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The State of NJ’s Health: Living in Sandy’s Shadow: Participating Organizations

The State of NJ’s Health: Living in Sandy’s Shadow is a town hall moderated by NJTV News Senior Correspondent Mike Schneider, exploring the long-lasting psychological impact of Hurricane Sandy on Garden State residents who live in some of the hardest-hit communities. The storm from two years ago has left lasting emotional scars, fatigue and frustration, as individuals cope with rebuilding and re-engagement in their communities. Many are still seeking help for the after-effects; some still don’t know where to turn.

The State of NJ’s Health: Living in Sandy’s Shadow aims to raise awareness of the personal and traumatic impact of the storm, and serve as a source of information for community resources both on-air and online. The hour-long program was recorded at Ocean County Community College in Toms River, NJ.

Panelists:

Rachel Alvarez, MSW | Northern Region Program Manager, Turning the Tides Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention
Dr. Adrienne Fessler-Belli, LCSW | Director, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, NJ Department of Human Services
Renee Burawski, LCSW | Director, Office for Sandy Recovery at the NJ Department of Human Services, NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Dr. Christine Hatchard | Professor of Psychology Monmouth University
Dr. Steven Kairys | Chair of Pediatrics, Jersey Shore University Center
Thomas Kelaher | Mayor, Toms River, NJ
Patrick Murray | Director, Monmouth University Polling Institute