Leadership

Leadership

Center For Family Services' Executive Team, Board of Trustees, and Associate Vice Presidents remain committed to improving lives and driving our mission to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope, and strength. 

Executive Team

Richard Stagliano

President/CEO

Richard Stagliano, President and CEO of Center For Family Services, is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed marriage and family counselor with more than 35 years of experience in the human service field.

Stagliano has been with Center For Family Services for 37 years, spearheading numerous innovative programs in the areas of Behavioral Health, Child and Family Services, and Victim Services. Through his leadership, Center For Family Services has remained true to its mission and responsiveness to community needs.

In the year 2000, Stagliano facilitated a merger of three small nonprofits to create a new organization, Center For Family Services. Following the merger, Stagliano was named President/CEO. Prior to the merger, Stagliano served as Associate Executive Director of Family Counseling Service for 10 years and then as Executive Director for nine years.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Since 1984, Stagliano has been a faculty member at Rutgers University School of Social Work. He has served as the President of the Family Service Association of New Jersey, the Chairperson of the Camden County Division of Child Protection and Permanency Advisory Board, a Board Member of the Camden County United Way, a member of the Commission on Abused and Missing Children, and a consultant to numerous community groups and organizations.

In 2016, Stagliano was awarded with the Outstanding Service Award from the National Association of Social Workers, NJ Chapter for outstanding service to the local community. In 2018, he was recognized as one of South Jersey Biz Magazine's 2018 Execitives of the Year. 

Eileen Henderson

Chief Operating Officer

Eileen Henderson, Chief Operating Officer for Center For Family Services, oversees programs that encourage and strengthen children and families. Henderson has played an integral role in creating a continuum of care from foster homes to transitional living for homeless, runaway or abused youth in the surrounding communities. She oversees 20 safe housing facilities for youth and is responsible for several innovative in-home counseling and prevention programs.

Henderson holds a Masters of Counseling Degree from the University of Delaware and has spent most of her career developing programs that address the health care issues of youth, women and families throughout New Jersey.  She facilitated the construction of the Together Youth Shelter in 1986, which has grown significantly over the years and now offers shelter to more than 200 teens annually.

As an advocate for women and children, Henderson was instrumental in the development of information and referral hotlines designed to address women’s needs and addiction and recovery issues, Black Infant Better Survival, and more.

Henderson has served as an adjunct professor at Rowan University and sits on the NJAYCF executive and membership meetings.  She is treasurer for the Southern New Jersey Addiction Providers Coalition that advocates for women, families and children facing addiction and recovery.  Henderson is also a member of the Youth Services Commission, the Human Services Advisory Council, the Workforce Investment Board, and the One Easy Link Executive Board.  In 2012, Henderson was awarded the Gloucester County 2012 Women of Achievement Award.

In 2018, Eileen was named winner of the Samuel Gerson Nordlinger Child Welfare Leadership Award by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. 

Merilee Rutolo

Chief Operating Officer

Merilee Rutolo, Center For Family Services Chief Operating Officer, has been with the organization for 16 years, managing it's community outreach and development initiatives.

Under her direction, Center For Family Services has revitalized its corporate image and built a network of outreach extending across several counties and reaching into schools, community centers and neighborhood groups. Through Rutolo’s efforts, Center For Family Services has significantly increased private donations and grant dollars and become well-known as a leading human services agency in the community.

Rutolo is also charged with managing Center For Family Services newest major division focused on education and education support services, including leadership of it's Head Start Program. Center For Family Services' Head Start Program serves 865 children between the ages of 3-5 in eight sites across Camden City and County. Rutolo also leads the Camden Promise Neighborhood Initiative. The purpose of federal Promise Neighborhood Initiative is to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in the country’s most distressed communities.

Rutolo has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers University. Rutolo serves on the National Alliance for Children and Families Resource Development Committee, as the President of the Board of CamConnect, as the President of the Executive Council of United Way of Camden County, is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves on a tri-county prevention coalition to end sexual violence. 

She was named one of South Jersey Magazine's Super Women of the Year in 2018 for her dedication to improving lives and communities throughout New Jersey's southern region. 

Cindy Herdman-Ivins

Chief Administrative Officer

Cindy Herdman-Ivins, Chief Administrative Officer, has been serving New Jersey families for over 25 years. As a clinician and counselor, Ivins worked directly with the families she now serves as an administrator.

Ms. Herdman-Ivins spearheaded a merger between Family Service Association and Center For Family Services. Following the merger, she joined Center For Family Services as the Chief Administrative Officer.

Prior to the merger Ms. Herdman-Ivins served as the President at Family Service Association. During her seven year tenure as President, Ivins expanded services and positioned the organization as a leader in the state.

In her role at Center For Family Services, Ms. Herdman-Ivins is charged with overseeing both behavioral health services and administrative services including human resources, information technology, quality improvement, billing, and data tracking. 

Herdman-Ivins holds a dual bachelor’s degree in psychology and economics from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston University.

 

 

Barbara Ogden

Chief Financial Officer

Barbara Ogden joined Center For Family Services in 2017. As Chief Financial Officer, she is responsible for the organization’s financial and strategic management.

With nearly 30 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, Ogden has extensive knowledge in providing accounting, tax, and consulting services across industries in both the public and private sectors.

