Push to Walk Names Stephanie Lajam as Operations Director

CONTACT: Kate Wolfe
PHONE: (862) 200-5848
EMAIL: kwolfe@pushtowalknj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 18, 2016

Push to Walk Names Stephanie Lajam as Operations Director

Riverdale, NJ- Push to Walk, a local nonprofit, today announced the appointment of Stephanie Lajam as Operations Director.  Ms. Lajam will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and office operations, including communications, marketing and outreach programs, supervising the administrative staff and supporting Human Resources.

“Stephanie is a valued and dedicated employee of Push to Walk and an integral part of our management team.  Her knowledge of the organization and relationships with all of our stakeholders, especially the clients, all contributed to her earning this promotion. I am excited for what the future holds for Stephanie with her increased responsibilities says Push to Walk Founder Cynthia Templeton

Ms. Lajam began her career at Push to Walk as an intern in the summer of 2009, interviewing clients and creating client bio’s for the website and continued to volunteer when she was home from school. In 2010 she joined Push to Walk as the Fundraising and Special Events assistant, working part time focusing on fine tuning a donor database and fundraising.  By 2012 she was promoted to Communications and Special Events Coordinator and working full time. Her contributions to Push to Walk continued to grow as she became the Executive Communications Director in September 2014.

Stephanie received her Bachelors Degree in communications from the College of New Jersey in May 2010, and her Master of Public Administration, with a concentration in nonprofit management from Rutgers Newark in May 2016.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Lajam at (862) 200-5848 or slajam@pushtowalknj.org. Donation opportunities are available on the Push to Walk website: www.pushtowalknj.org

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About Push to Walk
Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements.  It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area.  Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Push to Walk is only able to cover about 65% of its operating costs through client fees, and relies on grants and fundraising events to help make up the difference. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is located in Riverdale, New Jersey. Visit www.pushtowalknj.org to learn more