~ Interns ~
Erica Scotto Di Vetta, Intern
School 5, Taub
Hello! My name is Erica Scotto Di Vetta. I am a graduate Mental Health Counseling Intern at Full Service Community Schools. I am in my final year of a Masters of Education program in Professional Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration at William Paterson University. I am excited to be working with the FSCS team, the students, and the Paterson community!
Sam Mandara, Intern
School 5, Taub
Hello! I am Sam Mandara and I am a Graduate Student Intern at Full Service. I am pursuing my MSW degree at Rutgers University where I am in my second year of the program. Additionally, I am in a certificate program for Alcohol Counselor Training (ACT). I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University in 2022. I have always enjoyed working closely with youth and am excited to continue my work as an intern with the students at Joseph A. Taub and School 5 this year.
Tanbir Ahmed Opu, Intern
I'm Tanbir Ahmed Opu, a graduate student at the University of New Haven, currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Health. As a Public Health Intern at School 5, I'm honored to contribute to the incredible team at the Full-Service Community School Health Center. Hailing from Bangladesh, I earned my Bachelor's in Dentistry from Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital, and subsequently practiced as a dental surgeon for two years. Beyond academics and dentistry, I'm passionate about biking and find joy in playing cricket and football. Quality time with family holds great significance for me, and my strong wanderlust makes travel a cherished pastime in my life!
Nayelly Siguencia Intern
Paterson Public School 2
Jersey City Public School 23
Hello! My name is Nayelly Siguencia and I am a behavioral health intern with Full-Service Community School Health Centers. I am a graduate student pursuing a Master's Degree in social work through the Advanced Standing program at Rutgers University, with a certificate in Promoting Child and Adolescent Well-being (ChAP). I am also a Rutgers University Behavioral Youth (RUBY) Scholar, receiving interprofessional experiential training on working with transition-age youth. I received my BSW at Rutgers University, where I completed a minor in Foundations of Urban Education. In addition to my educational background, I bring forth my experience as a paraprofessional and youth group leader to inform my practice. I am greatly looking forward to being an asset to the students and families of Paterson and Jersey City.
Sally Devera, Intern
JFK High School
Hi everyone! I am currently interning as a counselor at the Behavioral Health Clinic within the high school. I am a Rutgers student, working towards receiving my Master’s in Social Work in the spring. With my degree, I will also be receiving a certificate in child and adolescent advocacy as I am passionate about working with youth. It has been a pleasure to join the FSCS team, and I am so excited to be a part of the students' high school experience!
Ramatulai Senghor, Intern
JFK High School
Hi my name is Ramatulai Senghor and I’m a second year graduate student at Montclair State University, majoring in Child Advocacy and Policy. I’m a behavioral health intern with the Full Service Community Schools. I’m very happy to be a part of the team and to work with students at JFK High School!
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Intern
Hi! My name is Luisa Tinapay and I am a fourth year graduate student at Rutgers University (Newark) on track to earn my Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree to practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I received my BSN from Rutgers (New Brunswick) in 2018, and I have since been working as an emergency nurse throughout NJ and NY.
My current role with FSCS behavioral health team is to conduct psychiatric evaluations, provide psychoeducation for students and families throughout the district, and collaborate with the advanced practice team to deliver comprehensive mental healthcare. I love working with younger populations and families to promote wellness, ensure safety, and establish strong foundations for successful futures!
Julia Critchfield / Intern
School 15 / NRC
My name is Julia Critchfield and I am a behavioral health intern at School 15 and NRC. I am pursuing my MSW at Rutgers University where I am part of two programs focusing on child and adolescent advocacy and well-being. I am involved in ChAP, the child and adolescent well-being certificate program and RUBY, a scholarship program aimed at training interdisciplinary professionals on how to best treat transition-age youth. I earned my BSW at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and am a recent transplant to New Jersey. In my free time, I like to read, play sports, and spend time with my family. I feel very honored to get to work alongside my dedicated and exceptionally capable FSCS team!