Board Members

The purpose of the New Jersey Children’s Alliance is to promote the development, growth and continuation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC’s) and related initiatives throughout the State of New Jersey, through the promotion of networking, communication, training, mentoring and advocacy of public policy.

The New Jersey Children’s Alliance promotes the standards for accreditation for Children’s Advocacy Centers as established and updated by the National Children’s Alliance and seeks to encourage full accreditation of CAC’s in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey and to mentor development of CAC’s.

Further, the purpose of the New Jersey Children’s Alliance is to seek and receive funding from the National Children’s Alliance and other sources and make those funds available to its members while complying with all of grant source requirements, and sustaining itself.

The New Jersey Children’s Alliance seeks to provide and promote education of communities including, but not limited to, law enforcement, social workers, prosecution, medical professionals, victim advocates, mental health professionals, educators, media and legislators regarding the CAC response to criminal child abuse and the vital importance of the multi-disciplinary team which is integral to all CAC’s.

Board of Trustees
April 2021


Debbie Riveros, President 

CAC Manager/MDT Coordinator 

Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center 


Megan Price, Vice-President 

Victim Witness Advocate  

Camden County Child Advocacy Center   


Mary Beth Weil, Secretary 

EVP Managing Director 



Kristi Young, Treasurer 

Executive Director  

Ginnie’s House Children’s Advocacy Center  


Coreen Matarazzo, MDT Liaison  

MDT Coordinator/Victim Advocate   

Bergen County Child Advocacy Center 



Brett A. Biller  

Mental Health Director 

Audrey Hepburn Children’s House  


Jessica Campoverde 

MDT Coordinator/Victim Witness Advocate  

Hudson County Child Advocacy Center  


Mirella Diaz 

Associate Director/ MDT Coordinator  

Deirdre’s House Child Advocacy Center  


Chris Freid  

Chief Assistant Prosecutor 

Passaic County Child Advocacy Center  


Cindy Herman-James  

Business Development/Marketing/Advertising/Sales 

Star 99.1FM-WAWZ 


Rosalie Jones  

Victim Witness Advocate  

Camden County Child Advocacy Center  


Linda McNulty  

Lieutenant, Special Victims Unit 

Bergen County Child Advocacy Center 


Dominic Prophete 

Executive Director 

Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center 


Susan Rekedal 

Retired MDT/CAC Coordinator 


Sarah Rubenstein 

VP, Accounting and Controller 

Clearway Energy 


Julie Sansone 

Marketing / Communications  

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