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Imagine Welcomes Elisa Jacobson to its Board of Trustees

Elisa JacobsonImagine is pleased to announce Elisa Jacobson has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Elisa Jacobson is the Chief Compliance Officer at Cooperative Counseling Services (CCS) in Mountainside, N.J. CCS is a Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health organization with a unique emphasis on families impacted by complex and developmental trauma. She initially joined CCS three years ago as their Managing Director of Clinical Services overseeing services for children and families in their Outpatient, In-Home Therapy, and Supervised Visitation Programs. Prior to joining CCS, Elisa was employed at Trinitas Regional Medical Center's Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Department serving in numerous clinical and management positions, including Director of Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County. Elisa was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work and worked in private practice with children and adults in the Princeton area. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University; a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University, and a Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. Elisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2000.

"For over 25 years, I have had the tremendous fortune of working with the most remarkable and resilient children and families who have suffered from trauma and loss. I personally experienced several deaths in my family and upon learning about Imagine and their amazing mission, joining the Board and serving such an incredible organization seemed quite natural. I believe that by lending my passion for trauma-informed care and devoting my time for such a worthy cause was "a calling" I could not pass up. As the newest Board member, I am so grateful for the opportunity to help Imagine advance their meaningful work by serving alongside such a talented Board and team of staff and volunteers."

Imagine provides free year-round peer support groups for children age 3-18 who have had a parent or sibling die with concurrent groups for parents and guardians. Free support groups are also available for young adults 18 and up who have had a friend, sibling or parent die. For more information about our Grief Support Programs, click here or contact info@imaginenj.org or 908-264-3100.