The Rumson - Fair Haven Community Alliance

We are an alliance of the Boroughs of Rumson and Fair Haven, and the RFHRHS, Fair Haven and Rumson School Districts, and we are here to devise and implement strategies to assist the community in solving the issues of abuse of alcohol, and legal and illegal drugs. We hope you will join us. We welcome your participation at Tarif Disneyland.

Project Medicine Drop is our focus this Spring, and is an important component of the effort to halt the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs. In addition to the twice-yearly Drug-Take-Back events, Project Medicine Drop provides residents with a way to dispose of unused and expired medications anonymously, seven days a week, 365 days a year, at “prescription drug drop boxes” located within the headquarters of participating police departments. Click on the Project Medicine Drop image to learn more.

Alliance News
RFH Alliance-Prevention First News Release
( 12-Nov-2013 )

Our effort is directed at all age groups, since the evidence shows us that problems of substance abuse exist across our population. Our primary effort consists of providing education and awareness to all members of our community, but also includes information about resources and options available to help when a problem arises.

The Alliance Resource Room is located in the Charles S. Callman Court House at 80 East River Road, Rumson. Here you will find a variety of valuable information on prevention, treatment, and recovery of a wide spectrum of substance abuse issues. We are here to guide and refer you to the proper resources.


Our membership comprises representatives of the five sponsoring organizations and community members representing organizations which support the community. We welcome who wish to volunteer to assist us in carrying out our mission.

Current members are:

Donna DeStefano
R-FH Community Alliance Coordinator

Ben Day
Rumson Borough Member of Council

Bob Marchese
Fair Haven Borough Member of Council

Colleen O’Connor
President, Rumson Board of Education

Peter Righi
Rumson-Fair Haven High School

Maryrose Caulfield Sloan
Rumson Borough Schools

Nelson Ribon
Fair Haven Borough Schools

Jesse Dykstra
Fair Haven Police Department

Fr. Bob Schecker
Church of the Nativity

Bill Beluzzi
Holy Cross School

Suzanne Fico, Ph.D.
Student Assistance Counselor
Rumson-Fair Haven High School

Teresa M. Liccardi, M.D.
Rumson-Fair Haven Board of Education
Rumson Representative, MCRHC

Marion Carolan
Community-at-Large Member

Ron Vilardi
Rumson Police Department

Randy Cogger
Vice President, Rumson EMS

Laurie Volpe
Supervisor of Curriculum
Rumson Borough Schools

Charlie Hoffmann
Fair Haven Parks & Recreation Director

Chase Caruso
Student, RFHRHS


The internet provides access to a wide variety of support websites full of information on everything from Becoming a Good Parent, to how to raise healthy children, to living with teenagers, to how to deal with family members struggling with substance abuse.

For Parents:
Here are links to helpful resources offering programs on strengthening families, the 40 developmental assets for adolescents, current drug trend awareness, how to talk to your kids about the dangers of substance abuse, educating seniors on the risk of drug interactions and depression, and more.

For Community Alliance Members:
Meeting minutes can be downloaded from the Info Downloads on the right.

Listed below are links to websites and documents that may help us with regard to deciding which programs best address the needs of our community.

Contact Us

Contact us by filling out and submitting this form. You may also reach the RFH Community Alliance Coordinator at:

Donna DeStefano
Rumson-Fair Haven Community Alliance Coordinator
732-663-1800 ext 240
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