Leadership

President — Paula Stamler Resnick
Treasurer — Gilbert Wang
Jennifer Baum
Ellie Basner
James A. Covell
Hilary Fussteig
Ann Herbst
Amy Lieberman
Alexis Mintz
Ira M. Resnick
Rochelle Tarlowe

Advisory Board

Steven Blaustein
Ph.D., CCC-SP, BCS-Child Language and Language Disorders
Associate Professor, Touro College
Rochelle Cohen
MA, Head of Special, Learning St. Bernard's School
Robert Cunningham
MA Ed.M, Interim Head of School, Robert Louis Stevenson School
Susan Davis
Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Visiting Scholar, Clinical Supervisor
Teachers College of Columbia University
Linda Gardner
MA, Director of Admissions Aarons School
Scott Gaynor
Ed.D, Head of School, The Stephen Gaynor School
Fadi Hadaad
MD, Director of Child Psychiatric Emergency Services Bellevue Hospital
Director of the Center for Family Development
Roberta Hirsch
MA, Educational Advisor
Mathias Leutrum
Visual Art Teacher at The Meeting House
Cecelia McCarton
M.D., Founder and CEO, McCarton Foundation and McCarton School
Albina Miller
Head of School, The Parkside School
Cindy Puccio
MA, LCSW, Child Development Advisor
David Salsberg
Psy,D., DABPSNeuropsychologist
Principal, Pediatric Assessment, Learning & Support
Laura J. Tagliareni
Ph.D., Neuropsychologist

The Staff

Jason Bams — Associate Teaching Artist,  Gymnastics and Hip Hop
Virginia Buchan — Associate teacher/Teaching Artist Visual Arts
Kylee Doyle — Associate teacher
Mariel Martinez — Associate Teacher
Kim Richter —  Administrator
Simply Sports and Music Works — Sports Program


We are so happy to have found The Meeting House! Every Thursday morning, my daughter wakes up and exclaims, “It’s a Meeting House day!” She absolutely loves it! All of the teachers and therapists are amazing in how they work with these children. I am impressed with the level of attention the children receive and how wonderful the entire community is there.
— Mother of 7 year old girl from NYC public school

Paula Stamler Resnick — Founder and Executive Director

Paula’s inspiration to develop The Meeting House came from her personal family experience.  She saw that the social opportunities available to her daughter, as she progressed through elementary school in Manhattan, were shrinking instead of expanding.  After participating in The Meeting House for 6 years, her 13 year old daughter Samantha is now a middle school mentor serving as a role model to younger community members.   Paula holds a BA from Northwestern and a Master’s in Public Administration and Management from New York University.  She has been involved in local philanthropy for many years as both a funder and fundraiser and has served on boards and committees of various charities in education, global development, healthcare, arts- in-education and aging. For almost two decades she was an executive in the national healthcare field managing all aspects of operations and marketing for healthcare facilities throughout the east coast.  After working for the Ira M. Resnick Foundation as Executive Director for over ten years, Paula is currentlythe President of the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of The Meeting House Family Center. 

Jacklyn Covell — Clinical Director

Jacklyn Covell brings 30 years of clinical and school experience from both the private and public sector.  She has worked with children and their families from toddlerhood through high school age, collaborating with outside professionals as well.  Her expertise and interest lies in child development, as it relates to program development and advocacy.  Jackie eagerly brings her high level of clinical and diagnostic experience to preschool and elementary school age students at TMH.  Jackie is involved in evaluation, interviewing, planning, social skills group development and individual help as indicated.  She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology, Masters Degree in School Psychology CUNY and Bachelor of Science in Psychology SUNY, along with expertise and experience in Child Development, Psych Interns, and lecturing to undergraduate students and faculty.  Jackie is enthusiastic about her role as our Clinical Director and her responsibilities for creating and nurturing a beneficial and memorable experience for the children through her knowledge of dynamic development.

Meghan Corridan — Director of Meeting House Juniors and Weekend Program

Meghan Corridan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy 1999 and has been practicing pediatric therapy since 2000.  As the cousin of a young girl with severe handicaps, Meghan grew up with a deep appreciation for children with special needs and knew that she wanted to do something to help.  When she explored the field of occupational therapy, she immediately became interested and never turned back.  Meghan began her career at The Children’s Center for Early Learning in Brooklyn and Stepping Stone Day School in Queens.  Since 2002, she has been working at a thriving private practice on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, SAGE for Children.  In addition to providing individualized occupational therapy to children aged birth to 10 years old, she has worked with a variety of public and private schools to help children succeed in their academic environments.