CPAC, Parents Anonymous Host Sixth Annual Parent Leadership Breakfast

February marks National Parent Leadership Month. Pennsauken-based Community Planning and Advocacy Council (CPAC), in partnership with Parents Anonymous of NJ, is hosting the sixth annual Parent
Leadership Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ on Saturday February 7, 2015. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. This year’s Parent Leadership Breakfast theme is “All In!”

Special Guests include:

  • Freeholder Carmen G. Rodriguez, Camden County
  • Honorable Dana L. Redd, Mayor, City of Camden (Invited Guest)
  • Jennifer A. McQuaid, Secretary of the NJ Senate & Councilwoman, Borough of Somerdale (Invited Guest)
  • Charmaine Thomas, Assistant Commissioner, Family & Community Partnerships, Dept. of Children & Families
  • San Payne, Camden Area Director, Department of Child Protection & Permanency, Dept. of Children & Families
  • Ann D. Biondi, Director, Camden County Health & Human Services
  • Sister Donna Minster, Director, Camden County Department of Children Services
  • Community Provider Exhibitors

Included in the program are the presentations of two awards:
The Parent Champion Award recognizes a professional, staff member, board member or other
individual who have participated in the success of others as parent leaders.

The Jolly K Award recognizes someone who exemplifies the spirit and philosophy of Parents Anonymous
founder, Jolly K. through parent leadership, mutual support, shared leadership, and personal growth and
who has made significant contributions at the local, state or national level. This awardee demonstrates
a commitment to self‐help and the belief that parents are the experts in their own lives.

In the Southern Region of New Jersey, the Parent Leadership Breakfast is part of Camden County’s Covenant for
Children, Youth and Families initiative.

“There is nothing more important than helping families,” said Camden County Freeholder Carmen G. Rodriguez, liaison to the County’s Health and Human Services Department and its Division of Children and Families. “We began the Covenant several years ago to focus attention on parents, youth and children and to foster the right skills and environment for them to thrive. This annual breakfast is an opportunity to recognize the achievements of those who work every day to make families stronger.”

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