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, LCMHC, NBCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor  

Bereavement Group Co-Facilitator

Stacey Cohen, MS Ed.

Arts and Education Coordinator

Nicole Pepe, LMHC

Bereavement Group Co-Facilitator

Marybeth Melendez, LCMHC, LPC

Adult Bereavement Group Facilitator

Michele Yacovello

Community Outreach Coordinator

Jennifer Ludgate

Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator

Brieana  Angelone

​Emma's Place Intern

Alexa Insera

​Emma's Place Intern​

Rose Bolella

​Emma's Place Intern

Theresa Weissensee

Community Outreach

​​Board of Directors

Joseph A. Patella

President and Counsel to the Board

Steven Frank


Matthew Kiefer


Dr. Amarjit Wilkinson

​Vickie Fossella

​Jennifer Ludgate

Advisory Board

Joanne Vitale

Ruth S. Marlin

​Anna Paolino

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