Meet Our Staff

               Dedicated. Passionate. Mission-driven.

Senior Leadership Team

Julienne Cherry

President & CEO

Juanita Ayala-Vargas

Chief Program Officer

Community Impact Team


Hillside Family Success Center

Merlis Miranda, Community Impact Director


Leodaris Allen, Program Coordinator


Andrea Palacios, Program Coordinator


New Jersey Youth Corps of Union County

Colin Baptiste, Director of Youth Corp


Almetra Alston, Case Manager & Transitional Coach


Bethany Freeland, Youth Counselor


Franklin Montenegro, Counselor & Transitional Coach



Roberto Benoit, Program Manager



Michael Miller, Director of Philanthropy



Finance Team

Raymond Shinn, Controller


Dawn Jeglinski, Director of Finance and Grants


Maggie Alvarez, Grants Accounting Coordinator

Business Services Team

Farrah Parfait, Office Manager

Elyssa Pallares, Administrative Assistant