Newtown Youth and Family Services

Our Staff

Administrative Staff 

  • Candice Bohr Executive Director
  • Chelsea Preneta, MPH   CSC Program Coordinator
  • Dr. Kathleen Rivera, M.D. Medical Director
  • Eileen Meeker   Bookkeeper/Medical Biller
  • Jill Pluta, LMFT Clinical Director
  • Sheila Russo-Matyjasik Human Resources Manager

Clinical Staff

        • Jessica Ward, LCSW   Assistant Clinical Director
        • Carolyn Antonion, LMSW   Staff Therapist
        • Amanda Bascetta, LPC   Staff Therapist
        • Jill Badyrka, LMFT  Staff Therapist
        • Julia Brockett, LMFTA  Staff Therapist
        • Heather Gatesman, APRN   APRN
        • Rosemary Holt, LPC   Staff Therapist
        • Jocelyn Jones, LPCA   Intake Coordinator
        • Nereida Medina LPCA Staff Therapist
        • Robert Meyer, LCSW   Staff Therapist
        • Daryl Might   Case Manager
        • Thea Schiller, LPC, LADC Specialized Staff Therapist
        • Martha Shilstone, LCSW Student Assistance Counselor
        • Mark Stapleton, Psy.D Staff Therapist

Office Support 

        • Coleen Lane  Receptionist
        • Kathy Colley  Receptionist
        • Marie Sonsini  Receptionist
        • Melissa Cercone   Marketing Coordinator
        • Susan Smith  Office Coordinator

Programs

        • Adam Horvath   Autism Recreation & Sibshop Coordinator
        • Rebecca "Becky" Sanders   Mentor
        • Nancy Ruhs   Mentor