Healing the Children New Jersey is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing donated medical care to children in need. Dr. Avella's work with HTCNJ is highlighted in this article about his treatment for a young girl from Kazakhstan in the spring of 2010.
Bergen Catholic Magazine features Dr. Avella in a piece that details what inspired him to study medicine as well as his involvement with Bergen Catholic sports teams. He has served as the B.C. team physician for over 25 years.
William Paterson Magazine describes the extensive work Dr. Avella has achieved for sick children from Thailand to the Dominican Republic to the United States. Dr. Avella’s desire to help people roots back to his days at the College when he was encouraged by Professors to participate in fairs for handicapped children and senior citizens.