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Board Membership

Anthony V. D’Urso, Psy. D., Chairperson
Supervising Psychologist
Audrey Hepburn Children’s House
30 Prospect Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
551-996-2271
ad’urso@hackensackumed.com 

Ernest G. Leva, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vice-Chairperson
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
P.O. Box 19
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
732.972.1117
levaeg@umdnj.edu

Allen P. Blasucci, Psy. D.
Clinical Director
New Brunswick Counseling Center
320 Suydam Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
732.246.4025
drallenb@aol.com

Sean F. Dalton, Esq.
Gloucester County Prosecutor
P.O. Box 623
Woodbury, NJ 08096
856.384.5534
sdalton@co.gloucester.nj.us

Mary E. O' Dowd, MPH
Commissioner
Department of Health and Senior Services
Family Health Services
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625
609.292.5656
Designee: Lakota Kruse, M.D., MPH
lakota.kruse@doh.state.nj.us

James A. Louis, Esq.
Deputy Public Defender
Office of the Law Guardian
840 Bear Tavern Rd. Suite 200
Ewing, NJ 08628
609.530.3623
James.Louis@opd.state.nj.us

Lt. Jim McGowen
Acting Superintendent
New Jersey State Police
Major Crimes Unit
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
609.882.2000 Ext. 2538
Lpp5625@gw.njsp.org

Elizabeth Bowman
Assistant Commissioner
Department of Children and Families
50 East State Street, 7th floor
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0729
609-888-7081
elizabeth.bowman@dcf.state.nj.us

Lisa von Pier
Assistant Commissioner
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families
50 East State Street, 5th floor
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
609-888-7000
lisa.vonpier@dcf.state.nj.us

Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Esq. 
Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Division of Law
124 Halsey Street 5th floor
Newark, NJ 07101
973.648.3803
Designee: Lisa Rusciano
lisa.rusciano@dol.lps.state.nj.us

Judy Postmus, Ph.D., ACSW
Associate Professor/Director
Rutgers University School of Social Work
Center on Violence Against Women and Children
Social Work Educator
111 Dunellen Avenue
Dunellen, NJ 08812
732-932-7520 Ext. 160, 161
postmus@ssw.rutgers.edu

Lisa Kay Hartmann
Child Death Review Supervisor
Department of Children and Families
50 East State Street, 7th floor
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
609-888-7100
Lisa.hartmann@dcf.state.nj.us

Martin A Finkel, D.O., F.A.A.P. 
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
Cares Institute
42 East Laurel Road
Suites 1100/1200
Stratford, NJ 08084
856-566-7036
finkelma@rowan.edu

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Southern Regional Community-Based Team Membership

Marita Lind, M.D., F.A.A.P. Chair
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
CARES Institute
Center for Children - Support School of Osteopathic Medicine

Christine Shah, Esq.
Assistant Prosecutor
Camden County Prosecutor's Office

Michael Garr
Camden North Local Office
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Robert Moore
Gloucester West Local Office
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Nanette Briggs, Esq.
Law Guardian
Office of the Public Defender

Gerald Feigin, M.D.
Gloucester/Camden/Salem County Medical Examiner's Office

Cpt. Fred D'Ascentis
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office

Barbara May, RN, BSN
Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative, Inc.

Sgt. David S. Weiss
Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

Pamela D'Arcy, Esq.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor
Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

Mary Allison Albright, Esq.
Retired Assistant Prosecutor
Camden County Prosecutor's Office

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Northern Regional Community-Based Review Team Members

Paulette Diah, M.D., F.A.A.P. Chair
Hackensack University Medical Center

Ruth Borgen, M.D., Vice-Chair
Director of Pediatric Emergency Room
Hackensack University Medical Center

Sandra Parente, MSW
Bergen Area Office
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Maria Ojeda
Morris East Local Office
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Matthew Troiano, Esq.
Assistant Prosecutor
Morris County Prosecutor's Office

Albert Sanz, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Attending Pediatrician
Great Falls Pediatrics
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

Frederick DiCarlo, M.D.
Medical Examiner
Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office

Sgt. Kenneth Kolich
Hudson County Prosecutor's Office

Danielle Grootenboer, Esq.
Assistant Prosecutor
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

Carly Ryan, MA
Director, Public Health Programs
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Joseph Papasidero, Esq.
Office of the Public Defender

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Metropolitan Regional Community-Based Review Team Members

Monica Weiner, Chair
Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center

Donna Pincavage, MSW, MPA
Administrative Director
Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center

Leanne Cronin, M.D.
Assistant Medical Examiner
Northern Regional Medical Examiner's Office

Raksha Gajarawala, M.D.
Pediatric Physician Consultant
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

George Ekpo
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Felicia Okonkwo
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Guadalupe Castillas, Esq.
Deputy Managing Attorney
Essex Office of Law Guardian

John Esmerado, Esq.
Assistant Prosecutor
Union County Prosecutor's Office
Union County Child Advocacy Center

Carly Ryan, MA
Director, Public Health Programs
Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Gina P. Iosim, Esq.
Assistant Prosecutor
Essex County Prosecutor's Office

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Central Regional Community-Based Review Team Members

Gladibel Medina, M.D., Chair
Dorothy B. Hersch Child Protection Center

Lilian Brennan, Esq.
Law Guardian
Office of the Deputy Public Defender

Alex Zhang, M.D.
Assistant County Medical Examiner
Middlesex County Medical Examiner's Office

Peter J. Boser, Esq.
Director
Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

Linda Esposito, Ph.D., MPH, MSN, APN-BC
UMDNJ-Robertwood Johnson Medical School
Education, Research, and Communications
Coordinator, SIDS Center of New Jersey

Lt. Karen Ortman
Mercer County Prosecutor's Office

Det. Matthew Norton
Mercer County Prosecutor's Office

Joan Pierson
Somerset County Local Office
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Marisol Garces
Middlesex Area Office
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Carol Ann Giardelli
Director - Safe Kids New Jersey
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

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SUID Subcommittee Membership

Lilian Brennan, Esq.
Law Guardian
Office of the Deputy Public Defender

Susan Fiorilla
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Sunday Gustin, RN, MPH
Administrator, Early Childhood Services
Division of Family and Community Partnerships
Department of Children and Families

Susan Hollander
Executive Director/President/Co-Founder
CJ Foundation for SIDS

Det. Wayne Raynor
Burlington County Prosecutor's Office

Lakota Kruse, M.D., MPH
Director, Maternal and Child Health Services
Department of Health and Senior Services

Thomas Lind, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Medical Director
Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services
Department of Human Services

Det. Matthew Norton
Mercer County Prosecutor's Office

Barbara Ostfield, Ph.D.
Program Director
SIDS Center of New Jersey

SIDS Center of New Jersey
Harold Perl, MD
Alissa K. Sandler, MSSW, LCSW
HackensackUMC
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone:(551) 996-5131
Email: asandler@hackensackumc.org

SIDS Center of New Jersey
Thomas Hegyi, MD
Barbara Ostfeld, PhD
Linda Esposito Ph.D., MPH, MSN APN-BC** - contact for referrals Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Place, Department of Pediatrics, MEB 312, 3rd Floor New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone: (800) 545-7437
Fax: (732) 235-6609
Email: hegyith@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Services: The SCNJ supports bereaved families during times of crisis, as well as performs free one-year case management follow-up and home visit with all referred families.

http://www.rwjms.rutgers.edu/sids

http://www.sidscenter.org/

http://www.cdc.gov/sids/index.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/sids/resourcelinks.htm

 

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