Center For Family Services' Executive Team and Board of Trustees 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.
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 35 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.
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 twelve shelter and residential 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 substance abuse 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 with substance abuse problems. 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.
Chief Operating Officer
Merilee Rutolo, Center For Family Services Chief Operating Officer, has been with the organization for the last 15 years. Ms. Rutolo manages the community outreach and development initiatives for The Center.
Under her direction, the Center 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, the Center 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 the Center’s newest major division focused on education and education support services, including leadership of the Center’s Head Start Program. The CFS 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.
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.
Senior Vice President
Andrew Swenson, Senior Vice President of Administration & Operations is directly involved in the acquisition, renovation, and day to day operation of the Center’s 53 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.