Since joining Center For Family Services, Ogden has been instrumental in developing and enhancing fiscal functions meant to improve overall effectiveness of the organization. She has led efforts to streamline financial and procedural policies, including a revamp of the organizationn's payroll processes to best meet organizational needs. Providing evaluation and analysis for long-range planning, Ogden has helped Center For Family Services continue to implement measures that support its strategic direction.

Ogden holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University. Barbara is a licensed CPA in the state of New Jersey and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Andrew Swenson

Senior Vice President

Andrew Swenson, Senior Vice President of Administration & Operations is directly involved in the acquisition, renovation, and day to day operation of Center For Family Services 60+ office locations and residential shelters. His areas of expertise include Licensing and Accreditation, Project Management, Asset Management and Renewal, Risk Management, Continuous Quality Improvement, Life Safety and Disaster Response, Fleet Management,  Vendor Contracting, as well as Strategic Planning and Forecasting.

Mr. Swenson is also responsible for directing and supervising the IT, MIS, and Logistics Departments.

Mr. Swenson holds a BA Degree in Psychology and a diverse 20+ year history within the social services industry having worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor, Program Developer, Grant Writer, and Administrator.  Formerly a Certified Social Worker and Employee Assistance Professional with a focus in Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention, he currently maintains a Certification in Facility Management through IFMA the International Facility Management Association.

Marion McLaurin

Senior Vice President

Marion McLaurin, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, manages employee relations and offers support to over 1000 agency staff. During his career, McLaurin has been key in developing cultural competence and diversity trainings as well as managing trainings that support treatment care initiatives for clients. He is a skilled decision maker with strengths in quality improvement, policy development, and organizational adminsitrative.  

McLaurin joined the executive team in 2018 after Center For Family Services merged with Family Services Association where he previously served as Chief Administrative Officer. His over 20 year career in human services has provided him expertise in quality management and improvement, compliance, policy development, and operations management in addition to human resources.

McLaurin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management from Howard University and a Master’s degree in Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary as well as certifications from Georgetown University’s Leadership Academy and the Executive Leadership Institute. Marion is also an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Theta Lambda Chapter.

Sue Bergmann

Senior Vice President

Sue Bergmann is the Senior Vice President of Administration for Center For Family Services. She has been instrumental in upgrading the finance department’s infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing organization and help it to prepare for future expansion.

Bergmann holds a Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at both the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University. She is a licensed clinical social worker.

Bergmann began her career as a social worker with a county child welfare agency in the state of Ohio. She joined Family Counseling Services in 1988 as director for TAFCAR – a program helping to prevent child abuse and neglect through in-home counseling. She then served as the assistant director for Family Counseling Service up until the merger in 2000.

Bergmann serves as a commissioner with the Gloucester County Youth Services Commission and is a member of the Gloucester County Traumatic Loss Coalition and the Gloucester County Human Services Advisory Council.   Bergmann also serves as a Council on Accreditation (COA) Peer Reviewer.  She is an American Red Cross mental health responder and was one of many who responded to New York to offer support and services on Sept. 11, 2001.

Board of Trustees

Nyeema Watson, Ph.D. Chairperson

Assistant Chancellor for Civic Engagement- Rutgers University

Ken Shuttleworth, Vice Chair

Retired, Camden County Information Office

Derrick Phillips, Vice Chairperson

Evesham Capital Management, Managing Partner

Kathy Mullins, Vice Chairperson

Community Activist

George Beppel, CPA, Treasurer

Partner - Ragone, Lacatena, Fairchild, & Beppel, PC

Rebecca Berger, Secretary

Associate Attorney, Charny, Charny & Karpousis, PA

Richard Stagliano, President

President/CEO - Center For Family Services, Inc

Bonnie Bornstein

Vice President - South Jersey Gas (Retired)

Grace Burch

Community Activist

John Evans, Chairperson

Retired President, Evans Trading

Bob Fatzinger

South Jersey Gas (Retired)

Evelyn Ginter

Retired, Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office

Michael Goodman, MD

Chief of Pediatrics - Cooper Hospital

Brian K. Jackson

Chief Operating Officer, Stockton University

Deborah Kroop

Community Volunteer

Fredric Marro, Esq.

President, Westmont Associates, Inc.

Michelle Meloy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Rutgers University

Monika Williams Shealey, Ph.D.

Sr. Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, Rowan University

Rev. Lou Strugala, Jr.

Pastor

Jose L. Trani, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Cooper University Hospital

Associate Vice Presidents

Wendy Alexander

Family Support and Prevention Services

Charles Ansert

Administration

William B. Chapman

Information Technology

Clinton Connor

Head Start

Ambrish Dalal

Finance Department

Jennifer Hammill

Development and Public Relations Department

Allen Hundley

Youth and Residential Living

Sile Keane

Behavioral Health

Judyann McCarthy

Children and Adolescent Counseling Behavioral Health Services

Barbara Maronski

Trauma and Violence Prevention Services

Linda Mur

Adult Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Regina Ridge

Victim Services & Adult Residential Services

Stacy Santiago

Youth Residential Services

Nicole Sheppard

Community Connections

Doris Vidal

Family Intervention Services

Suzanne White

MIS Department