Director of Senior, Youth and Leisure Services: Jennifer Walker
Jennifer joined the Township of Livingston in September of 2009. Originally from Cortland, NY, she and her family moved to Westfield, NJ in 2004, where she held the position of Senior Director of the Westfield Area Y for almost six years. While at the YMCA, her responsibilities included both the administration and operations of the Aquatics, Health & Wellness, Active Older Adults and Sports & Recreation departments and facilities. In addition, she sat on several committees, including finance, programming, and fundraising. In her current position as Director of Senior, Youth & Leisure Services for the Township of Livingston, her department oversees all Community programming for the Township, including operations of both aquatic facilities. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Physical Education from State University of New York at Cortland and resides in West Caldwell, NJ with her 3 children, Elizabeth, Emily and Zachary.
Senior and Adult Enrichment: Liliana Branquinho
Liliana joined the Township of Livingston in May 2011 as the Program Supervisor for Senior & Adult Enrichment and Special Events. She was born in Lisbon, Portugal and moved to the U.S. with her family in 1990. Prior to joining the Township of Livingston, Liliana was Associate Director for Member Services, Facilities and Risk Management at the Westfield Area Y, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations for Member Services, Facilities, Special Events, Volunteers and International programs. She was also involved in the annual fundraising process and sat on several committees such as Membership, Buildings and Grounds, Insurance/Risk Management and International. Currently, Liliana oversees all senior and adult programming and Township special events. In her spare time, Liliana enjoys volunteering for different organizations and local animal shelters. Liliana holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College, Massachusetts, certified Recreation Administrator and Dementia Practitioner. She currently resides in Westfield with her dog Nala.
Athletic and Aquatic: Kenneth A. Lomax
Kenneth A. Lomax, Athletics and Aquatics Supervisor, grew up in Livingston and graduated from Livingston High School. He began his employment with the Livingston Department of Recreation and Parks while in high school as a part time maintenance man, facilities attendant, recreation leader, sports official, lifeguard, swim instructor, Swim Program Coordinator, and Pool Manager. Following a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Navy, he attended The Pennsylvania State University with a major in Recreation and Parks Administration. Ken also worked for two years with the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission as a part-time Recreation Center Director. Ken and his wife Robyn have three adult children. He graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Management. Ken was extremely happy to return to the Livingston Recreation and Parks Department in 2001 as the full-time Recreation Supervisor responsible for all department sports activities in the community.
Camp, Youth, & Teen Programs: Brittany Elsasaer
Brittany Elsasaer joined the Township of Livingston as an intern in 2010. Brittany worked closely with camp, youth programs and community events. When she graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors in Recreation Management, she began working part time for the Township as an Administrative Assistant to Camp and Community Events. Brittany then accepted a full-time position as the School-Age Child Care and Camp Director for the YMCA of Eastern Union County Five Points Branch. Her responsibilities included before- and after-school care programs for the elementary schools in Union, as well as family events and summer camp. Brittany loves working with youth, teens and families, and has a strong passion for program planning. She resides in Westfield NJ, loves spending time with her family, friends and 2 puppies Jackson and Jasper. She enjoys going to the Jersey Shore, learning new things and most of all putting a smile on a child’s face.
Community Services: Susan Ridley, Ph.D., CPS, CPRP, RA, ADC, REAT
Susan loves education, as you can see from the alphabet soup after her name! She has a Ph.D. in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, MA, and a MSc in Human Services from Springfield College, MA. She is also a Certified Prevention Specialist, a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, Recreation Administrator, Activities Director Certified, and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist. In her spare time, she is an artist, specializing in landscapes, seascapes, animals and murals (the bigger the better) as well as learning the art of Raku pottery. Susan lives in Lake Mohawk, Sparta, NJ. Susan supervises the Livingston Youth and Community Services (LYCS) Leaders program which provides leadership, healthy life choices and life skills education to students grades 1-12 in Livingston school district, and the Shining Stars after-school sports and recreational programs for children and adults with special needs in Livingston and surrounding areas.
Office Manager: Nell Sommese
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