ACLU-NJ Staff

The ACLU-NJ offices are staffed by a team of 20 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.

Paloma Aguas

Paloma Aguas

Paloma Aguas is the Communications Associate for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. In this role, Paloma does a large portion of the writing, editing, media relations, and rapid response work.

Farrin Anello

Farrin Anello

Farrin is a Senior Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, where she conducts litigation and advocacy to advance the rights of immigrants and Muslim Americans.

Tess Borden

Tess Borden

Tess Borden is a Staff Attorney at the ACLU-NJ, where she works on a range of civil rights and civil liberties issues. Prior to joining the ACLU-NJ, Tess was the Aryeh Neier Fellow at the National ACLU and Human Rights Watch. She is author of the 196-page ACLU/HRW report “Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States.”

Diane Du Brule

Diane Du Brule

Diane Du Brule 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 service agencies, all in a director capacity.

Elyla Huertas

Elyla Huertas

Elyla Huertas is an Intake Attorney at the ACLU-NJ, where she oversees the intake department. In that role, she supervises the internship program and works with the organization’s volunteers.

Tracey Kelley

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 varied.

Jeanne LoCicero

Jeanne LoCicero

Jeanne LoCicero is the Legal Director of the ACLU of New Jersey. She appears in courts, engages in policy advocacy, and speaks on a wide range of civil rights and civil liberties issues. Her recent work includes protecting and expanding the rights of immigrants, LGBTQ people, youth, and people who are incarcerated. She also manages legal staff and supervises the intake department.

Andrea Long

Andrea Long

Andrea Long has been the Donor Relations Manager at the ACLU-NJ since May 2015. Before joining the staff at the ACLU, Andrea served as Manager, Annual Giving for Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation’s oldest community music school. Over the course of her more than five years at Third Street, she oversaw significant growth in the school’s special events and individual giving programs.

Allison Peltzman

Allison Peltzman

Allison Peltzman, ACLU-NJ Communications Director, leads the affiliate’s efforts to educate the public about the ACLU's impact. She has served as the ACLU-NJ's interim communications director, senior communications specialist, and communications specialist. Before coming to New Jersey in 2008, she worked for two years as a media relations associate in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office.

Alicia Rogers

Alicia Rogers

Alicia is the Program Assistant for the ACLU-NJ. In this role, she provides support to the legal and public policy departments. Her job duties include: preparing and executing filings of legal documents; communicating and scheduling meetings with coalition partners, legislative staff, clients, and others; and maintaining legal files and databases.

Alexander Shalom

Alexander Shalom

Alexander Shalom is Senior Supervising 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 that are more just, better conditions for those in prisons and jails, expanded voting rights, fairer treatment for immigrants, and more equitable access to education.

Amol Sinha

Amol Sinha

Amol Sinha serves as the Executive Director of the ACLU-NJ, having taken the helm in 2017. He brings to the ACLU-NJ a vision to make the organization a more collaborative, accessible resource for all of New Jersey, and he strives to create an even better, even more welcoming Garden State.

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