, Anna provided counseling services to over 40 clients undergoing methadone maintenance therapy. More recently, Anna facilitated psycho-educational groups for and provided individual counseling to 20 adults in a partial-care setting in Somerset, NJ. Anna is incredibly dedicated to the field of mental health and is currently pursuing an MA/Ed.S in Professional Counseling at Seton Hall University. It is Anna’s goal to ultimately become licensed in mental health and substance abuse counseling.
In December of 2013, Anna was promoted to Housing Director with AAH where her professional experiences, knowledge, and unique perspectives will allow her to serve our residents with warmth, quality and integrity. Anna is truly committed to our mission and is very excited to be part of a team who is so dedicated to making a difference in the lives of homeless individuals living with mental illness.
Patrick O’Hara LCSW, Clinical Directo
Chanel Falconer, Case Manager
Jayda Reyes, Case Manager
Janet Carp, Administrative Assistant
Donna Cairo, Receptionist
Kenneth Moy, Peer Counselor
Kelly Riordan, Per-diem Peer Counselor