Our Team

BenniBenni, LCSW

President

Benni holds Master’s degrees in Industrial Psychology from Brooklyn College and in Social Work from New York University. Benni gained crucial experience in serving the needs of seniors, developmentally disabled children and adults along with their family caregivers through her work in long term care facilities throughout New York and New Jersey. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey and has worked as a social worker, Director and Administrator throughout her career.  Learn more.

Nicole ArseneauNicole, MSW

Support Coordinator

Nicole came to Spectrum as a Social Work intern and graduated from Rutgers University with her Master’s in Social Work. Additionally, she has a Master’s Degree in Health Administration.  She has developed a wonderful rapport with the individuals and families she works with as well as the providers. We are happy to welcome Nicole to our team.

Rachel BaldwinRachel, BSW

Support Coordinator Supervisor

Rachel has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Rutgers University. She has extensive experience in case management and abuse investigation with vulnerable populations.

Nancy Del PapaNancy, MSW

Social Worker and Quality Assurance Coordinator

Nancy holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University and has completed Graduate Studies in Rehabilitation Counseling with the hearing impaired community. She has extensive experience in vocational services with the adult special needs population and is a member of a professional network of vocational and school transition coordinators.

Sheila DeVriesSheila, BSW

Social Worker

Sheila received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Ramapo College and has been a social worker for over 25 years. Throughout these years, Sheila has worn many hats, which have included case management for individuals with developmental disabilities, homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and vocational rehabilitation. Sheila is also a Certified Vocational Counselor. Sheila sits on the Board of the New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Counsel and has assisted with the development of Medicaid Waiver transitions and development. 

Laura JuntaLaura

Director of Support Coordination

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and has been working in social services since 2004. Prior to becoming a supervisor, Laura worked as an ABA therapist within school districts, as well as privately for families whose children were not able to attend school due to medical or behavioral concerns. After many years, Laura was introduced to the world of support coordination and found a new passion. Laura is also a volunteer and public speaker at different events to bring awareness to facial differences. 

Nicole O’NealNicole

Support Coordinator

Nicole is an experienced Support Coordinator with a Bachelor’s in Special Education and a career spanning roles as a teacher and administrator. She has a deep commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Nicole started as a Special Education Teacher, promoting inclusive learning, and later excelled in administrative positions, showcasing her leadership and dedication to excellence. In her current role, she focuses on guiding individuals towards their goals and providing tailored support through expert case management. Nicole is also advancing her expertise by pursuing a Master’s in Counseling, demonstrating her continuous commitment to professional growth and holistic support. Her career is marked by a strong advocacy for inclusivity and a deep care for the well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Jaclyn SaldiviaJaclyn

Support Coordinator

Jackie came into support coordination from previously being in sales and marketing. After learning about support coordination and how it plays such a vital role in assisting both the individuals and families, she learned quickly that this would be a job she would love. Combining her personal knowledge of developmental disabilities with her professional background, Jackie was thrilled to assume her current role. Jackie values the relationships she has gained from the individuals and families that she serves.

RobinRobin

Support Coordination Supervisor

Robin has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kutztown University. She has over twenty-one years of experience coordinating residential services and overseeing their daily operations, for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Corrinne StegnerCorrinne, MSW

Support Coordination Supervisor

Corrinne holds a master’s degree in social work. She has worked as a social worker in various settings such as nursing homes, with youth in therapeutic foster homes and with individuals with developmental disabilities. With this background she brings tons of resources and relationships that have helped those we serve.

EleanaEleana

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Support Coordinator

Eleana is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Support Coordinator with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Studies and a minor in Spanish from Montclair State University. She also has previous experience in case management and has a profound passion for servicing her community and helping others. 

Julie, MSWJulie, MSW

Support Coordinator

Julie holds a master’s degree in social work from Marywood University in Pennsylvania. Julie has a wide range of experience working in residential settings and long-term care facilities while serving populations of all ages. She is passionate about helping others and serving her community.

Toni Lyn

Toni Lyn

Support Coordination Supervisor

Toni Lyn is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She earned her Bachelor’s in Criminology with a concentration in Sociology. Toni Lyn has gained experience with case management as she previously worked as a Family Service Specialist for children and families.

Katlynn

Katlynn

Support Coordinator

Katlynn has her Bachelor’s in Behavioral Health Science specializing in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders from Grand Canyon University. She has years of direct support and supervisory experience supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Katlynn is passionate about advocating and creating a sense of independence for the individuals in this population. 

