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

            Voter Access & Engagement Manager
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              David Boyer

              David Boyer

              Managing Attorney for Community Integration
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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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                    David Hutt

                    David Hutt

                    Deputy Executive Director for Legal Services
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                      Elizabeth Priaulx

                      Elizabeth Priaulx

                      Senior Disability Legal Specialist
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                        Jack Rosen

                        Jack Rosen

                        Voter Engagement Specialist
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                          Public Policy

                          Eric Buehlmann

                          Eric Buehlmann

                          Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy
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                            Olivia Imre

                            Olivia Imre

                            Public Policy Intern
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                              Amanda Lowe

                              Amanda Lowe

                              Senior Public Policy Analyst
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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 Program Analyst
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                                    Crystal Perry

                                    Crystal Perry

                                    Representative Payee Program Manager
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                                      Renée Pruitt

                                      Renée Pruitt

                                      Representative Payee Program Analyst
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                                        Raquel Rosa

                                        Raquel Rosa

                                        Representative Payee Program Analyst
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                                          Danielle Whetton

                                          Danielle Whetton

                                          Representative Payee Program 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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