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

Melissa Chelland
Co-President

Melissa is a mom of 21 month old boy/girl twins and an 9 month old baby girl. She works full time so life can be hectic at times but she loves the time she spends with family. She loves to be be active so is always on the go whether it's taking the babies to the park or go for a run or to the gym. 

Donna Y
Co-VP Programming

Donna lives in Warren with her husband, Jarek and their boy/girl twins born in 2018. She enjoys living on the go and being out and about with the kids. Favorite things to do: dancing, beach, adventuring in the mountains, and living the ski-bum life.

Christine Barbera
Co-President

 Christine has 4 year old fraternal twin boys- Dominic and Luca and 9 month old Matteo.  They are full of energy and lots of love! She took the year off from teaching at Cranford High School to be home with her boys.  Life is crazy but she wouldn't change it for anything. She lives in Mountainside with her husband Nick.

Dora Rodrigues
VP Membership

Dora lives in Kenilworth with her husband Nuno and 6 years old identical twins boys Jake and Matthew. She is a Dental Technician and works with some of the best Oral surgeons in the area. She owns her own Dental Laboratory and is also a fitness instructor. Main hobbies are photography and travel.

Laura Miranda Browne
VP Fundraising
Laura is the president of a societal benefit corporation that focuses on solar energy development projects. When she isn't fending off toddlers or her dog, she and her husband binge watch Netflix and HBO series like there isn't a giant pile of laundry to fold. Hobbies include: needlepoint (for real!), shouting about the news, reading novels, and making her very patient husband rearrange the furniture. 
Michelle Darling
Co-VP Programming
Michelle lives in New Providence with her husband Brian, 4 year old daughter Ella and 16 month old identical twin boys Colin and Matthew. She is an occupational therapist working in outpatient rehabilitation.
Jess Soltys
Co-Social Chair

Jess lives in Cranford with her husband, 4 year old identical twin girls and two rescue dogs. Prior to staying at home with her girls she worked as a school psychologist. Jess enjoys spending time outside with her family on the weekends, and when she finds time she enjoys running and working out.

Cindy Stamos
Secretary & Co-Social Chair

Cindy is a mom of 2 year boy/girl twins and lives in Fanwood. She works full time at L’Oreal in Finance.  She enjoys spending weekends down the shore in the summer with her husband and the twins.  

Maureen Schafer
Treasurer

Maureen lives with her husband, 2 year old twins, and recently rescued dog Sampson. Maureen enjoys growing her psychotherapy private practice and being active outdoors. Current favorite activities include stroller runs, hikes at Watching reservation, trips to the library, and swim play dates!

Lauren Castoro
Newsletter Editor

Lauren lives in Cranford with her husband, 4 year old son, and 2 year old identical twin girls.  She teaches in a local elementary school.  Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and cooking/baking in her free time.

Kalshelia Lloyd
Website Admin
Kalshelia lives in Rahway, NJ with her husband and college sweetheart.  She has toddler twins, Jackson and Layla. She works as a Marketing Director in Northern NJ. She loves to run and workout but uses her weekends to relax with family and friends. 
Jess Aiello
Big Sister Chair

Steph Webb
Advisor

Steph teaches gifted elementary students and she and her husband became parents to twin girls in July 2014. A little over 2 years later they had a little boy. In any free time  she can find, Steph likes to read, go to concerts, watch movies, and sleep. She has 

gained so much from MPMOM and attributes it to keeping her sane!

Jessica DePaul
Advisor

Jessica DePaul is mom to almost 8 year old fraternal twin boys. During the day she is a marketing director at a major university and does design and freelance special fx makeup on the side. She lives in her home town of North Plainfield. 

Christina Paolillo
All Age Outings

Christina Paolillo is a champion multitasker and sleep deprived stay-at-home mom of three kids. She lives in Cranford with her husband, Anthony, and their 3.5 year old identical twin boys and six year old daughter. Before she was a stay at home mom, she was an Events Manager for a financial firm in NYC. 

Danielle Stio
All Age Outings
Danielle is mom of boy/girl twins who are 4 years old. She lives in South Plainfield. and is a reading specialist for middle school kids. In her spare time, she loves to run and train for races. She also loves the beach, taking pictures and reading.

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