Our Much Appreciated Staff Members

Without our staff, Murray Grove would not be well maintained and operated.

Thankless Jobs by Amazing People

    Jessica Alaimo

    Executive Director

    Jessica Alaimo is an accomplished professional and community leader from Asbury Park, New Jersey. After graduating as Valedictorian from high school, Jess relocated to Hoboken, NJ where she studied Marketing at The New School in New York City. Jess cofounded the AP Women's Convention, an organization which helps women, specifically those from underserved communities, become more involved politically. She lead important local movements such as the Stand Against Hate Rally alongside Reverend Nicolle Harris. Jess has also served on various municipal boards and commissions. Currently a Tinton Falls resident, Jessica serves on her municipal committee as well as the NJ State Democratic Jewish Caucus. Yearly since 2017, Jess has been named one of the top 100 influential LGBTQ+ people in the state by Insider NJ. She is also an accomplished writer. Her column "Rainbow Room" appears weekly in triCityNews. Additionally, Jess is a talented standup comedian. She was awarded the Top Comedian honor at the Asbury Park Music Awards and has opened for comedians like Judy Gold. As the brand new Executive Director, Jessica is excited to honor the history and importance of Murray Grove. She is ecstatic to bring her nonprofit expertise and social justice panache to MG.

    Debbie Wilczek


    Debbie started working at Murray Grove as our bookkeeper in January 2017. She is a graduate of College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Debbie worked in public accounting for 12 years before taking time off with her son. She has two children, and lives in Forked River surrounded by many animals, including chickens and ducks.

    Mike Parker


    Mike Parker was born & raised in Toms River area. He was a Foreman/Asst. Manager at Fairwinds Farm in Cream Ridge, NJ, a standardbred breeding farm for 18 years. He received certification (Landscape Management Course OCVT) and started a landscaping business in 1995 which currently provides landscape services to many adult communities. He also owned “Peace of Concrete” a custom concrete statuary business for 12 years.

    Raymond Viscito

    Facilities Manager

    Ray joined the Murray Grove team in 2023 as our new Facilities Manager. Before coming to Murray Grove, Ray was a Corrections Officer until he retired. He is a loving father to three children. We look forward to the continued improvements to the Murray Grove grounds and facilities that Ray will bring!

    Kathy Hermansson

    Head of Housekeeping

    Kathy has been our housekeeper for many years. She has the eye of a designer and the touch of an artist in her ongoing effort to make the place ever more attractive and welcoming in its simple, homey way, with each passing day. Kathy has a deep love for Murray Grove and is a valued employee.