33rd Annual Ann Klein Advocate Awards & The Michael Lione Accessibility Award Reception


6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


The Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, 07052

Community Health Law Project

185 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ 07079





April Kirchdoerffer  AKirchdoerffer@chlp.org  973-919-8084




Deadline Sensitive


Honorees Named for 2021 Ann Klein Advocate Awards & Mike Lione Accessibility Award


South Orange, NJ – The Community Health Law Project (CHLP) will be hosting the 33rd Ann Klein Advocate Awards and Mike Lione Accessibility Award reception on Wednesday, September 22nd, 6:00pm, at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange to honor those who have made extraordinary contributions to improving the lives of people with disabilities.


The prestigious Ann Klein Advocate Award is given to a group of select individuals and organizations who have performed exemplary work as advocates for people living with disabilities and/or vulnerable populations.


The award is named in memory of Ann Klein, former Commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services, whose career as a public servant, legislator and social worker paved the way for significant advances in the human services systems throughout the State of New Jersey.


The Community Health Law Project is proud to announce the 2021 Ann Klein Advocate Award recipients:


Megan MacMullin, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of SCARC Guardianship Services; Tom Abode, President, North Brunswick Soccer Club; Trish Colucci Barbosa, RN-BC, Certified Geriatric Care Manager, Aging Life Care Professional®, President and Principal Care Manager, & Peace Aging Care Experts, LLC®; Mark Duffy, Chief Operating Officer (Retired) Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey; Joanne Green, LSW, Executive Director (Retired) Mental Health Association in Passaic County; and Sound Start Babies Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children


The Mike Lione Accessibility Award was established in 2013 in memory of long time Community Health Law Project Board Member and former chair Mike Lione.  This award is presented to an individual or entity that has performed exemplary work as an advocate for accessibility on behalf of persons living with disabilities.


The 2021 Mike Lione Accessibility Award recipient is Edward Lefty Grimes.


Please join us as we honor these dedicated individuals and help support the valuable services the Community Health Law Project continues to offer.


Weather permitting, outdoor dining options will be available.


For more information, tickets, donations, and sponsorship opportunities visit, www.chlp.org or call 973-275-1175. 



In its 45th year as a statewide nonprofit advocacy and legal services organization, the Community Health Law Project (CHLP) has provided services to tens of thousands of individuals throughout the state.  Each year, the CHLP helps nearly 5,000 NJ residents with disabilities and chronic health conditions through brief service and representation.


The Community Health Law Project is proud to honor those who strive to truly make a difference.


For more information visit www.chlp.org or call 973-275-1175.



The Community Health Law Project is a non-profit, legal aid society founded in 1976.  With a dedication to serving the legal needs of persons with disabilities throughout New Jersey, CHLP provides legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons with disabilities, chronic health conditions and, in certain issues, to organizations representing their interests, with an emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy.


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