To contact a staff member on site call the following numbers:
- Meadowbrook: 201-312-7714
- Smith: 201-312-7212
Alyssa Pulver - Program Director:
Hello, my name is Alyssa Pulver, I am the Program Director for the River Vale Educational Fund. I have been working as the Program Director for the A.C.E. Before and After School Program since 2010. I reside in Oakland with my family. I have a seven year old son who is my world! I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology and I hold my Teaching Certificate in Physical Education. Over the years, I have worked as a Personal Trainer and was a General Manager for a large gym. I have many years of management experience as well as customer service. While, my experience never led me to teaching in a classroom, teaching has always been a passion of mine as well as coaching. I enjoy the many aspects of children; playing games, teaching, guiding and just hearing about their days are the things I enjoy most. I have foundover the years, you can learn a lot about yourself when working with children. I am extremely dedicated to the Fund and the Before and After School Program. I look forward to another great year!
Marisa Martire - Assistant Program Director:
Hi, my name is Marisa, I was the Site Coordinator for four years at Roberge Elementary School and promoted to Assistant Program Director in 2019. I currently reside in Oakland, NJ with my family. I hold a degree in Interactive and Graphic Design from Seton Hall University. Although I love doing graphic work, I decided to use my creative and detail oriented skills to work with children. One of my biggest passions besides outdoor adventures and woodworking is the satisfaction of being with kids, teaching them useful skills they may use in real life, and watching them grow. I’ve made great connections with not just the students but also the families throughout my time here and I am excited to be able to come back and continue this year. My goal is to keep providing manager skills to our staff as well as a safe and entertaining environment for all.
Roseann McCarthy-Office Manager:
Hi, I'm Roseann McCarthy and I've been the Office Manager for the River Vale Educational Fund for over 10 years. My time at the Fund started in the position of Treasurer on the Board of Directors. After a few years of volunteering my time on the board, I moved to the more permanent position of Office Manager. While my main responsibilities lie with all accounting/financial work at the Fund, you may recognize me from time to time at various aftercare sites. Filling in at our locations gives me the opportunity to familiarize myself with the children and families in our program. Before joining the River Vale Educational Fund, I was a Portfolio Manager at ING Funds. I left this position in 2009 to spend more time with my family. I am a lifelong resident of Bergen County. Some of my favorite things to do are cooking, sewing and spending time with my puppy, Tucker
Lara Anac-Ayvazian- Site Coordinator:
Hi! My name is Lara Anac-Ayvazian and this will be my sixth year working for the River Vale Educational Fund. I live in Hillsdale and recently graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Psychology. I love working with children and enjoy watching them grow over the years. I look forward to another great year!
Natalie Tasci-Site Coordinator:
My name is Natalie Tasci and this is my third year working with the River Vale Educational Fund. I am a recent graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Communications. I am enjoy working with children, and in addition to being a Sunday School Teacher for the last three years, I spent the last summer in Lebanon teaching English, Math and Science to refugee kids. My dream is to become a documentary film maker. I am looking forward to another great year with your kids!
Lynne Rosenthal - Counselor:
Hello, my name is Lynne Rosenthal and I am very excited to be joining ACE After Care Program this year. I am a retired Art Education Teacher and I have worked in After School Programs for the past eight years. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of arts and crafts with the children and having fun! I am looking forward to this upcoming school year!
Fran Kalman - Counselor:
Hi, my name is Fran Kalman. I live in Hilldale and work at Pascack Hills High School as a Special Education Aide. I have three grown children that all went through the Pascack Valley Regional School District. I have worked for the RIver Vale Educational Fund for several years. I truly enjoy working with the children after school.
Sydney Prophete - Counselor:
Hi! My name is Sydney Prophete and this will be my second year working for the Rivervale Education Fund. I live in Hillsdale and am in my last year at Pascack Valley High School and I look forward to another school year.
Emily Boden- Counselor:
Hi! my name is Emily Boden. This is my Second year working for the River Vale Educational Fund. Currently I am senior at Pascack Valley high school. I am looking forward to a great school year!
Sam Lagrosa- Counselor:
Hi! my name is sam lagrosa. this is my second year at meadowbrook. i am a senior at pascack valley. i do choir at pascack valley. i absolutely love working at meadowbrook and can't wait for another year!
Shannon Malone - Site Coordinator: Coming soon
Zuly Ortiz- Site Coordinator: Coming Soon
Judilis Fernandez- Counselor:
Hi, my name is Judilis Fernandez and I am an after school counselor at Smith! This is my fourth year working at this school and I love it. I am also a senior nursing major at Ramapo College of New Jersey and I love to listen to music, read, and play with the kids! I am so excited for this year!
Aly Ciuppa - Counselor:
Hello, my name is Aly and this will be my fifth year working with the Woodside After School Program. I grew up in Hillsdale and gradutaed from Pascack Valley High School. Looking forward to another great year!