LONG BRANCH, NJ  – The Board of Directors of Family Children’s Service (FCS), whose mission is to serve people at vulnerable times in their lives through education, intervention, care and counseling, is proud to announce the appointment of  Adele (Delly) M. Beekman, formerly of Rumson, as CEO of the 103 year-old nonprofit agency.  A member of the FCS Board for more than 24 years, including two as president, Ms. Beekman has been serving as interim CEO of the agency since December when she resigned the Board to assume the duties of former CEO Vincent L. D’Elia.

Ms. Beekman has an extensive career in nonprofit volunteer management and advocacy. She recently completed a two-year term as president of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., an organization of 293 Junior Leagues in four countries with more than 150,000 members. A member of the Junior League of Monmouth County since 1977, Ms. Beekman also served as its president and most recently advocated with the New Jersey Junior Leagues State Public Affairs Committee. A graduate of Newton College of the Sacred Heart, now merged with Boston College, Ms. Beekman was also on the nominating committee of the Girls Scouts of the Jersey Shore and a member of the board of the Children’s Research Triangle in Chicago.  For ten years she managed Leadership Shore, a community leadership program offered by Brookdale Community College

“Delly brings a wealth of talent and experience in the nonprofit world to FCS,” says FCS Board Chair Debbie O’Donoghue. “She is a visionary and thoughtful leader who approaches our mission with compassion and concern for those we serve. We look forward to working with Delly in her new role as CEO.”

In addition to Ms. Beekman’s appointment, the Board also elected current Vice-Chair Audena “Dena” Walter Reger of Shrewsbury to a one-year term as Chair-elect.  Ms. Reger, who joined the Board in 2010, will automatically assume the position of Board Chair for a two-year term in 2014. An attorney with the Little Silver law firm of Jahos, Broege & Shaheen LLP, Ms. Reger is also a past president of the Junior League of Monmouth County. Reger currently serves as a trustee of the Shrewsbury Historical Society and as vice president for Jersey Shore PFLAG (Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays.) Reger is a graduate of Seton Hall University Law School and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

In other news, two new members were appointed to the Board; local financier and investment manager Paul A. Stach of Little Silver, and Long Branch attorney Richard J. Angelo.  Mr. Stach is the Managing Partner of Osprey Partners Investment Management, LLC in Shrewsbury and currently serves as Treasurer of the Monmouth Beach, Bath & Tennis Club and a trustee of the Church of Nativity in Fair Haven. A graduate of Williams College, Mr. Stach received his Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Angelo is Associate with the Red Bank law firm Zager, Fuch, P.C. where his practice focuses on elder law, estate planning, general business and corporate law and real estate and land use. A graduate of Monmouth University Undergraduate and Rutgers University School of Law, Mr. Angelo was also a teacher in the Long Branch school district before becoming a lawyer.