Allison, MSW

Allison, MSW

Support Coordinator

Allison earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Kean University and is currently working towards her Master’s in Social Work. She has extensive experience with individuals with special needs providing life skills training, direct support, and residential oversight. Allison is devoted to helping others. She prides herself on being dependable and is committed to improving the lives of those she serves.

Karen

Karen, BSW

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Support Coordinator

Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Ramapo College. She has worked in clinical settings with the elderly and people with disabilities for over five years. Additionally, she has experience assessing individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Karen is a very compassionate person and cares deeply about helping others. 

Jennifer

Jennifer

Support Coordinator Supervisor

Jennifer received her degree in psychology from East Stroudsburg University and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Jennifer has a background in case management with vulnerable populations in residential facilities. Additionally, she has extensive experience in working with those who have suffered abuse and neglect, including crisis management and intervention. Jennifer has also worked on a webinar series about living well with physical disabilities. She is passionate about finding resources to help others achieve goals and reach their  aspirations.

Megan, LSW

Megan, LSW

Support Coordinator Supervisor

Megan graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She then received her Master’s in Social Work at Ramapo College of NJ. She is now a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. Megan has a background in providing case management to vulnerable populations, and advising families on community resources and referral programs. Megan aims to improve the well-being and functionality of individuals and groups within her community. 

Sharmane

Sharmane

Support Coordinator

Sharmane attended Rutgers University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Sharmane is an experienced case manager with strengths in collaborating with individuals, their families and providers to ensure services meet and exceed identified needs. Sharmane understands that building a rapport starts with effective communication that fosters trust. Additional experience in housing and behavioral health allow her to explore community resources with ease.    

Cassandra

Cassandra, MSW

Support Coordinator

Cassandra earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Cassandra began working with individuals and families in 2009, and mastered the skills of advocacy and empowerment. She has extensive experience working with individuals with disabilities, children in the child welfare system and juvenile justice system.

Isabel

Isabel, MSW

Support Coordinator

Isabel is a graduate of Ramapo College with her master’s in Social Work. She is a passionate and driven person with desire and motivation to empower those who need advocacy and support. She has experience in the school system on the IEP team, has facilitated social skills groups and has guided students to best manage their academic needs. She has served the needs of many vulnerable populations by providing an empathetic and therapeutic approach to individuals that are in crisis situations.

Kamahrea “Mahrie”

Kamahrea “Mahrie”

Support Coordinator

Kamahrea “Mahrie” holds a Bachelors in Social Science from William Paterson University. She is an established case manager with extensive assessment experience determining the need for therapeutic medical, psychosocial and psychiatric services, implementing then monitoring those services. She has additional experience in housing ensuring housing vouchers are maintained and residences are properly managed.

Meredithe

Meredithe

Support Coordinator

Meredithe has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child studies with a concentration in family services, and a minor in Social Work and Child advocacy certification from Montclair State University. She has a background in case management with vulnerable populations with experience in crisis intervention. She has a proficient knowledge of housing vouchers through the department of community affairs and is passionate about helping others.  

Tasia

Tasia, CSW

Support Coordinator

Tasia is a compassionate social worker with over a decade of experience working with diverse populations supporting mental health and wellness. She earned her bachelor of science in social work from Monmouth University and is skilled in assessments, resource implementation, monitoring and care planning.

Destiny

Destiny

Support Coordinator

Destiny is a highly qualified professional with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an extensive background in case management. Possessing a diverse skill set, she excels in conducting comprehensive assessments, developing effective treatment plans, facilitating service connections, advocating for clients’ needs, and diligently monitoring services and support systems. Her unwavering passion lies in offering valuable guidance for the long-term care and well-being of her clients. With a strong commitment to excellence and a compassionate approach, Destiny is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of those she serves.

Jamie

Jamie, MSW

Support Coordinator

Jamie holds degrees in both Bachelors and Masters of Social Work from Ramapo College. Jamie’s background includes working with individuals with disabilities both individually and in group settings, as well as with formerly incarcerated individuals. Jamie has extensive experience in macro practice work. Jamie is deeply dedicated to assisting those in need and is passionate about providing comprehensive support wherever it is required.

KaylaKayla, CSW

Support Coordinator

Kayla is a certified social worker with degrees from Sussex County Community College and Walden University. Currently pursuing her Master’s in social work, she has experience in crisis intervention from working at a homeless shelter. She’s highly organized, detail-oriented, and committed to providing exceptional support, communication, and advocacy to those in need, driven by her passion for making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Elisabeth Elisabeth

Support Coordinator

Elisabeth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies, complemented by a minor in Psychology. Her academic foundation equips her to navigate the complexities of the healthcare system, particularly during individuals’ most vulnerable moments. Elisabeth brings a wealth of personal experience in supporting individuals facing developmental and intellectual disabilities. These deeply personal connections, combined with her academic exposure to disability studies, have nurtured her unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of those with diverse abilities.

