Founder and President
Jane has been passionate advocate for the care of vulnerable children for the past decade. She has more than a decade of experience in the non-profit world as a fundraising professional. She has counseled countless organizations, improving their relationships with donors, helping them remain mission focused, and increasing their funds raised. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and is committed to helping vulnerable children in the United States and around the world.
Jane resides in New Jersey with her husband, Christian, and their three daughters: Avery, Claire, and Blythe.
Erin Cetera, currently at CASA of Union County, has been working and volunteering with children and their families for more than 20 years. During her most recent finalized case, Erin served as an advocate for a one-year old girl who was placed in the foster care system after being removed for abuse. Through close monitoring, strong advocating, and many court cases later, the young child was reunited with her mother and permanently placed in the best-case scenario.
Erin is a pediatric occupational therapist, working with children and families privately in their natural environments throughout our neighboring communities. She is the founder of The Therapeutic Pantry, her own practice, that focuses on children with sensory processing needs and more specifically feeding and eating issues for picky eaters.
Erin resides in New Jersey with her husband Carl and their two daughters, Lucy and Ruby.
Anthony is a Managing Director and General Counsel to the Institutional Equities Division of Morgan Stanley in New York. Anthony joined the Firm in 2002 and has served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility throughout his tenure with the firm. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Anthony was an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York. At both Morgan Stanley and Cleary, Gottlieb, Anthony was an active participant in corporate charity initiatives and is looking forward to helping A Birthday Wish achieve its goals of serving the needs of foster children in New Jersey. Anthony resides in New Jersey, with his wife, Suzanne and their two daughters, Allison and Katherine.
After receiving her B.S. in biology from St. Joseph’s University, Kelly taught high school Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and later completed her residency in pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the New York University School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center. During her medical career, she has been passionate about caring for underserved children and spent time in Central America and Africa on medical missions.
Kelly resides in New Jersey with her husband Sean and four children, Ben, Jack, Lila, and Julia.
Kathy has spent her career as an advocate for underserved populations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Psychology from Bucknell University and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. She worked as a certified social worker at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in the HIV/AIDS clinic. While at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Kathy coordinated the hospital’s rape crisis center and managed the volunteers at the HIV/AIDS clinic. Additionally, she organized and facilitated a support group for teens that are affected by HIV/AIDS.
Kathy has always had a special interest in adolescents and children. From volunteering at the Division of Youth and Family Services, to working in New York City schools counseling teens, she has always felt strongly about the need to support and advocate for our children.
Kathy currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, Scott, and their three daughters.