LifeTies Staff

Vivian Harmon - LifeTies Director of Group Home Services

Vivian Harmon M.Ed., MSW, LSW

Interim Director of Program Operations

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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.

Dina Castillo

Healthy Relationships/Pride Advocate

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Dina Castillo

Dina is the healthy relationships and pride advocate at LifeTies. She earned a B.S. in political science as well as a B.A. in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University. As a member of the pride center's training institute, she hopes to help create a more equitable and sustainable community for LGBTQ+ folks through training organizations and youth on intimate partner violence and LGBTQ-competent care/inclusio

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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.

Dosha Brown

Senior Housing Case Manager

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Dosha Brown

Dosha Brown is the Senior Case Manager for Mary's Place and TH/RRH Supportive Housing programs. She has a masters in Human Service Counseling and Life Coaching from Liberty University and is currently attending Walden University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's program and plans to graduate August 2023. Dosha brings extensive experience in the housing first model approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness along with advocacy to the agency.

Aaliyah Akins

Case Manager

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Aaliyah Akins

Aaliyah Akins is the Housing Case Manager for LifeTies' Transitional and Rapid Rehousing program. She was formally working in our group home Triad House as a case manager trainee for a year and was recently promoted. Aaliyah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Communications from Saint Peter's University and is currently enrolled in Temple University's MSW program. Aaliyah believes in teamwork and has a passion for the at-risk youth and families in our community and wants to provide them with all the tools and resources needed for their success.

Khadir Williams

Case Manager

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Khadir Williams

After earning my bachelors in Psychology from Rutgers in 2019, I entered the mental health field to explore my passion for therapy and social work. I’m currently a MSW student at Rutgers pursuing a graduate degree in clinical social work. I pursued my current job as a case manager because I enjoy making a difference in individual’s lives, as well as putting a smile on their face. I believe despite peoples many differences, we reserve the right to not be judged, humiliated, or ridiculed for those differences. Working a LifeTies has emphasized that philosophy of mine. Outside of work, you can find me at the gym, reading, playing basketball or the piano.

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.

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.