Patrick Kelley brings more than 20 years of experience in proposal and grant writing to ARSJ. He has been a member of ARSJ since 2006 supporting the social justice aims of ARSJ through participation in ARSJ projects such as Watch NJ, Voter Registration, and the annual White Privilege Conference, and grant/proposal development. His relevant expertise spans proposal development and management, grant writing, and project management. He has a Certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in English from Virginia Tech, and an MSTOM from Pacific College of Health and Science.
Janet MacDonnell is a founding member of ARSJ and serves on the organization's CLC. Ms. MacDonnell's social justice work focuses on creating effective training programs for volunteers and building community advocacy. She has organized and participated in numerous outreach efforts to spread awareness and inspire collective action among community stakeholders in domestic violence advocacy and racial justice, including collaborations between ARSJ and youth involved with FOR TROY and voter registration drives. Ms. MacDonnell was instrumental in designing and implementing its Watch NJ court monitoring effort and is currently active in training and data entry. A certified ultrasound and X-ray technologist, she has provided care to patients in the Veterans Administration (VA) NJ Healthcare System (Lyons and East Orange Campuses) for over 20 years. She began her professional education and employment as a Registered Radiologic Technologist at Muhlenberg Hospital before advancing her education and profession as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in the Radiology Service for the VA NJ Healthcare System. She currently works in the Non Invasive Vascular Lab performing vascular sonography on pre- and post-operative and chronic care patients at the only testing site for veterans in the state. Ms. MacDonnell brings a unique perspective to ARSJ having served and cared for this marginalized veteran population and their families for over thirty years. She also provides direct clinical training for Rutgers Vascular Technology students.
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." - Desmond Tutu