Youth Services Advisory Committee

Meetings & Agendas





The YSAC is to serve as the mechanism to develop a responsive, accessible and integrated system of care for youth and young adults (ages 0-21 years) with special social/emotional needs and their families, as well as juveniles (0-18 years) charged or adjudicated delinquent.  This should be achieved through the involvement of parents, consumers and child serving agencies.

The YSAC will provide a forum where the system of services for children with special social/emotional needs can be developed, reviewed, revised and/or redirected through a collaborative decision-making process to promote optimal service provided in the least restrictive setting possible.  YSAC will also provide the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the juvenile justice service system.


Members are appointed annually by the Morris County Board of County Commissioners without pay.  YSAC should represent the entire child-serving system such as mental health, child welfare, health, education, corrections, juvenile justice, and developmental disabilities.  The YSAC should also reflect the natural family supports such as community-based organizations, churches, synagogues and family members and neighbors.  They should also reflect a racial/ethnic balance of the target population. Every effort should be made to include this broad-based representation and the YSAC should be able to document how they have tried to achieve this goal.

2019 Members
Member Agency
Barbara Kaufman MCPIK
Chris Mueller Probation Intake
Cindy Cuenca Chief Probation Officer
David Johnson Youth Detention Center
David Johnston Deirdre’s House
Diana Cirillo NJ Mentors – Agency Rep
Elizabeth Jacobson County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Director
Ingrid Vaca-Bullaro FIS
Jackie Looby Cornerstone Family Programs – Agency Rep
James Saylor JJC- Court Liason
Jeena Williams DCF
Jill Cerullo Youth Shelter Director
Juli Harpell-Elam JBWS – Agency Rep
Kathy DeFillippo County Commissioner
Kim Johnson Workforce Investment Board
Laura Siemonsma-Bertelli Sheriff’s Office
Laurie Becker County Mental Health Administrator
Lila Bernstein Child Placement Review Board
Margaret Pittaluga CEC
Margaret S. Sullivan-Fullerton Juvenile Officer – Parsippany Police
Maria Augustowicz CMO
Michael Wright Judge
Michele Borden New Bridge – Agency Rep
Neville Newton Plaid House – Agency Rep
Samantha Denegri Prosecutors
Sandra Gogerty County Superintendent of School
Thomas Belsky Public Defender

Human Services Director, FSO, DCP&P, County Vocational School