ABOUT US

 
COMMUNITY RECREATION STAFF  

DEPARTMENT INFO

Caitlyn Foelsch, CTRS, MHA, CHM, CPST

 
Manager of Community Programs, Leader of Safe Kids Union County Coalition
 

Caitlyn has been lucky enough to work at Children’s since 2012 as a Recreational Therapist. She attended Kean University for her Bachelor’s in Recreation Administration-Therapeutic Recreation and also received her Master’s in Health Administration from Kean in 2016. She has been a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) since 2012 and has been with Activity Connection since 2018. While Caitlyn loves to join all of our programs, her favorite one to lead is adaptive aquatics. 

 
Life Goal: Become fluent in Spanish! 
 
908-233-3720 ext.55736  

Elizabeth Trembley, CTRS

   
Community Programs Coordinator
 
Liz joined the Activity Connection team is 2019. She completed her degree at the University of New Hampshire, with a Bachelors Therapeutic Recreation and a Minor in Psychology. Liz also held her Lifeguard Certification for the last five years. 
 
Life Goal: Visit all the National Parks!
 
ETrembley@childrens-specialized.org 
908-233-3720 ext. 55737 

Stacy Grier, CTRS

 
 
Community Programs Coordinator
 
After new opportunities were presented to me as an adult, I started my educational journey and attended RVCC and eventually Kean University where I received my BA in Recreation Therapy. I have worked in the pool with kids of all abilities for 25 years and piloted swim programs for local schools' enclosed classrooms. During my time at Kean, I worked for an out of district school for children with autism for two years. I then transitioned and worked at a residential facility for the last five and a half years. While I miss the residents I worked with, I am very excited to be a new member of the CSH team! 
 
Fun Fact: I raise butterflies in the summer to help raise awareness of the growing dangers of losing our pollinators. It's a fun activity to do with the populations I have served over the years and I look forward to releasing them here!  
 
908-233-3720 ext. 55247

Lorianne Megill, CTRS

 
Community Recreational Therapist
 
Lorianne received her AA in Psychology from Brookdale Community College; BA in Psychology from Ramapo College, and a BA in Recreation Administration: Therapeutic Recreation from Kean University. She became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in 2018. Lorianne is always looking to learn new things, and think outside the box!  She enjoys running, arts & crafts, hiking, reading, working with tools, puzzles and games.     
 
Life Goal: I would love to road trip across country, and also travel to Canada, London and Scotland to name a few.
 
LMegill@childrens-specialized.org
908-233-3720 ext. 55799

Emily Zuckerman, CTRS

 
Community Recreational Therapist 
 
Emily joined the Activity Connection team in 2023 as a Community Recreation Therapist. She graduated from Ithaca College as a recreation therapy major and obtained her CTRS in 2022.  
 
Fun Fact: Emily loves animals! She has 2 dogs, 2 bunnies, 1 cat, and some reptiles!
 

Keira Mangam

 
Community Recreation Assistant
 
Keira joined the Activity Connection team in 2023. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Penn State University with minors in Rehabilitation & Human Services and Human Development & Family Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in School Counseling at Kean University! Keira's favorite program to help out in is STEM class!  
 

Fun fact: Arts and crafts are my passion!! I love everything from finger painting and scrapbooking to sculpting and drawing :)

KMangam@childrens-specialized.org
908-233-3720 ext. 55495

Laura Caligiuri, CTRS

 
Lightning Wheels Head Coach & Community Recreational Therapist 
 
Laura joined the Activity Connection team in 2021 as a Per Diem Recreation Therapist, and in September 2022 took on the role of Head Coach for the Children’s Lightning Wheels Team. Laura received her Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Ithaca College in 2010, and has been a CTRS since 2011.  Laura has worked in a variety of settings, including: Pediatric and Geriatric Long Term Care,  Afterschool programs for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation (Stroke, TBI & SCI), Community integration programs for individuals with disabilities, and is proud to be a current member of the CSH team. 
 
Fun Fact: I have lived in 4 different countries, and 6 different states! 
 

Jenn Cassio, CTRS

 
Recreational Therapist & Friday Night Fever Coordinator 
 
Life Goal: To visit Alaska and Iceland!

Danielle Jaffe, CTRS

 
Recreational Therapist & Friday Night Fever Coordinator  
 
Fun Fact: I'd like to travel to all 50 states!  
 

Kat Tappan-Verderosa, SLP

 
Speech Language Pathologist & Coordinator 
 
Kat is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for helping children communicate better by all means necessary!
 
Life Goal: Making Camp Chatterbox campers laugh!

Danielle Henderson

 
Community Recreation Assistant 
 
Fun fact: I have a twin brother and we are the youngest out of 6. My mom is also a twin and so is my grandmother (her mom). 

Dev Amin

 
Community Recreation Assistant 
 
Fun fact: I have a twin sister and my two older brothers are also twins! 

Donna Riccardi, CTRS

 
Recreational Therapist 
 
Life Goal: Keep creative spirit, and enthusiasm, and make a difference! 

Grace Lee


Community Recreation Assistant  
 
Fun Fact: I love animals and have pet chickens and a dog! My family almost got pet goats too!
 

Hannah Crisafulli, CTRS

 
Recreational Therapist
 
Fun Fact: I have a dachschund, and I was a competitive swimmer for 13 years!
 

Michelle Ramirez

 
Community Recreation Assistant 
 
Life Goal: To be as happiest as I can wherever my life takes me! 

Rosie O'Donnell, CTRS

 
Recreational Therapist 
 
Fun Fact: I love to travel and garden!