LifeTies Staff

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Lori Morris

Executive Director

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Lori Morris

Dr. Morris joined LifeTies as its first Executive Director in July, 2017. She provides oversight to all operations, program development, fund development, new initiatives, program evaluation and development of community partnerships. She has over 20 years of experience working on issues surrounding vulnerable youth involved with the child welfare system. Prior to joining LifeTies, Dr. Morris was co-founder and the first Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mercer County, Inc. which was established in 2000. In 2011, CASA of Burlington and CASA of Mercer Counties merged and Dr. Morris was the director of both programs. After leaving her position in February, 2016, she moved on to two consecutive Interim Executive Director posts at CASA of Union County and Bergen County CASA to assist them with organizational transitions. Prior to her work at CASA, Dr. Morris worked as a Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service, and consulted with Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy and the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts. She is co-chair of the Mercer County Youth Homeless committee and has been appointed to the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Staffing and Oversight Review Subcommittee. Additionally, she serves on the Mercer County Continuum of Care Executive Committee, CEASE Oversight Committee, and Mercer County Youth Services Commission.

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.

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Madeline Cauthen-Lloyd

Coordinator of Residential Services

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Madeline Cauthen-Lloyd

Madeline Cauthen-Lloyd is the proud mother of 3 amazing children; Khyir, KhyAsia and Makaya. In addition to being a proud mother, she has committed 14 years of her career in service to youth and families. She served diligently as Head of Security and Discipline for Emily Fisher Charter Middle School. She received her certification as a Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Billing and Coding from the National Healthcare Association in 2013. Madeline has given 4 years of dedicated service to the youth of the LifeTies, Inc. Rainbow and Triad Houses as the Medical Liaison and Coordinator of Residential Services. In this role she demonstrates stellar leadership in supervising a team of 20 residential support staff; and provides a invaluable service to both homes. Madeline is a woman of integrity and Christian character who brings passion, great leadership, compassion, and an unwavering commitment to the LifeTies, Inc. family.

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.

Lisa Marie Duran

Housing Case Manager

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Lisa Marie Duran

I Graduated From Stockton University in New Jersey with a Bachelor’s in Sociology. I always had a desire to help people and work in the social service field. I have past experience working for a crisis Unit in Pennsylvania, Working with Kids as a Therapeutic Staff Support, and recently worked at Progressive Center for Independent Living in Hamilton New Jersey. I recently started at LifeTies in February 2022 and I look forward to being on board with Life Ties as a Transitional/Housing Case Manager.

Melissa Urban

Healthy Relationships Coordinator under the Pride Center

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Melissa Urban

Melissa Urban is the Healthy Relationships Coordinator for LifeTies’ Healthy Relationships Pride Program. Melissa received her BSW from West Chester University in 2019. For several years, she served as a Case Manager in the child welfare field with the goal of preventing and reducing child abuse and neglect. Melissa is a passionate group facilitator and a devoted advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Outside of her professional life, Melissa is a big fan of movies and enjoys spending time with her dog.