Caring America was founded in 2018 by Eric Joice. Joice had served as the CEO of The Family Resource Network and its affiliates from 1983-2018 including Epilepsy Services of NJ, Autism Family Services of NJ, Caregivers of NJ and the Family Support Center of NJ.
Joice was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Task Force on Volunteerism, the NJ State Rehabilitation Council, the Governor’s Task Force on the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities, NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the NJ Task Force on Epilepsy. He was invited to the White House for the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to the Oval Office for the 2006 signing of the Lifespan Respite Act at the White House. He was named to the US delegation to the first Vatican Conference on Disability.
Joice served as Chair of the NJ National Voluntary Health Agencies and the Chair of the NJ State Employee Charitable Campaign. He was named affiliate Executive Director of the Year by the National Epilepsy Foundation and was the recipient of the United Way’s “Action is Eloquence” Award, the Ann Klein Advocate Award and Exceptional Parent Magazine’s “Distinguished Service Award”. Joice chaired the NJ Lifespan Respite Coalition, the National Caregivers Conference, and served on numerous national, state and local boards and committees.