Developmental Disabilities Committee


The Toms River Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities provides advocacy and assistance for residents with developmental disabilities and their family members. The committee advocates for both the education and employment of people with developmental disabilities and serves as a resource for the local community. In keeping with the ordinance, the committee serves as a voice to Mayor Kelaher and the Township Council Members on actions that will improve the lives of Toms River residents with developmental disabilities.

2020 Meeting Dates

*All meetings are held in the L. Manuel Hirshblond Room, 2nd Floor Town Hall, 33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ, at 6:30 p.m.  unless otherwise noted.

January 29February 26 (Lomell Room)
March 25April 29
May 27June 24
July 29August 26
September 30October 28
November 18December 30

Agendas & MinutesTRMACDD logo

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Agendas and Minutes

Upcoming Events


  • Leigh Simpson, Committee Chair
  • Christine Matus, Committee Vice-Chair
  • Megan Miller, Committee Secretary
  • James Barberi, Advocate
  • Alice Belanger, Self-Advocate
  • Keri Britske, Organization Representative - CMC
  • Cindy Conley, Representative - First Children Services
  • Martha Cray, Advocate
  • Cara Graham, Representative - Graham Behavior Services
  • Diane Hutton-Rose, Organization Representative - 21 Plus
  • Veronica Maier, Organization Representative - TRSchools
  • Chelsea Martin, Representative - Navigation Support Coordination
  • Jessica Nylen, Organization Representative - OCHD
  • Deborah O’Chat-  Family Resource Network 
  • Paul Perillo, Advocate
  • Adam Silversmith, Representative - Toms River Youth Services
  • Leigh Simpson, Advocate
  • Judith Strollo, Advocate
  • Patrick Sweeney, Organization Representative - Children’s Specialized Hospital
  • Jane Tallmann, Family Advocate
  • Elisa Velazquez- Ocean Pediatric Dental Association 
  • Gary Weitzen, Organization Representative - POAC Autism Services