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


Staff of DRNJ

DRNJ's protection and advocacy work is accomplished with a dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced staff DRNJ is comprised of attorneys, advocates, support, and management/administrative staff. From an initial staff of seven, the agency now has a staff of thirty-five.

DRNJ staff is diverse as to disability, race, ethnicity and urban and rural residence. Several of the staff have disabilities, including learning disabilities, a history of mental illness and deafness. In addition, at least four staff are family members of a person with a disability. Four staff are Latino, with fluency in Spanish, and seven are African-American.

Staff Listed by Years of Service

Over 15 years
Ellen - Director of Administration/Advocacy
Mary - Managing Attorney PAIR/PAVA
Andrea - Senior Staff Advocate/Intake Specialist
Marie - Executive Secretary/Office Manager
Lillie - CAP Coordinator/PABSS Project Director
Denise - Coordinator, Internal Operations/Outreach
Louan - PAIMI Coordinator
Rachel - Senior Staff Advocate
Maritza - Intake Coordinator
Joe - Executive Director

10 - 15 years:
Yeida - Administrative Assistant
Barbara - Advocate Assistant
Norma - Senior Staff Attorney
Judy - Administrative Assistant

Jill - PADD Coordinator

Robert - Senior Staff Attorney
Sue S. - Legal Director

5 - 10 years
Sean - Staff
Susan H. - Staff Advocate/PATBI Coordinator
Tara - Legal Administrative Assistant

Under 5 years
Michael - Staff Attorney
Nicole - Staff Advocate
Rebecca - Staff Advocate
Jane - Senior Staff Attorney
Mike - ATAC Program Director

Christopher - Chris Keener Fellow
Irving - Staff Advocate
August - Staff Attorney
Cathy - Chief Financial Officer

Yuriset - Receptionist

Kelly - Staff Advocate
Katie - Staff Advocate
Charles - Senior Staff Attorney

Safira - Staff Advocate

Joel - Senior Staff Advocate

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New Jersey's designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities

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)
1.609.777.0187 (Fax) • 1.609.633.7106 (TTY)
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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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