About

Our Mission is to Support Families Facing Autism.

We do this through education, marriage counseling, and advocacy as they navigate through the complex challenges associated with the journey of autism from diagnoses to recovery or a better quality of life. MyGOAL Autism is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization with a vision to restore lives and families affected by Autism through Education and Empowerment.

MyGOAL Inc® is a gateway to information regarding:

  • Prevention
  • Treatment(s)
  • Advocacy
  • Support Services for families
  • Enabling Families to have a Sound and Solid Life.

The foundation for the recovery of individuals affected by autism is a solid family. It is based on the principle that the family unit has to sustain through the journey for recovery from Autism. MyGOAL Inc will support and promote family focused education, counseling, and advocacy.

The incidence of divorce among families with special needs children is significantly higher than in other populations due to the impact of stress in the family. MyGOAL Inc® provides the resources and tools for families caring for individuals with autism. We believe when we RESTORE a CHILD with Autism, we RESTORE the FAMILY. Our focus is to reach out everyone especially those with lower socioeconomic means or in underserved areas.

What We Offer

Educational Seminars on  leftnav_puzzlehand

  • Autism Awareness
  • Autism Treatment
  • Basic Rights to Education

Marriage and Family Counseling Advocacy

  • Health and Medical
  • Education
  • Social Services

Family Support Groups

  • New Parents
  • Men’s Domain- A Father’s Support Group
  • Mentoring Program
  • Siblings Support Group

Stress Management tools

  • Lifestyle essentials class (By Wellspring Life)

Board of Directors

Dr. Genevieve Kumapley

Founder & Executive Director


Dr. Genevieve Kumapley received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree with Honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kumapley is a Board Certified Oncology/Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacist who practices at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She also holds an Adjunct Clinical Professor appointment with Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. She is currently a Fellow in the NJ LEND Program, New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program, a program of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. NJ LEND provides graduate-level interdisciplinary, leadership training aimed at preparing the next generation of health and allied health leaders to address the needs of children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), health disparities, cultural competence, related developmental disabilities, and other maternal and child health populations.

She is a passionate advocate for families and individuals with Autism. She is also a graduate of the New Jersey Partners in Policy Making and Rutgers Institute of Ethical Leadership/Prudential Foundation Non-profit Executive Leadership Fellowship program. She uses her leadership skills to inspire and educate the community. She is committed to serving her community through her roles on several boards including her role as the Vice Chair of the South Brunswick Township Commission on Women, Vice President of Touch Link, a Domestic Violence support organization and as a Professional Advisory Board member of the Sister2Sister Breast Cancer Organization. Dr. Kumapley is a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Coach and Trainer. She is also an ordained Minister at RCCG Agape House of Worship and leads several teams including the Healing/Deliverance, Special Needs, Connection and Marriage ministries.

She has received awards for her leadership and service from several organizations including the 2013 Role Model Award from the Roselle Branch of the NAACP, 2016 Nassan’s place outstanding community service award, 2018 Social Stewardship award from the HealthTrust University, and 2018 Outstanding Community Service Award from the Ghana Association for Medical Aid. She is a co- author of 2 books, “7 Principles to Developing and Maintaining Your Passion, a book anthology, Network to Increase your Net worth and her chapter is titled, No Passion, No Gain. She has been featured in several TV and Radio Networks including Ghana TV, NBC, ABC News and NJN.

She is married over 20 years to her husband Robert and they have three children, one of them diagnosed with Autism.

Robert Kumapley

Founder


is a Professional Engineer and holds a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. He is a Lead Design Engineer in the Bridge division in a non-governmental Agency in the New York/New Jersey metro area. He is happily married to his wife, Genevieve and the proud father of Nicholas, Sena and Delali.

Reverend Loraine Priestley-Smith

President


Reverend Loraine Priestley-Smith serves as Clergy in the United Methodist Church. She has served as Chaplain at Matheny Medical and Educational Center (a residential/educational facility for individuals diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.) Pastor Loraine holds a Masters Degree in Divinity; and brings more than 20 years professional experience in Human Resources from the Ford Foundation. She and her husband are the blessed parents of two adult sons.

