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.
- 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.
Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Inc. (CEC)
Board of Trustees 2018/2019
Two Year Term from 1/1/18 to 12/31/19
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 (10) 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 (2) children and currently lives in Sussex County.
Arthur Tyrrell – Secretary
Arthur Tyrrell was a Senior Vice President – Internal Audit Services at a national commercial bank for twelve years. 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. Arthur joined the bank’s Internal Audit Services group in December 2005. His role included the prevention, detection and response to instances of possible fraud or employee misconduct within the bank’s global operations. Previously he provided independent monitoring services at organizations under active investigation, deferred prosecution agreements or other regulatory restrictions with the objective of limiting exposures to additional errors, fraud, waste, and mismanagement. Arthur was also an internal auditor at a large consumer finance company and an internal control specialist at a large insurance company. Earlier in his career, Arthur was a police officer and county detective in New Jersey. Arthur graduated with honors from Seton Hall university with a BS in Business Administration majoring in Accounting. He is also a former Certified Internal Auditor.
Catherine L. Fenske – Trustee
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 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.
Christopher D. Linne – Trustee
Christopher D. Linne is an Adjunct Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at College of Saint Elizabeth. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Centenary College and served as Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Studies program. In 2002, he retired captain of investigations 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). He has a Master’s of Arts degree in Leadership & Public Administration and he is also a Certified Public Manager (CPM).
Kevin Loughman – 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.
Jane Fields, MSW, LCSW – Trustee
Jane Fields has over 30 years of experience in the field of child welfare. Beginning her career as a case worker for the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, Jane went on to hold various roles from supervisory to administrative in the newly named Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P). Prior to her retirement from DCP&P in 2014, Jane held the position of Area Director for Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren and Mercer counties. In this role, Jane provided ongoing evaluation and monitoring to ensure quality services to the children and families served by DCP&P. Jane has established and maintained cooperative working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and to date has served on numerous advisory boards, commissions and councils. Jane served as Northern Regional Administrator of District Office Operations for Passaic, Bergen and Morris Counties and Local Office Manager for both Warren and Morris Counties. Most recently, Jane provided clinical social work to the client’s of Hunterdon Helpline as well as providing supervision for MSW students from Rutgers University. Jane holds a BA degree from Rider University in Sociology and MSW degree from Marywood University. Jane is a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Clinical Social Work Supervision Certification.
Jennifer Rodrigues – Trustee
Jennifer Rodrigues is Vice President of Capital and Liquidity for Prudential’s Group Insurance Finance group. She has 20 years of experience with roles in Corporate Finance, Planning and Analysis, 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 is 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.
Catherine M. Broderick, Esq. – Trustee
Catherine started her legal career in Morris County as the Judicial Clerk to the Honorable David S. Cramp, J.S.C., in Morris County Superior Court. At the end her clerkship, she joined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Catherine has prosecuted hundreds of crimes including bank robbery, kidnapping, drug possession, burglary, and spent a significant portion of her career. When Megan’s Law was enacted, she was named to create a unit in the office to monitor sex offenders and prosecute those who violate the terms of their release to the community. She also served as the Legal Liaison to the F.B.I. Innocent Images Task Force, prosecuting child pornography and child luring cases. She has supervised other Units in the Office, including Missing Persons, Weapons Returns, Criminal and Mental Health Expungements, Bias Crimes, the Drug Court Team, Evidence Destruction, OPRA and Civil Discovery Requests. She has conducted over 125 classes to numerous law enforcement and community groups on various topics including child sexual abuse, internet safety for parents, crime prevention for seniors, and of course Megan’s Law.
In 2016, she was selected by the Morris County Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission On Professionalism, as the Morris County Lawyer of the Year Award.
In 2017, the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey presented Catherine with their “Outstanding Advocacy Over a Career” award, at their Annual College, for her advocacy on behalf of vulnerable victims, and was named an Honorary Police Chief by the Morris County Police Chiefs’ Association. In November 2017, she retired from the Prosecutor’s Office, and is currently an Adjunct Professor. She is also studying for her Masters in Administration.
She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the 200 Club of Morris County.
Catherine served two terms as a Trustee of the Morris County Bar Association, as well as two terms as Co-Chair of the Morris County Bar Association Criminal Practice Committee. She also served as a Trustee of the Criminal Practice Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Catherine has been active in the Morris County community through the Morris County Chamber of Commerce-Leadership Morris Program, receiving their Alumni Achievement Award. She had also served on the Greystone Security Council, Project Care, the Morris County Municipal Alliance Steering Committee, and the Morris County Human Relations Commission. She also served on the Morris County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, their Board of Trustees and served as the Grand Marshall of the Parade.