Human Services Advisory Council

Meetings & Agendas


  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 27
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • November 27

Meetings will be held at 1 Medical Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.


Mission:  To review, monitor and improve county-level human service activities, services, and programs for homeless and modest income children, families and victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Purpose:  The Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC) is established to review county-level human service activities and to serve as the primary vehicle for local public input into New Jersey Department of Human Services decision-making.

Read our Bylaws and Fact Sheet.


Committee Structure:  The Human Services Advisory Council will be appointed by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and will render all appropriate recommendations to the Department of Human Services.  Members will be appointed for one (1) calendar year, with term limitations of six (6) consecutive years.  Committee leadership will be chosen by the membership at the beginning of each calendar year.

Members are appointed annually by the Freeholders without pay.

  • Shelia Carter (Staff Liaison)
  • Robert Armstrong
  • Marcia Brands
  • Linda Csengeto
  • Xiomara Guevara
  • David Hollowell
  • Charles LaRussa
  • Kathy DeFillippo (Freeholder Liaison)
  • Joanne McEniry
  • Mary Jane Melo
  • Ken Oexle
  • Joseph Pawelczyk
  • Thomas Pepe
  • Michelle Roers
  • Rebecca Sherrod


“It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child: Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect”


  • “It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child: Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect”

    It’s reported that each year over 700,000 children are found to be victims of child abuse and neglect in the United States. For every 1,000 children in Morris County, under the age of 18, there are 31 child abuse/neglect investigations. Child abuse is a problem that cannot be ignored yet few people know what to do when faced with children being abused.

    The Deirdre O’Brien Child Advocacy Center offers this presentation free of charge.