Presenters

Deja Amos

Deja Amos has a Masters of Social Work from Rutgers School of Social Work and is currently the Operations Manager at Tri-County CMO where she works with senior management to enhance the development of the organization to continually deliver high-quality services. She has 10+ years of experience working with youth, families, and system partners such […]

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Phyllis Alongi

Phyllis Alongi, MS, NCC, LPC, ACS, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has numerous years of counseling experience with children, adolescents and adults in both Partial Care and Intensive outpatient settings. She is a former educator with over 10 years of teaching experience. Phyllis obtained her master’s degree from Monmouth University in Professional Counseling in […]

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Stephanie Suriani

Stephanie Suriani is a licensed clinical social worker with almost 20 years of experience in the child service field, in both child welfare and child behavioral health care. Stephanie is an MSW graduate of NYU School of Social Work. She then commenced her career as foster care and adoption, social worker, with an Administration for […]

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Julia Getty

Julia Getty is a full-time instructor with the International Institute for Restorative Practices. Her first career was in retail management, where she noted with great interest that some managers seemed naturally more effective than others and she wanted to better understand what made the difference. After taking time off to raise her daughter, she transitioned […]

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Dr. Chris Meyrick

Currently, Dr. Christopher Meyrick is a superintendent in New Jersey. Chris began his career as a special education teacher, spending the majority of his time in the self-contained and resource classroom settings. As a classroom teacher, he recognized the co-curricular need for Social and Emotional Development for all students. He continued his advocacy as a […]

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Susan Tellone

Margo Ross, Psy.D., is Senior Director at the Center for Supportive Schools. She holds both a doctorate and a master’s degree in school psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University.

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Richard Cardillo

Rich has over three decades of experience as a classroom teacher, rural community organizer, public spokesperson, founder and administrator for social-emotional learning/character education programs, a senior member of community-based organizations, a university teacher in Perú, and equity work with revising discipline codes. He is a native of New York, fluent in both Spanish and American […]

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Woodmont School Team

1. Mr. Doug Stech – Doug is in his thirteenth year as Woodmont’s school counselor and is responsible for planning and implementing all character education and school climate and culture work for the school, in collaboration with Principal Dominic Esposito and other team members. This collaborative work has resulted in Woodmont earning recognition as a […]

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Jane Webber

Dr. Jane Webber is Program Coordinator of the PhD in Counseling and Supervision at Kean University and is a Fellow of American Counseling Association. She holds licenses as a Professional Counselor, Disaster Response Crisis Counselor, School Counselor, and Director of School Counseling. Dr. Webber co-edited Disaster Mental Health Counseling: A Guide to Preparing and Responding […]

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Alisha Delorenzo

Alisha is the Founder and Owner of Living YES, LLC. She has developed an Integrative Education model that systemically addresses Social Emotional Learning, Trauma, Equity and well-being in education. She is an engaging facilitator and keynote speaker who has spoken at the national and international levels. She has presented for the top educational organizations including […]

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LaShauna Dean

Coach Randy is an international keynote speaker, author, workshop facilitator and edu-tainer. His high energy and dynamic approach engages participants by introducing valuable strategies to overcome obstacles and inspires them to achieve their personal goals.

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Jose Luis Posos, M.Ed.

Jose Luis Posos is the Program Manager at CMI, bringing significant years of experience in the areas of crisis intervention, diversity training, and leadership training. In addition, Jose is also a trained Sexual and Domestic Violence Response Advocate in New Jersey.

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Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.

Christopher C. Irving, is an educational consultant who travels to different colleges and school districts all around the country.

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Rita Johnson, Psy.D.

Rita Johnson, Psy.D. is a Professor teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses full-time at Cheyney University, in Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Judith Springer

Dr. Springer’s areas of expertise include diversity education, peer leadership and peer mediation training, bullying prevention and youth suicide prevention.

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