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.

2021 Members
Member Agency
Maria Augustowicz CMO
Amy Archer County Mental Health Administrator
Lila Bernstein Child Placement Review Board
Jill Cerullo Youth Shelter Director
Diana Cirillo NJ Mentors - Agency Rep
Cindy Cuenca Chief Probation Officer
Kathy DeFillippo County Commissioner
Samantha Denegri Prosecutor
Holly Dinney FSO
Sandra Gogerty County Superintendent of School 
Jackie Looby Cornerstone Family Programs - Agency Rep
Juli Harpell-Elam JBWS - Agency Rep
Lenora Humphrey DCP&P
Kim Johnson Workforce Investment Board
Ellie Fuentes  Youth Detention Center 
David Johnston Deirdre's House
Barbara Kaufman MCPIK
Chris Mueller Probation Intake
Neville Newton Plaid House - Agency Rep
James Saylor JJC- Court Liaison
Beth Jacobson New Bridge - Agency Rep
Rosalyn Suarez County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Director 
Laura Siemonsma-Bertelli Sheriff
Margaret S. Sullivan-Fullerton Juvenile Officer - Parsippany Police 
Ana Tent Public Defender
Ingrid Vaca-Bullaro FIS
Jeena Williams DCF
Margaret Pittaluga CEC
Michael Wright Judge
Katherine Errico  Human Services Director

County Vocational School