Eric has been with NDRN since March of 2007, first as a Senior Public Policy Analyst, now as the Director of Public Policy. In these roles he has worked to increase appropriations and enact legislation helpful to the P&A / CAP Systems. Prior to joining NDRN, from 1995-2007 Eric worked in Senator James Jeffords’ office in a variety of positions, ending with Legislative Counsel. While with Senator Jeffords, Eric worked on a number of issues including: campaign and election law, labor policy, banking and housing, and judiciary-related matters. Eric graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1995 with a J.D., and from Lehigh University in 1990 with a degree in Accounting.
Cindy joined the staff of NDRN in March 2010. Prior to joining NDRN, she spent almost two years as the public policy specialist at Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In 2005, Cindy graduated from the Syracuse University with a J.D., M.S. in Cultural Foundations in Education, and C.A.S. in Disability Studies. Cindy has also completed her coursework for a Ph.D. in Special Education at Syracuse University. During law school, Cindy interned at Legal Services of Central New York and Equip for Equality. She has also worked as an adjunct professor teaching an education law course and as a researcher at university based centers conducting applied social policy and legal research on employment, education and community integration issues.
Patrick Wojahn joined the staff in 2010 as a Public Policy Analyst. Before joining NDRN, Patrick worked with University Legal Services, the Washington, DC Protection and Advocacy organization, investigating complaints of abuse and neglect against people with mental illness and ensuring District officials provide appropriate services for some of the District’s most disadvantaged residents. Patrick received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. After graduating from law school, Patrick received a fellowship to work at the Whitman-Walker Clinic advocating for people living with HIV/AIDS. Since 2007, Patrick has served as a City Councilmember in the city of College Park, Maryland.