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Rev. John Scotland

Executive Director

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Rev. Scotland, recently retired Pastor of the Community Presbyterian Church of Brigantine, has brought leadership and knowledge of the social service industry to the board of Friends of Jean Webster since its onset. He has served on many social service committees within the local community, including the Comprehensive Emergency Assistance System Continuum of Care Committee and the Atlantic City Presbyterian Mission Council. He has experience directing the National Presbyterian Health and Welfare Association.  While pastor of a Presbyterian church in Pittsburgh, he founded a coalition of 50 churches devoted to food and shelter services. He also directed the Settlement House program in that region. Reverend Scotland’s formal education includes the College of Wooster in Ohio where he majored in Urban Studies (1977), the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where he majored in Ethics (1981), the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, where he majored in Community Organizing (1981), and postgraduate degree work at Rutgers University Bloustein School of Public Policy (2001-2005). John and his wife Anne are the parents of four daughters.


Paige S. Washington

Director of Development

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Paige Washington was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She holds a B.A. in English from Rutgers University and a M.A. in Elementary Education from Johns Hopkins University. She is a certified teacher and an alumnus of Teach for America. After 12 years of teaching public school, in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Newark, and Ocean Township, NJ, Paige relocated to South Jersey where she worked to bridge the gaps between and within communities. In 2016, Paige founded the nonprofit organization Communities Revolutionizing Open Public Spaces (C.R.O.P.S.), which hosts local farmers markets, community gardens, paid internships and educational programming and events. Paige served as Board Chair of C.R.O.P.S. for 7 years, before taking the role of Director of Development for the Friends of Jean Webster, Inc.  Paige was no stranger to Sister Jean’s, having volunteered and collaborated with the organization since 2016, she also served as a Board member for 4 years. Paige’s father used to say to her, “No grass grows under your feet!” and that saying couldn’t be more true. While raising her 4 children aged 10-16 years old, Paige finds time to coach basketball in the area and works as substitute teacher at Mainland High School. A prolific writer, Paige has published several poems and essays and can be found teaching workshops, or on the stage performing spoken word. 


Jon Rosky, President

Jon Rosky has been helping at Sister Jean's since volunteering to help renovate and re-open the kitchen in 2005. Shortly afterwards, Jon joined the Board of Directors and later became President of the Board. Jon's professional expertise is in the field of commercial kitchen design and construction and foodservice operations. Jon has lived in the AC area most of his life and is the third generation of his family making their living and home here, so helping improve the lives of those in need in his community is an important motivation for Jon. Jon is a 1985 graduate of Bucknell University and has worked as an Adjunct Professor and an Advisory Council member at Stockton University in the Hospitality Management program. Jon resides in Egg Harbor Township and spends his leisure time with family and friends and outdoors as much as possible.

Hon. Richard J. Williams, Vice-President

Judge Williams is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia Law School. From 1972 until 1981 he served as the Atlantic County Prosecutor. He was appointed to the Superior Court in 1981 and thereafter served as  Presiding Judge of the Family Division, Assignment Judge for Atlantic and Cape May Counties, and as Administrative Director of the New Jersey Court System. He has been a leader in numerous community and professional organizations, serving as President of the Atlantic County Bar Association, Cape Atlantic Legal Services, and the Family Service Association of Atlantic County He has also served as President of the New Jersey County Prosecutors’ Association and Vice President of the National District Attorneys’ Association. Following his retirement from the Judiciary he joined the Board of the Friends of Jean Webster where he now serves as Vice President.

Diane S. Falk, Secretary

Dr. Falk is Professor Emerita of Social Work at Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey. She was founding director of Stockton’s MSW Program and Principal Investigator of Stockton’s Child Welfare Education Institute. Prior to that, she directed clinical services at a N.J. community mental health center. Her interests are in social work practice, human rights, international social development, mental health, and child welfare. She is on the board of Real Partners Uganda and served for twelve years on the board of AtlantiCare Behavioral Health. Dr. Falk joined the Board of Friends of Jean Webster upon her retirement and now serves as its Secretary. Dr. Falk has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.


Rev. Jeff Eaton

Jeffrey Eaton was pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Brunswick, NJ. for many years. While in that position, he founded Elijah’s Promise Community Kitchen, which grew to be a multi-service organization addressing hunger and poverty in that city. Before that, he was Chaplain and Professor of Religion at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He is a published scholar, and his preaching and teaching explore a variety of topics that have to do with both church and society. His Ph.D. is in the field of philosophy. Jeff enjoys surfing when he is not at church. He is married to Sharon and has a married daughter, Juliane Eaton-Mercado.

Nathan R. Johnson

Mr. Johnson’s experience brings a unique perspective to the board. He has been in the Casino industry for 19 years and currently is a business owner of ETA Dollar Plus Express. He has worked with Operation HELP since 1995, a program that fundraises for food banks and community service programs.

Shawn McCloud

Dr. McCloud is a program chairperson and faculty member in the College of Business at Wilmington University and has previously served as a faculty member with Fairleigh Dickinson University. For two-plus decades he held leadership roles in financial, marketing, and operations functions throughout the casino/hospitality industry. Dr. McCloud earned a D.B.A. from Wilmington University, an M.S. in Hospitality Management Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a B.A. in Economics from Stockton University, and he is certified and licensed as a School Business Administrator in New Jersey.  He joined the Board of Friends of Jean Webster in 2004 to actively contribute to its mission. Currently residing in southern New Jersey with his wife and two daughters, Dr. McCloud is deeply involved in volunteering his time and talents in various community roles.


Robert L. Oglesby

June Riddell

June Riddell received a BSN from the University at Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1964. She retired as Captain, NC, U.S. Navy, having served twenty-eight plus years of active duty, including a Vietnam Tour on the USS Repose. She served as President of the Atlantic City Presbyterian Mission Council, which was one of the original sponsors of Friends of Jean Webster at the First Presbyterian Church of Atlantic City. Presently she serves on the Board of Friends of Jean Webster and is Clerk of the Session of the New Victory First Presbyterian Deliverance Church of Atlantic City.

William Southrey

Bill is the retired Executive Director of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission the Founder and Executive Director of Housing for the Homeless, and a board member of the New Jersey coalition to End Homelessness and Hunger. He is a life-long resident of the area who has a deep and abiding commitment to the love of neighbors, especially the poor and the homeless.  Bill’s 35 years of experience in the administration of the Rescue Mission make him uniquely qualified to provide leadership on our Board of Directors.

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