Youth Services Advisory Committee

Meetings & Agendas

Meetings will be held the third Thursday of the month (except August and December) at 2:30 p.m. at the Division of Community & Behavioral Health Services (Morris County Non-Profit Mall), 1 Medical Drive, Morris Plains.


Directions from Littleton Rd./202:

  • Keep left at the traffic light after the railroad bridge/Continue on Rte. 202-S
  • Turn right onto Glenbrook Rd, and follow until the end
  • Turn left onto Stiles Ave, following signs for “Central Park of Morris County”
  • Make the first right onto Central Ave, bearing left at the upcoming fork
  • Make your first right onto Executive Drive. Follow Executive Drive around to the stop sign.
  • Make a left into the parking lot.
  • Park near and enter in the second (middle) entrance.  To the right of the gazebo.
  • The door will be unlocked, we will be in the first conference room













The YSAC is to serve as the mechanism to develop a responsive, accessible and integrated system of care for youth and young adults (ages 0-21 years) with special social/emotional needs and their families, as well as juveniles (0-18 years) charged or adjudicated delinquent.  This should be achieved through the involvement of parents, consumers and child serving agencies.

The YSAC will provide a forum where the system of services for children with special social/emotional needs can be developed, reviewed, revised and/or redirected through a collaborative decision-making process to promote optimal service provided in the least restrictive setting possible.  YSAC will also provide the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the juvenile justice service system.


Members are appointed annually by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders without pay.  YSAC should represent the entire child-serving system such as mental health, child welfare, health, education, corrections, juvenile justice, and developmental disabilities.  The YSAC should also reflect the natural family supports such as community-based organizations, churches, synagogues and family members and neighbors.  They should also reflect a racial/ethnic balance of the target population.  Every effort should be made to include this broad-based representation and the YSAC should be able to document how they have tried to achieve this goal.

2019 Members
Member Agency
Barbara Kaufman MCPIK
Chris Mueller Probation Intake
Cindy Cuenca Chief Probation Officer
David Johnson Youth Detention Center
David Johnston Deirdre’s House
Diana Cirillo NJ Mentors – Agency Rep
Elizabeth Jacobson County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Director
Ingrid Vaca-Bullaro FIS
Jackie Looby Cornerstone Family Programs – Agency Rep
James Saylor JJC- Court Liason
Jeena Williams DCF
Jill Cerullo Youth Shelter Director
Juli Harpell-Elam JBWS – Agency Rep
Kathy DeFillippo Freeholder
Kim Johnson Workforce Investment Board
Laura Siemonsma-Bertelli Sheriff’s Office
Laurie Becker County Mental Health Administrator
Lila Bernstein Child Placement Review Board
Margaret Pittaluga CEC
Margaret S. Sullivan-Fullerton Juvenile Officer – Parsippany Police
Maria Augustowicz CMO
Michael Wright Judge
Michele Borden New Bridge – Agency Rep
Neville Newton Plaid House – Agency Rep
Samantha Denegri Prosecutors
Sandra Gogerty County Superintendent of School
Thomas Belsky Public Defender

Vacancies: Human Services Director, FSO, DCP&P, County Vocational School