Staff & Leadership

Curtis Decker

Curtis Decker

Executive Director

Curt Decker has been affiliated with NDRN since its inception in 1982. As Executive Director of the nation’s largest non-governmental enforcer of disability rights, Curt oversees all activities related to training and technical assistance, membership services, and legislative advocacy.

Before founding NDRN with other P&A Directors, Curt served as Director of the Maryland P&A, Disability Rights Maryland. Curt also served as Director of the H.E.L.P. Resource Project for Abused and Neglected Children for four years, and was a VISTA worker prior to working as a senior attorney for Baltimore Legal Aid Bureau for five years.

Curt is also a past chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, a coalition of over 100 national disability groups, and serves on the boards of Friends of Research. In his career, Curt also served as a legislative consultant for numerous groups, including the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the National Public Law Training Center, and the Maryland Academy of Physician’s Assistants. He is a graduate of Hamilton College and Cornell Law School.

Finance and Administration

Monica Ball

Monica Ball

Executive Assistant/Program Support Specialist & Office Manager
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    Elijah Henderson

    Elijah Henderson

    Administrative Support Specialist
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      Belinda Miller

      Belinda Miller

      Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Administration
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        Charles Ndour

        Charles Ndour

        Information Technology / Administrative Support
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          Legal Services

          Cheryl Bates-Harris

          Cheryl Bates-Harris

          Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist
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            Michelle Bishop

            Michelle Bishop

            Disability Advocacy Specialist for Voting Rights
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              Ron Hager

              Ron Hager

              Managing Attorney for Education and Employment
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                Diane Smith Howard

                Diane Smith Howard

                Managing Attorney for Criminal and Juvenile Justice
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                  Janice Johnson Hunter

                  Janice Johnson Hunter

                  Deputy Executive Director for Legal Services
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                    David Hutt

                    David Hutt

                    Managing Attorney for Community Integration
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                      Elizabeth Priaulx

                      Elizabeth Priaulx

                      Senior Disability Legal Specialist
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                        Public Policy

                        Eric Buehlmann

                        Eric Buehlmann

                        Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy
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                          Amanda Lowe

                          Amanda Lowe

                          Senior Public Policy Analyst
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                            Mariam Zaki

                            Mariam Zaki

                            Public Policy Intern
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                              Special Projects

                              Zachary Martin

                              Zachary Martin

                              Deputy Executive Director of Special Projects
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                                Milo Nygren-Cassels

                                Milo Nygren-Cassels

                                Representative Payee Project Analyst
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                                  Crystal Perry

                                  Crystal Perry

                                  Representative Payee Project Manager
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                                    Danielle Whetton

                                    Danielle Whetton

                                    Representative Payee Project Analyst
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                                      Training & Technical Assistance

                                      Marcia Baldwin

                                      Marcia Baldwin

                                      Professional Development and Training Specialist
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                                        LaToya Blizzard

                                        LaToya Blizzard

                                        Fiscal Management and Human Resources Training and Technical Assistance
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                                          David Card

                                          David Card

                                          Communication Manager
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                                            Tina Pinedo

                                            Tina Pinedo

                                            Communication and Digital Specialist
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                                              Ian Watlington

                                              Ian Watlington

                                              Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist
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                                                Nachama L. Wilker

                                                Nachama L. Wilker

                                                Deputy Executive Director for Training and Technical Assistance
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