Center For Family Services' Executive Team, Board of Trustees, and Vice Presidents have a shared commitment to improve lives across New Jersey. The leadership team drives our mission to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope, and strength. 

Executive Team

Richard Stagliano

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Stagliano, Chief Executive Officer, is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed marriage and family counselor with more than 45 years of experience in the human service field.

Stagliano spearheaded numerous innovative programs in the areas of Behavioral Health, Child and Family Services, and Victim Services. Under his leadership, Center For Family Services has remained true to its mission and responsiveness to community needs. Stagliano started his career in 1975. In 1981 he became the Director of Family Counseling Services, and he was named Executive Director in 1991. In the year 2000, Stagliano facilitated a merger of three small nonprofits, Family Counseling Services Inc, Together Inc. and Reality House Inc,  to create a new organization, Center For Family Services Inc. Following the merger, Stagliano was named President & CEO. 

Stagliano led the organization's rapid growth over the last two decades, facilitating several additional mergers and acquisitions. Under his strong leadership, Center For Family Services became one of the largest social services organizations in New Jersey, operating numerous federal, state, and county contracts. With a staff of 1500, Stagliano led Center For Family Services to be recognized as a trusted partner and provider, and one that readily adapts to meet the growing and changing needs across New Jersey.

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, a member of the Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, a member of the CEO Council, member of the National Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, 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 Executives of the Year. 

Merilee Rutolo

President & Chief Strategy Officer

Merilee Rutolo, President & Chief Strategy Officer, has led Center For Family Services rapid growth over the last two decades. 

Under her leadership, Center For Family Services has become a well-known and trusted human services agency in the state of New Jersey. Her expertise in program development and implementation led to growth in all areas of specialized services. Rutolo's leadership and relationship building at the federal, state, county, and community level led to a significant increase in parternships that brought key funding to communities across the state. Her work led to an expansion of important services that address key needs in our New Jersey 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-Camden. Rutolo serves on the board of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and Camden Health & Athletic Association (CHAA), is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and serves on the National Alliance for Children and Families, a tri-county prevention coalition to end sexual violence, and numerous other state and county coalitions. 

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



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. Ms. Henderson 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. 

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 in 2018. 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. 

In the field, Mrs. Herdman Ivins is regarded as a thought leader. She manages according to best practices and is well-known for driving strategic initiatives to improve operations through strong fiscal management, team building and effective communication. Her leadership strengths include fiscal management, policy and planning, strategic analysis, program development and training and coalition building.  Professionally, Mrs. Herdman Ivins has stayed true to her roots as a clinician and understands the work and level of care that social workers and case managers witness in the field every day. As a clinician and counselor, Ivins worked directly with the families she now serves as an administrator.

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.



Marion McLaurin

Chief of Human Resources

Marion McLaurin, Chief of Human Resources, manages employee relations and offers support to 1500 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 management and administration.

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.

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).

Board of Trustees

Nyeema Watson, Ph.D. Chairperson

Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Inclusion, and Civic Engagement, Rutgers University – Camden.

Ken Shuttleworth, Vice Chairperson

Retired, Camden County Information Office

Michael Goodman, MD, Vice Chairperson

Chief of Pediatrics - Cooper Hospital

Kathy Mullins, Vice Chairperson

Community Activist

Fredric Marro, Esq., Treasurer

President, Westmont Associates, Inc.

Rebecca Berger, Secretary

Associate Attorney, Charny, Charny & Karpousis, PA

Richard Stagliano, President

President/CEO - Center For Family Services, Inc

Khizar Sheikh, Esq., At Large Officer

Cybersecurity & Privacy Attorney

Bonnie Bornstein

Vice President - South Jersey Gas (Retired)

Carole Aloi Cummings, Esq.


John Evans

Retired President, Evans Trading

Bob Fatzinger

South Jersey Gas (Retired)

Giuseppe M. Fazari, Ph.D.

Faculty Member - Criminology & Criminal Justice Department, Seton Hall University

Evelyn Ginter

Retired, Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office

Brian K. Jackson

Chief Operating Officer, Stockton University

Deborah Kroop

Community Volunteer

Michelle Meloy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Rutgers University

Loretta R. Muriel

Reimbursement Case Management, Xerox TMS Health Services

Monika Williams Shealey, Ph.D.

Sr. Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, Rowan University

Rev. Lou Strugala, Jr.


Vice Presidents & Associate Vice Presidents

Wendy Alexander

Vice President, Family Support and Prevention Services

William B. Chapman

Vice President, Information Technology

Jennifer Hammill

Vice President, Development & Public Relations

Karen Johnson

Vice President, Administration

Sile Keane

Vice President, Behavioral Health

Omar Mateo

Vice President, Unaccompanied Minor Children Services

Linda Mur

Vice President, Addiction and Recovery Services

Regina Ridge

Vice President, Victim Services & Adult Residential Services

Charles Ansert

AVP, Administration

Therese Benyola

AVP, Addiction and Recovery Services

Clinton Connor

AVP, Early Child Education

Allen Hundley

AVP, Youth and Residential Living

Cindy Lamy

AVP, Impact

Alexis Maneely

AVP, Quality Improvement

Barbara Maronski

AVP, Trauma & Violence Prevention Services

Veronica Ramos-Cruz

AVP, Adolescent Services

Stacy Smiriglio

AVP, Youth Residential Services

Nicole Sheppard

AVP, Community Connections

Stephanie Shoemaker

AVP, Grants

Doris Vidal

AVP, Family Intervention Services

Daryl White

AVP, Facilities & Infrastructure

Suzanne White

AVP, MIS Department

Mary Beth Woodward

AVP, Communications