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Executive Staff

Rev. Terry Troia, Executive Director

Rev. Terry Troia
Executive Director

Reverend Dr. Terry Troia

Executive Director

Reverend Dr. Terry Troia has held the position of Executive Director of Project Hospitality, an interfaith effort serving the hungry and homeless community of Staten Island since 1985. A Reformed Church in America minister, she is also the pastor of the New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.Reverend Troia volunteers as a member of several city and state wide boards including the NYC Commission on Economic Opportunity, the NYC Commission on AIDS, the NYC Temporary Commission on Day Laborer Job Sites, the NYC Committee to End Homelessness, the NYC Commission for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Runaway and Homeless Youth, NYC Inter-Agency Task Force on Youth Violence. She is also the co-chair of the NYS Department of Health, Statewide AIDS Service Delivery Consortium. Reverend Troia serves on the board of directors of El Centro del Inmigrante, a local day laborer organization and as the Chair of the Staten Island Family Health Care Coalition and the Staten Island Clergy Leadership, a network of local religious leaders committed to upholding the biblical charism of hospitality and justice. She holds the leadership position in the Port Richmond Improvement Association, New Brighton Coalition of Concerned Citizens and the Port Richmond Anti-Violence Task Force and the Staten Island Immigrant Council. Since Hurricane Sandy hit the shores of Staten Island in October of 2012, Reverend Troia has been at the forefront of the relief efforts. In immediate days following the storm Troia ensured that victims had the essentials – clothing for warmth, food to eat and shelter. She turned Project Hospitality’s mobile food truck into a commissary and began its journey into the disaster area to distribute cleaning and household supplies, blankets, pampers, toilet paper, food and water. A week later, Revered Terry Troia was at the helm when Project Hospitality was asked by the Borough President to manage the evacuation sites at Bayley Seton Hospital and Mt. Manresa. She is currently serving as President of The Staten Island Community and Interfaith Long Term Recovery Organization. Reverend Troia served as adjunct lecturer at the NYC College of Technology and is an ESL teacher. For fun, she teaches scripture and plays basketball with local youth in the New Brighton section of Staten Island as a volunteer of the Eye Openers Youth Against Violence Organization.

Jaclyn Stoll, Chief Operating Officer

Jaclyn Stoll
Chief Operating Officer

Jaclyn Stoll, BA

Chief Operating Officer

Jaclyn Stoll currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Project Hospitality and is responsible for the day to day leadership and management of the organization. In this role, Jaclyn oversees Operations, IT, Human Resources, Development and Property Management. Prior to becoming COO, Jaclyn served as the Director of Agency Advancement where she was responsible for all of facets of fundraising, special events and communications. Jaclyn is a native Staten Islander and has worked in the nonprofit community for the over 15 years. Prior to joining PH in 2012, she served as Director of Development for A Better Balance. Jaclyn holds a BA in Communications from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Erickers Phillips-Onaga, LMSW Chief Program Officer

Erickers Phillips-Onaga, LMSW
Chief Program Officer

Ericker Phillips-Onaga, LMSW

Chief Program Officer

Ericker Philips came to Project Hospitality in 1994. She began her career as a Case Manager with homeless families, and soon graduated to a position as Shelter Supervisor, and then to a Case Worker Supervisor position in the HIV Intensive Care Management Services Department. In 1999, Ericker was promoted to Director of Housing Placement Assistance. Three years later she was promoted to Director of the Family Supportive Housing Program, and in 2004 she began managing the HOPWA Transitional and Permanent Housing Program. In 2007, she became Area Director of Housing, and in 2009, she was promoted to Deputy Director of Programs, joining the executive management of the agency and taking responsibility for all program and clinical services. A graduate of NYU’s School of Social Work, Ericker brings clinical excellence, a passion for social work and compassionate commitment to the clients and communities we serve. She is the mother of three daughters.

Joanne Hanson, BS Chief Financial Officer

Joanne Hanson, BS
Chief Financial Officer

Joanne Hanson, BS

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Hanson has worked in both for profit and not- for- profit Corporations, supervising financial operations for over 20 years. She came to Project Hospitality in 1994 because of her desire to assist in providing services to the homeless and HIV/AIDS populations in the community she grew up in. She is responsible for the financial oversight of Project Hospitality‘s budget of $20 Million that is comprised of thirty-nine contracts from 14 different funding sources and 3 affiliated Corporations. Her area of expertise is internal control policy and procedures , financial systems development and implementation, auditing for not–for-profits, budgeting and financial management. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wagner College, Staten Island.

Ayo Odeyale, LMSW, Deputy Director of Programs

Ayo Odeyale, LMSW
Deputy Director of Programs

Ayo Odeyale, LMSW

Deputy Director, Programs

He is responsible for the oversight, leadership and management of programs that includes budgeting, program marketing, collaborations, coalition building and implementation plan for new programs within his area of responsibility. Mr. Odeyale is experienced in the areas of substance abuse, homeless services, mental illness and diagnosis, and HIV/AIDS. His diverse portfolios of services include Adult Services, Family services, Transitional / Emergency Housing Services and Youth services. Mr. Odeyale has a Masters degree in Social Work and special interest in Non-Profit and Public Management.

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Gale Alwill, LCSW
Deputy Director, Programs

Gale Alwill, LCSW

Deputy Director, Programs

Gale Alwill came to PH in 2002 and has worked as a manager in the areas of Mental Health, HIV services and Housing. Gale became the Deputy Director of Program at Project Hospitality in 2011. In her current role she oversees the Wellness and Recovery Division, the Housing Services Division, as well as Food and Nutrition and Quality Improvement. Gale lives in New Jersey, she is an LCSW, and she holds a Masters in Social Work from New York University.

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Michelle Gassama, MPH
Deputy Director of Planning and Evaluation

Michelle Gassama, MPH

Deputy Director of Planning and Evaluation

Michelle Gassama came to Project Hospitality in 2013 and is currently the Deputy Director of Planning and Evaluation. In this role she is responsible for overall data management and quality improvement activities across Project Hospitality’s wide continuum of care. Prior to this, Michelle served as the Training, Data and Development Manager at Montefiore Medical Center’s Adolescent AIDS Program overseeing all community research initiatives, community outreach, training, data and quality management. Michelle’s career in community health began when she served as a Health Extension Volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps in The Gambia, West Africa. Her work included providing HIV/AIDS education to youth through sporting and peer leadership models and working with local clinics and hospitals on records and data management. Michelle received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and her Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dartmouth College.

Christopher Hellstrom, MA, DAInterim Director of Agency Advancement

Christopher Hellstrom, MA, DA
Interim Director of Agency Advancement

Christopher Hellstrom, MA, DA

Interim Director, Agency Advancement

Christopher Hellstrom serves as Project Hospitality’s Interim Director of Agency Advancement where he oversees fundraising and grant writing as well as a variety of marketing efforts. Prior to joining Project Hospitality, Christopher served as Executive Director of the Staten Island Arts Council as well as Development Director of the Greenbelt Conservancy. Before working in the nonprofit sector Christopher held positions with Oxford University Press, Pfizer, and was a staff writer for the New York City Mayor’s Office. Christopher holds an MA in Liberal Studies from the College of Staten Island and a Doctorate in English Literature from St. John’s University.

 

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