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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
201-336-8580
ad’urso@humed.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 Way
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

Colonel Rick Fuentes
Superintendent
New Jersey State Police
Major Crimes Unit
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
609.882.2000 Ext. 2538
Designee: Lt. Geoffrey Noble
Lpp4811@gw.njsp.org

Allison Blake, Ph.D., LSW
Commissioner
Department of Children and Families
20 West State Street, 4th floor
PO Box 729
Trenton, NJ 08625-0729
609-984-4500
dcf-commissioner@dcf.state.nj.us

Kara Wood
Director
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
dcf-dyfsdirectorsoffice@dcf.state.nj.us

Robert Morgan, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Department of Children and Families
50 East State Street, 7th floor
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717

Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Esq. 
Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Division of Law
33 Washington Street - 9th Floor
P.O. Box 46022
Newark, NJ 07101
973.565.8186
Designee: Lisa Rusciano
lisa.rusciano@dol.lps.state.nj.us

Roger A. Mitchell Jr., MD.
Assistant State Medical Examiner In Charge
Office of the State Medical Examiner
325 Norfolk Street
Newark, NJ 07103
973-648-7529

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
609-292-1000
Lisa.hartmann@dcf.state.nj.us

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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
UMDNJ - School of Office 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
Cumberland West Local Office
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Janet Fayter, 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.
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

Julie Serfess, 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

Lt. Det. Honey Spirito
Special Victims Unit
Hudson County Prosecutor's Office

Thomas Kearney, Esq.
Assistant Prosecutor
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

Stephen Percy, Jr., M.D., F.A.A.P.
Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Hackensack University Medical Center

Liliana Penete, M.D., MPH
Cheif Operating Officer
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

E. Susan Hodgson, M.D., Chair
Medical Director
Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center

Monica Weiner, Co-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

Mark Ali, 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

Kathleen O'Keefe, RN, MA
Deputy Director
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

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

Maureen McCabe
Middlesex Area Office
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

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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

Hisham A. Hashish, M.D.
Assistant Medical Examiner
Southern Regional Medical Examiner's Office

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

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

Adela Lopez
Division of Child Protection and Permanency
Department of Children and Families

Robert Morgan, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Department of Children and Families

Det. Matthew Norton
Mercer County Prosecutor's Office

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

 

SIDS Center of New Jersey

Alissa Sandler

Hackensack Medical Center

30 Prospect Avenue

Hackensack, NJ 07604

Phone: (800) 704-7437 or (201) 996-5330

Fax: (201) 336-8794

Email: asandler@humed.com

 

SIDS Center of New Jersey

Dr. Thomas Hegyi

Dr. Barbara Ostfeld

Dr. Linda Esposito** - contact for referrals

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@umdnj.edu

Services: case management, telephone contact, individual, peer contact, groups, home bereavement visits. Limited services for still born and miscarriage families. Will make local referrals, providing service in New Jersey.


http://www.sidscenter.org/

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

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

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