Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey, Inc. Executive Board
President: Sharon Holtzman
Manager of The Displaced Homemakers Program in Atlantic County located at The Women’s Center of Atlantic County with offices located in Linwood, New Jersey. Sharon has been with The Home to Work Program at The Women’s Center since 2006. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, the beach, and the beautiful nature at the shore and along the rivers of South Jersey.
Past President: Eileen Burdge
After working in a bank for many years and my boss twisting my arm to go to college, I have worked in the field of education for almost 24 years and earned three college degrees. You can do this too!!! I am a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I encourage you to get connected to a Displaced Homemakers Center so that you can achieve your dream and become self-sufficient!
Legislative Liaison: Cathi Rendfrey
Director of the Women’s Opportunity Center for 24 years, a Displaced Homemakers Center at the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties. As the Legislative Liaison for the Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey, Inc., Cathi advocates for all centers statewide and meets with legislators on an ongoing basis to educate them about displaced homemakers and their families. Cathi testifies before the Assembly and Senate when needed to keep the programs funding included in the Governor’s State budget. Cathi is a tireless advocator for women’s rights and organizes letter writing campaigns and frequently visits the Capitol to meet with government leaders. She has shared her knowledge, dedication, and passion in helping others. She is a true believer in “paying it forward” and continues to do so in her everyday life.
Secretary, Past President: Diane Scarangella
Diane has been employed as a project coordinator and grants specialist for Bergen County Technical Schools and Bergen County Special Services School districts for over 30 years. She began her career in 1985 as the counselor and coordinator of programs for displaced homemakers, single parents, teen parents, women on welfare, gender equity and women in the trades. In 1992, Diane was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education as New Jersey Equity Leader of the Year. She has authored resource manuals for practitioners that focus upon Survival Skills for Displaced Homemakers, Job Search Strategies and Resources for Changing Times, and Humanizing Welfare - The Carl Perkins Act Creating Change. Diane continues to oversee the Bergen County based Displaced Homemakers Center @ the Bergen One Stop - a center that has been in continuous operation for over 30 years.
Mickie had been Director of the Displaced Homemaker Program in Monmouth County for 18 years from 1982 to June of 2000 when she retired from the host agency at Brookdale Community College. During this time, she played an active role in uniting the six existing Displaced Homemakers programs which became the Displaced Homemakers Program of New Jersey. Mickie served as its First President. This organization became incorporated thus became the DHNetwork of NJ, Inc. and a 501C3 organization. Mickie continues to serve as a permanent member of its Executive Board.
President-Elect: Roni Salkin
Director of the Displaced Homemakers program in Middlesex County located at Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Middlesex County with offices in Milltown and Monroe Township. A true Jersey Girl (born and bred!), Roni has been with the Women in Transition program at JFS Milltown since 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, bike riding, and taking her rescue dog to dog parks around central NJ (here she is visiting a local nursing home).