The ACLU-NJ offices are staffed by a team of 17 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.

Portia Allen-Kyle

PORTIA ALLEN-KYLE is the Pratt Criminal Justice Transparency Fellow at the ACLU-NJ. Her work focuses on developing a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system across New Jersey through the collection and analysis of data that sheds light on corrections, policing, and the legal system. More »

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 »

Iris Bromberg

IRIS BROMBERG, as the Transparency Law Fellow, advocates for open government in order to protect the democratic process and promote government accountability. She develops policy priorities, identifies opportunities to strengthen public access to information, educates New Jerseyans 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 More »

Jasmine Crenshaw

JASMINE CRENSHAW has served as an organizer for the ACLU of New Jersey since December of 2015. In this role, she leads Newark Communities for Accountable Policing, a coalition of local organizations developing grassroots and policy strategies to create a more transparent and accountable Newark More »

Dianna Houenou

DIANNA HOUENOU Originally from North Carolina, Dianna serves as Policy Counsel for the ACLU of New Jersey. In that role, she conducts legal and policy analysis related to the ACLU-NJ’s advocacy campaigns and coordinates ACLU-NJ coalitions, particularly the NJUMR coalition. More »

Elyla Huertas

ELYLA HUERTAS Elyla has been the Intake Manager for the ACLU-NJ since the summer of 2015. She is responsible for providing litigation and advocacy support to the Legal Department as well as coordinating the Legal Intake Program. In that role, she also supervises the volunteers and college interns. 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 »

Rebecca Livengood

REBECCA LIVENGOOD is a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU-NJ, with a focus on the educational rights of incarcerated children, and particularly young people in solitary confinement. Her work includes individual representation, impact litigation, and policy advocacy in the fields of education law and conditions of confinement More »

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 »

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, More »

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 »

Alicia Rogers

ALICIA ROGERS is the Administrative Assistant for the ACLU-NJ. In this role, she provides administrative and clerical support to the office as a whole, with a particular focus on the Legal, Development and Public Policy Departments. She helps maintain legal files, process donor gifts, schedule coalition meetings, More »

Ari Rosmarin

ARI ROSMARIN has been the Public Policy Director at the ACLU of New Jersey since September 2013. As Public Policy Director, he manages the ACLU-NJ’s legislative and policy advocacy work at the State House in Trenton and in communities throughout New Jersey. His work covers a broad 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 More »

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