Meet our Board of Directors

Officers

President & Representative to the NJ Council for Young Children: Cynthia Soete
1st Vice President: 
Karen Perez
2nd Vice president: Michele Gregorio
Secretary: Melissa Rivera-Serna
Treasurer:  Cathie Chmielewski
Immediate Past President: Jennifer Santana

Members at Large

  •         Jill Brog
  •         Terri Buccarelli
  • Linda Carter
  •         Angie DeFazio
  • Nicole Garibaldi-DeNude        
  •         Beverly Lee
  •         Katelyn Rasmussen

Chapter Presidents

Northeast: Carolyn Tebbetts
UniversityKathie Meyer
South: Elmoria Thomas
Northwest:   vacant

Advisory Board (non-voting)

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

Liaisons (non-voting)

  • Beth Gardiner: NJDOE, Division of Early Childhood Education
  • Elissa Lombardo, NJDCF, Office of Licensing
  • Lorri Sullivan, Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, Montclair State University

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

  • 8:30 am 9:30 am, April 27, 2019 – CITE South Month of the Young Child Mini Conference
  • N/A, May 2, 2019 – CITE Board of Directors Meeting
  • 10:00 am 12:00 pm, May 16, 2019 – CITE South Meeting
  • N/A, June 6, 2019 – CITE Board of Directors Meeting
  • N/A, June 18, 2019 – CITE South Training - Healthy Eating for Young Children: Nutrition
  • 10:00 am 12:00 pm, July 18, 2019 – CITE South Meeting

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