The vision of our founders, which has benefited the community for over 110 years, continues to guide us as we work to fulfill our mission to provide compassionate care, intervention and education to support people during challenging times in their lives.
Louis Schwarcz, MA - CEO
We are very pleased to announce that Louis A. Schwarcz, MA, has been named the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Lou joins FCS from his most recent position as CEO of The Bridge, Inc. where he led community-based mental health and substance use services for at-risk children, families and adults in Essex and Union Counties
Lou has been a leader in the social services community in New Jersey for over twenty- five years. During his years of leadership, Lou has created over 20 new programs and services for people with mental health and addiction challenges, vulnerable seniors and caregivers, military families and veterans, clergy and faith organizations, people with visual impairments, children and adolescents, families impacted by 9/11, and high- risk families and young people in urban, underserved areas.
Lou has received numerous industry recognitions, including the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) award in 2017 for ‘Unparalleled Leadership in Serving New Jersey’s Mental Health Community’. Other recognitions include a 2017 ‘New Jersey Joint Senate and Assembly Resolution’ honoring his service, a 2017 ‘Morris County Freeholder Resolution’ in his honor, the 2017 Morris County Consumer and Family Forum ‘Community Leadership Award’, and the 2016 ‘Exemplary Non- Profit Leader’ Award by the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. In 2014 Lou also received the NJAMHAA ‘Outstanding Partner in Advocacy for Behavioral Health’ Award. On May 16, 2017, a USA flag was flown over the USA capital in honor of his service to people with mental illness and their families.
2022 FCS Board of Directors
Tiffany Senft - Board Chairwoman
Anna Burian, FACHE, PT - Vice Chairwoman
Richard J. Angelo, Esq. - Secretary
Carrie Page - Treasurer
Tony Frigoletto - Assistant Treasurer
Pat Keating, RN
Timika L. Muhammad
Madonna Goss Robinson
Lee Weber, Board President Emerita
Arlene Lospinoso, Navarumsunk Auxiliary President
Tiffany Senft - Chairwoman, Board of Directors
Tiffany Senft is the Chairwoman of the Family & Children’s Service (FCS) Board of Directors for 2021-2022. She succeeded Deborah Zilai, who completed her three-year term in December 2020. Since joining the FCS Board in 2017, Tiffany has held a number of leadership positions, including Vice-Chairwoman of the Board for 2020, as well as fundraising positions, such as Gala Co-Chair, Silent and Live Auction Co-Chair and Gala Live Auction Auctioneer.
Tiffany brings more than 25 years of advertising experience to FCS. She has worked at a number of national and global ad agencies, including Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Oregon, Goodby Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco and Deutsch Advertising in both Los Angeles and New York City. Tiffany is a former co-owner/partner of Tonefarmer (2002-2017), a certified women-owned, nationally-acclaimed commercial music production company in New York City. Tonefarmer’s client list included; Subway, Google, Nike, ESPN, Land Rover, BMW, Weight Watchers, Ford, Audi, Sonic Drive-in, Loctite, Dos Equis and many more. Tonefarmer’s awarded-winning commercials have been featured during the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Oscars and other high profile events. The firm is also recognized for creating Subway’s “Five Dollar Foot Long” song.
While Tiffany prepares to launch the next chapter in her professional career, she resides in Fair Haven with her husband, Dr. Carl Senft, an ophthalmologist in Red Bank, her children, Greta and George and the family’s two spirited dogs, Lively and Violet. The Senfts enjoy hiking, swimming and skiing at their lake house in the Sullivan Catskills as often as possible.
“It is an honor to be chosen as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for FCS, Monmouth County’s oldest non-profit service agency. I’m proud to add my name to the long list of esteemed Chairs who have served this community over the last century. It’s truly my privilege to help address the needs of the community during the most challenging
times of their lives.”
In December of 1956, Olivia Dutcher, a longtime FCS Board member, invited a group of women to her home to discuss the formation of a Rumson-Fair Haven auxiliary to support the mission of the agency. The informal get-together on a chilly winter day in March 1957 evolved into The Navarumsunk Auxiliary. The group took its name from the Native American tribe that once inhabited the island. Since then, this group of active community volunteers has helped raise thousands of dollars and much-needed awareness of Family & Children’s Service programs and services.
The Auxiliary hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to support the agency. Its premier event, the Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, now in its 61st year, will take place Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Branches in West Long Branch.
In the fall, Auxiliary holds its annual Navarumsunk Bridge Benefit, a duplicate bridge tournament and luncheon where Master Points are awarded. The tournament raises more than $5,000 for FCS programs and services annually.