NJAPSE Board

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.

Board Members

NJ APSE President

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Margaret Gilbride, National APSE Member

Director of Transition and Employment 

The Boggs Center - Rutgers

Board Members

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 Robert Kimmel, 

NJ APSE Vice President

The Boggs Center - Rutgers


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  Nantanee Koppstein

Treasurer 

Family Member & SRC Member

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Dawn Hale,

Secretary

Director, Employment Services

             The Arc of Camden             


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Amy Watts

 Immediate Past President  

Neighbors, Inc.

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Elaine Katz

            Kessler Foundation            


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Rebekah Novemsky

Family Support Liaison 

NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities


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  Rebecca Shulman,
Senior Program Director 

Jewish Vocational Services NJ

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Wesley Anderson,   

National APSE Board Member

           The Arc of New Jersey             


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  Mary Lopatosky
Employment Advocate

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Stephen Torres, 

Assistant Director of Services Alternatives, Inc./

Bridges to Employment


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Stefanie Rinaldi,

Director of Services 

Alternatives, Inc./

           Bridges to Employment            


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Lisa Fiore

Work Readiness and Employer

Engagement Manager

            Jespy             


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Karen Alexander

Managing Director NJTIP @ Rutgers


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Mohsen Badran

President and CEO - Acces NJ

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Brooks Sanders

Manager of Employment Services Eden Autism 


Board Member Committment Terms

A general Board Member serves a term of 3 years.