PLAN/NJ CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE IN NEW JERSEY
PLAN/NJ celebrated our 25th anniversary of service to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ on June 5th. The festivities included an Awards Presentation to honor several distinguished individuals who have made significant and long-term contributions in improving outcomes and enhancing the quality of life to persons with developmental disabilities or mental health challenges in New Jersey.
Life Planning Partner Award Recipients, Antoine Tanner and Suzanne Muldowney (center), celebrate their accomplishments at the PLAN/NJ 25th Anniversary Celebration with (from left), PLAN/NJ employees, Nadine Hoston, Jason Miller, Nancy Dilliplane, PLAN/NJ Board President Beth C. Manes, Esq., and PLAN/NJ Executive Director, Ellen Nalven.
SYLVIA AXELROD - Humanitarian Award
Executive Director, National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) New Jersey
TOM BEGLEY JR. ESQ., CELA - Legal Champion
Begley Law Group, Legal Specialist For The Elderly And Disabled
HOPE AUTISM FOUNDATION - Social Service Champions
Danielle Guyet Lumby, Grace Ann Murphy, Denise Reiser - Founding Trustees of The Hope Autism Foundation
TASHA HALL JONES - Parent Advocate
Board Member, National Disability Rights Network
SHAWN MCINERNEY - Leadership Award
Assistant Division Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities
BEVERLY ROBERTS - Social Service Champion
Director, Mainstreaming Medical Care Program, The ARC of New Jersey
SUZANNE MULDOWNEY - Life Planning Partner Award
ANTOINE TANNER - Life Planning Partner Award
JAMES LEHMAN - Employee Award
TIM WEIMER - Employee Award
PLAN/NJ was originally formed as the "ARC of New Jersey Community Trust Project," in 1987 when it was chartered to help parents and caregivers plan for the future care of a loved one with a disability. In 1988, PLAN/NJ became incorporated as an independent organization thanks to the help of Elizabeth Monroe Boggs, PhD, parent and internationally renowned policy maker, who was New Jersey's foremost scholar and advocate for people with developmental disabilities.