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Heather Devine

Site Director

Hello! My name is Heather and I am excited to return to Kids Club for another year. This is my sixth year of working Kids Club with the YMCA. I enjoy working with kids because it’s very rewarding to help them in a health and fitness manner. As a kid, health and fitness was never taught as well as it should be and I wish I knew more when I was younger. In my spare time I enjoy working out by doing yoga and CrossFit. I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Studio Art. I spent this last summer working for the Girl Scouts Summer Camp as the Arts and Crafts Specialist and I can’t wait to show Kids Club all the fun activities I learned along the way!

Jenna Gabriele

Door Director

Hi parents! My name is Jenna Gabriele. I am a sophomore student a County College of Morris studying business administration. I have over 5+ years’ experience working with children and this is my third year working at the Lakeland hills YMCA. This is also my second year working in Kids Club. I am a hardworking and reliable individual who has a strong passion for children and their development. I am also outgoing and friendly and love to laugh and will be sure that your children will have as much fun as I do! I look forward to this year and can’t wait to spend the afternoons with your children!

Ashley DeMare

Co-Director

Hello Kids Club parents, my name is Ashley De Mare. I am currently studying Graphic Design at County College of Morris and hope to transfer to Kean University within the next year. I have been working with children for about seven years now and I absolutely love it! This is my fifth year working at Kids Club and I cannot wait to see what this year brings! I would like to thank you all for putting your trust in me with your children and I will be sure to take care of them as you would and have them leaving with a smile on their faces every day!

Donna Ricciardi

Co-Director

With many years of experience as a mom and as a liaison for children, teachers and parents, Kids Club after school program is an outlet for my energy and creativity. Both my daughters are currently college graduates building their own careers, but beginning with pre-school, I chose to become very involved in their pre-college educational environment. Cooperative nursery school and volunteering enabled me to ultimately support all the children in our community. During this new chapter of my life, Kids Club allows me the opportunity to support the children of LHYMCA families while creating and experiencing afternoons of fun!

Cole Hopler

Co-Director

My name is Cole Hopler, I am 21 years old and am going to County College of Morris this fall to continue towards my teaching degree. Two of main hobbies in life are sports and working with children of all ages. For the past four summers I’ve worked at Summer Plus Camp in Denville, and taught baseball lessons to kids briefly at The Baseball Station during the winter of my junior year at Morris Knolls High School. I would like to help make a positive impact on kids’ lives whether it’s at camp, here at Kids Club, or as a teacher in the future. The best memory that I have from anything camp related when I was younger was when I used to go the baseball camp that Morris Knolls hosted in the summers for young kids to attend. There was one coach named Casey Elias, and he was one the main reasons why I fell in love with the game of baseball and still play to this day. It made my camp experience fun and memorable. I would like to one day leave a long-lasting impression on someone’s life like Casey had on mine.

Jamie Bazaral

Support Staff Juniors

Hi, my name is Jamie. I am currently a senior at Montclair State University studying family science and human development with a concentration in education. This is my first experience working at the YMCA  but I have a long history of working with children. I babysat for many years, worked at daycare centers, and gained experience in child development through my field experience courses. In my spare time, I like to travel and spend time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Ben Holeczko

Support Staff

I’m a freshman in college attending the County College of Morris majoring in Business Administration. In high school,  I participated in stage crew, choir, and musical theater. I’ve been going to a week long resident camp called Camp COLEY for 9 years including the past 4 years where I was a CIT, working with kids age 8-14. This past July, I worked at a Boy Scout camp called Sabattis Adventure Camp on COPE/Climbing Staff where I also worked with kids age 11-17. I am very excited to join the YMCA and work at Kids Club during this school year.

Tia Cherbaka

Support Staff

Hello parents, my name is Tia Cherbaka. I am currently a student at the County College of Morris studying nursing. I am new working with children, but I do have experience babysitting my younger cousins and coaching for cheerleading. I am very outgoing and enjoy playing with kids! I am new at the Lakeland Hills YMCA and very excited to begin the school year and get to know the kids! My goal is to act as a role model for these by spreading kindness and of course having fun!

Dan Giambra

Support Staff

Hello, my name is Daniel Giambra! I have just graduated from County College of Morris in January with my Associates in Business Administration, but I plan to go back to school for Psychology and work my way up to a Masters/ Doctorate for Clinical Counseling/ social work. I am really into all sports and I can literally talk about sports all day; my teams include: Yankees and Braves (baseball), Giants and Falcons (football), Knicks and OKC Thunder (basketball), New York Red Bulls (soccer), Devils (hockey, I used to be an Atlanta Thrashers fan but they disband the team!), Syracuse (lacrosse) and you name it! I have been playing soccer since I was six years old and have been playing tennis since I was seven years old (I have my teaching certificate to teach ten years and younger for tennis) and I play other sports/ participate in other activities: MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), being with friends, the outdoors, trying new things and playing sports with friends.  I have a great sense of humor, patient, love mentoring, I am very positive, I enjoy life, I have to be busy at all times, family oriented, I am very out-going, have a great work ethic, can get along with anyone and I enjoy meeting new people. I currently work for the YMCA and Home Depot.

Anthony DeMaio

Support Staff

Hi, my name is Anthony DeMaio and I am a counselor at the Y’s Kid’s Club program. I am a senior at the County College of Morris, and I major in Criminal Justice. I hope to attend Rutgers Newark after I complete two years at CCM. I’ve been around children all my life and love playing and having fun with them. I know how to make sure they’re occupied, having fun, and most importantly, safe. I can assure that your children will always be well taken care of in Kids Club.

Gabbie Demary

Support Staff

Hello Kids Club parents! My name is Gabriella DeMary. I am currently studying child psychology at County College of Morris. I have worked with kids for 7 years now from summer camps, and Kids Club for my second year now. I absolutely love working with the kids and putting a smile on their faces. Thank you for trusting me with your kids every day after school, I will always make sure they leave with a smile on their faces!