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.


  • January 19
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18 (Closed meeting for voting members only)
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21










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.


  • Maria Augustowicz
  • Laurie Becker
  • Lila Bernstein
  • Michele Borden
  • Jennifer Carpinteri
  • Jill Cerullo
  • Diana Cirillo
  • Cindy Cuenca
  • Samantha Denegri
  • Sandra Gogerty
  • David Haggerty
  • Juli Harpell-Elam
  • Elizabeth Jacobson
  • David Johnson
  • Kimberly Johnson
  • David Johnston
  • Rose Marie Kill
  • Hank Lyon
  • Dolores D. Mann, Esq.
  • Amanda Montani
  • Neville Newton
  • Claudia Salomon
  • James Saylor
  • Laura Siemonsma-Bertelli
  • Ingrid Vaca-Bullaro
  • Jeena Williams