Staff Qualifications      



Joanne Kunz, MS, CRC

Vice President, Employment Services

Joanne has a master’s degree in counseling and human relations from Villanova University. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has thirty five years experience working in vocational rehabilitation that has included working with individuals with developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, physical disabilities, and classified students. Joanne has worked at CEA since June, 2002. She has worked as a national surveyor with CARF International since 2009.

Elena Marie Fetch

WAT Coordinator

Elena joined CEA in March 2010. She was introduced to CEA as a student, through Workforce, in the Microsoft Office course taught in Office Technologies, here at the center. Later Elena held a temporary  position as Instructor in Office Technologies, before assuming the role as Work Adjustment Training  Coordinator.

Elena has a background of over ten years experience as a Recruiter in Corporate, Non- profit and also Staffing firm environments.  She has worked with professionals in a recruiting capacity in which they obtained positions ranging from entry level to executive, in privately held corporations, and a CPA staffing firm.

Elena has continued obtaining certificates of training. Most recently are: Understanding Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders; Brain Anatomy, TBI & Neuro Evaluation, both of which are from the Education Program of the State University of New York at Buffalo . In addition, Elena has obtained certificates for: Understanding Mental Illness; Behaviorist Mentoring Workshop Trauma-Informed Care; and Employment Supports for People who are Blind & Visually Impaired, from Elizabeth M Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Katherine Gibson, MSW, LSW

Director, Admissions & Assessment

Linda Hoff

Training Director, Packaging and Assembly

Linda worked in a family owned construction company for seven years. She performed various office duties and handled the purchasing and receiving of work material. She worked in the packaging and assembly industry for three years. She performed various assembly tasks as well as picking and packing of materials.

Linda has over fifteen years experience supervising individuals with disabilities in a packaging and assembly work setting. She has received numerous certificates in Production Supervision, Stress Management, Interpersonal Communication, Team Building, Wage-Hour Training, Ethical Issues and other certificates relating to working with the disabled population. She attended various seminars and workshops regarding safety in the workplace. She is certified in CPR and First Aid by the American Red Cross. 

Jessica Lax, BA

Vocational Evaluation Assistant

Jessica graduated from Bucknell University in 2011 with a degree in Political Science. She has three years experience working as an office assistant at Bucknell University Admissions. She has created, led and participated in events and projects focusing on various issues of diversity. She has a great deal of experience with people with disabilities. Jessica has been with CEA since September 2013.   

Pat Napolitan

Training Director, Food Service

Pat has been in the food industry since high school, first working at Hunterdon Developmental Center serving in the kitchen to the severely disabled. After high school she began working as a line cook and assistant to the chef at The Stony Brook Pavilion in Glen Gardner. After ten years there she married and held various office positions while starting a family. She, along with family members, opened a restaurant on main street in Flemington, called The Upper Crust that ran for eleven years. After closing the restaurant she helped establish  her husband’s  business, which they still run today. Before coming to CEA in January 2012, she was employed  at the county’s Link Transportation system where she worked in customer service.

Kristen H. Sundberg

Assistant Training Director, Food Services

Kristen has 13 years experience working in restaurants and bakeries. Most recently she was employed as head baker for the non-profit Baker’s Treat in Flemington for 4 years. While there she trained students with disabilities from the Midland School, and assisted and taught individuals in the Somerset-Hunterdon Internship and Employment Program, in addition to working closely with trainees from Anderson House. She is Servsafe Certified in food handling and safety, has attended the Handle with Care training, and is a member of the New Jersey Baker’s Board of Trade. Kristen has been the assistant training director in food services since 2012.

Kristen H. SundbergAssistant Training Director, Food ServicesKristen has 13 years experience working in restaurants and bakeries. Most recently she was employed as head baker for the non-profit Baker’s Treat in Flemington for 4 years. While there she trained students with disabilities from the Midland School, and assisted and taught individuals in the Somerset-Hunterdon Internship and Employment Program, in addition to working closely with trainees from Anderson House. She is Servsafe Certified in food handling and safety, has attended the Handle with Care training, and is a member of the New Jersey Baker’s Board of Trade. Kristen has been the assistant training director in food services since 2012.

Jill Zabowski, MSW, LCSW, CPLC

Director, Community Employment Services