Roots & Wings, a New Jersey nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the critical needs of the state's aged-out foster youth, has welcomed Westfield residents Wendy Masteller and Shelley Rothenberg to their Board of Trustees. Ms. Masteller, who has called Westfield home for 40 years, is a retired Westfield middle school science teacher who taught in the school system for 35 years. Ms. Rothenberg has resided in Westfield for 16 years. She owns a management consulting business, which she started after retiring from AT&T. In addition she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, Inc.
"We are thrilled to have these two talented women join our Board," Roots & Wings Executive Director Kim Spangenberg said. "Their skills and experience with young people will be a real asset to our organization. Wendy's educator's background will be invaluable on our policy and procedures committee, and Shelley's corporate experience is a perfect fit for strategic development and finance."
Roots & Wings has gained a reputation as a preferred resource in Morris County since its inception in 1999. Union County is their first outreach beyond Morris County. To learn more about Roots & Wings - Union County, call Joe Masterson, Leadership Council member, at 908-233-3851.
Roots & Wings - Union County - is an expansion of Roots & Wings headquartered in Morris County. Established early in 2014, Roots & Wings - Union County is headed by a five-member volunteer Leadership Council. They are in the process of fund raising to launch the program locally. Roots & Wings founder, Irene DeGrandpre, was recognized by the state's Governor's office in 2013 as a New Jersey Hero.