JessicaJessica

Support Coordinator

Jessica is a seasoned professional specializing in case management. Possessing robust interpersonal skills, meticulous attention to detail, and organizational proficiency, Jessica is driven by a passion for making a meaningful impact in the lives of those she serves. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Kean University, further enhancing her expertise and commitment to excellence.

LizLiz

Support Coordinator

Liz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Centenary University.  With over 18 years of experience, Liz specializes in supporting Adults and Children with Developmental Disabilities and Traumatic Brain Injury.  Liz’s career spans 15+ years in direct care and management with the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities community.  Her unwavering commitment to compassionate care is her hallmark. 

ClaudiaClaudia

Support Coordinator

Claudia is a graduate of William Paterson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Driven by her passion to serve the oppressed in society, she has experience in supporting the needs of many vulnerable populations including those facing homelessness, addiction, low income, and disabilities. Through her experience, organization, attention to detail, and heart of compassion, Claudia is equipped and dedicated to her role in working closely with individuals and families and their communities.

ChrstineChristine

Support Coordinator

Christine has a bachelor’s degree from William Paterson University.  Christine has worked with individuals with disabilities since 2008. Prior to becoming part of the Spectrum team, Christine worked as an ABA therapist in public and private schools as well as in the home setting.  Christine has a passion for helping and supporting both individuals with disabilities and their families. She is dedicated to providing services to those in need.

ClaudeeClaudee

Support Coordinator

Claudee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work at Seton Hall University. With a wealth of experience in nonprofit settings, including philanthropy and assisting homeless youth, Claudee is deeply committed to making a difference in the lives of others.

DanielleDanielle

Support Coordinator

Danielle graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Her commitment to helping others is evident in her personal interactions with individuals with special needs. Drawing from this passion, she has established a strong foundation for offering support, compassion, and advocacy to those in vulnerable situations. Danielle has actively volunteered in the community, and has engaged with a diverse range of individuals with disabilities. Her experience, dedication, organizational skills, and commitmentenables her to bring about positive change in the lives of those she assists.

KateKate

Office Coordinator

Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, providing her with the expertise to proficiently oversee office operations and provide valuable support to team members. It helps her handle office tasks smoothly and support team members effectively. With her degree, she understands people’s needs well, making her a valuable asset in creating a positive work environment.

VeraVera

Support Coordinator

Vera has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bloomfield College and an MSW in Social Work from Fordham University, Vera brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. She has experience in counseling, assessment, treatment strategies, and cultural awareness. With a knack for building connections and strong interpersonal skills, Vera excels in working with diverse individuals, and enjoys helping her clients reach new heights.

CourtneyCourtney

Support Coordinator

Courtney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and possesses a decade of professional experience in non-profit environments. Her expertise extends to working with individuals with disabilities and those diagnosed with mental health conditions, including individuals facing behavioral and mental health challenges. Courtney is deeply committed to effecting positive change and assisting others.

LynneLynne

Support Coordinator

Lynne holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Marketing from Stockton University. Her recent experience in the Special Education classrooms inspired her to become a Support Coordinator. In this role, she leverages her extensive knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive support to adults with developmental disabilities and their families. By focusing on individualized assistance and tailored strategies, she aims to improve various aspects of their daily lives, ensuring they receive the necessary resources and guidance to thrive.

Alyssa, LSWAlyssa, LSW

Support Coordinator

Alyssa joined Spectrum as a Social Work intern. Since then, she obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Ramapo College. Currently, she is a Licensed Social Worker in New Jersey. Her areas of expertise include case management, mental health support, and advocacy for vulnerable populations. Alyssa is committed to empowering individuals and families, enhancing their well-being, and fostering positive change within the community.

SandiSandi

Support Coordinator

Sandi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Certification as a Teacher of the Handicapped, and a Master’s in Educational Administration. With over twenty years of experience in education, she has collaborated with students, families, educators, and community stakeholders to empower individuals with disabilities. This work has deepened her understanding and empathy, showcasing the resilience and strengths of these individuals. Sandi is also a passionate advocate for the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Bilyana

Bilyana

Support Coordinator

Bilyana earned a Master’s Degree in Child Advocacy and Child Welfare Policy from Montclair State University. She has over 12 years of experience working in education and has served as an Adoption Writer for DCPP in Northern New Jersey for 4 years. Additionally, she has experience as an ABA therapist, assisting a family with a child who needed social skills and anger management training. Bilyana is a strong advocate for special education law and the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities.