Family & Community Health Sciences Personnel

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Michelle F. Brill, MPH

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator II (Eqv. to Assoc. Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Mercer County

Phone: 609-989-6831

Email: brill@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://mercer.njaes.rutgers.edu/fchs

Expertise: Food, nutrition, health education across the lifespan; programming for clientele with developmental disabilities and professional development training on effective programming for this population; school/child care wellness initiatives and wellness policy; food security in urban settings through policy, systems and environmental change; maternal nutrition and breastfeeding promotion.

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Sherri M. Cirignano, MS, RD, LDN

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator II (Eqv. to Assoc. Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Warren County

Phone: 908-475-6504

Email: cirignano@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://warren.njaes.rutgers.edu/fchs

Expertise: Nutrition and cancer prevention, functional foods programming, food safety and food insecurity, and nutrition and physical activity needs for preschool aged children.

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Alexandra DelCollo, MS

Family & Community Health Sciences Senior Program Coordinator

Cooperative Extension of Salem County

Phone: 856-769-0090

Email: delcollo@njaes.rutgers.edu

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Sara Elnakib, RD, MPH, CHES

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator III (Eqv. to Asst. Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Passaic County

Phone: 973-305-5742

Email: elnakib@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://passaic.njaes.rutgers.edu/fchs

Expertise: Food security and food systems evaluation; policy system and environmental change for access to healthy foods, diversity and cultural competence training for nutrition and health care professionals, use of technology and social media in disseminating wellness messages

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Karen M. Ensle, EdD, RDN, FAND, CFCS

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator II (Eqv. to Assoc. Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Union County

Phone: 908-654-9854, ext. 1

Email: ensle@njaes.rutgers.edu

Expertise: Obesity prevention; small steps to health and wealth; community transformation and environmental change for healthier cities; garden-enhanced nutrition education; wellness policy changes; nutrition, food safety and health education/training for professionals, limited resource audiences, seniors and the general consumer. Use of technology and social media in disseminating wellness messages

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Alexandra Grenci, MS, RD, LDN, CDE

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator II (Eqv. to Assoc. Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County

Phone: 908-788-1342

Email: grenci@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/rutgers/fcs.htm

Expertise: Diabetes prevention/self-management; obesity prevention/weight management; chronic disease prevention; health promotion; goal setting and self-motivation; school, child, and family wellness; community collaborations in public health; food safety and home food preservation; garden-based nutrition education.

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Luanne J. Hughes, M.S., RDN

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator I (Eqv. to Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County

Phone: 856-307-6450

Email: hughes@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://gloucester.njaes.rutgers.edu/fchs

Expertise: Integration of health and food systems to support health and wellness; farm-to-school and school wellness initiatives; professional development programming and support in wellness policy, system and environmental change for school faculty, administration and staff; use of technology and social media in disseminating wellness messages

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Joanne Kinsey, MS, CFCS, CWWS

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator II (Eqv. to Assoc. Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Ocean County

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator II (Eqv. to Assoc. Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County

Phone: 609-625-0056

Email: jkinsey@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://rutgers-atlantic.org/fchs

Expertise: Worksite Wellness, health promotion, healthy lifestyle community outreach using social media & technology.

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Shailja Mathur, M.S., M.Ed., RDN

Senior Program Coordinator

Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County

Phone: 848-932-3598

Email: mathur@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: //www.co.middlesex.nj.us/Government/Departments/BDE/Pages/Family-and-Community-Health-Services.aspx

Expertise: Chronic Disease Prevention in the community focusing on Diabetes and Stroke targeted to south Asian population in collaboration with Rutgers Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, nutrition education outreach at local farmers market, schools and senior centers, use of social media in disseminating wellness and disease prevention messages.

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Daryl L. Minch

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator II (Eqv. to Assoc. Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Somerset County

Phone: 908-526-6295

Email: minch@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://somerset.njaes.rutgers.edu/fchs

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Kathleen T. Morgan, Dr.M.H., DTR

Chair

Dept. of Family and Community Health Sciences

Phone: 848-932-3661

Email: morgan@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/fchs

Expertise: Health Promotion, Worksite Wellness, Aging, Social Determinants of Health, Culture of Health, Food Systems and Advancing Health Equities

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Sharese Porter, PhD, MPH, CHES

Family & Community Health Sciences Senior Program Coordinator

Cooperative Extension of Burlington County

Phone: 609-265-5051

Email: porter@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/217/Family-Community-Health-Sciences

Expertise: Community health education and health promotion; Urban health; Social determinants of health

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Marilou Rochford

Family & Community Health Sciences Educator II (Eqv. to Assoc. Professor)

Cooperative Extension of Cape May County

Phone: 609-465-5115, ext. 3609

Email: rochford@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://capemaycountynj.gov/550/Family-Community-Health-Sciences

Expertise: Food, nutrition, and wellness for children, families, and communities; Workplace wellness; Emotional impact of childhood obesity; Grandparents raising grandchildren

Jennifer Shukaitis

Senior Program Coordinator

Dept. of Family and Community Health Sciences

Phone: 848-932-3718

Email: shukaitis@njaes.rutgers.edu

Rachel Tansey, MA

Senior Family & Community Health Sciences Extension Associate

Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County

Phone: 732-431-7260, ext. 7272

Email: tansey@njaes.rutgers.edu

Website: http://monmouth.njaes.rutgers.edu/fchs

Expertise: Health and wellness promotion, worksite wellness, healthy lifestyles, school wellness initiatives and community health education.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences