Event Starts: Oct 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
Event Location: The Wilshire Grand Hotel
The Ann Klein Advocate Awards has been held each year since 1988 to honor Ann Klein, former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, who was instrumental in establishing a community-based system of care for people with mental and physical disabilities. Past honorees have included legislators, scientists, advocates, corporate leaders, reporters, and entertainers. Past Masters of Ceremonies have included Governor Brendan Byrne, actress Olympia Dukakis, and former Attorney General Robert Del Tufo. Proceeds from the event are used each year to support student interns in law, social work, and public policy, and for the general support of CHLP services and programs.
The 31st Annual Ann Klein Advocate Awards will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. This year's Ann Klein honorees are:
Linda Gochfeld, M.D., Psychiatrist
Former Medical Director, SERV Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.
Past President, New Jersey Psychiatric Association
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers Medical School
Lisa McCauley Parles, Esq.
Parles Rekem LLP
President & CEO
Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services
The Mike Lione Accessibility Award will be presented to:
Advancing Opportunities Inc.
Jack Mudge, CEO