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Summit's Cohard-Radice Among Three Individuals Joining Bridges Outreach Board of Trustees

L to R: Coleen McCaffery, Marielle Cohard-Radice, Moses Oliva, Ross Silver, Pam Gumport.

SUMMIT, NJ - Bridges Outreach has appointed three new Trustees, including Summit's Marielle Cohard-Radice, and a Board Co-Chair for its new fiscal year, which began June 1.

Joining Cohard-Radice as Trustees are Moses Oliva of Newark and Ross Silver of Short Hills. In addition,Pam Gumport of Summit -- who served as Board Chair last year -- will Co-Chair this year with Coleen McCaffery of Summit, who previously served as Secretary.

Cohard-Radice is executive vice president and head of development at Daiichi Sankyo. Oliva is a marketing consultant with extensive experience with large corporations, while Silver is a real estate partner at Fried Frank in New York.

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“We are so pleased that these talented individuals have committed to helping Bridges achieve its mission,” said Lois Bhatt, Executive Director.  “The breadth and depth of commitment, expertise and energy on Bridges’ board positions us well to expand and enhance our programs.”

Founded in 1988, Bridges reaches out to the homeless in New York City, and Newark, Irvington, and Summit, New Jersey every week.  Last year, Bridges served 21,000 people as more than 2,600 volunteers helped deliver more than 63,000 brown bag meals, served more than 49,000 cups of beverages, gave 10,000 pairs of new socks and underwear, and provided 1000 new backpacks to children in need.

Bridges also runs Project Connect in Newark, NJ, which offers case management services that link homeless people to health and social services to lead to a healthier life and, ultimately, employment and housing. The ID program assists clients in obtaining New Jersey State IDs, essential to obtaining social service benefits, a job, or even a shelter bed. 

For more information, please visit, or call 908-273-0176.

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