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Elizabeth M. Shea, Esq.

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Elizabeth M. Shea, Esq. is a healthcare advocate with extensive experience in management, strategic planning, research, and policy analysis, particularly in the area of developmental disabilities. Liz has managed and directed comprehensive reforms within developmental disabilities systems throughout New Jersey and has demonstrated a significant leadership role with legislators, legislative staff, the provider community, families, and various stakeholder groups. She has extensive subject matter expertise in the areas of federal and state Medicaid, including 1915(c) and 1115(i) Medicaid waiver programs; affordable housing policies and programs; rate setting for state-funded programs; care management for unique populations; and how to safely transition individuals with complex needs from institutional settings to home and community-based settings. Her work has included research and analysis of policy issues, bill-tracking and bill drafting, coalition-building, grant writing, and grant management

Liz has extensive experience working both in the public and private sectors. She was the Assistant Commissioner, Division of Developmental Disabilities for the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Policy Advisor & Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner, and Assistant Executive Director at The Arc of New Jersey.


  • Rutgers University – Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, New Brunswick, NJ, M.P.A.P., Public Policy, May 2002
  • Eagleton Fellow
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ,
  • J.D., August 1999
  • Associate Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Rutgers University, Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ, B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science, May 1996

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Speaking Engagements


  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New Jersey Association of School Administrators’
  • ASAH – Association Special Needs Schools


  • Guardianships
  • Leadership and Development
  • Non-Profit Planning
  • Government Assistance
  • Special Needs Planning