Mary Stevens began as BFC’s accountant in 2011 and became Director of Finance in 2014.
“The staff at BFC is another family away from home. Not only do we provide our community with a nurturing place to thrive, but we also provide our staff with a warm, positive work environment. That's the reason it's a pleasure to come to work. And helping so many people makes it all worth while.”
Davia Valenzuela is with BFC since 1999 after working with the Bergen County Office for Children. First, she led HIPPY: Home Instruction Program for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, then she headed our after school programs and summer camps.
Since 2013 she is heading the Adult Day Care Program. In 2016 she was named Director of Human Resources.
“I love Bergen Family Center—there’s something for every age group and for every member of every family that walks through our doors.”
Esther Freire has been in the educational field for the majority of her career. She started as an elementary school teacher before dedicating herself to Early Childhood Education.
“I am very grateful to be part of Bergen Family Center. It’s a place where I can serve the community, the parents, and especially the children who deserve to have high quality education to which I am committed.”
Darlene Tomlinsonhas been with BFC since 2000, first as a classroom teacher, then Pre-K Coordinator and after-school and summer camp director. She served as Head Teacher from 2014 to 2015 and now serves as the Group Teacher for the Leonard Johnson Day Nursery.
“I love children and feel that a child’s learning depends on the parent being the first teacher and the staff as facilitators in the child’s growth as a competent being.”
Nathalie joined BFC in June of 2015 and has been supporting BFC’s events and fundraising initiatives. She has a background in communication and international relations along with experience in development and event planning.
“BFC is such a special place to be a part of. It is a pleasure to work with the staff and volunteers who are so openhearted and committed to making the community a better place.”