Debbie O’Donoghue Named Chair of FCS Board of Directors

Susan Salkeld and Jill Gemmel also named to FCS Board

LONG BRANCH, NJ, February 9, 2012 – Little Silver resident Debbie O’Donoghue recently was named Chair of the Board of Directors of Family Children’s Service (FCS), Monmouth County’s oldest non-profit social service agency, succeeding Dolores Klein whose two-year term expired in December. A 15-year volunteer with FCS, Debbie has served on the agency’s Board of Directors for more than eight years and has chaired a number of important board committees including the agency’s largest fundraiser, the annual fall Gala. Since moving to Little Silver more than 25 years ago, Debbie has held a variety of volunteer leadership positions with other nonprofit organizations including the Little Silver Parent Teacher Organization, the Little Silver Women’s Club, the American Ireland Fund of New York City and Chase for Life, where she currently serves on the Executive Committee. As Chair, Debbie seeks to increase community awareness of the agency’s dozen programs and services, from adult protection and home care, to child literacy and homelessness prevention.

In addition to Debbie’s appointment, the board named two new members to its ranks; Susan C. Salkeld of Brielle and Jill Gemmel of Middletown. Susan is the in-house accountant with the law firm of Jahos, Broege & Shaheen, LLP. A member of the New Jersey Society of CPA’s, she has a great deal of experience in income tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, LLCs and estates and trusts. Jill Gemmel has extensive international and community service experience. Over a period of 19 years, Jill lived in Singapore, China, Vietnam & Korea, where she served as President of Foreigners Community Service in Seoul. More locally, Jill was active with the Junior League of Monmouth County and has chaired or co-chaired several major fundraisers, including the Dinner Dance for Holiday Express, the 2010 Rally for the Cure at Navesink Country Club and several events for Christ Episcopal Church in Middletown. In addition, Jill is co-chairing this year’s FCS Fall Gala to be held in October.

Download a printable copy of this press release.