The professionals at Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph have a long standing reputation of not only providing exceptional dental care for children but also for supporting the community they serve.
From providing free exams for children under the age of two, to sponsoring events, educating children on proper oral care and supporting local organizations, they have demonstrated a commitment to helping growing families since their founding in 1991. It is for this reason that they created the Growing Families community, a network of professionals to inform, educate, support and advise young families on a variety of issues.
Our Pediatric Dentists:
Dr. Aaron Mannella, DMD
Dr. Daniel Yoo, DDS
Dr. Yashashwini Bangalore Marappa, DDS
390 Route 10
Randolph, NJ 07869
Sandra Ochoa is the founder of Happy Nest Center, Certified Holistic Child Sleep Consultant, Postpartum Doula and a mother of twins.
Sandra is passionate about empowering families to make long-lasting sleep changes while strengthening parent and child bonding. Her Holistic Approach analyzes all the physical, social, environmental and emotional factors that can interfere with sleep without sleep training.
Sandra leads Pregnancy and Baby Sleep Workshops and works with families from birth to 7 years old.
Dr Beth Gelman is a pediatrician with over 25 years experience in private practice. She recently left clinical medicine and is currently a professional parenting consultant. Her company, HappynestMD, provides virtual consulting to caregivers with nonmedical concerns from infancy through adolescence. From sleeping issues to feeding concerns, school readiness to behavioral issues, and more Dr Gelman offers individualized solutions for your family’s needs.
Visit her website at HappynestMD@com, or contact her at HappynestMD@gmail.com or call 570-580-0806
Lisa is the lead writer at Back to Business Copywriting, a company helping small and medium businesses
clarify their message and connect with customers. Services offered include writing for newsletters, emails, blogs, site reviews, proofreading & editing, and more.
"Helping fellow business owners succeed is very fulfilling. It's a win for both of us!"
Originally from Essex County, Lisa has lived in Sussex County for 20 years. "NJ is filled with beautiful sights and delicious food.
I've brought those two loves together through my new blog about exploring NJ with family www.NJkidventure.com."
Jonathan Riczko, or Mr. Jonathan as he’s known at The Goddard School, has been the on-site owner of The Goddard School in Randolph since 2013. Jonathan graduated from The Smeal College of Business from The Pennsylvania State University and has over 10 years of management experience before joining the preschool. Mr. Jonathan grew up in Randolph and went through the Randolph school system, graduating from the high school in 1998. He has a passion for education like his parents, Ms. Anne and Mr. John, who opened The Goddard School in Randolph in 2001. Mr. Jonathan continues to maintain the high standards and traditions established over the last 19 years. Mr. Jonathan has a daughter, Avery, in the school and another three children, Brayden, Jackson and Charli, who have graduated from the preschool and are now in the Randolph Elementary School system. When Mr. Jonathan is not at the school, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their four children. The Riczko’s are very active in the community and their children are involved in many of the towns’ recreation programs. Mr. Jonathan loves coaching their teams. In the summer, the Riczko’s frequent the jersey shore and love travelling as a family.
The Goddard School
1570 Sussex Turnpike
Randolph, NJ 07869
Phone: (973) 584-1154 Fax: (973) 584-2191
Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional, and the Director of Postpartum Health & Harmony. She graduated from Fordham Graduate School of Social Service with a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work. Laura’s background includes working with individuals and families in outpatient programs, schools, and private practice. She received advanced clinical training in infertility counseling, as well as treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Laura is passionate about supporting individuals on their parenthood journey and volunteers her time for Postpartum Support International and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Locally, she co-leads a Climb Out of the Darkness event every year to raise awareness of perinatal mental health.
