Our Staff

Katherine CarmichaelKatherine Carmichael, M.S.Ed, MSW, LSW, Executive Director
Katherine has spent 20 years within the nonprofit sector in progressively responsible leadership roles within organizations supporting youth, families and communities.

After a successful three years in the child welfare sector as Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties, Katherine recently joined Nutley Family Service Bureau. Prior to her work with CASA, she was senior director of operations at the YWCA Bergen County overseeing all aspects of operations for the Aquatics, Health, Wellness, Childcare and Youth programs. Katherine also served as senior director of Program Services and Outreach for the Princeton-Blairstown Center, at the time, one of the oldest university student service organizations in the country and as director for Good Shepherd Services in New York City where she oversaw extensive programmatic activities with the NYC Department of Education. She is a New Jersey Licensed Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker. She earned a Master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work and a Master's degree from Bank Street College Graduate School of Education with dual certification in general and special education. Additionally, Katherine is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and completed an Advanced Certificate in Executive Leadership in the Not-For-Profit Sector from the New York University Silver School of Social Work. As a lifelong volunteer, beginning as a girl scout, serving in the AmeriCorps VISTA program and most recently as a member of Princeton's municipal committee, she possesses a strong commitment to community and social justice initiatives.

Margaret ConcaPeg Conca, Food Pantry and Thrift Shop Manager
Peg Conca oversees the operations of the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop and has been instrumental in their tremendous growth, from personalized shopping and increasing the number of nutritious choices at the Food Pantry, to creating a boutique-like experience and an e-commerce presence for the Thrift Shop.

Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2017, Peg attended Morris County College and honed her skills with Verizon Business Department Customer Service, MetLife Stadium, and Bell Atlantic.

Staela KeeganStaela Keegan, MSW, LCSW, LCADC,
Senior Clinical Supervisor
Staela is a dually licensed clinician with more than 25 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of individuals and families with behavioral health disorders, substance use disorders, associated co-occurring disorders, and outpatient mental health treatment.

For more than 10 years, Staela has been responsible for leading the programming of various groups within Nutley Family Service Bureau, such as Families Coping with Addictions, a support group for families, and Nutley Empowering Teens, an early intervention group for local youth. As Senior Clinical Supervisor, she continues to grow the organization’s community involvement initiatives while supporting and enhancing the knowledge of our clinical team. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau, Staela provided individual, couple, and family therapy as an outpatient clinician at SERV Behavioral Healthcare in Clifton, NJ. During that time, she was a Trustee of Clifton Against Substance Abuse and facilitated assemblies for professional development seminars at local schools. Staela also served as Clinical Supervisor at Straight and Narrow in Paterson, NJ for eleven years. Staela has a Master’s in Social Work from Kean University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Jersey City State University.

Yolanda SolisYolanda Solis, Senior Administrative Supervisor, Hablamos Español
Yolanda Solis has served in many roles, including office manager, project manager, quality assurance, risk management, and human resources.
She collaborates with the Executive Director to maintain the organization’s licensure. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2011, Yolanda earned an associate degree in liberal arts, studied speech pathology at Kean University, and served as a family liaison at the New York City Board of Education.

Johnny Barrios, MA, Case Manager, Hablamos Español
Johnny Barrios is a bilingual case manager who helps clients identify and apply for social services, benefits, and aid to support them through various life challenges.

He earned a Master of Arts in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New Jersey City University. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2022, Johnny spent eight years providing case management services for the clients of various nonprofits.
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Alexandra Brown, LSW,
Mental Health Clinician

Alexandra Brown earned a Master of Social Work with a concentration in school social work from Morgan State University.

She also earned a Bachelor of Science in social work from Morgan State, qualified for the school’s Advanced Placement Program, and won an award for Outstanding Performance in Field Education. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2022, Alexandra interned in the Baltimore County Ombudsman Program and the University of Maryland School Mental Health Program.

Andrew Cao, LSW, Mental Health Clinician
Andrew Cao earned a Master of Social Work with a concentration in mental and behavioral health from Rutgers University and was a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society and Tau Sigma Alpha Honor Society.

He also earned a Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in psychology from Rutgers and an Associate of Arts degree in Human Services from County College of Morris. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2023, Andrew served as an intern and counselor at several facilities that focused on substance-related disorder treatment and recovery.

Kathleen Cheski, LCSW, LCADC,
Mental Health Clinician

Kathleen Cheski earned a Master of Social Work from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and graduated from Lehigh University with a double major in social relations and journalism.

Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2022, Kathleen spent more than 20 years as a clinical social worker and alcohol and drug counselor in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, hospital, school-based, and home-based, as well as substance use treatment programs.
Tyler CofoneTyler Cofone, Office Supervisor, Mental Health Program
Tyler-Ann Cofone provides administrative support to the Mental Health Program staff and supervises the administrative team.
She grew up in Nutley, graduated from Nutley High School, and started at Nutley Family Service Bureau as a volunteer in 2011 after witnessing the positive impact the organization had on so many lives in our community. Tyler-Ann has 10 years of experience in administration and more than five years of experience in medical billing.

Chaya Kohn, LSW,
Mental Health Clinician

Chaya Kohn earned a Master in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.

She also earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology from Brooklyn College and in social work from Concordia College. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2023, Chaya interned as a crisis counselor for families, many of whom were facing financial hardship, as well as a dayhab (day habilitation) counselor for women with intellectual disabilities such as Down syndrome and autism.

Brandon Lee, LSW,
Mental Health Clinician
Brandon Lee earned a Master of Social Work with a concentration in chronic illness from Rutgers School of Social Work.

