ACNJ’s staff is committed to the well-being of children throughout the Garden State, both during working hours and in their free time. Our talented group recognizes the importance of continued advocacy, driving change and encouraging equitable access to supports for all children, regardless of their zip code. Recently, Health Policy Analyst Alana Vega and Staff Attorney Nina Peckman were recognized for their work:
Alana Vega was accepted to the Health Equity Academy In System Transformation for a year-long fellowship with Families USA. She will be joining a group of advocates from across the country to focus on advocacy strategies to advance policies focused on diversifying the healthcare workforce and expanding access to culturally competent behavioral health care. This work will focus on local, state and federal levels. Read more about the program.
Nina Peckman was highlighted as July 2022 Volunteer of the Month for Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ). For over 16 years, Nina has advocated for children and families across the state for their rights to an education. She considers the time spent volunteering with VLJ part of her personal mission to help others, as well as the time that she works at ACNJ. Read more about her dedication to New Jersey's children and families.