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Advocating and advancing the human, civil and legal rights of persons with disabilities

 

Board and Advisory Councils

People with disabilities and family members comprise the majority of each advisory and the agency's Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

DRNJ is governed by a sixteen-member Board of Directors, the majority of whom are individuals with disabilities or family members of an individual with a disability. The governing board includes representatives from each of the agency's consumer advisory councils and is diverse in terms of race, ethnicity and geography.

The current members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Mitch Friedman (Chair)
  • Andrew McGeady (Vice Chair)
  • Linda K. Soley (Treasurer)
  • Leah Ziskin (Secretary)
  • Harold Aguilar
  • Ellie Byra
  • Elaine Buchsbaum
  • Tasha Jones
  • Richard Olsen
  • Hazeline C. Pilgrim
  • Laurie Townsend

To be considered for the Board of Directors, please complete the Board Application.

Advisory Councils

To ensure consumer input and participation, DRNJ has three advisory councils: PADD Advisory; PAIMI Advisory; and ATAC Advisory.

PADD Advisory

  • Thomas Baffuto
  • Dr. Suzanne Buchanan
  • Elaine Buchsbaum
  • Ellie Byra
  • Kevin T. Casey
  • Liza Gundell
  • Carolyn D. Hayer
  • Tasha H. Jones
  • Daniel Keating, Ph.D.
  • Anita M. Kneeley
  • Nancy G. Richardson
  • Ashley Ritchey
  • Valerie Sellers
  • Dr. Deborah M. Spitalnik

PAIMI Advisory

  • Carolyn Beauchamp
  • Desiree Davila
  • Russell H. Gale
  • Marilyn Goldstein
  • Elena M. Kravitz
  • Bill Nordahl
  • Jody Siver
  • Marie D. Verna
  • Debra Wentz
  • Walter A. Woodberry

ATAC Advisory

  • Dr. Richard Olsen (Chair)
  • R. Scott Elliott
  • Bob Haugh
  • Ira Hock
  • Paulette Knarr
  • Kirk Lew
  • Ines Matos
  • Colleen A. McLaughling
  • Javies Robles
  • Ina White

To be considered for an Advisory Council, please complete the Advisory Council Application.

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Disability Rights New Jersey
210 S Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
1.800.922.7233 (in NJ only) • 1.609.292.9742 (Voice)
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DRNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides services to all persons with disabilities regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, sex, sexual or affectional orientation, ancestry or disability. Any concerns regarding the agency’s compliance with these non-discrimination efforts may be brought to the attention of the Executive Director.

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