Co-founder and President     Lisa Joy Valentine, describes herself as a grateful recovering co-dependent who lives in New Jersey with her husband, Charles.   Lisa has worked in the finance, legal and real estate fields bringing all of that experience to the opening and implementing of the Valentine Homes. Lisa is driven to help those suffering from Substance Use Disorders and their families.  Lisa is a committed member of her church where she led a Co-dependency recovery meeting for the last nine years and now is one of the leaders in the Celebrate Recovery program at The Life Christian Church

Co-founder and President 

Lisa Joy Valentine, describes herself as a grateful recovering co-dependent who lives in New Jersey with her husband, Charles.   Lisa has worked in the finance, legal and real estate fields bringing all of that experience to the opening and implementing of the Valentine Homes. Lisa is driven to help those suffering from Substance Use Disorders and their families.  Lisa is a committed member of her church where she led a Co-dependency recovery meeting for the last nine years and now is one of the leaders in the Celebrate Recovery program at The Life Christian Church

   Board Vice-President     Valerie Sanchez lives in NJ with her husband. Valerie has over 27 years' experience in finance and is currently a partner at a women-led financial services company.  She is a committed member of her church where she leads the Hospitality Ministry. Valerie loves to serve, cook and DIY.

Board Vice-President

Valerie Sanchez lives in NJ with her husband. Valerie has over 27 years' experience in finance and is currently a partner at a women-led financial services company.  She is a committed member of her church where she leads the Hospitality Ministry. Valerie loves to serve, cook and DIY.

  Board Secretary     Maria Fonseca graduated from FIU Miami with a degree in International Finance. She has worked in various administrative roles and has been part of the Board for the past four years. She lives in East Hanover with her family.

Board Secretary

Maria Fonseca graduated from FIU Miami with a degree in International Finance. She has worked in various administrative roles and has been part of the Board for the past four years. She lives in East Hanover with her family.

   Board Member         Mike is currently employed as a building manager at a local church. In this capacity, he is responsible for maintaining the grounds, buildings, and systems for the church as well as for two commercial tenants in the building. During the prior 20 plus years Mike was a trained Network Engineer designing and installing data centers domestically and internationally.    Mike has been drug and alcohol free since 2010 and is a former member of two of the men’s Valentine House Foundation houses from 2011 until 2015.    

Board Member  

Mike is currently employed as a building manager at a local church. In this capacity, he is responsible for maintaining the grounds, buildings, and systems for the church as well as for two commercial tenants in the building. During the prior 20 plus years Mike was a trained Network Engineer designing and installing data centers domestically and internationally.

Mike has been drug and alcohol free since 2010 and is a former member of two of the men’s Valentine House Foundation houses from 2011 until 2015.