LifeTies Staff

Vivian Harmon - LifeTies Director of Group Home Services

Vivian Harmon M.Ed., MSW, LSW

Director of Group Home Services

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Vivian Harmon M.Ed., MSW, LSW

Vivian D. Harmon is a New Jersey Licensed Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker with 16 years of diligent service to youth, adults and families. Vivian has extensive experience in various settings including: adolescent residential care, secondary and higher education student services, Intensive in Community Counseling, and the criminal courts. She has committed her education and career to empowering youth and families through education, trauma-informed and strengths based practices, advocacy, and civic engagement. She received 2 degrees from Rutgers University- B.A. in Political Science- Douglass College in 2001, MSW- Graduate School of Social Work in 2009. She also holds a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. It is Vivian’s personal philosophy that every individual has the ability to attain greatness in all its forms. In order to achieve this greatness, it requires 3 basic things: a desire for greatness, the tenacity for the journey, and the unwavering support of committed persons. She has instilled this in her adult children, a niece and a nephew that she’s raised since they were young children; and the youth that she has committed her life to serving every day. Vivian currently serves as the Director of Group Homes for the LifeTies, Inc. Rainbow and Triad Houses.

Ebony White

Community Resource Coordinator

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Ebony White

Ebony White previously worked for LifeTies in 2015 as a Mentor/Aftercare Coordinator. She Graduated from Walden University with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling LAC,NCC. Her specialty is working with adolescents with severe trauma history. Ebony is trained in TF-CBT and received clinical supervision for a year.

Sehrish Rashid

LGBTQ+ Mentor Coordinator

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Sehrish Rashid

Sehrish Rashid is the LGBTQ+ Mentor Coordinator at LifeTies. She has a Master’s degree in International Relations from Karachi, Pakistan and is currently completing her MPH in Global and LGBTQ+ Health from Drexel University in Philadelphia. As a queer person of color, Sehrish is passionate about applying her knowledge of social determinants of health and intersectionality to her professional career. Outside of work, Sehrish is a mother of two and enjoys spending time with her family and cat.

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Teresa "Teri" Triano-Davis

Mentor Coordinator

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Teresa "Teri" Triano-Davis

Teri Triano-Davis is originally from Newark, NJ. She attended Kean University and the New School for Social Research. Her career has been spent advocating and educating children and families. She has a background that includes research in neurological disorders. Teri worked for 19 years as a Senior Probation Officer in Essex County where she had experience in several aspects of this department including investigations and direct supervision of adults and juveniles. After leaving that position to care for her family, she was employed as a teacher for 8 years. Wanting to re-enter social services again, Teri joined CASA of Mercer and Burlington Counties as a Case Supervisor training and supervising advocates for 8 years. While there she worked with the Gang Task Force, as well as the Adoption Day Committee. Teri came to LifeTies in January 2018, to assume the position of Mentor Coordinator. Teri is the mother of three grown children and two beautiful grandsons. Her passions are fitness and spending time with family and friends.

Mayank Singh

Manager of Volunteer Services

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Mayank Singh

Mayank Singh joined LifeTies in March of 2022 and is responsible for the recruitment of volunteers for the various programs at the agency. Mayank is a Human Resources professional, having been in the field for over 14 years. Throughout the course of his career, Mayank has primarily worked for non-profit, social service agencies, looking to support and help those who continuously do great work in our communities. Mayank has a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Villanova University and has a Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute. Mayank brings a strong commitment in ensuring that the mission, vision and principles of LifeTies are upheld on an ongoing basis.

Marisabel Rivera

Administrative Assistant

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Marisabel Rivera

Marisabel Rivera-Arroyo is the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of LifeTies, Inc. She serves as the primary contact for external offices and assists on special projects such as fundraising events, annual appeal mailing, holiday wish programs, donations, etc. She graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Dickinson College in 2021. She is passionate about social justice causes and has worked in support groups for women of color and Latinas.

Shadiqua Wofford

Case Manager for Rainbow House

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Shadiqua Wofford

Shadiqua Wofford is the Case Manager for the Rainbow House. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. She has over five years of experience working with at-risk youth and families. She has worked in Children’s Residential Services for over two years and over the time developed an overwhelming passion to guide at-risk youth to a productive and positive lifestyle.