Meet Our Staff


Debbie Riveros

Executive Director

Debbie came to NJCA in December of 2022 from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Child Advocacy Center, where she started in 2006 as the bilingual victim advocate. After leaving the field for a few years to raise her daughters, in 2015, Debbie took on the role of MDT/CAC Coordinator. She quickly gained a reputation of being an inspiring leader with a deep care for the children who come to the CAC and the MDT professionals who give them hope, help them find their voice, and seek justice on their behalf. She did a great deal of community outreach to raise awareness of child abuse prevention and response and the services provided at the Monmouth County CAC. Additionally, she has served on numerous state committees and task forces, providing her expertise and advocating for policies to help protect children.

A mother of two teenage girls, Debbie is also in her second year of working towards her Master of Public Administration degree. She loves to travel, watch movies, and listen to music in her spare time.


Nydia Y. Monagas, Psy.D.

Director of Statewide Initiatives

Nydia has been with NJCA since 2012, and currently serves in the role of Director of Statewide Initiatives, leading programs in mental health, legislative advocacy, and child abuse prevention. 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.

Director of Member Services

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 Aramini, M.B.A.

Director of Communications and Outreach

Olga joined NJCA in 2018, and currently serves as Director of Communications, focusing on raising awareness and support for Child Advocacy Centers and NJCA, as well as educating communities about child abuse prevention, recognition and reporting. She holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Organizational Development from the George Washington University, as well as a Nonprofit Management certificate from Drexel University and a Nonprofit Marketing and Strategic Communications Certificate from Arizona State University, and is currently completing her M.S.W. at Rutgers University. Outside of work, Olga enjoys spending time with her husband, three sons and floppy-eared hound dog, as well as photography, travel, and audiobooks.



Katherine Ruiz, B.S.

Training and Communications Coordinator

Katherine earned a B.S. in Homeland Security from Monmouth University. Prior to joining NJCA, she worked with the Morris County Communications Center as a Public Safety Telecommunicator. She also previously worked with the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office as an Investigative Agent and interned with the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Services Training Academy. During her free time she likes to travel, read, go to the beach, try new restaurants with friends, and explore the city. 


Stephanie Bailey, M.S.W.       

Program Manager, Treatment and Evaluation Program
Stephanie manages the new Treatment and Evaluation Program for Problematic Sexual Behaviors (PSB). A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Stephanie has over 20 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, and adults providing care in Central/Northern, New Jersey using evidence-based modalities to help clients work through specific needs they have identified.
Stephanie obtained her Master’s degree from Rutgers University in Social Work. Stephanie has worked with a variety of individuals in various settings involving mental health, education, in-home therapy, and child welfare. She has previously worked in private practice at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Jersey City as a Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist. Stephanie also has worked in child welfare for over 15 years at Children’s Aid and Family Services in North Jersey where she worked with children in a group home and treatment home setting as an administrator and practitioner. During her free time, she likes to get out into nature, read, spend time with friends/family, and travel.

Alex Hernandez, M.B.A.

Finance and Operations Manager

Alex oversees NJCA’s grants and other financial operations, In his 25+ years of experience in finance management and operations, he has held senior leadership roles in the audit and accounting functions in industries varying from financial services to government. In his most recent role, he served as Interim Controller of a Municipal School District. Alex is a CPA, with an MBA from St. Thomas University and a BS in Accounting and Finance from CUNY-Staten Island. He loves dogs, movies and investing, is a tech & gadget enthusiast, a sports & hockey fan, and enjoys biking, traveling & gardening with his significant other.

Claire Henderson, B.S.

Finance and Operations Assistant

Claire graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University. Prior to joining NJCA, she worked as an AVP in the Equity Prop Trading department at Deustche Bank. During the 13 years she was away from the working world to raise her three children, she has volunteered at numerous charity organizations. During her free time she likes to travel, read, and spend many days at her kids’ sporting and theatre events.


Sara Miao

Program Coordinator, Finding Words/Child First

Sara has been coordinating the logistics of the Finding Words/Child First forensic interviewing protocol training program in NJ since 2022. Prior to joining NJCA, Sara worked for over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry.