Executive Council


Christina Emrich, ATC
Red Bank Regional High School
101 Ridge Road
Little Silver, NJ, 07739

President Elect

Kevin Briles, ATC
The Delsea Regional High School
242 Fries Mill Road
Franklinville, NJ 08322
856-694-0100 ext. 257


Eric A. Schwartz, ATC         
Washington Township High School
529 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road
Sewell NJ 08080                



Daniel DeShong, ATC
Mater Dei Prep
538 Church Street
Middletown, NJ, 07748



Keir Livingston, ATC
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ 08550

Northern Region Representative

Ken Cieslak, ATC, DC
Teaneck High School
100 Elizabeth Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666


Central Region Representative

Cali Whedon, ATC
Point Pleasant Beach HS

Southern Region Representative

Robert Baerman, ATC  
Kingsway Regional School District

ATSNJ Executive Directors

Executive Director - Ray Saputelli, MBA, CAE 

A seasoned association management professional and Certified Association Executive (CAE), Ray has worked in all areas of the profession and has placed particular emphasis on healthcare associations and professional societies.  He brings experience in developing efficient governance solutions, building effective association programs, harnessing and leveraging volunteer resources, generating non-dues revenue, crafting and implementing strong organizational strategic plans, growing and retaining membership, and raising the profile of the industries and groups with whom he works. Ray is actively engaged with every client of Lutine Management Associates.

Associate Director - Candida Taylor

Candida Taylor has over 12 years experience in non-profit association management, focusing on professional medical associations. She has in recent years worked primarily with the NJ Academy of Family Physicians, but she has also worked with the Orthopaedic Surgeons Society of New Jersey and the Emergency Physicians, New Jersey Chapter.  She has facilitated professional partnerships, such as NJAFP and SONJ (Special Olympics NJ) in the development of the NJ MedFest program. Candida has a broad scope of knowledge and experience in meeting and conference planning and has worked with many different venues to create large conferences as well as smaller board meetings.  She has also been a successful fundraiser for over 20 years, organizing events and soliciting sponsorship opportunities for those events. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Design from Syracuse University. Her artistic background has provided her the opportunity to expand her professional career to include magazine and journal publishing and graphic arts. 

Past Executive Council Members