Meet Our Board of Directors

Officers

President & Representative to the NJ Council for Young Children: Cynthia Soete
1st Vice President: 
Angie DeFazio
2nd Vice president: Michele Gregorio
Secretary: Melissa Rivera-Serna
Treasurer:  Terri Buccarelli
Immediate Past President: Jennifer Santana

Members at Large

  • Linda Carter 
  • Cathie Chmielewski
  • Nicole Garibaldi-DeNude
  • Alicia Jenks
  • Nancy Kalvin
  • Beverly Lee       
  • Karen Perez       
  • Katelyn Rasmussen       
  • Lorri Sullivan

Chapter Presidents

Northeast: Kaitlyn Sweeny
University: vacant
South: Elmoria Thomas
Northwest:   Carmela McCleary

Advisory Board (non-voting)

  • Renee Brady
  • Gerard Costa
  • Valeria Erdosi-Mehaffey
  • Barbara Kiley
  • Arlene Martin
  • Kathleen Mulrooney
  • Suzanne Williamson

Liaisons (non-voting)

  • Beth Gardiner: National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
  • Elissa Lombardo: NJDCF, Office of Licensing

Coordinator (non-voting)

Helen Muscato



In Memoriam – June Moss Handler

CITE founder, June Moss Handler, 94, died on November 6, 2017 at her home in Hackensack, NJ. (read more...)

Upcoming Events

  • 1:00 pm 2:30 pm, June 18, 2019 – CITE South Training - Healthy Eating for Young Children: Nutrition
  • 6:00 pm 8:00 pm, June 26, 2019 – Chapter Meeting & Free Workshop: CIRCLing Around Circle Time
  • 10:00 am 12:00 pm, July 18, 2019 – CITE South Meeting
  • 10:00 am 1:00 pm, September 5, 2019 – CITE Board of Directors Meeting
  • 10:00 am 12:00 pm, September 17, 2019 – CITE South Meeting
  • 10:00 am 1:00 pm, October 3, 2019 – CITE Board of Directors Meeting

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