Fred Buglione, Executive Director
Fred Buglione has a long history of success in education and educational nonprofits. As a former teacher and school administrator, Fred developed inclusive educational environments that helped to ensure that all students succeeded. He has held director-level positions in nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating students with disabilities of all ages. Fred is a skilled educational and nonprofit leader who has raised student academic achievement in every educational program that he has overseen. Fred has an M.A. in English Literature and a M.Ed.
Mary Ann Comparetto is a former co-director for the Partners in Policymaking Program in Maryland and the parent of a daughter with autism who has been included throughout her school career. Mary Ann has developed significant expertise in the area of inclusion and in working with parents, educators and public policy makers through her work in Maryland and New Jersey.
Elizabeth Fosnight, M.B.A., Director of Development
Elizabeth has a 20-year career in training, marketing and business development that includes management consulting, hospitality sponsorship and three start-up ventures. Her focus is on helping organizations develop, communicate and live their brand’s core values in all aspects of operations. She specifically enjoys the logistics and execution of programs, panels and events that drive the organization’s mission. Elizabeth holds a B.S. from the University of Richmond, and M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management and is currently a Masters Candidate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at New York University.
Sue Goldman, M.A., CCC – SLP.,Speech and Language Consultant
Sue Goldman spent the bulk of her career working and collaborating in public schools and currently applies all she has learned as adjunct faculty at Kean University. Areas of expertise and topics of workshops include phonemic awareness, state and federal regulations relative to schools, and in-class speech-language services. Sue is co-author of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) 2010 Roles and Responsibilities of School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists. Other credits include member, New Jersey’s Special Education Review Commission 2007 and co-author, New Jersey Department of Education’s Technical Assistance Document – The Evaluation of Speech and Language. Awards include Honors of the Association – NJ Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Middlesex County Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award and 11 ASHA Awards for Continuing Education
Jason Jennings, M.Ed.,Inclusion Facilitator
Jason Jennings joined the NJCIE team in Jan of 2017. He has a BA in Political Science and MA in Special Education. Jason has over 15 years of experience working with students with special needs and has expertise in areas of professional development, classroom management, driving student performance, and interpreting student data. Prior to coming to NJCIE, Jason was the Director of School Development for a leading educational management company in Va.
Michelle Lockwood received her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola College with a focus on cognitive behavior theory for children and adolescents. She has over 13 years of professional experience in serving individuals in need of mental health and behavioral support in both public and private facilities. Prior to coming to NJCIE in 2007, Michelle worked in the Howard County Public Schools in Maryland developing deep expertise in inclusive education and Positive Behavioral Support (PBS).
Martin Mussman, Chief Financial Officer
Martin Mussman is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NJCIE. He is a finance and business consultant who also has experience as Chief Financial Officer of JP Morgan’s Global Investment Bank, Head of Global Planning & Analysis for Chase Manhattan Bank, and Head of Management Accounting & Policies for Chemical Bank. Marty is also Chairman of the Unitarian Montessori School, and Secretary/Finance Chair of the Unitarian Society, in East Brunswick, NJ. Marty has dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Mathematics, and an MBA, from Northwestern University.
Michele Toscano received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Montclair State University and M.A. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision from Rider University. She began her career as a fourth grade public school teacher in Orange NY, moving to Lakewood Middle School to teach Language Arts inclusion. Next, she assisted the opening of the secondary School for Language and Communication Development, as Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction. With over 16 years of experience in education working in a variety of schools in NJ and NY as a teacher, supervisor, and consultant; Michele designed or assisted with the design of inclusive environments, to ensure students were engaged with learning in the classroom. Prior to joining NJCIE, Michele was Senior Instructional Strategies Specialist at IDE Corp, providing professional development on differentiation, technology infusion, and problem-based learning.