Marla Meyers, Cherry Hill
Marla Meyers, resident of Voorhees and Executive Director of Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern New Jersey, is a social service professional who has devoted the entirety of her 25+ year career to building a stronger and more vibrant community. Marla’s agency assists 10,000 individuals annually, and has instituted numerous new initiatives for our communities most vulnerable members under her leadership. These initiatives include “Right in Our Backyard”, an interactive panel presentation for parents and teens on the critical topic of drug addiction in the suburbs, “Take the Wheel”, a veteran peer to peer driving service, The Life Counts, a teen suicide prevention program, Repair the World, a social justice curriculum for high school students, “Safe House” also know as ‘Charlotte’s Place’ for victims of domestic violence, and “A VISTA” program to assist Holocaust Survivors and a successful corporate philanthropy program. Marla has also overseen the purchase, renovation, and opening of the agency’s Rhona Fischer Family Assistance Building and Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantry in Cherry Hill. Marla brings a wealth of knowledge and support to the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force (AATF). She provides invaluable insight, concern and uses her agency to increase awareness and education towards achieving the ultimate goal of reducing overdoses, fatalities among Camden County’s residents. Through funding from Gregg Wolfe (a parent who lost his son), her agency, in collaboration with the AATF, provides education for parents, youth in schools and other venues throughout the county. Marla is currently working on securing training for her staff on the use of naloxone (Narcan), and faithfully attends all of the AATF’s meetings and events. Because of residents like Marla, lives are being saved in Camden County.
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