Operations Manager, Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Carla Ross is operations manager at Advocates for Children of New Jersey. She is responsible for daily operations, staff supervision, and facilitating the organization and its events. She is a highly organized, detail-oriented multi-tasker! Carla possesses over 15 years of experience as a senior executive assistant at prominent NJ nonprofits including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, and NJPAC where she worked on the Development team that raises over $10M annually in support of NJPAC and Arts Education.

She completed coursework at Bloomfield College and also received her Salesperson License from Weichert Real Estate School. Carla is a proud WA member who volunteers her time for the annual Spotlight Gala and other WA events.




Operations Manager, Advocates for Children of New Jersey

City, State you live in:

Maplewood, NJ

One Great Achievement:

My career, stepping out of faith and not second guessing my choice to move forward and do it successfully, without fear of failure.

Currently Reading:

Thrive by Arianna Huffington and Who Asked You by Terry McMillan

Social Media:

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

Philosophy of Life:

I can do all this through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 and “Too Blessed to be Stressed.”

Favorite Indulgence:

Traveling and spending time with my family; especially time spent with my children, grandmother, mom, aunt and uncle.

What’s a favorite restaurant in NJ? And what dish do you love there?

I enjoy dinner at Bloomfield Steak & Seafood (Bloomfield), The Chart House (Weehawken) and Del Frisco’s (Manhattan). I don’t have one particular dish that is my favorite, I love seafood and pasta.

What’s one thing you love about the WA?

Gail Stone, I admire the work she does and all that she has accomplished. I also enjoy meeting new people and having the opportunity to network with the WA members and Board.

One thing most people don’t know about me:

I am an over-thinker. I will look at a situation from both the good and bad and then decide my next move.