The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) recently selected Mercedes Witowsky to serve as its new executive director. In her new position, Ms. Witowsky will lead the NJCDD’s mission of advocating for individuals in New Jersey with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Ms. Witowsky brings her nearly four decades of experience working to support individuals with I/DD, as well as her years of experience supporting various family advocacy efforts throughout New Jersey. Additionally, she has served for several years as Chair of the state’s Family Support Planning Council. On the national level, Ms. Witosky previously served for 15 years as New Jersey’s representative for the non-profit organization American Network of Community Options and Resources.

The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) provides a platform for individuals, family members, advocates, and public and private agencies to develop a coordinated social policy for advancing the rights and opportunities of New Jersey residents with developmental disabilities. NJCDD, which was established in 1971, is funded by the federal government and the state of New Jersey.

This was reported by TAPinto on May 31, 2018.

Contact Information: New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, 20 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08608; (609) 292-3745; Website:

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