River Vale


Phone Numbers:

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

  • Roberge: 201-312-0441
  • Woodside: 201-312-0442

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 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 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 County. Some of my favorite things to do are cooking, sewing and spending time with my puppy, Tucker. 


Nina Lang-Counselor

Hi there! My name is Nina, and I’m excited to start my first year working in the After School Program. I’ve always loved working with kids, so I’m looking forward to this year ahead of us! 




Devi Nassor-Site Coordinator

Hi! My name is Devi, and this will be my fifth year working in the After School Program. I have a strong love and appreciation for kids, and I am looking forward to help create a fun, and safe environment for your children. 


Ellen Mercurio-Counselor: 

My name is Ellen Mercurio, and I am excited to begin another year as a counselor at the Woodside School After Care Program. This will also be my 8th year working as a Teacher's Aide in the River Vale School District. I love working with children, and I look forward to another great year at Woodside!


Raschela Deutschkron: Counselor: Coming Soon!


Debbie Zirlin-Counselor

My name is Debbie Zirlin and I am excited to continue to work for Woodside’s Before Care Program. I have worked as a Teacher’s Aide at Woodside for the last 5 years and also work at Kumon Math and Reading Center. I received my Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Syracuse University and then obtained my CPA.  I have lived in River Vale for the last twenty years, with my husband and two college aged sons, both of whom attended Woodside.  I love working with students and look forward to a wonderful year with you and your children.