Pastor Jide Lawore

Vice President


Jide Lawore is the lead pastor of Agape House of Worship, in Roselle New Jersey, where he spends his time teaching, coaching and mentoring many people. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He had over 15 years of successful career in engineering and construction industry before going into full time ministry. He is the author of two widely acclaimed books and a Personal Financial Workbook titled “Building a Solid Financial Foundation and Future”. He is happily married to his lovely wife, Abimbola Lawore and together they are blessed with three lovely children.

Fola Fapohunda

Treasurer


Fola Fapohunda, CPA is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Capital Street Group, a global private equity firm based in NJ. Fola has over 6 years experience in finance, particularly in the consumer banking, corporate card, controllership and most recently the global network business, responsible for transaction advisory, deal negotiation & regulatory reporting. Mr. Fapohunda holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Delaware. He is a CPA and an active supporter of various local charities. He is married to his beautiful wife, Ayo.

Sudha Narayanaswamy

Secretary


Dr. Sudha Narayanaswamy has been involved in health-system pharmacy for over
15 years. She is a graduate of St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and
Allied Health Sciences, where she received both her Bachelor of Science and
Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. After completing a PGY-2 residency in Geriatrics at
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center (KJMC) in Brooklyn, New York, she worked as a
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at KJMC as well as St. Peter’s University Hospital in
New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she met Dr. Genevieve Kumapley. At present,
Dr. Narayanaswamy is the Senior Vice President of the Division of Pharmacy
Practice at GNYHA Services, which is a group purchasing organization serving
200+ member hospitals in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts,
Indiana, Maryland, and Puerto Rico.

K. Wendy Kumar


K. Wendy Kumar is a Vice President of U.S. Bank National Association on Wall Street, New York, NY with over 28 years of Corporate Trust Banking experience. Her expertise lies in various capacities which include the Portfolio Management of diverse and specialty product lines with worldwide Corporate clients. Wendy specializes in Municipal Finance, Corporate Finance, Escrow Finance and Money Market Instruments that include specialty products as Commercial paper, Asset-Backed CP, Medium-Term Notes, Bankers Acceptance and Certificate of Deposits for Corporate clients. Wendy has her degree in Business Administration – Marketing, Sales & Management and have studied Finance at the University of Phoenix. Wendy is married to Kishore Gosein and the couple have 3 children.

Philip J. Hartman


Philip J. Hartman is chief communications officer for Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, New Brunswick, N.J., where he serves as lead spokesman for the hospital system and oversees all internal and external communications. Prior to joining Saint Peter’s in 2009, Hartman was a journalist for nearly 25 years, much of that time spent as an editorial page editor and opinion columnist for a leading New Jersey news organization. Hartman has served in various community roles, most recently as a member of the Board of Directors of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce. He lives in Trenton with his wife, Lorell Levy, a learning disabilities consultant and professor of literacy education at Rutgers University and The College of New Jersey. The couple has five children, including an adult-age son who has autism.

Tunji Olatubosun


Tunji Olatubosun is an Information Technology professional. He has over 12 years experience as a UNIX systems administrator and multimedia consultant. He served in the U.S. army and National Guard for 7 years. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where he received the Army Achievement Medal. Mr. Olatubosun holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology and is married to his lovely wife, Brenda and they are blessed with 3 children.

Our Team

Advisory Board Members

  • Dina Conrad
  • Dr. Nancy Palamara
  • Titi Ologboho
  • Kendra Gainey
  • Mary Monaghan
  • Bola Fapohunda
  • Stella Adjei

Professional Advisory Board Members

  • Michelle Naples
  • Dr. Lorell Levy, Ed.D, Learning Consultant
  • Dr. Tejal Mehta, MD – Pediatrician
  • Ellen Osei, OTR/L
  • Adeboyega Otubanjo, SLP – Speech Pathologist
  • Jerlyn Witherspoon, ABA Therapist
  • Dr. Rose Mary Merola

Program Director

Jennifer Dordor-Brock, MBA, Haven International Project

Events Coordinator

Jennie Soto

Progam Assistants

Sena Kumapley, Jacob Beebe, Delali Kumapley and Abi Elabor

Program Interns

Hunter Banks

IT Consultant

Natesh Sood

Assistant IT Consultant

Dylan Gosein