Our Athlete Leadership Council includes Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athletes from across the state who are selected to represent all athletes of SONJ.

Current Members


  • Colleen Ciecura, Chairperson
  • Aadita Arulalan
  • Brian Cannavina
  • Marissa Faralli
  • Lisa Feltman
  • Bobby Fredericks
  • Brandon Gift
  • Shawn Richards
  • Becky Scheick
  • Heather Schwam
  • Penny Warn
  • Ashley Weber
  • Greg Wilson


  • Marianne Aponte, Area 7 Director
  • Howard Mayer, Coach
  • Stephanie Johnson, Area 10 Director

Athlete Leadership Council Application  Athlete Leadership Council Facilitator Application