Chapters and Divisions

NFBNJ Chapters

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change; therefore, please contact the phone number and/or email for the president for any possible changes before attending.

At Large Chapter

Joseph Ruffalo, President
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: u><nfbnj1@verizon.net
Listserv: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/nfbnj-at-large-chapter
Meets on the Last Thursday of the month
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Teleconference
After Joe Ruffalo attended the West Virginia state convention in 2008, the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey established an at large chapter in the spring of 2009. The purpose is to expand the involvement to members that can not attend chapter meetings due to work and school schedules, no transportation in their area and of the possibility of no chapter near to them. The at large chapter meets monthly on the last Thursday via conference call, pending holidays.

Capital Chapter

Mary Jo Partyka, President
Phone: 609-888-5459
Email: choirnfb@gmail.com
Ben Constantini, Vice President
Phone: 609-584-1468
Email: ben.n2kpv@verizon.net
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month
10 am to noon
Hamilton Township Public Library
1 Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Way
Hamilton Township, NJ 08620
Cross Street: Crosswicks Hamilton Square
Access Link accessible

Central Jersey Chapter

Jerilyn Higgins, President
Phone: 973-239-8874
Email: jdhiggins3@verizon.net
Mac Biggers, Vice President
Phone: 801-916-9753
Email: macbiggers@yahoo.com
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month except holiday weekends
10 am to noon
Joseph Kohn Training Center
130 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cross street: Seaman Street
Access Link accessible

Garden State Chapter

Ryan Stevens, President
Phone: 856-240-1497
Email: RYSteve@comcast.net
Ed Godfrey, Vice President
Phone: 856-848-6372
Email: egodfrey137@gmail.com
Linda Deberardinis, Treasurer
Phone: 856-735-5559
Email: ljdeber3@comcast.net
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month except July and December
10 am to noon
John F. Kennedy Hospital
Auditorium, 5th Floor
2201 Chapel Ave. West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Cross street: Cooper Landing Road
Access Link accessible

Northeast Chapter

Dan Facchini, President
Phone: 201-906-8655
Email: danfb@verizon.net
Marie sawyer, Vice president
Phone: 973-777-2006
Email: boomer1999@netzero.net
Meets on the third Saturday of the month
10 am – 12:30 pm
St. Matthew’s Church
800 Roosevelt Avinue.
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Cross street: Patterson Plank Road
Access Link accessible

Northern Chapter

Rebecca Bryant, President
Phone: 973-732-6559
Email: rirvin14@optonline.net
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Newark Free Public Library
5 Washington Street
3rd Floor Special Services Room
Newark, NJ 07101
Cross street: Park Place
Access Link accessible

South Jersey Shore Chapter

Anthony Lanzilotti, President
Phone: 609-361-3038
Email: tti777@gmail.com
Phil Harrison, Vice President
Phone: 609-545-8575
Email: pbharrison39@comcast.net
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month
10 am to 1 pm
Lions Blind Center
100 Crestview Avenue
absecon, NJ 08201
Cross street: South Pitney Road
Access Link accessible

NFBNJ Divisions

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change; therefore, please contact the phone number and/or email for the president for any possible changes before attending. Many of the divisions conduct conference call meetings beginning at 8:00 pm. Please contact the president to determine when the next meeting will take place.

Braille Division

Mary Jo Partyka, President
Phone: 609-888-5459
Email: choirnfb@gmail.com
Linda DeBerardinis, Vice President
Phone: 856-735-5559
Email: ljdeber3@comcast.net
Meets quarterly
Read the mission statement of the Braille Division!

Deaf Blind Division

Alice Eaddy, president
Phone: 856-765-0601
Email: cheiro_alice@aol.com
Andrew Rees, Vice President
Phone: 732-659-6002
Email: amrees567@gmail.com
Meets bi-monthly
Read the mission statement of the Deaf-Blind Division!

Diabetes Action Network

Rebecca Bryant, President
Phone: 973-732-6559
Email: rirvin14@optonline.net
Ed Godfrey, Vice President
Phone: 856-848-6372
Email: egodfrey137@gmail.com
Listserv: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nj-diabetes-division_nfbnet.org
Meets bi-monthly
Read the mission statement of the Diabetes Action Network!

NJ Association of Guide Dog Users (NJAGDU

Dan Facchini, President
Phone: 201-906-8655
Email: danfb@verizon.net
Jerilyn Higgins, Vice President
Phone: 973-239-8874
Email: jdhiggins3@verizon.net
Listserv: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/njagdu_nfbnet.org
Meets quarterly
Read the mission statement of NJAGDU!

Parents of Blind Children-NJ (POBC-NJ)

Carol Castellano, Chair
Phone: 973-377-09763633
Email: blindchildren@verizon.net
Website: www.blindchildren.org
Meeting dates & places vary. Please email, call, or write to be added to our mailing list.
Read the mission statement of POBC-NJ!

Senior Division (NJASB)

Jane Degenshein, President
Phone: 973-736-5785
Email: jdegen16@comcast.net
Lydia Jane Keller, Vice President
Phone: 856-696-3518
Email: lydiakeller@comcast.net
Meets monthly
Read the mission statement of the Senior Division!

NJ Association of Blind Students (NJABS)

Vee Gaspa, President
Phone: 434-989-1868
Email: Veronica.gaspa@student.shu.edu
Anthony Lanzilotti, Vice President
Phone: 609-361-3038
Email: tti777@gmail.com
Listserv: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/njabs-talk_nfbnet.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newjabstudents
Meets monthly or as needed
Read the mission statement of NJABS!

Technology Division

Jane Degenshein, President
Phone: 973-736-5785
Email: jdegen16@comcast.net
Alice Eaddy, Vice President
Phone: 856-765-0601
Email: cheiro_alice@aol.com
Listserv: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/njtechdiv_nfbnet.org
Meets monthly
Read the mission statement of the Technology Division!

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

Coming Soon

Capital Chapter Baseball Fundraiser

June 11, 2017
1:00 PM
Arm and Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road
Trenton, NJ 08611
Cross street: Lamberton Street
Access Link accessible

NFB National
Convention

July 10 through 15, 2017
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

2017 NJ BELL
Academy

July 17 to 28, 2017
9 AM to 3 PM
Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc.
101 First Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

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