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About Us

MPMOM is a non-profit organization, committed to providing support, resources, and outreach to families with multiples. 

As the local club serving Union County, NJ and surrounding towns of the national Multiples of America aka National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs. we are dedicated to enriching families of multiple birth children through support, education, and research. In partnering with local organizations, health care providers, researchers, and educators, we enable support and networking opportunities for parents of multiples as well as aid in the awareness of unique qualities of multiple birth families

Meet Our Board

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Siobhan Smith

Siobhan has four year old twin boys, Andrew and Brayden. Her family recently moved to Middletown from Union but she continues to be a member and co- president. Siobhan works as a middle school special education teacher. She enjoys having her summers off to spend time with her boys swimming and exploring as many parks as possible.. 

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Megan Chu
VP Programming
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Lori Marulli Cyrana

Co-President / Website

Lori lives in Union with her husband, Patrick, and their 2 year old boy/girl twins. Lori taught elementary children with special needs for 11 years. Now, her and Patrick own Incredible Events,  which specializes in gender reveals. As a family, they love to watch fireworks, travel, go to the beach, be outdoors, and read books.

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Kalshelia Lloyd
VP Fundraising
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Rachel Horowitz
Social Chair

Rachel lives in Cranford with her husband Jordan, son Chase(6), boy/girl twins Carter and Charlee (4.5) and four legged fur kids Mason and Maia. She works full time at Gotham Tennis Academy as the Program Coordinator. When not working or playing referee with the kids, Rachel enjoys running, working out, being outdoors and a nice adult beverage and Bravo reality tv.

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Brittany Breza
VP Membership
Brittany is the mother of identical twin boys, Jace and Josh. She is a South African immigrant who now lives in Garwood, New Jersey in a wonderfully full multi-generational household with her husband Connor, her sons (who will be dual citizens), both of their grandmothers mothers who generously help with childcare for the boys (when Brittany’s mother is not in South Africa), and their two cats and two dogs.
Kristen Pantaleo
All Age Outings  

Kristen lives in Springfield and is a proud boy mom of her 4.5 year old identical boys - Noah and Daniel.  Her boys are TTTS stage 3 survivors and truly miracle babies.  Kristen works at Chubb Insurance as their NJ Agency Sales Manager.  She and her family enjoy outdoor activities, sports, trying new restaurants, play dates and traveling

Melanie Kandl
All Age Outings


Valerie Shander
Big Sister Chair/Treasurer
Valerie lives in Westfield with her husband Ben, 8 year old Adam and three year old fraternal twins, Jacob and Noah. She works as an oncology nurse practitioner at CINJ in New Brunswick.

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Debbie Choo
Debbie has 2 (11 yr old) twin boys Aiden and Matthew and a 13 year old daughter Chloe.  She lives in Mountainside and has been a member of the club since her boys were 1 years old.  She works as a pharmacist at Cooperman Barnabas in Livingston NJ.  Her family enjoys traveling to many national parks in the US, and eating a variety of cultural cuisines.  


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Kim Pearlmutter
Kim is a middle and high school English/social studies teacher and the mom of 2.5 yr old twins Holden & Emme. Originally from New York, she lived in Florida, DC, and Colorado before moving to Scotch Plains when her kiddos were 6 months old. She grew up visiting family in Westfield and is thrilled she gets to raise her kids in such a welcoming community. You can catch her at every sanity saver, because she needs all the sanity she can get

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State & National Rep
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State & National Rep

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Cindy Stamos
Cindy is a mom of 6 yr old boy/girl twins and a 2 year old son and lives in Fanwood. When she’s not working full time in finance at L’Oréal, she drives her kids around to all their activities.  She enjoys spending weekends down the shore with her family and going on vacation
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Melissa Chelland
Melissa has been a member of MPMOM since 2015 and a board member since 2016. She has 8 year old twins, Tyler and Sienna, and 7 year old, Kayla. She  lives in Cranford where her and her husband Michael  both grew up. She works as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Pfizer and also keeps busy running the kids to all of their sports. She enjoys working out and staying active. She has run the NYC Half Marathon in both 2022 and 2023. 

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