About us

The NEWARK COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE BOARD (NCCB) works together to address substance misuse and related health disparities (e.g.: HIV/HCV incidence and infection as well as incarceration issues).

THE NCCB IS made up of 20 members, including community residents, health care consumers, service providers, and scientists and from Newark, NJ, the NYC metro area and beyond—all of them dedicated to investigating the specific community issues listed above as well as advocating for empowering solutions.

WE COLLABORATE WITH Community Based Organizations that directly serve those with histories of HIV/HCV infection, substance use disorders, and/or incarceration. We communicate the results of our research to community members, the scientific community, potential agency funders and those in local government.

OUR ADVOCACY is driven by scientific methods and informed by critical consciousness and empowerment theories. We are excited to educate our community about critical consciousness in expectation that we can all engage in critical dialogue and critical action against the issues facing our community.

Vision and Mission

WE WANT A COMMUNITY where marginalized individuals and communities are empowered to exercise their rights and advocate for equal opportunity to build better lives.
WE EMPOWER PEOPLE with histories of HIV/HCV, substance use disorders, and incarceration to advocate for their health and for equity. We do this through community engagement , participation, and through research—all backed by critical thinking.

DIRECT SERVICES for those with HIV/HCV, substance use disorders, and incarceration issues are provided by our community service partners and through our research projects. For more information or to contact them, see their logos below.

Meet Our Operations Team

Liliane Windsor
Liliane WindsorChair and Principal Investigator
Carol Lee
Carol LeeResearch Assistant
Roberta Gaban Monteiro
Roberta Gaban MonteiroResearch Assistant

Membership

Would you like to become a member of the NCCB? Click here to download a membership application. Fill it out and email to NCCB@newarkccb.org along with your resume/ CV. We will respond providing more information about the member selection process.

Our Funders