Mindy Weinman, Executive Director

Mindy Weinman is excited to step into her new role at MMO Programs. Mindy brings over 18 years of experience in Early Childhood Education to her position. Mindy holds a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta and is a member of the NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children. A Brooklyn native, Mindy lives nearby with her husband and they have two young adult daughters. Mindy loves spending time with friends and family, reading, discovering new restaurants, exploring New York City, and playing pickleball.

Danielle Hoover, Assistant Director

Danielle Hoover has been a staff member at MMO for 27 years! Danielle began working as a teaching assistant in the MMO Pre-K program. Twelve years ago, Danielle took on the role of Lead teacher for the young 3’s class (now Bumblebees) and for two years taught the toddler class (now Grasshoppers). Danielle helped enrich and develop our expanding Aftercare program for five years as our Aftercare Coordinator. In February of 2018 Danielle became an Assistant Director with her focus on Finance and Billing.  She has earned her CDS (Child Development Specialist) and in 2017 received her CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential. Danielle feels especially lucky to be able to work with such great families and their children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her HUGE family which keeps expanding with lots of nieces and nephews.

Caitlin Ferrero, Aftercare Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Caitlin Ferrero is excited to begin her first year as the Administrative and Aftercare  Coordinator. Caitlin started working at MMO in 2016 as an Assistant in the Aftercare Enrichment Program. She became the Aftercare Lead Teacher in 2019 and recently became the Aftercare Coordinator in 2022. Caitlin is looking forward to expanding her knowledge as a member of the Administration team and working closely with families, staff and children. Prior to working at MMO, Caitlin worked at another child care center for 7 years, where she taught children from the ages of two to seven. When Caitlin is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach and shopping.

Joelle Mondo, Lead Teacher, Ladybug Program

Joelle Mondo is excited to begin her third year as a Lead Teacher of the Ladybugs class! No stranger to MMO, Joelle started working as a teacher’s assistant in 2011 and has worked with all ages from infancy through pre-K. Joelle graduated from Felician University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and continued her education to receive her CDA (a college-credit certificate program in early childhood development). When not working or studying, Joelle enjoys spending time with family, reading and shopping.


Christina Serra

Lead Teacher, Bumblebee Program

Christina came to MMO Programs in 2004 as a teaching assistant working with students from infancy through Pre-K. In 2011 Christina took the role of summer camp Art Specialist. Christina was appointed Lead Teacher of the Bumblebees (Young 3’s) class in 2012. She has earned her Child Development Specialist Apprenticeship Certification and obtained her Child Development Associate Credential in 2017.  When not at MMO, Christina enjoys reading and spending time down the shore.

Dhara Vaishnav, Lead Teacher, Cricket and Grasshopper Program

Dhara Vaishnav is beyond excited to take on her new position as Lead Teacher for Crickets/Grasshoppers. Dhara started as an Assistant Teacher in 2019 and has now moved to the Lead Teacher position. Dhara graduated from Montclair State University with a major in Justice and Families & Political Science. As time passed, Dhara realized her passion belonged elsewhere, so she joined MMO Programs. She is working on getting her CDA and looks forward to bringing fun and positive energy to MMO. In her free time, Dhara likes spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

RiLee McDonald

Lead Teacher, Pre-K

RiLee McDonald began at MMO Programs as a Teacher Assistant in the Pre-K classroom. She worked and started the toddler program at another local Montclair preschool for 3 years prior to arriving at MMO. She graduated with an Associates degree from Essex County College and proceeded to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Early Elementary Education from Montclair State University with a minor in History. She is originally from Wyoming and a country girl at heart, but loves living in NJ. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, swimming, biking, camping, playing sports, pets, and loves to travel the world.