Mrs. Aderet is the LRRC’s affordable Housing Agent and expert on Housing and Urban Development (HUD), housing purchase and rental programs. She develops and maintains relationships with banks that offer first-time home buyer programs and guides each client through the process of obtaining a mortgage from start to finish. She is also an expert in criteria, rules and regulations of all available governmental and private sector Housing purchase and rental programs. Before joining the LRRC in 2006, she worked at the Lakewood Housing Authority (LHA), first as a Case Worker and then as a Supervisor and Section 8 Coordinator. Mrs. Aderet was instrumental in the coordination and implementation of the unique Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI) in Lakewood.
Mr. Birnhack has been with the LRRC since its inception in 2005. He has a comprehensive and detailed understanding of available government and private programs, including all the intricate details based on years of intensive research. He has a unique ability to understand practical applications of complex rules, regulations, and criteria and is instrumental in keeping the LRRC at the cutting edge of knowledge and information. He specializes in assisting individuals with complex and difficult situations including disability and illness. He has been certified as a State Healthcare Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor and Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS). He earned his Certification as a Loan Office from Ron Vaimberg Mortgage University in 2004 and is also a Certified Homebuyer Education Trainer.
Ms. Cohen’s efficiency and professionalism help keep the LRRC office running smoothly each day. Her excellent communication skills, both in person and over the phone, are consistent with the high quality of service that the LRRC prides itself on. Ms. Cohen, who joined the LRRC with prior experience in customer service, is proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel, as well as in QuickBooks. She is now applying her unique skill set at the LRRC, helping to ensure a pleasant experience for all clients.
Mrs. Friedman, a graduate of Bais Jacob Teachers College of Montreal, has an in-depth understanding of NJ FamilyCare, SNAP, CHIP, CHS and utility programs. Mrs. Friedman has over three decades of experience in case management, education and administration, and her cheerful, warm, and caring demeanor is instantly recognized by all who interact with her. In addition to her considerable work experience, Mrs. Friedman has also performed a substantial amount of volunteerism and charitable activity.
Mrs. Ganz, the LRRC’s skilled receptionist and scheduling service coordinator, is a graduate of Touro College who joined the LRRC with prior experience in the educational field. Her pleasant demeanor and attentive professionalism ensure that every LRRC client feels comfortable and welcome. Additionally, Mrs. Ganz’s strong communication skills help her interact with clients over the phone and in the office throughout the day. Perpetually organized, efficient and friendly, Mrs. Ganz helps keep the LRRC office running smoothly each day.
Front Desk Case Manager
Mrs. Ginsberger is a skilled and energetic case manager with expertise in various government and private-sector programs. A graduate of Excelsior College, Mrs. Ginsberger was the office manager at a busy organization before joining the LRRC in 2015. As our front desk case manager, Mrs. Ginsberger answers brief questions about all programs from clients who visit the LRRC throughout the day. Her proficiency and understanding of the many government and private programs have enabled her to assist thousands of families.
Case Manager and Quality Control Coordinator
Mrs. Heinemann has a comprehensive understanding of all available programs, including the intricate details of their rules and regulations. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Michigan Jewish Institute and joined the LRRC in 2008. In addition to her familiarity with many government and private-sector programs, Mrs. Heinemann is also trained in homeownership education and counseling. Among other advocacy roles, she acts as a liaison between the LRRC and the local SNAP office. A devoted case manager and advocate, Mrs. Heinemann submits SNAP recertification applications on behalf of clients and advocates for local families on a weekly basis.
Housing Case Manager
Mr. Klugman started out in the private sector. As an energy analyst, he became proficient in dealing with and calculating customers’ rates. He is now applying those same skills at the LRRC, helping clients better understand their financial situations and coaching them on how to be responsible home-buyers.
Mrs. Matitia joined the LRRC after working successfully in both the corporate and education system. Her past experiences have shaped her ability to grasp complicated concepts and present them clearly to clients. She is most proficient in NJ FamilyCare and the Marketplace.
Mrs. Nussbaum spent years working on successful ventures in the public and private sectors before she joined the LRRC in 2012. As a case manager specializing in utility assistance, healthcare and other social services, Mrs. Nussbaum applies her many talents, including strong communication and interpersonal skills, to helping clients on a daily basis. She is fluent in three languages and regularly assists clients who prefer speaking in Spanish or Hebrew.
Mrs. Stern, a case manager who specializes primarily in healthcare, has extensive experience in case management and administrative roles. She joined the LRRC following over a decade of success in the private sector, and she is now assisting LRRC clients with applying for and accessing quality health insurance plans through the Marketplace and NJ FamilyCare. Through confidential phone conversations and in-person appointments, Mrs. Stern has assisted thousands of Ocean County’s families since joining the LRRC in 2016.
Director of IT
Mr. Vilensky is a highly skilled IT generalist with 20+ years of experience in networking, systems architecture, security, databases, and application development. He oversees all of the LRRC technology.