Our staff works hard to support the day-to-day operations of Special Olympics New Jersey. Want to get in touch?  View each staff member by team.

Executive  |  Program  |  Field Services  | Inclusive Education | Development | Marketing and Communications | Finance and Administration  | Operations

Phone extensions are for the main phone line to the SONJ Sports Complex: 609.896.8000


Heather B. Andersen, President & CEO hba@sonj.org

Carmen Bannon, Chief Community Affairs Officercb@sonj.orgext. 231

Bill DePonte, Chief Operating Officer – wjd@sonj.org, ext. 285

Tricia Spinelli, Executive Administrator – tas@sonj.orgext. 294


Jeff Baldino, Senior Director of Program – jjb@sonj.org, ext. 252

Amy Simmons, Director of Program – ajs@sonj.orgext. 272

Noelle Anglade, Data Entry Specialistnma@sonj.org, ext 271

Brandon Baldini, Program Manager – bjb@sonj.org, ext. 276

Rylee Evans, Volunteer Manager – rhe@sonj.orgext. 240

Amelia Hamilton, Health Programs Director – arh@sonj.orgext. 247

Ivana Peterson, Health Managerijp@sonj.org, ext. 242

Susan Mejia, Games Systems Director – sm@sonj.orgext. 282

Brianna Santoro, Young Athletes Managerbss@sonj.orgext. 426

Jess Stevenson, Program Manager – jns@sonj.orgext. 286

Field Services

Joanne Monaco, Field Services Director – jdm@sonj.orgext. 274

Chris Tobin, Field Services Director – cat@sonj.orgext. 230

Matt Willey, Field Services Director – maw@sonj.orgext. 442

Inclusive Education

Andrea Allen, Inclusive Education Director, Unified Champion Schools (UCS) – ala@sonj.org, ext. 266

Katie Telschow, Inclusive Education Director, Unified Champion Schools (UCS) – kmt@sonj.org, ext. 264


Diane Paraskevas, Vice President of Developmentdp@sonj.orgext. 261

Jason Anderson, Special Events Coordinator – jra@sonj.org, ext. 259

Laura Contini, Special Events Director – lac@sonj.orgext. 424

Edward Dean, Director of Development and LETR Specialist end@sonj.orgext. 267

Judy Humza, Donor Relations Managerjlh@sonj.org, ext. 258

Jake Kupfer, Special Events Manager jzk@sonj.org, ext. 269

Rachel LoCurto, Special Events Manager ral@sonj.org, ext. 263

Beth Starr, Director of Corporate Partnershipsbas@sonj.orgext. 262

Marketing and Communications

Jeremy Davis, Senior Director of Marketing and Communicationsjld@sonj.orgext. 297

Marco Catini, Digital Content Managermc@sonj.org, ext. 265

Erica HartMarketing and Communications Manager – elh@sonj.orgext. 254

Edward Hartman III, Visual Content Director – ejh@sonj.orgext. 268

Finance and Administration

Cheryl Willis, Vice President of Finance and Administration caw@sonj.org, ext. 279

Taisha Cullum, Finance & Grants Manager  tic@sonj.org, ext. 429

Nate McMullan, IT & Database Directornlm@sonj.org, ext. 237

David Reed, IT & Applications Director jdr@sonj.org, ext. 287

Elena Volkova, Accounting/HR Director – eyv@sonj.org, ext. 428


Brian Wertz, Senior Director of Operationsbmw@sonj.orgext. 245

Lenny Yanchar, Operations Managerlwy@sonj.orgext. 293

Brian Curci, Operations Assistant

James Marino, Operations Assistant

Kelly O’Sullivan, Receptionist

Becky Scheick, Receptionist