Family Services

Welcome to Family Services

NJ Sharing Network honors every family who makes the courageous decision to donate at the time of their loved one's passing. In their time of sorrow, these families gave the gift of life to others in need. While we cannot take away the pain of their loss, we hope to provide services that will promote healing during the difficult journey that lies ahead.

We offer on-going support, beginning at the hospital and continuing with grief resources, workshops and events to celebrate the lives of our donors. Our Family Services team members have diverse backgrounds and experiences including: chaplaincy, social work, bereavement counseling and grief recovery support. We can provide assistance in finding grief resources within your community, answer questions about donation, provide updates on recipients, assist with donor family/recipient correspondence, and provide information on how to get involved with our organization. 

Questions? Contact Family Services at (908) 516-5625 or

Many friends, family and community members find it healing to honor and remember their loved ones through programs, events and volunteerism. While anyone is permitted to participate with NJ Sharing Network programs, organ and tissue donor and recipient medical information is confidential, and can only be shared/released to appropriate parties, pursuant to state and federal regulations.

Meet the Team

Carolyn WelshCarolyn Welsh

Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer


AlyssaAlyssa D'Addio

Director, Hospital and Community Services


Jacqueline-Salvatore-2017Jacqueline Salvatore

Advanced Family and Grief Specialist


Jose CrespoJose Crespo

Family Services Coordinator


Sara PattersonSarah Patterson

Family Services Coordinator