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©2019 by The SMILE of Hopatcong

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Allan Milford

President

Mr. Milford is also the President of SMILE. He and his wife Patty are the founders of this wonderful charity organization.
Mr. Al Milford is a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer with HARRIS for 37 years. The Milford's have a son, Steven, who has Down syndrome. They recognize he will require support and a healthy and happy living environment when they become unable to continue to care for him. In researching placement in the future, they learned the “waiting list” for people with disabilities is insurmountable! Instead of complaining about it, they decided to do something about it.
Mr. Milford along with his wife, Patty, have worked tirelessly to bring “The Smile”, a 501(c)3 charity, to fruition. Their dream is to help others, like their son, who deserve a place to learn, grow and thrive with others like them.

 

Administrative Team

Susan Gallagher

Director of Community Affairs

Susan Gallagher serves as the Director of Community Affairs for SMILE.  She began her career within the nonprofit community as a Direct Support Professional and quickly found her calling. Susan has since served as a Residential Manager, Senior Coordinator of Recreation, a Special Olympic Coach, an Administrative Assistant, and a Support Coordinator.
Her passion and commitment have led to the support and empowerment of many individuals with developmental disabilities. Susan continues to strive for the provision of quality services and to assist in the education and support of persons with developmental disabilities. Susan received her dual bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from East Stroudsburg University.