Administration / Staff

Karen L. Goldman, LMHC, BCPC

Founder and Executive Director

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

​Board Certified Professional Counselor

​​Dr. Carolyn Oglio-Taverner, PhD.

Co-Founder and Program Director​

Bereavement Group Facilitator

Katie Nuzzo, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor  

Bereavement Group Co-Facilitator

Stacey Cohen, MSW

Arts and Education Coordinator

Nicole Pepe, LMHC

Bereavement Group Co-Facilitator

Marybeth Melendez, LMHC, LPC

Adult Bereavement Group Facilitator

Michele Yacovello

Community Outreach Coordinator

Jennifer Ludgate

Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator

Brieana  Angelone

​Emma's Place Intern

​​Board of Directors

Joseph A. Patella

President and Counsel to the Board

Michele Yacovello

Vice President

Steven Frank


Matthew Kiefer


Dr. Amarjit Wilkinson

Advisory Board

Stephen Lasser

Joanne Vitale

Ruth S. Marlin

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Staten Island, New York 10301

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