David C. Burdick, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Director
Lisa Eileen Cox, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work, Research Chair
Christine Ferri, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Education Chair
Christine Gayda-Chelder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Service Chair
Gina Maguire, MSW, LSW, Program Assistant & Coordinator of SCOSA Older Adult Programs in Ocean County
An Advisory Board of approximately 12 members will play an integral role in planning and operating the Center. Commitments to serve on this board are currently being obtained.
The current Board consists of:
- Frank Blee, Director of Senior Services, Atlanticare
- Pastor David Delaney, St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Thorofare, NJ)
- John Emge, Vice President and Regional Executive Director, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (Galloway Township)
- Marilu Gagnon, Director, Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services (Northfield)
- Lori Heberley, President, South Jersey Geriatric Care, P.C. (Somers Point)
- Joanne Kinsey, Associate Professor, Family & Community Health Sciences Educator, Rutgers University Cooperative Extension of Atlantic & Ocean Counties (Mays Landing)
- Joanne Leichte, Director of Customer Relations, Southern Ocean Medical Center (Manahawkin)
- Elyse Perweiler, Associate Professor, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; Director, NJ Area Health Education Center & Associate Director for Planning, Development & Public Policy, New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (Stratford)
SCOSA joins Stockton’s Gerontology Program in honoring and thanking faculty retirees who have supported gerontological education, Stockton’s gerontology program and the establishment of SCOSA. Linda Aaronson (Associate Professor of Nursing) and Nancy Davis (Professor of Pathology, former Dean of Professional Studies, now member of the Stockton Board of Trustees) both began teaching Introduction to Gerontology and Aging and Health in the mid-1980s and continued for nearly 20 years until teaching and administrative needs in Nursing forced them to curtail their GERO teaching. Will Jaynes (Professor of Social Work and African American Studies and former Acting Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences) taught Aging and the Family for over 20 years, and the late Ralph Werner (Associate Professor of Biology) who taught Biology of Aging for nearly a decade.