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

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 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 also been the CEO of the Mental Health Association of Morris County, as well as Associate Executive Director at Family Service of Morris County.

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.

Anna Burian is the Chairwoman of the Family & Children’s Service (FCS) Board of Directors for 2023-2024. Anna is an experienced nonprofit and health care executive who has helped organizations adapt and thrive during challenging times.

Anna has served on the board of Family and Children’s Service (FCS) since 2017, temporarily stepping away from her trustee role in 2021 to cover the open CEO position. Her experience as board treasurer, vice chair and interim CEO make Anna uniquely qualified to lead the organization as board chair.

For the past year, Anna has held the position of CEO of Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey. Prior to transitioning to nonprofit leadership roles, Anna served as Vice President of Ambulatory and Community Health for Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health. In this role, she provided executive oversight for multiple outpatient clinical services, an offsite joint venture imaging center, as well as the hospital’s information technology, community health and diversity/equity/inclusion programs.

Anna received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Florida International University. After a career as a physical therapist, Anna earned her Masters’ Degree in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University. She is board certified in healthcare administration through the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Anna has lived in Monmouth County for over three decades and currently resides in Atlantic Highlands.

Anna M. Burian, PT, FACHE - FCS Board Chairwoman

2023 FCS Board of Directors

Anna Burian,PT, FACHE – Board Chairwoman
Richard J. Angelo, Esq. – Vice Chairman
Timika L. Muhammad – Secretary
Carrie Page – Treasurer
Tony Frigoletto – Assistant Treasurer

Cheryl Esteves
Bryan Gold
Pat Keating, RN
Bryan Larco
Madonna Goss Robinson
Paul Stach
Alan Zakin, Esq.

Lee Weber, Board President Emerita

Arlene Lospinoso, Navarumsunk Auxiliary President

Navarumsunk Auxiliary

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 is held in May.

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.