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Membership List

Name/Title

Affiliation

Ellen Wolock, Administrator

NJ Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood Education

Lakota Kruse, MD, Director Maternal and Child Health

NJ Department of Health
Division of Family Health Services

Shonda Laurel, Supervising Program Development Specialist

NJ Department of Human Services
Division of Family Development

Laura Morana, Superintendent

Red Bank Borough School District

Tina Foley, Supervisor

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen

Alice Rose, Former Director
Child Development Center

McGuire Air Force Base, NJ

Beth Zinkand, Senior Director Migrant Head Start, Child and Family Development Program

Sharon Ryan, Associate Professor

Rutgers, the State University of NJ
Graduate School of Education

Ana Berdecia, Senior Fellow/Director

Thomas Edison State College, Center for Positive Development of Urban Children

Ted Gooding, President/CEO

O.C.E.A.N. Inc.

Suzanne Burnette, Head Start Collaboration Director

NJ Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood Education

Lisa Von Pier,
Director

NJ Department of Children and Families 
Division of Family and Community Partnerships

Barbara Kiley, Former President, CITE

Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators, CITE

Barbara Reisman, Executive Director

The Schumann Fund for New Jersey

Cecilia Zalkind, Executive Director

Advocates for the Children of New Jersey

Lisa Lockwood, President

NJ Association for the Education of Young Children, NJAEYC

Veronica Ray, President

NJ Head Start Association

Lorraine Johnson, President

NJ Head Start Director’s Association

Michelle Melgarejo, President

NJ Family Child Care Provider Association

Gerard Costa, Director

Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University

Natasha Johnson,
Deputy Director

NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development

Janet Hochman

Joslyn Bjorseth

NJ Department of Children and Families, Office of Licensing

Barbara Tkach, 619 Coordinator

NJ Department of Education
Office of Special Education Programs

Terri Buccarelli, President Coalition for Infant/Toddler Educators (CITE)

Margaret Milliner, Assistant Director

NJ Department of Human Services
Division of Family Development

Gambi White-Tennant, Executive Director

New Jersey Council for Young Children

Sunday Gustin, Administrator
Early Childhood Services

Department of Children and Families
Division of Family and Community Partnerships

Terry Harrison, Part C Coordinator

Early Intervention System

Karin Garver, Education Program Development Specialist

NJ Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education