Laura Winters, LCSW, PMH-C (she/her)
Postpartum Health & Harmony
368 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928
3175 Rt. 10, Building C, Suite 700
Denville, NJ 07834
My name is Kate and I’m a mommy to a sassy, independent 20 month old! I’m also a Licensed professional Counselor in NJ and have been on both ends of the therapy spectrum - as a client and professional. I struggled with my own postpartum anxiety after the birth of my daughter in April 2019. It is still a challenge and even with my background I didn’t realize I was going through it until several months later. As I work in the school system, I’ve witnessed the very obvious effect the pandemic has had on the children and parents I work with - especially moms who have recently gave birth. COVID has forced us into isolation, but you don’t have to be alone. I recently opened a private practice via telehealth to support children, adolescents, families and caregivers in the NJ community. I specialize in providing therapy to children, adolescents and adults who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Parenting Skills, and Maternal Mental Health (postpartum mental health). My approach utilizes creativity, humor, and evidenced-based techniques that help empower individuals and families. I work hard to create a safe and nurturing environment to help individuals work through thoughts and feelings which may be keeping them stuck and ensure a feeling of support as they continue to grow and reconnect to their strengths.
Once this pandemic has started to stabilize, I will open an office with the option of in-person sessions but will continue telehealth if requested. I would love to connect with you and provide the support we are all in need of. Please feel free to visit my website or reach out at any time. Hoping everyone is staying healthy and happy during this difficult time
My name is Andrew, and I am a local CPA and financial expert. I grew up in NJ and even stayed for college (went to Rutgers University). I have been in accounting for 10+ years, and have been working in my own business for over 4 years. I work with families and small businesses to legally reduce their tax liabilities and plan for their future.
I am a wife, mother, former attorney and now the proud owner of HomeBodies FitnessLLC. I started my fitness journey much like you did -I joined a gym after my son wasborn even though I wasn’t really a “gym person.” I had a friend who made meaccountable and, before long, I fell in love with exercise. I received my fitnesscertification shortly thereafter and began teaching group fitness classes.For the last 10 years, my primary goal has been to create fun, effective workouts for myclients while keeping them safe and successful. I transitioned into personal trainingseveral years ago and really love the one-on-one bond I have formed with my trainingclients. We set goals together and work to achieve them. I do not believe in “quick fixes”but I do believe in hard work, consistency and steady progression.If you are looking for a fun, supportive environment to work on your fitness goals, youhave come to the right place! I would love to help you achieve your goals!
HomeBodies Fitness, LLChomebodiesfitness.com
Samantha is a speech-language pathologist with over 10 years of experience across the lifespan. She is a Randolph resident, and Mommy to three small children.
Samantha created Toddler Talking Tips to give parents the tools they need to get their toddlers talking. Toddler Talking Tips offers a variety of online workshops and programs that show parents exactly how to support their toddler’s language skills and facilitate communication. Samantha believes that with a little guidance, parents are the best people to help their toddlers learn to talk.
Samantha studied child development, linguistics, and speech pathology at Cornell University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the state of New Jersey as a speech pathologist.
Samantha believes there is power in communication, in scientific research, and in making toddlers laugh.
Find Toddler Talking Tips on Facebook or Instagram @ToddlerTalkingTips or join the private Facebook community for parents dedicated to teaching their toddlers to talk (www.facebook.com/groups/mytalkingtoddler). You can learn more about course offerings at learn.toddlertalkingtips.com
Marisa Priore is a Regional VP with Primerica Financial Services. She has been with the company over 13 years and truly enjoys empowering families daily in the community. Originally from Essex county NJ she now resides in Morris County. Marisa helps people achieve financial freedom through providing complementary confidential financial needs analysis which will help prepare families for retirement, educational planning for children, properly protecting family income, and making sure families are on the right track with a full budget plan. She is skilled in business planning, business coaching and investing. She holds licenses for Auto/Home/Life insurance as well as Series 6 and Series 26. http://www.primerica.com/public/PrimericaRep?rep=mpriore
Alix Claps is an Associate with Heymann & Fletcher, Esqs., and practices Family, Civil, and Real Estate law. She is admitted to practice law in the New Jersey and New York State Courts as well as the District of New Jersey federal court. Alix is a native of Randolph and a graduate of Randolph High School. She holds a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in English Literature with a focus in Dramatic Literature from DePaul University, and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where she graduated cum laude.
