The Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism

Council Membership & Staff

Council Membership

*Michael Aquino, MD F.A.C.G., Senate President Appointee;  Partner, Shore Gastroenterology Associates, Cofounder, Pathology Solutions

Cheryl F. Dreyfus, Ph.D., Academic Institution Representative; Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Wilma Judith Friedman, Ph.D, Academic Institution Representative; Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Rutgers University

B. Madeleine Goldfarb, MA, Autism Organization Representative; Founder/Director of the Noah’s Ark Institute

Thomas V. Macchiaverna, MA, Public Member representative; Special Education Teacher

Michele Sorvino, Speaker of the General Assembly Appointee; Executive Director, Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City; Sonographer, Morristown Memorial Hospital

Samuel Sheng-Hung Wang, Ph.D., Academic Institution Representative; Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University

Gary Weitzen, BA, Autism Organization Representative; Executive Director of POAC (Parents of Autistic Children)

* Denotes Council Chair

 

Council Staff

M. Carolyn Daniels, D.H.Sc., M.Ed.

Senior Executive Service Director

Office of Research Initiatives

Office of the Commissioner-Office of Population Health

(609) 913-5009

carolyn.daniels@doh.nj.gov

 

Taina Sampeur, M.S.H.A.

Autism Program Manager

Executive Assistant 2

Office of Research Initiatives

Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism

(609) 913-5002

taina.sampeur@doh.nj.gov

 

Trischa Zumbach

Contract Administrator

Office of Research Initiatives

Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism

(609) 913-5001

trischa.zumbach@doh.nj.gov

 

Last Reviewed: 8/31/2021