Board Members Elected for The Arc of Essex County and The Candle Lighters

June 27th, 2017

Trustees, advisory board members, and officers were elected to the Board of Directors for The Arc of Essex County during the June 26th Annual Membership Meeting. 

Officer Appointments:

Third Vice President:  Benjamin Proce
Treasurer:  Gary Russikoff

Advisory Board Appointments:

Stuart Applebaum
Jeffrey Bird
Patricia Boylan
Lorraine Coppola
Caitlin DiRuggiero
Mark Gerson
Eileen Hahn
Bruce Humphreys
Herbert Lev
Peter Madonia
Angela McCaffrey
Kenneth Sauter
John Schettine
William Sumas
Maryanne Vindici
Paul Wirth

Trustee Appointments:

Juan Arroyo
Robert Laurino
Matthew Ryan
Theresa Thompson

To view The Arc of Essex County’s full Board of Directors, visit

Additionally, The Candle Lighters recently elected its 2017 executive officers.  Established as a 501(c)3 organization in 1974, The Candle Lighters are dedicated to raising resources for The Arc of Essex County's unfunded and under-funded programs. Benefitting programs include Camp Hope, the Stepping Stones Early Intervention program, and recreation programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2017 Candle Lighters Executive Officers:

President:  Lisa Wolfe  
First Vice-President:  Stephanie Hopton
Second Vice-President:  Amy Cusack
Recording Secretary:  Rachel Ryan
Corresponding Secretary:  Olympia Chamcham
Treasurer:  Debbie Shulkowski
Immediate Past President:  Trish Boylan & Eileen Hahn

For more information about The Candle Lighters, please visit