People in Business, Aug. 7

Deborah Drumm, psychiatric nurse practitioner with a practice in Newton, is happy to announce the addition of several clinicians to join her treatment team.

Doreen Rasp, APN, is a dual certified family and mental health nurse practitioner. In her role as part of Advanced Behavioral Counseling, Rasp provides pharmacological management for a variety of mental health disorders. Her areas of professional interest include management of post-partum depression, major depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and Attention Deficit Disorder. She plans on treating the depression and anxiety linked to Lyme disease and their co-infections: bartonella, erlichiosis and barbesia. Rasp has been a Registered Nurse since 1995, and completed a master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Rutgers University in 2009. She has specialized in primary care as well as gastroenterology. In 2015 she completed a certification as a mental health nurse practitioner from Wilkes University. The dual certification allows her to provide comprehensive holistic care to all of her clients.

Molly (McGoldrick) Hird, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor who worked with Drumm as part of the Bridgeway Sussex Community Support Team for six years. She provided comprehensive services through case management, supported employment, and partial care. Hird holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The College of New Jersey and a master’s in clinical and counseling psychology from William Paterson University of New Jersey, where she graduated at the top of her class. She has been devoted to helping adults and adolescents impacted by mental health issues in a variety of settings for the past 15 years. She specializes in working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, and severe and persistent mental illness.

Kristi Anderson has been named associate of the month for July at Berkshire Hathaway Gross and Jansen Realtors.

She began her real estate career in 2001. She is Short Sale and Foreclosure Certified and has also trained to be certified as an Accredited Buyer Representative.

Anderson is also the secretary of the Vernon Chamber of Commerce, as well as a devoted mother to three girls. She resides with her husband and family in Highland Lakes.

Lorraine C. Parker, J.A.D.(Retired) has joined the Board of Directors at Project Self-Sufficiency.

Project Self-Sufficiency is a local non-profit organization which helps low-income families in northwestern New Jersey to attain economic self-sufficiency and family stability. Parker has been involved with Project Self-Sufficiency since 1992, when she helped develop the agency’s pro se legal assistance program which pairs legal professionals with those who need assistance with completing paperwork for family court matters. “Over the years, I have been involved in a number of events and attended many Project Self-Sufficiency functions,” comments Parker. “I never cease to be amazed at the work this agency does and the people it reaches every day in so many ways, always with the goal of enabling and empowering people to be self-sufficient. My goal is to support the agency in whatever way I can to continue its mission and broaden its reach.”

“We are delighted to welcome Lorraine Parker to the Board of Directors at Project Self-Sufficiency,” commented Beverly Gordon, President of the Board of Directors. “Her enthusiasm and commitment to the families we serve will help to guide the agency through its 30th anniversary year and into the future.”

Harry Fisher III will be retiring from Valley View Rehabilitation Healthcare Center in Newton following 8 years of Service as Director of Environmental Services.

Fisher dedicated both his time and energy in beautifying Valley View Rehabilitation Healthcare Center throughout the years. Fisher’s ingenuity and knowledge earned him the nickname “MacGyver” by his fellow colleagues. His gentle style linked with his resourcefulness and wisdom made him a valuable asset to the company.

“We would like to wish Harry Fisher III well on his retirement,” said Ivette Wright, Director of Human Resources and Marketing, “He will be missed by all his fellow employees at Valley View Rehabilitation Healthcare Center.