Phone Numbers:

To contact a staff member on site call the following number:

  • Emerson: 201-749-0694

Staff Members:

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 at the Program Director of 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 found over 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 Count. Some of my favorite things to do are cooking, sewing and spending time with my puppy, Tucker. 


Mary Kenny - Site Coordinator:

Hello, my name is Mary Kenny. I work in the Before and After Care Program in Emerson, where I am the supervisor.  I am also an instructional aid in second grade.  I have lived in Emerson since 1977.  I have two daughters, two son in laws, and three grandsons. My family, working with children, and relaxing with my four cats are among my favorite things.



Debby (Darcy) Godleski - Counselor:

I am going into my seventh year with the After School Program!  It has been a wonderful experience working with the children. Since graduating from Montclair State University in 1985, I have been working in the education field. I owned and directed a Preschool for 12 years. I also worked with special needs students for three. I find each and every day fun and rewarding for myself and the students.  It has always been my pleasure working with any age group to help them enjoy their daily Educational activities.  I strive to make a difference in your children’s life in any situation using a caring, understanding and comforting attitude. 


Eileen Malone - Counselor:

Hi my name is Eileen Malone and this is my sixth year working with the A.C.E. Before and After School Program. I am currently a teaching assistant with the Pre School Program in the Emerson School District. This will be my 13th year working for the district. I live in Emerson with my husband and three daughters. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your children.

Amy Strobel - Counselor:

Hi, my name is Amy Strobel. I am a graduate of Trenton State College. This is my sixth  year working with the Before and After School Program. I am a mother of two and  I have also been an aide in the Emerson School District for years.  I enjoy working with children and look forward to a great school year!



AnnaMarie Fanto - Counselor:

Hi! My name is Annamarie Fanto, or as the children call me, Mrs. F.  After retiring from the corporate world and moving to New Jersey, I found myself waiting to get back into the work field but not in an office. I have always loved children and began working for the Emerson Board of Education at Memorial Elementary School.  I’ve been a Lunch Aid there for four years and this will be my third year with the A.C.E. After Care Program. It is a joy and most rewarding to work with the children of all ages, but especially Pre-K. I look forward to caring and nurturing your children.

Rosemary Musano- Counselor

Hi! My name is Rosemary and I have been working for the after school program since 2019. I am a mom of four beautiful daughters and a grandma to six grandchildren, ages six-teenager. I am delighted to be able to see our after care children grow from PreK-third grade. Each age group brings joy to watch as they move to the next level. Whether it is helping with homework, having a converstation, or just needing a hug, I am there for them. To the parents, thank you for the opportunity to work with your children. I am looking forward to another great year!