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Executive Staff

Rev. Terry Troia, Executive Director

Rev. Terry Troia
President and Chief Executive Officer

Reverend Dr. Terry Troia

President and Chief Executive Officer

Reverend Dr. Terry Troia has been at the helm of Project Hospitality since 1985, first serving as our Executive Director and currently as President and CEO. A Reformed Church in America minister, she is also the pastor of the Reformed Church of Huguenot Park in Staten Island. Reverend Troia has served on 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 Task Force for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Runaway and Homeless Youth, NYC Inter-Agency Task Force on Youth Violence, and NYC HIV Housing Workgroup. Currently she serves on the Mayors Clergy Advisory Council. The the NYPD Taining Advisory Council, the NYC Council Gun Violence Task Force, the New York State Interfaith Immigration Network, the NYC Supportive Housing Task Force, and is Co Chair of Tackling Youth Substance Abuse Initative. Reverend Troia serves on the board of directors of the Supportive hOusing Network of New York, Homeless Services United, Coordinated Behavioral Care, El Centro del Inmigrante, a local day laborer organization and on the Staten Island Family Health Care Coalition and the Staten Island Inter-Religious Leadership, a network of local religious leaders committed to upholding the biblical charism of hospitality and justice. She is a member of New Brighton Coalition of Concerned Citizens, Port Richmond Proud, 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. She is currently serving as President of The Staten Island Community and Interfaith Long Term Recovery Organization.

Carrie Zwiebel Bloss, Executive Director

Carrie Zwiebel Bloss
Executive Director

Carrie Zwiebel Bloss

Executive Director

Carrie Bloss serves as the Executive Director of Project Hospitality. She heads up PH’s executive management team, directly overseeing the organization’s finance, program, and operations functions. Previously, Carrie was a Vice President at Breaking Ground where she oversaw internal evaluation for all service areas, the organization’s affordable housing and government contract compliance, and the government grants management function. Carrie also worked at the New York City Department of Homeless Services and Children’s Rights, Inc. and served as a board member of New York Therapeutic Communities. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College in Minnesota and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School. Carrie lives with her husband Mike and their children Maya and Holden.

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

Ayo Odeyale came to Project Hospitality in 2000 and has worked in several leadership positions within the agency. In his current role as the Deputy Director of 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, Residential Services and Youth services. Mr. Odeyale has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and with 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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