Our Vision: To transform the life of individuals and families to become self-sufficient and productive citizens.
What we’re all about
Respond, Inc. is a charitable, not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization created by community residents to enhance and promote the economic independence and general welfare of individuals and families residing in Camden City and county. This mission is carried forth in the provision of comprehensive services in child care, a senior adult center, programs for homeless adults, rental housing and home ownership, youth services, employment, economic development and associated programs that help people help themselves.
Our team is comprised of dedicated professionals
Vance M. Lofton
Vance M. Lofton leverages more than 20 years of operational and leadership experience by providing strategic and visionary direction. He has a proven track record in fiscal management, program administration and Information technology.
His prior experience includes, The Philadelphia Youth Network, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Better Tomorrows where he managed human service programs, operations and technology initiatives.
Mr. Lofton is a lifelong advocate of community service and has demonstrated his commitment to the community by volunteering his time and talent with several nonprofits engaged in youth & children’s services, homelessness, and community development.
Mr. Lofton holds a MBA from DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University.
She is passionate in fostering children's learning abilities by helping to facilitate learning through a vast array of child specific activities and curriculum.
Over the years, she has built many relationships working directly with professionals, families and children with special needs giving her the opportunity to work with many different organizations in Camden County such as Bancroft, Virtua, Board of Education and many more.
Specializing in Human Resources, Elia has held several roles within the field, such as Recruiter, Generalist, HRIS Specialist, and Director. As an HR professional, she focuses on talent acquisition, training and development, payroll, compensation and benefits, compliance, and workplace safety. Within the leadership team, Elia will also be helping on the future of technology and HR, leveraging existing in-house technology platforms to enhance features relating to HR and employee needs.
Elia holds an MBA from Eastern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from the University of Puerto Rico. Outside of work, Elia enjoys the outdoors, riding her bicycle, going on trail hikes, relishing the ocean, and enjoying nature in general with husband and daughter.
He has served in the finance departments of companies like Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation, Habitat for Humanity and Hillel of Greater Philadelphia. The last 15 years he has been in charge of managing the finance departments.
Milton, being an avid basketball fan, has coached youth basketball for over 20 years, plays golf, is a musician and amateur photographer. His personal goal is to give back to the community, by teaching financial literacy and sharing his knowledge and love of sports and music with the youth and adults.
Milton holds an MAFM , Masters of Accounting and Financial Management from DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from DeVry University.
Board of Directors
Rev. Bob Costello, Esq.
Rev. Chris Heckert
Dr. Nikki LaBombard