The Team

The Roots & Wings Team: Committed To Excellence

Shaun Adams

Executive Director

Shaun is the Executive Director here at Roots and Wings. He earned a Bachelor’s of Social Work Degree from Iona College, and a Master’s degree from The Hunter School of Social Work. For over 14 years, Shaun has been working in the fields of trauma and supportive housing. Shaun’s passion has been to help those who have endured cycles of trauma and abuse break free of those harmful relationships, patterns, and belief systems. He is passionate about building healthy communities, creating stable and nurturing environments, and supporting a strong team of clinicians to make a significant impact in helping our clients to define and achieve full and satisfying lives for themselves.

Christine Boehler

Program Director

Christine is the Program Director at Roots and Wings.  She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Montclair State University and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University.  For the past decade, Christine has been working with those experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity and chronic trauma.  Christine believes that we as humans are incredibly resilient and how, with a little help, can achieve any goal.  Christine spent years assisting formerly homeless individuals get back to work and take control of their lives to make them what they desired.  She is passionate about empowering people in this way and in the process helping people live full and satisfying lives.  Christine is thrilled to be a part of the Roots & Wings team to aid young people develop and achieve the life goals that they want for themselves as they enter adulthood.

Stephanie Laurenzi

Operations Manager

Stephanie earned a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from The Fashion Institute of Technology. She has worked in the fashion industry in sales management and buying and has years of experience in office management in the real estate industry. Stephanie has decided to join the Roots & Wings team to be part of an organization that aids in empowerment of young people and has the ability to impact the course of their lives in a positive way.

Lamont James

RISE Case Manager

Lamont James is one of Roots and Wings Case Managers. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Bloomfield College. Lamont is currently pursuing a boxing trainer certification at Aces Boxing Club in Boonton, NJ and a Personal Training certification at the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI). Lamont has a passion for helping people from all ages and background.



Allison Mirabelli

FLY Program Coordinator

Allison Mirabelli is one of Roots and Wing’s Case Managers. Allison is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of New Jersey and a National Certified Counselor. She earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor’s degrees in Criminology and Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Allison began her involvement with Roots and Wings as an intern where she developed a passion for helping young adults work towards their goals and independence.