Meet our Team

Empower Somerset’s professional and skilled staff members are committed to carrying out the mission of the agency. Our dedicated staff members deliver a diverse range of programs and services to help enhance the quality of life for those living in our communities.
Staff

Empower Somerset Team

Cheryl Pignatelli

Cheryl Pignatelli

Director of Programs

Kristen Schiro

Kristen Schiro

Executive Director

Ellen Dazet

Ellen C. Dazet

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Gomez

Jennifer Gomez

Director of Health and Wellness

Melanie Milo

Melanie Milo

Director of Development, Grant Writer

Amisha Manhas

Amisha Manhas

Health and Wellness Program Associate

Marvi Rizza Cruz

Marvi Rizza Cruz

Adolescent Health Program Associate

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Kim Petro-Orlik

Mental Health Awareness Project Coordinator

Josh Wolf

Josh Wolf

Partnerships for Success Project Coordinator

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Jo Gonzlez-Goldstein

Statewide Lifelines School Outreach Coordinator

Radhika Patel

Radhika Patel

CARA Project Coordinator

Esther Lee

Esther Lee

Overdose Fatality Review Program Coordinator

Vanessa DeRosa

Vanessa DeRosa

Lifelines School Outreach Coordinator

Noelia Hinds

Noelia Hinds

Prevention Hub Program Associate

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Jhenelle Williams 

Adolescent Health Program Associate 

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Tyrone Miller 

Adolescent Health Program Associate 

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Lizette Moreno Velasco 

Adolescent Health Program Associate 

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Bethzabe Fernandes   

Bilingual Health and Wellness Program Associate 

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Fernandel Almonor 

One Stop Operator

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Taylor Clarida 

Partnerships for Success and Development Program Associate

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Marline Souffrant 

Overdose Fatality Review Program Assistant

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Randy Gomez 

Finance Assistant

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Bella Salafia

Prevention Hub Program Associate

Staff

Pioneer Family Success Center Team

Tim Wolf

Tim Wolf

Director

Sara Cubas

Sara Cubas

Bilingual Family Support Specialist

Rachel Wolf

Rachel Wolf

Coordinator of Community Partnerships & Volunteers

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