President/Executive Director, Monica Shaw

Monica Shaw-Saia studied Political Science with a concentration in Law and International Studies at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She has worked in many corporate management settings including retail, law, and airline industries. Mrs. Saia is the mother of two children. Currently, she is living her dream of helping children and families through the non-profit organization she co-founded, called Deliverance Children’s Ministry, Inc. (DCM). DCM operates out of its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and chapters in New York City and New Jersey.

Vice President/ Co-Chair, Juana Penson

Juana Penson is a full-time businesswoman and a full-time problem solver. With over thirty years of professional experience supporting top level executives and office management, she surpasses the old adage of “attention to detail”.

She is known for her interpersonal skills, keen listening ability, expert level multi-tasking, and coordination.  Her personal level of care is what separates her, not only does she care about the task at hand, but the person behind it.

Her passion to always serve others has connected her with like-minded organizations which have the same mission.  She is always looking to serve in any role she has been able to.

When her children were of school age, she served in any parent group where she could roll up her sleeves and apply her skills for what was needed. Her support was always there; from Parent Council to PTA Vice President.  Juana currently serves as Co-Chair to All Roads to Success, Secretary for the Food and Shelter Coalition of Hudson County, Food Coordinator for Triangle Park Community Center, Member of the Food Security Task Force, and Vice President/Co-Chair of Deliverance Children’s Ministry, Inc.

Treasurer, Neel Shah

Neel Shah is a young, creative, upbeat, innovative data analyst with a positive attitude and a drive to succeed. He is a talented individual who knows how to motivate others and has the ability to communicate thoughts, ideas, and execute plans.

With a drive for technology and analytics and a passion for creativity, Neel is a successful Data Analyst currently working at Tata Consultancy Services and following his passion by serving for Deliverance Children’s Ministries and Triangle Park Community Center.




Sasha Chapple

Sasha Chapple is an educator and community based advocate with experience organizing and volunteering with various non-profit organizations to advance the rights for her community. During her 10 years in education, Sasha has taught elementary, and secondary level within underserved communities. With extensive leadership experience, she ensures populations have voices in conversations, issues, and policies that affect them.  Sasha has been able to promote significant, positive change in communities and individuals through advocacy, empowered by compassion.She serves as a community switchboard to effectuate positive change by connecting people and organizations. Sasha is a generalist, highly proficient in the promotion, accountability, awareness and implementation of equitable and inclusive strategies to facilitate actionable change in order to build community resilience.

Sasha found her life purpose by becoming a Full Spectrum Birth Doula, End of Life doula and Reiki Practitioner. She believes in upholding the bookends of life, and everything in between. She takes pride in advocating for marginalized communities for wellness and healing. She is committed to making sure her communities are always emotionally and spiritually protected.

DeNelly James, COO
Ana Perez, Secretary
Julia Sara, Friend & Supporter
Shannon Harknett, Friend & Supporter
Brianna Florento, Social Media/Website Content Manager