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Linda McConville, Chief Executive Officer

  Linda has been leading SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. since 1992. During her employment with SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc., she has transformed the organization to a community trust agency and instituted the unique services of the Pro Se Legal Advocacy Program. Linda has advanced the organization from only two dedicated part-time employees serving a few clients to the expanded services provided today to clients from all over northern New Jersey by her professional staff.

Linda was a teacher of children with language learning disabilities and emotional disturbance in Baltimore, Maryland for ten years prior to moving to New Jersey. She earned both a Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where she was also an instructor in their graduate program.   Linda is a member of the SCARC Foundation Board of Trustees as well as the Newton Rotary Club.


Jennifer Case, Coordinator of Pro Se Legal Advocacy Program and Guardianship Caseworker

A life-long resident of Sussex County, Jennifer came to SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. in 2002 from SCARC, Inc., where she served as their public relations coordinator. Jennifer is the Coordinator of the Pro Se Advocacy Program for SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. and assists approximately 90 families per year with obtaining legal guardianship of their family members. The program serves families in Sussex, Morris, Hudson, Warren, and Passaic Counties.

A National Certified Guardian since 2003, Jennifer shares her knowledge and experience with her clients, as well as staff and families from many high schools, Family Support Agencies and area Arcs, discussing the Pro Se Program and the need for guardianship. To date, Jennifer has assisted over 1000 families through the Pro Se Program.

Jennifer also serves as a dedicated caseworker for individuals served by SCARC Guardianship Services. In that capacity, she has played an integral role in the end-of-life decisions required for her guardianship clients. In 2010 she was awarded SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. Employee of the Year.

Jennifer is a graduate of Gettysburg College and was a former member and past president of Fredon Township Board of Education. 


 Irene Linck, Chief Financial Officer

Irene joined SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. in May 2013.  She is the Senior Accountant. She handles the financial and bookkeeping needs for SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. 

Irene has a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Most recently, she worked at Project Self-Sufficiency as an Employment Specialist/Career Counselor and Instructor.  Irene also taught accounting at Sussex County Community College. 

Irene earned a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University in New York and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia. Irene is also a Certified Public Accountant. 


Judy McDonough, Guardianship Caseworker

Judy joined SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. in the fall of 2016 as a Guardianship Caseworker and in 2017 she began assisting the Coordinator of Pro Se with cases in Sussex County.


Judy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge both professionally and personally.  Judy worked for SCARC, Inc. serving as the Staff Trainer for three years and the Staff Recruiter for five years. Judy has twenty-six years of personal experience as the mother of a son with multiple disabilities. Judy has navigated the complexities of the NJ educational system and NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities for children and adult services. 


Judy is a graduate of Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, graduating summa cum laude.


Deb Mabie, Guardianship Caseworker

Deb joined SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. in 2017 as a Guardianship Caseworker. She has extensive experience working in programs serving people with physical and intellectual disabilities, notably at Liberty Resources in Allentown, PA.   In addition, she worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as well as an advocacy organization for people with intellectual disabilities in Lehigh Valley, PA.   

Deb earned a Bachelor's Degree in Health Administration form Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania.  


 Heather Kinney, Financial Assistant

Heather returned to SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc. in 2016 as a Financial Assistant. She had previously served as Executive Assistant in 2007 and Financial Assistant from 2007-2009.  Heather earned her Associates Degree at Katherine Gibbs School as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from William Patterson University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. 


 Judy Symons, Administrative Assistant

Judy joined SCARC Guardianship Services in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. She previously worked in the Legal Department of Selective Insurance as a Compliance Operations Specialist. Judy volunteers for The Helping Horseshoe Therapeutic Riding Club, which many of our SCARC clients participant in. 







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