NJAMHAA's office number is 609-838-5488.

Debra L. Wentz, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer
Ext. 292
dwentz "at"

•   Oversees NJAMHAA and the New Jersey Mental Health Institute (NJMHI).
•   Addresses issues needing executive input and/or direction.
•   Handles special requests from Board members and external audiences.
•   Addresses all calls from the Governor’s Office, policymakers and legislators who deal with issues other than scheduling.
•   Responds to media requests.
•   Serves as the official NJAMHAA representative.

Mary Abrams

Senior Health Policy Analyst
Ext. 221
mabrams "at"

•  Contributes to the development of policy papers, advocacy materials and grant proposals.
•  Synthesizes members’ recommendations on proposed regulations.
•  Represents the organization at external and internal meetings.
•  Serves as Grant Writer for NJMHI; Project Director/Coordinator for NJMHI initiatives.
•  Serves as liaison for Practice Groups.

Rob DePlautt

Coordinator of Advocacy and Member Services 
Ext. 225
rdeplautt "at"

•  Assists with tracking legislation; writing positions; scheduling meetings with legislators and policymakers; and follow-up communications and other tasks related to these meetings.
•  Assists with membership marketing to engage current members and recruit new members.
•  Writes articles for the member publications.
•  Contributes to social media.


Farrah Fabrigas

IT Production Specialist
Ext. 222
ffabrigas "at"

•  Serves as creative director on all IT and NJAMHAA advocacy, informational, promotional and event materials

Ron Gordon

Director, IT Project
Ext. 215
rgordon "at"

•   Performs on-site systems analyses for agencies to assist them with their technical requirements and planning.
•   Develops and writes technology plans and IT policies and procedures for project customers.
•   Assists the Vice President of IT, Human Resources and Administrative Services in investigating and implementing new software and other applications as needed for NJAMHAA and NJMHI's business operations.

Rozanne Harkins

Administrative Assistant
Ext. 200
rharkins "at"

•   Handles general inquiries.
•   Provides administration assistance to the IT Project and NJAMHAA.


Steve Hirsch

Vice President, IT, HR and Administrative Services
Ext. 202
shirsch "at"

•   Oversees the IT Project and NJAMHAA facilities, security, telecommunications and other operational issues.
•   Addresses IT inquiries.
•   Serves as liaison to the Technology Council.

Josh Lestina
IT Help Desk Representative
Ext. 214
jlestina "at"

•   Provides support via telephone and Internet remote desktop, and at agencies.

Shauna Moses

Vice President, Public Affairs and Member Services
Ext. 204
smoses "at"

•  Serves as liaison for the Board and its committees, as well as Practice Groups.
•  Represents the organization at external and internal meetings.
•  Oversees production of NJAMHAA electronic and print publications.
•  Provides member services.


Arthur Powis

Technical Support Specialist 1
Ext. 212
apowis "at"

•   Provides on-site technical assistance for members.
•   Assists with network administration.

Thomas Price

LAN/WAN Network Engineer
Ext. 219
tprice "at"

•   Provides on-site technical assistance for members.
•   Assists with network administration.

Julia Schneider

Chief Financial Officer
Ext. 201
jschneider "at"

•   Performs all accounting functions for NJAMHAA and NJMHI.
•   Handles invoice and general billing inquiries.
•   Manages membership dues.
•   Provides technical assistance for Open Systems' Traverse.
•   Manages accounts payable and accounts receivable.
•   Manages payroll.


Tara Shiffert

Administrative Events Planner
Ext. 218
tshiffert "at"

•   Oversees all aspects of NJAMHAA and IT conferences and trainings, including sales, marketing and logistics.
•   Oversees CEU process and administers certificates to training attendees.




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