About Us

Established in 1947, The North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency is a private non-profit organization operated by the Board of Trustees. This Board is comprised of representatives from local Elks lodges (Paterson, Fair Lawn, Pompton Lakes, Clifton, Passaic Valley, and Wayne) and concerned citizens. The Board meets monthly to review programs, finances, personnel, and other issues related to preschool, elementary school, high school, and adult services for individuals with disabilities in Passaic and surrounding counties.

The Elks have a long history of service to the community. Not only do they support our Agency but they also raise funds for Elks Camp Moore and provide camp scholarships for children to attend for a week. The Elks also sponsor an annual poster contest, anti-drug program, hoop shoot, and other activities for children and their families. We are proud to have the men and women of the Elks supporting our staff to help our students reach their fullest potential.


The 2015-16 North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency Board of Trustees



2015 - 2016  BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



Mary Anne O'Brien Chairwoman
David Kalish First Vice Chairman
Ernest P. Canali Second Vice Chairman
Harry Pollaro Treasurer
James Bradley Secretary


Anthony Fiorello  John Galletta
John Lindsay Gary Margiotta
William Millan Keith Oakley
Lisa Szegedi-Greco Frank Tiernan
Nicholas Trentacoste James Van Leuvan
John M. Szczomak     -   Financial Consultant






Daily operation of the Agency and staff leadership is provided by William G. Weiss, ED.D. who serves as the Executive Director of the Center. The Center employs deeply committed, compassionate staff who are well-educated, well-trained, and highly specialized. We provide an educational and therapeutic atmosphere.We offer social service, medical clinics, assistive technology, job training, nursing services, client advocacy, family support, and social experiences. Our goal is to help each individual feel fulfillment and happiness by reaching his or her highest potential.


Contact Us
North Jersey Elks Developmental Disabilities Agency1481 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011
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Phone: 973-772-2600
Fax: 973-772-5171