Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), 72.5 Escher Street, Box 872, Trenton 08605. 609-695-5456. Joyce Campbell, executive director.

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen has appointed Joyce Campbell, a 30-year veteran of nonprofit groups and former Catholic Charities associate executive director for external affairs, to succeed TASK executive director Dennis Micai, who will retire August 1.

Campbell is also on the boards of several other organizations, including the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey and NAMI Mercer, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She earned a bachelor of arts from Clark University and a master of social work from Rutgers.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead such a well-respected organization,” Campbell said. “TASK not only nurtures the body, but clearly the human spirit, as well, and I will endeavor to build upon the legacy so finely crafted by previous Executive Directors.”

Campbell will begin her job on Monday, June 20. One of her first challenges will be overseeing the soup kitchen’s building expansion, for which TASK has received a $450,000 challenge grant. TASK hopes to break ground in the fall.

CASA of Mercer County: Court Appointed Special Advocates, 1450 Parkside Avenue, Ewing 08638. 609-434-0050. Katherine Carmichael, executive director.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mercer and Burlington Counties has appointed Katherine Carmichael as executive director, replacing Lori Morris. Morris had led the group since 2001, departed earlier this year, and has since become interim executive director of CASA Union County.

As executive director, Carmichael will lead a group whose mission is to train and supervise community volunteers, appointed by the family court, to advocate for children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

Carmichael, a licensed master social worker, was previously director of operations at YWCA Bergen County, where she oversaw programs at around 30 sites.

“With her commitment to helping children at risk and her in-depth professional experience, Katherine is the right person to further CASA’s mission to train volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children,” said Andrea Stine, president of the board of trustees.

Carmichael previously worked for the Princeton-Blairstown Center, and Good Shepherd Services in New York. She has master’s degrees from Columbia and the Bank Street Graduate School of Education.

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