The Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism

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Council Membership / Council Staff

Council Membership

Michael Aquino, MD F.A.C.G., Senate President Appointee;  Partner, Shore Gastroenterology Associates, Cofounder, VP of Operations, Pathology Solutions

Elizabeth K. Bell, BS, Public Member - Individual or Family Member with Autism Representative; Volunteer and Independent Contractor with Autism Speaks

Cheryl F. Dreyfus, Ph.D., Academic Institution Representative; Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

*Caroline Eggerding, MD, Healthcare Organization Representative; Division Head, Department of Pediatric Neurology and Development, Cooper Children's Regional Hospital

Susan P. Evans, Ed.D., Commissioner of Health Appointee; Education Program Specialist for Early Intervention Program, NJ Department of Health

Wilma Judith Friedman, Ph.D., Academic Institution Representative; Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Rutgers University

B. Madeleine Goldfarb, MA, Autism Organization Representative; Founder/Director of the Noah’s Ark Children’s Association

Ketan Kansagra, MD, FAAP, Academic Institution Representative; Division of Neonatal Medicine, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Thomas V. Macchiaverna, B.A., Public Member representative; Special Education Teacher

Dana E. Spett, MSW, Autism Organization Representative; Founder/Executive Director, Pony Power Therapies

Samuel Sheng-Hung Wang, Ph.D., Academic Institution Representative; Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University

Gary Weitzen, BA, Autism Organization Representative; Executive Director of POAC (Parents of Autistic Children)

* Denotes Council Chair

Council Staff

Martin T. Zanna, MD, MPH
Acting Executive Director
Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism
(609) 633-8740

Linda N. Boclair, M.Ed., MBA
Executive Assistant
Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism
(609) 633-8740

Mary Ray
Contract Administrator II
Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism
(609) 943-5405