Francine Kaplan, pictured on the left, who is administrative assistant for our Mentoring Youth program, was recently honored as a Volunteer of the Year by the Bergen County Department of Health Services during Public Health Awareness Week, April 4-8. Francine is the founding parent member of the Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Council (CIACC) (1992), chair of its Finance Committee, and an active member in several vital committees that set policy and strategy for helping youth with developmental disabilities and mental illness. “We are so proud of Francine,” says Janet Sharma, the Volunteer Center’s executive director. “She exemplifies the perfect volunteer – dedicated, knowledgeable and eager to play an active role in a cause she believes in.”
Francine received her award at a ceremony held on April 7, at One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack.
Thank you for your service and congratulations, Francine!