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Community Hope Announces New Board Members

February 27, 2024

Parsippany, NJ – Community Hope announces three new members to its Board of Directors: Ann Mohamadi, CEO, Sapphire Associates, Brent Ragans, President, Ferring US and John Stritehoff, a US Navy Veteran and Senior Sales Consultant, JCS Consulting , Sales Director, aia Translations.

“It is a great honor to add these exceptional individuals to the Board of Directors,” says John Iannetta, Community Hope Board President. Each of these individuals are dedicated to the work of Community Hope and the people we serve daily. It is an honor to have them as part of the leadership of this great organization. In addition, we are proud to announce that the Board has decided to elevate Carmine Deo, MBA, MSW, LCSW, Community Hope Executive Director to the title of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Deo has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities as Executive Director since 2018 and we are proud to extend this title to him.”

The current Board of Directors are:

  • John Iannetta, President
  • Laurie Becker, Vice President
  • Bruce Silver, Secretary
  • Nicholas Lorusso, Treasurer
  • Karen Campbell, Director
  • Paul Cocja, Director
  • Lucy C. Del Gaudio, Veteran Advisor
  • Ann Mohamadi, Director
  • Belinda Perichi, Director
  • Brent Ragans, Director
  • Todd Smith, Director
  • John Stritehoff, USN (Ret.), Director
  • Elias Tsepouridis, Director
  • David Wissert, Esq., Director
  • Jennifer Zimmer, Director
  • Carmine V. Deo, MBA, MSW, LCSW – Chief Executive Officer

Emeritus Board Members:

  • Eileen Griffith, Director and past President
  • Carmela Lunt, Founder and past President
  • Eugene C. Holloway, III, Esq., Director
  • Jay Yarnis, DDS, Director

About Community Hope

Community Hope, a NJ non-profit organization, provides housing and support services to hundreds of veterans, veteran families, and people living with mental illness each year. Since 1985, our team of over 150 employees has provided clinical case management, housing (emergency, transitional, and affordable), and homeless prevention services enabling thousands to recover from mental illness, homelessness, substance use, and poverty.
To learn more about Community Hope, visit and follow us on Instagram: CommunityHope_NJ, Twitter @CommunityHopeNJ, and Facebook at

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