He is a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Counseling and graduated from The College of New Jersey with a double major in interactive media and journalism. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2022, Brandon interned at an independent senior living facility and two cancer care centers.

Kerry McCannKerry McCann, MPA, MA, LAC, Clinician
Kerry started her professional career at NFSB as a Master’s level intern. She has gone on to acquire a wide range of experience providing therapy in various settings to diverse populations who present with a gamut of challenges.

For example, she has worked in social service agencies with veterans struggling with mental illness, traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, and substance use disorders. She has worked in court ordered programs such as Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, and with Drug Court participants. Additionally, she has provided counseling services to incarcerated individuals and their families. Kerry is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Sandplay Therapy, using techniques which she finds beneficial for children as well as adults. Kerry incorporates a humanistic psychological approach to intervention, fostering people's ability to create change within themselves.

Laura MunozLaura Munoz-Torres LAC, ATR-P, NCC,
Mental Health Clinician,
Hablamos Español
Laura Munoz-Torres earned a Master of Arts in mental health counseling with a specialization in art therapy from Caldwell University.

She also graduated from St. Elizabeth University with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and art and is a National Certified Counselor. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2021, Laura interned with Trinitas Hospital, Family Center at Montclair, and Nutley Family Service Bureau. She has experience working with children at home and in school, as well as people with disabilities.

Todd Osier, Thrift Shop Associate
Todd Osier joined the Nutley Family Service Bureau staff in 2023 as Thrift Shop Associate to assist with Shop operations and e-commerce sales.

A graduate of Bangor High School in Maine, Todd has a decade of hands-on experience in retail, warehouse environments, general labor, and customer service for multiple businesses and organizations. He is driven by his desire to raise the condition of those who are struggling in our community and make sure their most basic needs are met.

Kristen Petullo, MSW, LCSW,
Clinical Supervisor

Kristen Petullo earned a Master of Social Work with concentration in children and families from Rutgers University School of Social Work, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Montclair State University.

She is also a Certified School Social Worker and has a National Association of Social Workers Certificate in Clinical Supervision.

Kristen has deep experience in mental health issues affecting women, such as eating disorders, maternal mental health, and infertility. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2021, Kristen served as a school social worker, a clinician and clinical supervisor in outpatient mental health facilities and provided clinical case management services to at-risk youth and families.

Rosemary PopeRosemary Pope, Administrative Assistant, Mental Health Program
Rosemary is often the first point of contact for clients of the Mental Health Program and enjoys helping individuals and families access these important services.

Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2021, Rosemary was an administrative assistant at Cardiovascular Care Group and Clara Maas's Medical Center. She has extensive experience in healthcare office administration and client services.

Emilie PulecioEmilie Pulecio, Development & Public Relations Coordinator
Emilie Pulecio leads fundraising planning and coordination, which includes cultivating relationships with donors, marketing fundraising events and activities, and securing sponsorships and business partnerships.

Emilie earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a 4.0 GPA from Berkeley College and is a graduate of Nutley High School. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2019, she assisted students with financial aid through Federal Work Study at Berkeley College.

Guadalupe Rangel, LAC,
Mental Health Clinician,
Hablamos Español
Guadalupe Rangel attended New Jersey City University, earning a Master of Arts in mental health counseling, a Nurture Heart Certificate, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in business administration.

She is currently an adjunct professor at Essex County College. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2023, Guadalupe served as a mental health clinician and intern at Mount Carmel Guild Behavioral Health, working primarily with minorities and children and facilitating anger management and parenting groups.

Kelly RivadenayraKelly Rivadeneyra, LCSW,
Mental Health Clinician,
Hablamos Español

Kelly Rivadeneyra earned a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University and is a Certified Clinician Trauma Professional (CCTP-I).

She also graduated from Rutgers with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminal justice and minors in Spanish and Latino and Caribbean studies. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2021, Kelly served as a clinician at Newark Community Health Center, the Mental Health Clinic of Passaic, and St. Mary’s General Hospital, working with populations ranging from adolescents to the elderly.

Joan RoakeJoan Roake,
Assistant Food Pantry Manager

After volunteering at the Food Pantry, Joan Roake was inspired to join the Nutley Family Service Bureau staff in 2020.

She assists with a wide range of programs and activities, including food distribution, tracking of food distribution statistics, volunteer organization, and case management. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau, Joan devoted nearly 30 years to public service related to law enforcement. She earned a JD degree from New York Law School and a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University.

Kia SolisKia Solis, Administrative Assistant, Mental Health Program
Kia Solis provides administrative support to the Mental Health Program.
She collects, interprets, and confirms the accuracy of data while serving as the gatekeeper for organizational data. Kia also assists clinical staff by fielding client phone calls and scheduling client appointments and intakes. A member of the Nutley Family Service Bureau staff since 2011, she holds a certificate in project management and is a Commissioned Notary Public.

Nikko Stevens, Assistant Thrift Shop Manager
Nikko Stevens manages the day-to-day operations of the Thrift Shop, including volunteer staffing, policy creation and enforcement, inventory management, and assisting clients.

Nikko earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with a minor in English from Rutgers University and a Certificate to Teach English as a Foreign Language (CTEFL) from Worldwide Teachers Development Institute. Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau in 2022, Nikko spent 17 years as a manager with Barnes & Noble.
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Noelle WalkerNoelle Walker, Community Program Coordinator

Noelle oversees community case management, Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mentoring, and Peer Leadership/Youth Programs. She advocates for individuals and families to secure, coordinate, and monitor social services.

Prior to joining Nutley Family Service Bureau, Noelle served as a Consulting Care Manager with the Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults and worked in development and membership at the YWCA Bergen County. She earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Mercy College.
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