Edna Lo Monico is a Certified Medical Assistant at South Jersey Family Practice for the past 26 years. A big believer in the wholesome wellbeing of people she enjoys the care and personal relationships of her patients and their families. A mother of 8, grandmother of soon to be 9 and a foster parent to 20 plus children, she has always played an active role in their lives. Edna is no stranger to people’s needs,she has been a good confidante at many “kitchen therapy” sessions. Besides her present position, Edna has worked as a faithful volunteer in many capacities- CandyStriper, animal welfare, church projects, school tutoring to name a few. Her dedication to Sacred Heart Church in Camden is undeniable.As a Consultant to DYFS , Edna trained future adoptive parents and guided them through the process of adoption of special needs children. Edna’s varied background provided her with the foundation to serve on the Mullica Township School Board, John Helmbold School Board and the Child Placement Review Board for many years.
Ahaji Schreffler Ahaji volunteers with Heart-to-Heart to teach meditation at the Federally Detention Center and joined Heart to Heart’s Board in 2017. She holds a BS in Global Studies and an MS in Education. She has worked in the field of international education since 2004. As the Associate Director of Drexel University’s Study Abroad, Ahaji has guided countless students to pursue global opportunities. Her primary role is collaborating with faculty and international partners to develop new international programs around the world. Ahaji also co-teaches two intensive studies abroad courses in Haiti on the topics of arts for social change and community-based development and has led nearly 100 students to Haiti to date.
Ahaji is also the Founder and President of We The Village, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and future for children at Love Orphanage, Haiti. Since 2011, Ahaji has worked closely with Love Orphanage to provide strategy, living essentials (food, clothing, etc.), education, and other projects designed to uplift and inspire the children. She travels to Haiti several times per year and considers Love Orphanage her extended family.
Ms Scott is a Registered Nurse with a BS in Health Education; a graduate of Columbia University, NYC, where she received her MS in Public Health and Nutrition; and a graduate of Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies where she became a Massage Therapist.Ms Scott’s resume includes more than 30 years as a public health educator. Her background includes involvement with community health, advocacy, and health education both nationally and internationally.
Among her many endeavors she developed and managed a federally funded public health initiative program in Harlem, NYC; developed a nutrition manual for the Department of Health in Nigeria; established the first American feeding assistance program during the Ethiopian famine; established healthcare services for the Ethiopian Falasha community that migrated to Israel; developed and managed the Unicef health program in Northern Somalia during time of fighting; and trained local village residents of both Ethiopia and Somalia to provide basic healthcare. She has served as a Nutrition Consultant in Camden public schools.She has served on the Board of Directors for Community Food Resource Center, a food advocacy organization in NYC; and served on the Board of Directors for Camden Wellness.
Ms Scott developed and owned an Institute for teaching Indian Head Massage, and has offered classes in the tristate area and beyond.Currently she serves as a volunteer with Heart-to-Heart offering programs and meditation at the Federally Detention Center; and teaches spiritual classes in Moorestown. She is enrolled in a Ministry program at the Center for Conscious Living in Moorestown.
Rhonda is a Certified NVC Trainer, an active member of Capital NVC, providing intros and other day-long workshops. Her other passion is Act Like a GRRRL - ask her about it sometime! Rhonda believes that social change can and does happen person by person. She changes the corporate culture by living NVC in her workplace and in her cohousing community. In her world, social change is a pebble dropped in a pond. We can see where we make a change but after a while not where those changes ripple out.
The Heart to Heart Board of Directors draws on the wisdom and expertise of its diverse members to spread awareness and to move forward with the organization's mission.
Rev. Dr. A’Shellarien Lang is a prolific author, pastor, professor, wife, mother, and grandmother. She is an anointed and appointed woman of God who loves to serve wherever God places her. She is the CEO of Desakajo Publishing. Dr. Lang is the author of Does Love Cover…THAT?: The Healing Process of the Fruit of the Spirit; Does Love Cover…THAT?: The Workbook; Finding Me: A Woman’s Theology of Self-Identification; Beside the Still Waters: Having Faith Even When….; and The Chick on the Side: From the Heart of the Wife. Dr. Lang is the National Director of Training for Healing Communities. She is an Instructor and 4th Year Advisor at City Wide Interdenominational Christian Training Institute (CWICTI). She has an Associate of Art degree from Manor Junior College in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Science from Geneva College in Urban Ministry Leadership, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and a Doctorate of Theology in Biblical Theology from Almeda University. She has served as a Children’s Pastor at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia. She also served as Children’s Pastor and Director of the Child Development Center at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Washington, DC. God called her into ministry in 1999 and she yielded to the call in 2000. She was ordained in 2003 as a Minister of the Gospel at Gate To Heaven Ministry by Prophet C. A. Smith Sr. In January 2006 she was ordained in the Baptist tradition by Bishop C. M. Hudson Jr. In 2014 she was ordained an Itinerate Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is a Pediatric and Adult Hospice Chaplain and a Military Chaplain. Chaplain Captain Lang currently serves in the Delaware Army National Guard at the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion.and as the Pastor of Bethel AME Church in Cookstown, New Jersey .