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Who We Are 2017-09-29T20:44:56+00:00

Our Mission

Empower U. is a learning organization that strives to continuously support children, families, and communities through providing innovative and sustainable empowerment and therapeutic programming.

What We Believe

Empower U. seeks to empower through being empowered first. We empower our community resource providers by offering a unique course of intensive training, development, and continuing education programming so that they may, in turn, empower children and families in execution of their service to them. It is our goal to partner with competent, caring, and well-trained individuals who are responsive to the needs of our children, their families, and the communities we serve. Each Empower U. counselor meets, if not exceeds, the State educational and training requirements for the service level that they provide. Our agency provides community resource partners with career training and development, a supportive work environment, and knowledgeable leadership and direction. We strive to create an eco-system that is rich in communication and support to spark the kind of innovation that translates provider field experiences into service and programming opportunities offered through Empower U. – thus increasing our value proposition to the children and families that we serve.

Our¬†Organization’s Leaders

MARLON W. GRAY, MS
MARLON W. GRAY, MSFounder and Managing Partner
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SHARON DIAZ, MS, LPC
SHARON DIAZ, MS, LPCPartner - Monmouth
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ANA SILVA
ANA SILVACommunity Resource Director
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DR. ELENA MAZZA, LCSW
DR. ELENA MAZZA, LCSWPartner - Clinical Development
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ERICA RODRIGUEZ, LCSW
ERICA RODRIGUEZ, LCSWJunior Partner - Ocean County
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CHAD BARNES
CHAD BARNESDirector of Respite Care
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TAYRI TORRES, LSW
TAYRI TORRES, LSWRegional Partner - Northern NJ
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LAINE HAPPEL, MS, LPC
LAINE HAPPEL, MS, LPCJunior Partner - Middlesex
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AMY JEDELE
AMY JEDELERelationship Manager - Essex
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