NJEA offers new “Building a Family” workshop series

NJEA is proud to offer a new series of virtual workshops and conversations on the topic of building a family

In this series, NJEA members will share with you their experiences around pregnancy loss, overcoming infertility, and the adoption/fostering process.  Experts will provide information and answer your questions.  We will also discuss ways that we can advocate for ourselves and our colleagues.  The virtual series is detailed below, and to all NJEA members. 

Panel discussion #1: Supporting members through pregnancy loss

Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

Panelists to include:

  • Denise Paul, Holy Redeemer Hospital + Unite Inc
  • Jackie Mancinelli, Eastern EA member and founder of Start Healing Together 
  • Kaitlyn Dunphy Esq., NJEA Legal Services
  • Caroline Tantum, NJEA UniServ Region 3
  • Beth Schroeder Buonsante, NJEA Member Benefits

Panel discussion #2: Helping members navigate the IVF process

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Panelists to include:

  • Gabby Lewis, East Windsor EA
  • Kristi Hunter, Eastern EA
  • Jackie Mancinelli, Eastern EA
  • George Kemery, Eastern EA
  • Lynn Polin, NJREA member and founder of Kindred Beginnings 
  • Beth Schroeder-Buonsante, NJEA Member Benefits
  • Jim Boice, NJEA UniServ

Panel discussion #3: Hearing our members’ stories about adoption and fostering.

Thursday, March 31 @ 7 p.m.

Panelists to include:

  • Megan Schutz, North Plainfield EA.
  • Sharon Bowman, Pennsauken EA.
  • Ilene Sloan, Englewood EA.
  • Sean Hengst, Haddon Township EA.
  • Kaitlyn Dunphy Esq, NJEA Legal Services.
  • Beth Schroeder-Buonsante, NJEA Member Benefits. 

All panels moderated by Tracie Yostpile, NJEA UniServ Region 9 and Jessica Denney NJEA, UniServ Region 3.


Returning to Work After Pregnancy LossPregnancy After Loss Support, Jan. 18. 2022