Developmental Disabilities Committee


The Toms River Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Developmental Disabilities advocates for the education, servicing, medical equality, employment and integration of people with developmental disabilities. The committee serves as a voice to Mayor Hill and the Township Council Members on actions that will improve the lives of Toms River residents. The committee creates an events flyer every month advertising happenings going on in the area and provide sensory friendly quiet areas at select events around the town.

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.

Virtual Meeting , Wednesday October 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. 

TRMACDD Monthly Meeting
Wed, Oct 28, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)

You can also dial in using your phone: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 338-350-925

January 29February 26 (Lomell Room)
March 25April 29
May 27 (virtual meeting)June 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

July/August 2020 Events (PDF)



  • 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