Linda Press, M.A., Executive Director
Ms. Press has an MA degree from George Washington University in Early Childhood Special Education and is a certified teacher in the State of NJ. She has been working providing services to individuals with special needs for twenty-eight years, first as a teacher of children with severe and profound disabilities and then as a Coordinator of an Early Intervention Program and Preschool.
Her experiences also include Behaviorist for ARC of Essex, Family Support Coordinator for The Spina Bifida Association of NJ and Special Needs Director of JCC MetroWest prior to assuming the position of Executive Director of JSDD in 2001.
Marilynn Lipsky Schneider, B.A, WAE Center Director
Ms. Schneider has a B.A. from Montclair State University in Anthropology and has studied and worked as a Chaplain, Bereavement Specialist, Rebenfeld Synergy Method Trainer, and private practitioner of RSM body/mind therapy. She has been employed in the field of personal development (health, healing and spirituality) for the past 32 years; beginning in private practice of RSM and evolving as a chaplain with the Joint Chaplaincy Committee of United Jewish Communities MetroWest. It was this position that brought her to the doors of JSDD and the community she now serves.
Originally hired by JSDD as a Judaic Coordinator and Chaplain in 2001, she assumed the position of Director of Residential Services which illuminated the unmet needs of JSDD’s clients. In 2004, as Program Director, she oversaw the creation of the WAE Center (Wellness, Arts & Enrichment) and by 2006, after a successful pilot program, Marilynn became the Director of this expanding Center.
Department Heads and Program Supervisors
Monica Schneider Brewer, Wae, Special Projects Coordinator
Anthony Cucciniello, Director of Finance
Jennifer Fay, RN, Director of Nursing Services
Matthew Holmes, Residential Coordinator
Michele Meyer, Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance
Judy Felton Storey, Director of Human Resources
Letticia Waymer, Director of Residential Services