Executive Council


Kevin Briles Portrait

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

President Elect

Jessica Springstead Portrait

Jessica Springstead, ATC


Christina Emrich Portrait

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


Steven Barandica Portrait

Steven Barandica, ATC
Westfield High School
550 Dorian Rd.
Westfield, NJ 07090


Keir Livingston Portrait

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


Northern Region

Ken Cieslak Portrait

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

Central Region

Jacob McCartney Portrait

Jacob McCartney, ATC
Toms River HS East
1225 Raider Way
Toms River, NJ 0875

Southern Region

Robert Baerman Portrait

Robert Baerman, ATC  
Kingsway Regional
School District
201 Kings Hwy
Woolwich Twp, NJ 08086
856-467-3300 x 4248


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 been working in non-profit association management since 2002, 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.