Odyssey IP,  Advisor

Vesta Godwin Clark

 Vesta Godwin Clark is the Executive Director of St. James Social Service Corporation (SJSSC) located in Newark, New Jersey. In that position since 1999, Vesta oversees a $2 million budget and under her leadership; St. James Social Service Corporation has grown from two programs to several which range from the largest emergency food pantry in Essex County to being a licensed HIV testing site and provider of emergency services to more than 30,000 men, women and children. Through the feeding programs alone, annually, over 150,000 units of food are provided to more than 20,000 people, but during the height of the 2020 Covid19 pandemic, she and her staff provided food to more than 30,000 during a three-month period.