About Us

The Story of Interfaith Caregivers

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For more than 27 years Interfaith Caregivers has been helping seniors in our community maintain their independence by providing free services to medical appointments, grocery stores, senior centers and more. We are a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization supported by charitable donations. Our volunteers serve clients who live in Haddonfield and Haddon Heights, in addition to members of churches in Haddonfield and Haddon Heights who live in contiguous communities (Audubon, Barrington, Bellmawr, Cherry Hill, Haddon Township, Lawnside, Mt. Ephraim).

gaultInterfaith Caregivers was founded in 1990 by physician Joan Gault, who vowed to address the “senior mobility crisis” after a colleague missed a meeting because she could no longer drive. Dr. Gault raised community support, established a Board of Trustees and recruited volunteers to establish Interfaith Caregivers. That year the organization served 80 clients. While we have grown substantially since then, and now serve more than 300 clients per year, Dr. Gault’s vision of neighbors helping neighbors through acts of kindness continues to guide our efforts.

Our office is located in the small caretaker’s house behind Haddonfield Borough Hall. We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 pm.

 

Directors and Founder

 

Nancy DeLaura

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Executive Director

The Board of Trustees appointed Nancy DeLaura as its new Executive Director at a meeting in
September. Her position became effective October 1st, 2018.

Ms. DeLaura was the Manager of Volunteer Programs with Episcopal Community Services in
Philadelphia, Pa. She is a graduate of Villanova University and serves on the Advisory Board of
the Community OutReach Partnership and is a member of the Haddonfield Borough Human
Relations Committee. She and her family live in Haddonfield, NJ

Board of Trustee President, Robert Mirabello stated “The board created a search committee
and conducted interviews with many qualified candidates however Nancy immediately stood out
with her knowledge and understanding of the unique needs of non-profit organizations.
She brings a new perspective on the changing environment and the challenge we face with the
ever increasing number of Interfaith Caregivers clients.”

maryannMaryAnn Bigelow

Executive Director Emeritus

 

NorieNorie Wisniewski

Executive Director Emeritus

Joan Gault

Founder

Officers and Board of Trustees

  • Bob Mirabello, President
  • Judy Wilson, First Vice President
  • Jay Carroll, 2nd Vice President
  • Karin LaBarge, Treasurer
  • Laura Oakes, Secretary

Board Members

  • Cathy Bare
  • Melissa Dibble
  • John Drozdal
  • Susan Garra
  • Nancy Gulick
  • Jane Howard
  • Carol Larro
  • Wayne McAllister
  • Steve Platt
  • Maureen Pugh
  • Al Sauter
  • Mike Skinner
  • Eileen Stilwell

Counsel

  • John H. Reisner, III, Counsel