Prior to attending law school, Alix was a stage manager, working at various regional theatres, including Music Theatre Wichita, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Theatre By the Sea. For seven years, she was the Production Stage Manager and Production Manager for NYU Steinhardt’s Programs in Vocal Performance, Educational Theatre, and Drama Therapy. For nine years, Alix was the stage manager for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards as seen in the PBS documentary Broadway or Bust.
Alix is a member of the Morris County Bar Association as well as the New Jersey State Bar Association, where she is an active member of the Family Law Executive Committee, including as previous co-chair of the Family Law Section Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee. Alix is also a member of the Barry I. Croland Family Law American Inn of Court. Alix frequently represents victims of domestic violence pro bono through the Jersey Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project. She was named a 2019 and 2020 New Jersey Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
Evelyn Cucchiara, known as The Toy Tamer. does custom playroom organizing - a speciality business where she offers help to parents who are tired of drowning in toys! Not only does she get the mess cleaned up and organized, she adds a system so kids take over the clean up chore and absolutely LOVE doing it, all while learning executive functioning skills for a successful future. She also offers a complete DIY online course so you can recreate what she does on your own. You can find out more at www.TheToyTamer.com, and see amazing transformation videos and tons of tips about playrooms on her Facebook or Instagram pages. www.facebook.com/TheToyTamer www.instagram.com/thetoytamer/ Nope - your playroom doesn’t have to be a mess!
Dr. Eugene Manalel Varghese is the Director Pediatric Emergency Medicine at St. Clare's Health at the Denville and Dover Hospitals. Dr. Varghese is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, and graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. As President of Emergency Medicine Interest Group of New Jersey, Dr. Varghese coordinated school-wide events to promote the field of emergency medicine to medical students. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Medicine Residents Association.
Amanda Veinott is the Founder of Momique®, LLC, the Executive Director of the Family Assistance Mission - a NJ Nonprofit Corporation, and the Community Liaison for George Keller & Sons Roofing & Siding. While she enjoys her professional endeavors, being a mom to Kelsey (3) and Cara (6 months) is the highlight of her life. She enjoys being deeply ingrained in the Morris County community and loves making a difference and an impact in the lives of hundreds of families every year. You can follow Momique® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomiqueHQ, the Family Assistance Mission at www.facebook.com/theFAMorg, and Amanda’s personal project, Many Simple Truths, at www.facebook.com/ManySimpleTruths.
Ever since she had braces as a teenager, Dr. Baumwool has wanted to practice orthodontics.
Dr. Baumwoll is board-certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She also completed a three-year orthodontic residency at Montefiore Medical Center.
As a result of her commitment to providing the very best care for her patients, Dr. Baumwoll has been recognized for various honors, including: NJ family’s favorite kids’ doc, NJ Monthly’s top dentist, and as a top dentist in Morris County by Morris/Essex Health and Life.
She is always adding the newest technologies to her office and is happy to offer her patients digital impressions, Invisalign, ceramic brackets, as well as traditional orthodontics to make their experience as comfortable and efficient as possible.
Dr. Baumwoll grew up in Randolph, New Jersey and feels so lucky that she is able to be back in her hometown doing what she loves.
Jackie Levitan is a single mom of 3, realtor and yogi. She is proof that you can get through anything and live a life you are proud of.
Brinda received her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services from Saint Joseph’s University and went on to receive her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. She is passionate about working with both pediatric and adult patients. Brinda has had tremendous success treating infants with torticollis, stressing the importance of Tummy Time to assist with development. As one of the few Certified Lymphedema Therapists in Morris County, Brinda specializes in helping individuals manage their lymphedema using complete decongestive therapy, manual lymph drainage and multi-layer compression bandaging. While there is no cure for lymphedema, Brinda has made it her mission to provide compassionate care and symptom relief for her patients.