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Service Manager

New Jersey
November 19, 2018

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Shelley Samuels

Strategic Human Services Leader

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St rat egic senior leader wit h more t han 35 years experience in human services. Extensive accomplishments in organizational development, strategic partnerships and complex problem solving in relation t o services such as IDD, behavioral health, Medicaid, vocational, and senior services. Abilit y t o operationalize mission, vision and values wit h all levels of employees. Experience wit h a wide range of overall organizational responsibility including but not limit ed t o service delivery, financial management, f undraising, t echnology and board relations. In addit ion t o securing more t han $50 million in grants f unds, secured f ederal healthcare licenses as well as conducting insurance quality assessments, operational evaluations, medical legal partnerships and f or older adult services. Employment History

Aug 2014 – Oct 2018 Chief Program Officer at Easterseals New Jersey

Overall responsibility f or more t han a $60 million budget, 900+ employees and 4,000 individuals served. Initiated multiple new services and strategic relationships in t he community provider, managed care, healthcare and government arenas.

Aug 2015 – Oct 2018

East Brunswick

Chief Operating Officer Easterseals NJ


Responsible f or t he creation, oversight and strategic direction of t his highly entrepreneurial social enterprise t hat provides EHR selection, implementation, t raining and help desk service f or multiple nonprofit organizations.

Dec 2012 – Aug 2014 Senior VP at Easterseals New Jersey Oct 2011 – Dec 2012

Princeton, NJ

Chief Compliance Officer and Director of

Business Development at Enable, Inc.

Responsible f or insuring compliance wit h all government and organization compliance requirements. Responsible f or developing new services and contracts wit h government and private f unding sources.

Aug 2004 – Oct 2011

Edison, NJ

Grants Administrator at New Jersey Institute

for Disabilities

Responsible f or program development, identification of f unding sources, grant writ ing and grants management


61 G Winthrop Rd,

Monroe Twp, New





Ensuring that service

operations are


efficient and effective

Ensuring the fiscal

solvency and

preparedness for future

funding mechanisms

Ensuring that strategic

initiatives are met

with the highest

quality of services

Leading professional

and non professional

teams to excellence

Highly successful at

developing lasting

partnerships with

diverse entities

Highly successful

grant writer and

program developer

Leading EHR selection,

implementation and

utilization that is

compliant and

enhances the

organizational fiscal


Apr 2000 – Aug 2004

Edison, NJ

Grants Manager at Jewish Family &

Vocational Service of Middlesex County

Responsible f or identification of f unding sources, grants writ ing and grants management

1995 – 2001 Owner-SSM Grants & Management


Secured more than $28 million in private and government funding and grants for programs and capital projects. Education

Sep 1982 – Jun 1984

Newark, NJ

Rutgers University

MPA- Masters degree in Public Administration-

Healthcare Finance specialization

Sep 1974 – Dec 1979

New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University

BA- Psychology

Jan 2015 – Apr 2015 Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business

Executive Leadership Program

2017 New York University

Executive Education in Finance and Accounting

Board and Committee Membership Highlights

Children’s System of Care

Citizens for Quality Education

United Way of Central Jersey


NJ VNA Children and Families Advisory


Greater Newark Health Care Coalition (ACO)

Advisory Board

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