The Center’s Board is comprised of experts in Psychology, Business, Social Work, Education, and the Law. This expertise expands the Center’s reach, insight, knowledge and brings creative solutions from outside the walls of public-sector mindset and opens it the business community.

In conjunction with Center’s staff, our influential Board continues to develop and implement comprehensive and innovative programs and services.

CEC’s Goals

  • Provide child protective clinical services.
  • Reduce the likelihood of future abuse and neglect.
  • Strengthen family functioning to maintain the family and reduce or avoid disruption/separations/placements if possible.
  • Improve the quality of life for both children and parents by providing individualized treatment services aimed at enhancing family functioning.
  • Improve family life by helping parents become more self-sufficient and better able to provide adequate housing, nutrition, medical and physical care for their children.
  • Help parents develop sound crisis management skills, more effective parenting skills, and better behavior management techniques.
  • Facilitate the coordination, linkage and expansion of community resources for the delivery of services to clients involved in child maltreatment.
  • Develop public awareness of the problem of child abuse and neglect by providing consultation and educational services to the community-at-large.
  • Work within the community to increase awareness of abuse and neglect situations, to educate regarding reporting laws, and to assist in the identification of the most effective intervention with at-risk families.



Mark Smith, President
Mr. Smith started his career in Mount Olive Twp. as a police dispatcher in 1983. Two years later he was sworn in as a patrolman and served in the Patrol Division. While in the Patrol Division Mr. Smith served as a Field Training Officer and Special Operation Team Member, until being transferred to the Investigation Division where he served from 1996 to 2008. He retired with 25 years of service to the township in 2008.

While a member of the Investigations Division he served in the role of a Juvenile Detective as well as the department’s liaison with the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children and the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons unit. Mr. Smith served as a member of the Juvenile Conference Committee for ten years and has served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Inc. in various roles since 1997. Since he retired he has been working as an independent Private Detective. He is married with two children and currently lives in Sussex County.


Cathi Fenske, Vice President
Ms. Fenske is a lifelong resident of Morris County. She had a 25-year career in law enforcement culminating in the rank of Lieutenant in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. She currently works for a local surgeon. The majority of her career has focused on family issues having worked 8 years in the Juvenile and Missing Persons Unit and 10 years in the Sex Crimes and Child abuse Unit. Ms. Fenske’s career path centered on family issues at the start. While attending college at County College of Morris her elective courses were family and social issue programs. She also worked with the local Juvenile Conference Committee as a mentor for youthful offenders assigned. Ms. Fenske continued her education at Rutgers State University, Morris County Firefighters and Police Training Academy, West Point Leadership and Command School, Certified Public Management Training, as well as numerous in-service training programs.


Kevin Loughman, Officer and Acting Treasurer
Kevin Loughman retired in 2005 from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office after 25 years in law enforcement as a Detective Lieutenant. He was in charge of the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit and involved in the establishment of the Deirdre O’Brien Child Advocacy Center.

Prior to retirement the Domestic Violence Unit, Victim Witness Unit, and SANE/SART Program were (among others) under his command. Currently he is an independent Private Detective in New Jersey. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Inc., since 2007.


Christopher D. Linne, Secretary
Christopher D. Linne is an Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice (Centenary College) and Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Studies program. He is a retired captain with 25 years of law enforcement service; 18 with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office; and seven years with the Washington Township (Morris County) Police Department.

His career in law enforcement included service with the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit where he served as a case detective and unit supervisor. He was active with and committed to the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) approach to sex crimes investigations. He was instrumental in the establishment of a child advocacy center for victims of sexual assault in Morris County.

He also supervised numerous investigative units, held administrative responsibilities, and served as the public information officer. He was a certified police training instructor at the Morris County Fire Fighters and Police Training Academy and served as the agency representative to the Morris County Human Relations Commission. Mr. Linne is a former board member of the Diocesan Review Board for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson (2002-2009).

Prior to retirement the Domestic Violence Unit, Victim Witness Unit, and SANE/SART Program were (among others) under his command. Currently he is an independent Private Detective in New Jersey. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Inc., since 2007.


Art Tyrrell, Trustee
Arthur Tyrrell is Senior Vice President Internal Audit Services – Antifraud Group for a national commercial bank servicing the middle market. He has over 30 years of progressive experience providing investigation, integrity management, mandated monitoring, and internal audit services to both the public and private sectors.

Art joined the bank in December 2005 to establish the Antifraud Group (AFG) within Internal Audit Services. The role of the AFG is to assist in the prevention, detection and response to possible instances of fraud or employee misconduct. Previously, he provided independent monitoring services under contract with Federal and State agencies at organizations under active investigation, deferred prosecution agreements or other regulatory restrictions. The engagement objectives were to prevent the dissipation of assets and limit exposure to additional errors, fraud, waste, and mismanagement. Art was also an internal auditor of a large consumer finance company and an internal control specialist at large insurance company.

Earlier in his career, Art was a police officer and Prosecutor’s Office detective in New Jersey.

Art graduated with honors from Seton Hall University with a BS in Business Administration majoring in Accounting. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor.


Jennifer Rodrigues, Trustee
Jennifer Rodrigues is Vice President of Planning and Analysis for Prudential’s Group Insurance Finance group. She has 20 years of experience with roles in Planning and Analysis, Corporate Treasurer’s and Corporate Banking. Previously, she had oversight and management of the company’s bank relationships and corporate credit activities. Her experience includes cash and liquidity management and consultative services. She has been involved in the integration of businesses resulting from M&A activity including the acquisition of Allstate’s Variable Annuity book, Cigna’s Retirement Services and Skandia US.

She’s an active board member of the Rutgers Financial Advisory Board advising and supporting program curriculums and mentoring students. She leads mentoring circles for female MBA Rutgers students and is regularly engaged in activities to develop students professionally.

Jennifer holds a B.S. from Rutgers University in Finance and an M.S. from Stevens School of Technology in MIS.


Charles Brady, Trustee
Charlie Brady received his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the County College of Morris in 1988, his Bachelor of Science Degree in Law and Justice from The College of New Jersey in 1990 and his Master’s in Public Administration in 1992 from Seton Hall University.

Charlie Brady was hired by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in 1991 and assigned to the Bail Unit. While working there, he was assigned to the following units: Domestic Violence, Sex Crimes/Child Abuse, Narcotics/Gambling and Professional Standards where he was promoted to Detective/Supervisor in 2004. In 2005, he was assigned to the General Investigations Unit where he subsequently reached the rank of Lieutenant. In 2015, he was appointed as one of the Office’s Accreditation Managers to ensure the office was in compliance with the standards set forth by the New Jersey Association of Chief’s of Police.

Charlie Brady served as an instructor in the Basic Sex Crimes Investigation Course and the Child Interview Course at the Morris County Firefighter’s and Police Academy which he also co-developed. In 1999, he received the Morris County Detective’s Association Service Award and in 2010, he received the Association’s Meritorious Service Award.