Management Team

Joyce Salzberg

CEO and Founder

A recognized leader and innovator in Early Intervention, Joyce has over 40 years of experience in the field of Health Care and Developmental Disabilities. She is also the longest serving member of New Jersey's State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC).

Ms. Salzberg founded Oxford and co-founded Sunny Days in 1994, and is responsible for overseeing all operations of Oxford Consulting. Prior to Oxford Consulting and Sunny Days, she held a variety of positions in the field of Developmental Disabilities, including Associate Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, in which she oversaw its Early Intervention programs. Ms. Salzberg has been an SICC member since 1998, and has chaired several sub-committees. In addition, she has served on numerous charitable boards, oversight committees, and industry advocacy groups. She holds a B.A. and M.S.W. from Temple University, where she was recently honored as a Distinguished Alumnus.

David Salzberg

Program Director, NY

David has over 20 years of combined recruiting and supervisory experience in Early Intervention and the Financial Services Industry.

Since joining Oxford and Sunny Days in 2001, Mr. Salzberg has served as the Program Director of New York. In this capacity, he has developed the New York branch from its inception, and built Sunny Days New York into one of the leading Early Intervention agencies in New York City. He will oversee the New York Board of Education contract awarded to Oxford to serve as Primary Vendor for all Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech, and Counseling services for Staten Island as well as Speech in Manhattan. He is responsible for the recruitment and retention of practitioners, and direct oversight of all service coordination and contracted staff, including monitoring service provision, and training and development. Prior to joining Oxford and Sunny Days, Mr. Salzberg worked as a recruiter in the Financial Services Industry, where he staffed permanent positions for executive level management, back office support staff, and accounting professionals. He holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Judith Copeland

Program Director (Oxford), PA and Director of Employee Benefits (Sunny Days)

Judy has over 25 years of Human Resources experience with two multinational Fortune 500 companies.

Ms. Copeland joined Oxford and Sunny Days in 2003. At Oxford, she is responsible for program development, implementation, evaluation, outreach and training in Pennsylvania. She has also taken the lead role in developing Oxford's capabilities in providing services to Virtual Schools. At Sunny Days, she manages health and welfare programs. Prior to joining Oxford and Sunny Days, Ms. Copeland worked for Campbell's Soup and Exide Technologies, Inc., where she was responsible for establishing and managing employee benefits and retirement plans for 25,000 employees and their dependents, vendor relations, employee communications, staff training and benefits due diligence for acquisitions. Ms. Copeland holds a B.S. from Temple University.

Christina Russi

Program Director, CA

Christina has over 25 years of experience in the field of education. Her experience includes teaching assignments in grades K-8, special education coordination and liaison work and the management of educational programs for children birth-18 years of age. Her career encompasses work in a variety of settings including public and private schools, early intervention programs and community based inclusion programs.

Ms. Russi joined Oxford in 2018 and is responsible for program development, implementation, evaluation, outreach and training in California and the Southwest region. She oversees the recruitment and retention of providers and is thoroughly invested in ensuring that special education students receive the necessary support to meet and exceed their educational goals, while fostering a community of collaboration. Prior to joining Oxford, she served as Program Manager for sister company Sunny Days of California in Orange County where she provided oversight of operations, contracted providers and contributed to the program’s growth and development. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education from the University of La Verne and a Master’s degree in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University.

Josh Frankel

Director, Corporate Development and Strategy

Mr. Frankel has over 25 years of experience in doing structured deals, with over a decade in both the Energy Industry and Corporate Real Estate.

Mr. Frankel joined Oxford and Sunny Days in 2011, and is responsible for leading the development and execution of its Strategic and Development Plans for both companies. Prior to this, Mr. Frankel worked for Duke Energy as Manager of Pricing and Structuring, where he developed Duke�s capabilities in competitor analysis. Additionally, he played lead roles in strategic planning; identifying development opportunities; and in the negotiation, pricing, structuring, and execution of energy contracts, some of which had face values over $1 billion. He previously held similar positions with The Williams Companies and American Electric Power. Mr. Frankel's Corporate Real Estate experience includes leasing and acquisitions with Helmsley-Spear and Baum Realty Group. Josh holds an M.B.A from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Williams College.

David Ackerman

Director, Information Technology

David has over 15 years of accounting and systems management experience in Early Intervention, Medical Education, and Advertising.

Mr. Ackerman joined Oxford and Sunny Days in 2004, and is responsible for oversight and management of both of the company�s data systems, as well as the Information Technology (I.T.) Infrastructure. While at Sunny Days, David has spearheaded multiple systems implementation projects to increase efficiencies within the company�s overall operation. He also is the liaison with outside I.T. consultants to recommend and approve ongoing Information Systems maintenance and upgrades, and plays a key role in developing Sunny Days� expertise in Virtual Intervention. His specialty is business systems analysis and the development of custom tools to further improve productivity. David holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University.

Elise Bass

Director, Human Resources

Elise has 25 years of experience in Human Resources in Telecommunications, Banking, Finance, Education and Early Intervention.

Ms. Bass joined Oxford and Sunny Days in 2005 and is responsible for all Human Resources functions for both companies. Prior to this, Ms. Bass worked as a Recruitment Manager for Citigroup, where she oversaw recruiting for its CitiStreet subsidiary. She was also responsible for managing special projects such as creating, implementing and maintaining an Affirmative Action plan and conducting compensation surveys. She was a Human Resources Generalist at The Channel One Network, where she focused on employee relations, benefits, and recruiting. Ms. Bass has prior experience as an Employment Specialist at MCI Telecommunications. She holds a B.B.A. from Hofstra University.

Lindsay Hilsen M.Ed, BCBA

Autism Clinical Educator

Lindsay has been working in the field of Autism for over 10 years. She is an internationally published author of two curriculums designed for children on the Autism Spectrum, and is a frequent lecturer on topics pertaining to autism and applied behavior analysis.

Ms. Hilsen joined Oxford and Sunny Days in 2010, and is responsible for trainings related to Autism/Behavior/ABA. She also supports practitioners by conducting observations and consultations. At Oxford Ms. Hilsen provides hands on therapy to children with Autism. Prior to this, she was a behavior analyst in a New Jersey public school for prek-12th grade students. Ms. Hilsen currently holds two Masters Degrees in education, two teaching certifications, a NJ supervisor certification, and is a board BCBA; she is currently enrolled in a doctorate program in Special Education.

Sharon DeMuth

Placement Administrator

Sharon has over 20 years of experience in working with families and school districts providing related services to children with special needs.

Ms. DeMuth joined Oxford in 2005 and is responsible for providing NJ School Districts with therapists and Child Study Team members to meet the needs of their students. Prior to joining Oxford, Ms. DeMuth worked for 12 years as a case worker for children in foster care, attending IEP meetings, setting necessary services, and reporting to the court when enough progress was made to return the children home to their families. Ms. DeMuth holds a B.A. in Sociology/Human Services from Plattsburgh State University.

Kerri Garrido


Kerri has over 15 years of combined recruiting experience and working with families of children with special needs within the Early Intervention System.

Ms. Garrido joined Oxford and Sunny Days in 2004, and is responsible for the full life cycle of recruiting practitioners as well as office staff for both companies. Prior to this, Ms. Garrido was a Special Child Health Services Office Coordinator for the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey, where she interviewed families of children with special needs in order to assess how those needs may best be met, and coordinated placement of children in various Early Intervention programs. Ms. Garrido holds an A.A.S. in Business Management from Hudson County Community College.