Commmunity Service


I served on the Board of Trustees of Furniture Assist, Inc., a non-profit corporation which meets needs for household items of working families in Northern New Jersey from Summer 2010-December 2012 and remained involved as a volunteer through 2017.

I am currently involved in an effort to provide a caring compassionate community, including housing, jobs, and healthcare, and a sense of belonging, for young women aging out of the foster care system.

Project management and coordination

  • Co-organizer with 3 local churches and Furniture Assist, Inc.: Clothing drive for survivors of Hurricane Sandy (November 2012)
  • Organizer:  FUNdraiser to benefit Furniture Assist, Inc. at Jay's Cycles (April 26, 2014)
  • Co-organizer:  Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (non-profit committee) speed networking mixer for non profits and local businesses (April 14, 2015)
  • Co-sponsor:  Event to benefit the Friends of the Linden Animal Shelter at The Crossroads (June 14, 2015)
  • Co-coordinator with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (Lodge 2514) and Furniture Assist, Inc.:
    Collection of items for Hurricane Survivors (Fall 2017)
  • Rothbaum, P.A. (2017) Managing Stress and Avoiding Burnout in an Era of Anxiety and Activism. First Congregational Church. Preserving Sanity, Safety and Soul in Turbulent Times: Psychological, Legal and Spiritual Considerations for Activists and Advocates: An Interactive Seminar.Westfield, N.J., March
  • Rothbaum, P.A. et al (2017). Journeying Across the Divide: Communicating with the Other. First Congregational Church,Westfield, N.J., June.
  • Community Coordinator: The Healing Project, Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Westfield, N.J. (2017-present)
  • Moderator, New Jersey Sews in Unity (2020-2021)
    New Jersey Sews in Unity-Making a Difference During Covid-19
    2021 Union County SHero Award winner

Art, jewelry, and writing to benefit charities










Art donated for the 2020 Christmas card for The
Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeles

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 16. 2021 WEADD (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day) Virtual Conference. Managing stress and avoiding burnout for adult protective services professionals. Arizona Department of Economic Security. Click to download presentation pdf