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Address: 1 John Fitch Plaza 10th Floor, PO Box 542 Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
Telephone: (609) 292-4310 
Fax: (609) 292-7225 / (609) 633-8420

Contact the NJ Higher Education Staff

Zakiya Smith Ellis Secretary of Higher Education
Diana Gonzalez Deputy Secretary 609.633.1289
Dillon McNamara Special Assistant 609.984.2690
Lauren Banks Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary 609.984.2699
Ashley Campbell Clerk Typist 609.633.1289
Donna Fletcher-Lugo Director, Executive Services 609.984.2847
Thomas Hilliard Senior Advisor 609.984.2751
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Stefani Thachik Director, Policy and Outreach 609.984.2804
Angela Bethea   Assistant Secretary/CFO 609.292.3235
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Radha Jeyaratnam Research and Data Analyst 609.984.2802
Maisha Howard Director, Finance 609.292.8916
Kelechi Unegbu Accountant 609.633.9528
Eric Taylor Director, CACG/Licensure 609.984.3738
Hasani Carter Executive Director, EOF 609.341.3808
Hema Patel Assistant Director, EOF 609.984.2800
Stephanie Shanklin Assistant Director, EOF 609.984.2821
Shakia Williams Software Development Specialist Assistant, EOF 609.984.2631
Errol Bruce State Director,
NJ GEAR UP 609.341.3807
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