Meet Our Founders
Mrs. Faye A. Zealand co-founded ARFC with her husband in 1985. Prior to that, Mrs. Zealand served as Director of Head Start in Scranton, Pennsylvania, chaired the Howell Cultural Arts Committee, and worked as a teacher for the Salvation Army in Jersey City. She has also served on the board of directors for Catholic Charities for the Trenton Diocese. In 1987, she testified at President Reagan’s Commission on the HIV Epidemic. She received her Certificate in Social Work in 1996 from the State of New Jersey. She is the recipient of the Unsung Heroine Award from former Senator Bill Bradley and was named Woman of the Year by Zeta Phi Beta, the Monmouth County Girl Scouts, and the Zonta Club. She is a Points of Light honoree was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Bloomfield College in May 2002. In 2016, she was awarded the Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award for her outstanding contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS care.