Respond Inc

About Respond inc

Respond, Inc. is a charitable, not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization created by community residents to enhance and promote the economic independence and general welfare of individuals and families residing in Camden City and county.  This mission is carried forth in the provision of comprehensive services in child care, a senior adult center, programs for homeless adults, rental housing and home ownership, youth services, employment, economic development and associated programs that help people help themselves.

Our Vision

To transform the life of individuals and families to become self-sufficient and productive citizens.

Leadership Team

Vance M. Lofton

Executive Director

Vance M. Lofton leverages more than 20 years of operational and leadership experience by providing strategic and visionary direction.  He has a proven track record in fiscal management, program administration and Information technology.  

His prior experience includes, The Philadelphia Youth Network, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Better Tomorrows where he managed human service programs, operations and technology initiatives.

Mr. Lofton is a lifelong advocate of community service and has demonstrated his commitment to the community by volunteering his time and talent with several nonprofits engaged in youth & children’s services, homelessness, and community development.  

Mr. Lofton holds a MBA from DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University.

Board of Directors

Rev. Tom Tank

Rev. Bob Costello, Esq.
Vice President

LaTonya Bland Å Tull, Esq.

Nikki LaBombard

Rev. Calvin Woods

Rev. Dr. Stanley Menking

Nanette Carrion-Quernuel

Jeffrey Moore

Crystal Dozier

Rev. Chris Heckert

Dr. Theresa Rhett-Davis

Cynthia Bagwell

Rev. Dr. John Randall

Michael Butch

Dr. Yang Yang