Melissa Willem, Esq.

Melissa Willem, Esq.

Professional Advisory Board

Melissa Willem began developing her expertise in family law while in law school, when she was chosen to work at the Domestic Violence Clinic. She continued that development following graduation, first while serving as a family court clerk and then a member of Toms River firm  Read More

Christine L. Matus, Esq

Christine L. Matus, Esq.

Professional Advisory Board

Christine L. Matus, of Matus and Connell, LLC, has devoted a large portion of her practice to protect the assets of children with special needs so they can have the lifestyle they deserve. As a mother of a child with Down syndrome, she understands the issues faced by the children  Read More

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Valerie Marsden-Gray

President

Valerie Marsden-Gray is the mother of two children, the youngest of whom has Down syndrome. The idea for the Jersey Shore Down Syndrome Association was born not long after the birth of Valerie Marsden-Gray’s second child. ‚ÄúThere is such a desperate need for an organization  Read More

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Hillary D. Freeman, Esq.

Professional Advisory Board

Hillary D. Freeman is deeply committed to her work representing people with disabilities and their families. As the sister of a man with autism, she is able to combine personal experience with her legal training to help families advocate for services and supports. She has experience  Read More