Meet Our Administrative Staff
Aurora Pipeling — Chief Executive Director
I am proud to have been the Founder of The Work-Family Connection in 1989. Since that time, I have held every position in the organization as it grew from one to over thirty Before and After School Programs, Kindergarten Extended Day Programs and Summer Camp Programs all over the state of New Jersey. I truly love working with our staff, our parents, and most of all seeing the smiles on the children’s faces.
I have a BA from Rutgers University and graduated from the Wellesley College School-Age Care Leadership Institute. I have completed graduate credits at the Wharton School, Columbia Graduate School of Business, and Cornell University. I am trained in Positive Discipline and Conflict Resolution. I have served as a certified Endorser for the National After-School Alliance, and have served as President and Board Member of the New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition. Upon recommendation of School Superintendents, I am a NJ State Ambassador for Afterschool, a position that advocates for afterschool programs and provides professional development oppurtunities.
I have served as Vice-President on my local Board of Education and chaired the Communications and Policy Committee. I also have served as Vice-President of the Educational Services Commission. Prior to 1989, I was in Executive Management at AT&T. I have lived in Hunterdon County most of my life.
Heather Turco — Executive Senior Director
I have been with WFC since September of 1998. I began as a Site Director at one of our After School Programs while I was attending college at the Rutgers School of Business. I have held various positions in the organization and have worked at almost all of our programs. I received my Bachelors Degree from Rutgers in 2001. Since then I have gotten married and now have a wonderful son. I live in Pennsylvania with my family and pets (2 dogs, 2 cats, turtle and fish). I am now a Senior Director and enjoy being able to focus my energy in strengthening the quality of all our programs. I love my job and look forward to coming to work everyday. If you ever have any questions please contact me and I will be happy to help!!
Deb Kreger — Office Administrator
I am the friendly voice of the Work-Family Connection office. I am a lifelong Jersey Girl and live with my husband in Hunterdon County . I have a wonderful family including a precious grandson. My objective is to maintain an efficient back-office operation so that the site directors, teachers, and staff can concentrate on their most important responsibility – your children.
Michael Farr — Managing Director, Field Operations
I am the Site Coordinator for The District of the Chathams, Florham Park, Long Hill, Montclair and Mt. Arlington. I have a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers University. I have been working with elementary school-age children with a number of non-profit organizations in various before and after-school settings for ten years. I have also worked with senior adults with cognitive impairments in a social day care setting. My professional staff and I look forward to providing the very highest quality before and after-school programs possible.
I currently reside in Parsippany, NJ, and I love the diversity and quick access to multiple points of interest that the location offers. On a personal note, I am a huge sports fan, especially football, baseball, and basketball. I am very interested in politics and a future political career. I have done some grassroots campaigning on behalf of local candidates.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Erin Monaghan — Assistant Site Coordinator
My name is Erin Monaghan and I am very excited to be joining the Work-Family team! I am a graduate of Kean University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I have 8 years of experience in the education field working with children of all ages. I also coach soccer on the weekends! In my spare time I love hiking and enjoying anything outdoors. I am looking forward to meeting new people and helping the child learn and grow throughout this school year!
Megan Whitlock — Site Coordinator
Hello, my name is Megan Whitlock and I am the Site Coordinator for Hunterdon County, Warren County and Long Hill Township for The Work-Family Connection. I have been an employee of The Work-Family Connection for four years. I am a mother of two daughters Haley and Addison. Currently I live in Williams Township, PA and most of my free time is spent running my girls to dance, gymnastics and cheerleading. I currently hold a Pennsylvania and New Jersey teaching certificate. I also have my master’s degree in Child Psychology. With over fifteen years of experience in the field of education, and my drive to stay extremely busy, I am excited to be with The Work-Family Connection and share my many talents.
Brandt Hall — Assistant Site Coordinator
Hello my name is Brandt Hall and I am the Assistant Site Coordinator with The Work-Family Connection for the Hunterdon and Warren County Region. I have been a Site Director with the Work-Family Connection for 16 years and have enjoyed every minute. Some of my hobbies include watching baseball and vacationing with my family. I have been married to my wife Tish for 10 years and we reside in Forks Township, PA. I am an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. I am looking forward to a great school year filled with fun and learning.
Marcia Ramos — Site Coordinator
Hi. I am Marcia Ramos I have been in the education field for the 13 yrs. I have taught preschool thru 8th grade in private school in Essex County . I have 3 children that I enjoy spending time with and making memories. I am looking forward to working with all the wonderful children and parents in Roselle Park.
Jaclyn Turney — Human Resources Assistant
I have been with WFC since September of 2012 and am currently the Human Resource Assistant. One of my proudest moments was obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Language and Hearing Science and Disorders and Speech Correction from Kean University. In addition, I attended County College of Morris and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
I am a very lucky married lady. I live with my husband, Brian, and our two amazing fur-babies (dogs), Kaiya and Lincoln. When I am not busy at WFC, I am teaching dance classes to children and adults in Morris County.
I have worked in both public and private school settings and in before and after school programs for over 12 years and strongly believe that we as adults must model positive behavior to today’s youth. I am happy to assist you in any way I can, as I am a proud member of the WFC team!