Staff

Meet Our Staff

Nydia Y. Monagas, Psy.D.

Executive Director 

Nydia is the Executive Director and has been with NJCA since 2012. Under her leadership, NJCA has added four full-time staff and over $20 million in state funds has been secured for the development and enhancement of Child Advocacy Centers in New Jersey. Nydia has been on the faculty of the Child Advocacy and Policy Program at Montclair State University for the last 12 years. Previously, she conducted psychological evaluations and provided therapy for child victims of abuse. Nydia holds a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers’ Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on her three children at their many sporting events, and cuddling with her two fun-loving dogs.

 

Peter Boser, J.D.

Program Coordinator

Pete was a child abuse and sex crimes prosecutor at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office over 30 years. In his position as Director of the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit, Pete coordinated the design and construction of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center. Upon the opening of the MCCAC, Pete worked on developing the protocols and procedures to ensure an appropriate team response to reports of child abuse. Pete holds a J.D. from Rutgers Law School. In his spare time, hanging out with family, finding and fixing up old hi-fi equipment, and wandering around the state discovering new pizza and hot dog joints.

 

Olga Starr, M.B.A.

Communications and Outreach Specialist

Olga joined NJCA in 2018, and since then has worked on creating educational resources for multidisciplinary teams as well as for the general public, expanding our social media presence, enhancing our communication capacity through our website, participating in community events, and co-chairing the national SHINE awareness campaign. She holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Organizational Development from the George Washington University. Outside of work, Olga enjoys spending time with her three sons and floppy-eared hound dog, photography, and listening to audiobooks.

 

Victoria Rutigliano, B.A.

Program Support Specialist

Victoria earned a B.A. in Social Work with a minor in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. She has always been inspired to help people and passionate about social justice. Prior to joining NJCA, she was an intern at the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and walking on the beach, and reading about holistic health approaches.