South Orange’s Sally Monaghan Joins FamilyConnections Board

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 The following release is from FAMILYConnections (see a PDF of FAMILYConnection facts below):

Sally Monaghan joins FamilyConnections Board.

Sally Monaghan joins FamilyConnections Board.

FAMILYConnections announces that South Orange resident Sarah (Sally) Monaghan, Esq. has been elected to its Board of Trustees.

Ms. Monaghan is an Appellate Attorney with the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Office of Parental Representation, handling all aspects of child welfare matters on behalf of parents. She is also Of Counsel with Flemington based Dilts & Koester. Her law practice focuses on real estate and business matters, including but not limited to leasing, employment, land use development, construction, environmental and business issues in both transactions and litigation.

Prior to joining the Public Defender’s Office, Monaghan was Associate Editor for The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, a nationally published magazine for in-house attorneys. She was also an Environmental Attorney with Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti for ten years.

“Sarah brings an invaluable skill set to the Board with her background in real estate, legal and child welfare matters,” says Jacques Hryshko, Executive Director of FAMILYConnections. “We are very fortunate to have her guidance as we continue expanding our services to children and families throughout Essex County.”

Monaghan has held numerous officer positions in Parent Teacher Associations and Home & School Associations for South Orange/Maplewood. She served as President of Columbia High School’s Home and School Association from 2011-2013. She was also a Commissioner on South Orange’s Environmental Commission.


FAMILYConnections is a non-profit counseling and family service agency with 35 specialized programs for all ages serving Greater Essex County. The agency delivers research–based therapeutic services to improve the quality of life throughout the community by reducing child abuse, drug abuse, gang involvement, and crime; by increasing social and coping skills, school success, and employability; by healing emotional pain and helping individuals and families grow strong and independent.

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