WILLINGBORO, NJ — The holidays put everyone, even entire nonprofit agencies, in the giving spirit, and Crossroads Programs was no exception. Nine employees, including Mary Beth Barnes, CPA Controller from Logan Township, who have reached the five-year mark with the organization, were honored at an annual employee service recognition event in late December.
“Our work would not be possible without the dedication and expertise of our employees, including those honored at our recent holiday party,” said Crossroads’ Programs CEO Michael Snyder. “We are grateful for their service and their efforts to provide a brighter future for the youth served in our programs.”
“Mary Beth Barnes, Crossroads’ Controller, has made tremendous professional contributions to the organization, to the effectiveness and efficiency of our processes and procedures, and to the financial tools that we use to safeguard our assets and to manage our nonprofit youth mission,” said Robert Kopcho, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer of Crossroads’ Programs and Barnes’ direct supervisor.
“I have witnessed first-hand how she consistently approaches her responsibilities with equal rigor, a sense of urgency, and excellence while being invariably caring, respectful, and helpful to everyone around.”
Kopcho noted that since Barnes, a CPA, was hired in September 2010, she has been solely responsible for billing and collecting more than $20 million on behalf of Crossroads’ Programs’ clients, to help cover the cost of housing, treatment services, and other critical needs.
Crossroads’ Programs, a nonprofit organization founded in 1978, works with at-risk children and youth from throughout New Jersey to ensure that they have a safe and supportive place to live, access to the care they need, and the ability to reach their full potential in life. In the past year alone, Crossroads has provided services to 325 youth in New Jersey, ranging from infants to those who are 21 years of age.