Board of Trustees

Colleen Roche
Board Chair

Bernard Zuckerman

Natalia Lapidus

James Dickson


Milagros Gonzalez 

Michael Rogers


Joy Cutrone

Robin Read-Giase


Patty Calabrese


If you would like to contact any of the board members listed above, please send an email to

Join the ACI Board

Want to join the ACI Board?

Prospective Board Members must be dedicated to our mission of promoting the full inclusion and participation of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of community life and the belief in the Independent Living Philosophy. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Board responsibilities include: oversight to ensure implementation of the organization’s mission with a high degree of quality and participate in the development and conducting of all fund raising activities.

If you reside in New Jersey and wish to be considered for Board appointments, please send a letter of interest to Alliance Center for Independence ATTN: Carole Tonks, 629 Amboy Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 or email Please no phone calls.