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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      Alena Kodzik

      Alena Kodzik

      Accounts Receivable 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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            Cierra Waller

            Cierra Waller

            Accounts Payable Specialist
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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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                    Elissa Gershon

                    Elissa Gershon

                    Contract Attorney for Voting Rights and Guardianship
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                      Ron Hager

                      Ron Hager

                      Managing Attorney for Education and Employment
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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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                              Amy Scherer

                              Amy Scherer

                              Senior Staff Attorney for Vocational Rehabilitation
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                                Diane Smith Howard

                                Diane Smith Howard

                                Managing Attorney for Criminal and Juvenile Justice
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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 Senior 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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                                                    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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