The New Jersey APSE Board of Directors is made up of a group of dedicated people who are committed to ensuring employment outcomes for people with disabilities. The NJ APSE Board of Directors is made up of a Steering Committee and Board Members. 

The Steering Committee includes the President, Vice President(s), Immediate Past President, Treasurer and Secretary. 

All NJ APSE Board Members are expected to, at minimum:

  • Maintain a current APSE Membership
  • Sign and follow the code of ethics
  • Willing to commit to a term of 3 years
  • Attend Board meetings regularly (3 times per year) and the Full Day Annual Board Retreat
  • Participate on at least one of the NJ APSE Committees or activity/task planning workgroups
  • Attend the annual conference, and at least one other annual event (Leadership Link, Community Conversation).
  • Be directly involved in supported employment, be a stakeholder, or have job responsibilities related to employment for people with disabilities.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are interested in taking on a leadership role in Supported Employment in New Jersey, and would like to learn more about volunteering on a committee, or becoming a NJ APSE Board Member, feel free to contact any of our current Board Members or reach out to us at newjerseyapse@gmail.com.

Steering Committee



Amy Watts, President
Neighbours, Inc.



Nantanee Koppstein

Vice President

Family Member & SRC Member




Rebecca Shulman, 

Past President
Jewish Vocational Services NJ



Mary Lopatosky, Treasurer
Supported Employee Advocate



Wesley Anderson, Secretary
The Arc of New Jersey             

Board Members


Margaret Gilbride, National APSE Board Member  

The Boggs Center - Rutgers


Stephen Torres
Alternatives, Inc./

Bridges to Employment


Barbara Abrams

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey



Elaine Katz  

Kessler Foundation  


Karen Alexander

NJTIP @ Rutgers

Board Member Committment Terms

Steering Committee terms are 2 years in length. 

A general Board Member serves a term of 3 years. 

If a Board Member becomes a member of the Steering Committee, the 3 year term becomes suspended until the two year term is completed.