The ACLU-NJ offices are staffed by a team of 15 dedicated civil libertarians who are assisted by an energetic pool of fellows, interns and volunteers. Below you will find links to bios of some of the office staff.

Edward Barocas

ED BAROCAS has served as Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey since May 2001. In this role he oversees the ACLU-NJ's legal program. He manages a docket of more than 30 cases, which touch every corner of civil liberties including free speech, religious freedom, equal More »

Diane DuBrule

DIANE DuBRULE has served as the Director of Development for the ACLU-NJ since October 2010. She has worked in the field of nonprofit fund development for nearly 20 years, having previously worked for organizations including the YWCA, the American Red Cross, and several smaller independent social More »

Tracey Kelley

TRACEY KELLEY has been the Executive assistant since 2006. In this capacity, Tracey schedules meetings with donors, government officials, coalition members, board members and she manages the finances for the organization. Prior to coming to the ACLU-NJ Tracey’s work experience was quite More »

Jeanne LoCicero

JEANNE LoCICERO Jeanne LoCicero is the Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of New Jersey. She litigates, advocates, and speaks on a wide range of civil liberties issues, including freedom of speech and religion and the rights of LGBT people, youth, and prisoners. She is a member of the New Jersey More »

Tom MacLeod

TOM MacLEOD has been the Legal Fellow for the ACLU-NJ’s Open Governance Project since March 2012. He graduated from the Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 2010, and was licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and New York in 2011. Tom also holds a master's degree in sociology from the More »

Udi Ofer

UDI OFER is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. He is responsible for overseeing the organization’s legal, legislative, public education, and fundraising programs. With 12,000 card-carrying members across New Jersey, the ACLU-NJ is the Garden State’s largest civil More »

Allison Peltzman

ALLISON PELTZMAN Allison Peltzman first learned about the ACLU in 1997, while debating against a constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration in an AOL chat room. At 13, she knew a good argument when she saw one, and she’s wanted to work for the ACLU ever since. More »

Farah Rahaman

FARAH RAHAMAN Farah Rahaman graduated from Rahway High School in 2005 and went on to attend Barnard College, Columbia University as a Vagelos Scholar. While at Barnard, Farah was an urban studies major with a concentration in political science. It was at Barnard College that More »

Alexander Shalom

ALEXANDER SHALOM is Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU-NJ. In that role, Alex litigates cases on issues that disproportionately impact people of color. He appears in trial and appellate courts throughout the state seeking to ensure more accountable police practices, criminal justice and juvenile justice systems More »

Eliza Straim

ELIZA STRAIM has been the Social Media Specialist and Field Organizer for the ACLU-NJ since June 2011. When she isn’t tweeting, posting on Facebook or taking photos for Instagram under the ACLU-NJ handle, she is coordinating the ACLU-NJ’s speakers bureau, field outreach and volunteer More »

Katie Wang

KATIE WANG has served as the Communications Director for the ACLU-NJ since December 2010. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the public education and messaging campaigns on the ACLU-NJ’s website, social media sites, newsletter, membership emails, reports, videos and publications. More »