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Advertise your business in SERV’s 2017 Art Calendar

The SERV Foundation will again publish its annual fund-raising SERV Art Calendar, featuring original works of art from SERV’s talented consumers throughout New Jersey.

Please consider advertising your business in the 2017 full-color calendar with a silk finish, which will be distributed in November to individuals and corporations in 10 N.J. counties where SERV operates: Burlington, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset and Union.

Funds raised from advertising in the calendar and from donations made by individuals will help support special programs for our consumers recovering from severe mental illness and/or coping with developmental disabilities. These include the SERV Foundation Scholarship Fund for consumers wishing to pursue or continue higher education but have little financial means to do so, and the annual “SERV Wellness & Development Conference,” a health and wellness event for consumers and their family members.

For more information, call Ida Doolan at (609) 662-3066 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Volley For SERV raises $45K for special programs

The 26th Annual Volley For SERV Tennis Tournament, held June 15 at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, was a successful benefit for The SERV Foundation, raising a net profit of $45,500. These funds will support The SERV Foundation’s Scholarship Fund and the annual Wellness & Development Conference for SERV’s clients.

The SERV Foundation is the fundraising arm of SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc., which provides residential and support services for adults and youth with mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities in 10 counties around the state.

JuniorsTop-ranking junior tennis players who performed an exhibition match for guests at Volley For SERV are, from left, Alex Yang, Matthew Michibata, Lex Decker and Christina Rosca. All are high school students from Mercer County. Eighty-four tennis players, predominantly from the Mercer County area, played in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed A & B divisions. Because of the large number of players, the Women’s and Mixed divisions played at Cherry Valley, the Men’s B division played a few miles away at Bedens Brook Club, and the Men’s A division played at Princeton Community Park.

The following are the 2016 Champions and Finalists, who received awards during the reception from VFS Committee Chairperson Ted Golfinopoulos:

Women’s A: Champions Gwen Guidice and Louise Gengler-Thomas; Finalists Kimberly Vine and Kei Imamishi. Women’s B: Champions Michele Kiszely and Dawn Snider; Finalists Ann LoPrinzi and Robin Wolfe. Men’s A: Champions Gino Carolsella and David Przystasz;Gary SERVice AwardGary van Nostrand, left, retiring President/CEO of SERV Behavioral Health System, receives the SERVice Award from Richard Anderson, Chairman of the Board, at Volley For SERV. Finalists Will DiPietro and Andrew Lieu. Men’s B: Champions Rich Anderson and Joe Punia; Finalists Tom Caruso and Hai Nguyen. Mixed A: Champions Ginny Mason and Rob Howland; Finalists Kimberly Vine and Dan Khoo. Mixed B: Champions Sena Hill and Barry Szaferman; Finalists Donna and Mark Nagel.

 Following the finals, four top-ranking junior tennis players performed an exciting exhibition match for guests prior to the evening reception. All of the teens are coached by Glenn Michibata, Princeton Tennis Program’s Director of Elite Training and former ATP Pro and 3-time All American.

The players included: Christina Rosca, a senior at Princeton High School, who has a national ranking of 35 in Girls 18; Kim Players AwardKimberly Vine of Princeton accepts the 6th Annual Lou Natale Jr. Players Award for her longtime participation in and sponsorship of Volley For SERV. Matthew Michibata, a student at West Windsor-Plainsboro H.S. South who is ranked #14 in Boys16 Middle States; Lex Decker, a sophomore at Princeton Day School who is in the top 30 in Boys 16 Middle States; and Alex Yang, a student at West Windsor-Plainsboro H.S. South who is ranked #38 in Boys 16 Middle States.

During Volley For SERV’s evening reception, Gary van Nostrand was honored with the SERVice Award in appreciation for his 15 years as President and CEO of SERV and for his contributions to all of the boards of SERV. Mr. Van Nostrand is retiring in August.

WinnersRachel Ticktin, right, and Fae McKenzie pick up their Super 50/50 Cash Raffle winnings from Keith Hamilton at SERV’s corporate office. Also honored during the reception was Kimberly Vine of Princeton, who received the 6th Annual Lou Natale Jr. Players Award for her longtime participation in and sponsorship of Volley For SERV.

At the evening’s conclusion, the much anticipated drawing for the Super 50/50 Cash Raffle took place. Rachel Ticktin of Barnegat won the 1st prize of $6,660 (40% of total raised). Second-prize winner was Fay McKenzie of Bordentown, who won $1,665 (10%).

SERV Centers staff honored by NJPRA

Five SERV Centers of New Jersey staff members, ranging from Senior Residential Counselor, Residential Counselor, Residential Program Manager and Coordinator, were among 13 individuals who received Recognition Awards on June 16 from the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

The awardees, all nominated by their peers, “have met stringent criteria for their exemplary practice of psychiatric rehabilitation service delivery as practitioners and supervisors.” They were honored during a breakfast held at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe.

SERV staff members honored for their achievements were Ameerah Rasheed, Residential Senior Counselor in Hudson County; Gladys Santiago, Residential Senior Counselor in Passaic County; Christy Hudnett, Residential Program Manager in Middlesex; Don Moraud, Residential Senior Counselor in Union; and Kelly Rufe, Coordinator in Mercer County.

All of the honorees now have a chance to be selected by the NJPRA Board Nominating Committee as the 2016 Practitioner and Supervisor of the Year, who will be named at the NJPRA annual conference in November.

Champions and finalists at 26th Volley For SERV

Congratulations to the champions and finalists at the 26th Annual Volley For SERV Tennis Tournament, which took place June 15 at Cherry Valley Country Club, Bedens Brook Club and Princeton Community Park.

Here are the results:

  • Women’s A: Champions Gwen Guidice and Louise Gengler-Thomas; Finalists Kimberly Vine and Kei Imamishi
  • Women’s B: Champions Michele Kiszely and Dawn Snider; Finalists Ann LoPrinzi and Robin Wolfe
  • Men’s A: Champions Gino Carolsella and David Przystasz; Finalists Will DiPietro and Andrew Lieu.
  • Men’s B: Champions Rich Anderson and Joe Punia; Finalists Tom Caruso and Hai Nguyen.
  • Mixed A: Champions Ginny Mason and Rob Howland; Finalists Kimberly Vine and Dan Khoo.
  • Mixed B: Champions Sena Hill and Barry Szaferman; Finalists Donna and Mark Nagel.