Our Team

Safe+Sound Somerset is proud of our highly dedicated and qualified team of diverse professionals and volunteers. Whether an advocate in our emergency shelter or in court, a counselor, an administrative staff member or any other part of our organization, we all share a commitment to empowering survivors and engaging the community in our mission to end domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Board of Trustees

Sheila Breeding, Chairperson
Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company, Retired

Lisa Barclay, MBA, Vice Chair
Prudential Advisors, Financial Professional
The Wealthy Diva, LLC, Owner/Coach

Amy Karson, Treasurer
Brand K Partners, CEO


Deirdre Blaus
RWJ University Hospital Somerset, Vice President of Operations

Natalie Pineiro
Downtown Somerville Alliance, Executive Director

Trashaun Powell
New Jersey Family Planning League, Vice President of Programs

Delta Ramierz
Spherion Recruiting, CEO & Owner

Sonia Rodrigues-Marto, MA, LPC
Rutgers University, Director, School & Community Programs
Center for Interpersonal Wellness, LLC, Co-Owner & Psychotherapist

Lisa Sanders, LCSW
Balancing Life Counseling Center, Owner

Stephanie Thomas
Sanofi, Head of Purchase to Pay North America

Virginia Toledo-Hernandez
ToledoGeller, Owner

Ex Officio
Michele E. Boronkas, MSW
Chief Executive Officer



Kristin Cantwell
Vice President of Advancement

Kathleen Ciccotelli
Director of Operations and Facilities

Ana Diaz, MA, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Vice President of Programs

Shari Johnson
Director of Grants Administration

Lauren Lia, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services

Tonya McKinley, MSW, CFSW, LSW
Director of Helpline, Housing and Financial Literacy

Joelle Piercy, MSS, LSW
Director of Community Outreach & Prevention

Susan Rivera
Director of Advocacy and Crisis Advocacy