From left to right, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato; New Jersey Senator Robert Singer; Connie Greene, Vice President, Institute for Prevention, Barnabas Health; Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy; Bob Goldschlag, Director, DART Coalition, Institute for Prevention; Bill Sette, Chairman, DART Coalition; Tracy Gross, Director, Institute for Prevention, Barnabas Health; and Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher.
Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey -- The DART Coalition of Ocean County, a community coalition funded by a grant received by Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, recently received the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC) Community Service Award at the 49th Annual Silver Gull Awards Dinner at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune.
Bob Goldschlag, Director, DART Coalition, Institute for Prevention accepted the award for the DART Coalition. "I am honored to accept the 2014 Outstanding Community Service award on behalf of the DART Coalition of Ocean County. The efforts of the Coalition's members to reduce substance abuse are truly outstanding and I thank the Monmouth Ocean Development Council for acknowledging those efforts"
Attended by over 300 business and community leaders, the dinner recognizes individual and corporate accomplishments in the area of economic development, community service and tourism. The Community Service Award is given to individuals or groups that provide outstanding service to the community through volunteerism for charities; participation in fundraising for nonprofit organizations; community involvement in social, cultural, educational, and environmental aspects of the bi-county area; and/or demonstration of service and leadership.
The mission of the DART Coalition is to engage Ocean County residents in the process of reducing substance abuse within the county, and over time, the community as a whole. The Coalition, which develops environmental strategies to achieve its goal, is comprised of more than 80 Ocean County community leaders including law enforcement and government officials, educators, business owners, substance abuse professionals, clergy, students and other youth. It is funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services.
For more information, visit instituteforprevention.com/dart.
About Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention
Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention (IFP) provides comprehensive wellness services to address the social and emotional needs of individuals, children, families and professionals. For more information, or to learn how you can bring IFP's programs and services to your school, family, agency and/or corporation, please call 732-914-3815 or visit instituteforprevention.com.