PLAN NJ Client Stories Background

Elizabeth G. Farishian

“With a loved one who has special needs, I am keenly aware of the challenges families face when endeavoring to plan for their loved one’s future.”

  • Bachelor of Science, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY; Master of Arts, Nursing, New York University
  • Registered Nurse
  • More than 40 years as a Registered Nurse and in management and advisory positions at ECLC of New Jersey, John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Garden State Medical Group, MasterCare Companies, Inc., Our House, Inc., and Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
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"A Talk With Families"

The stories of three families with loved ones who have disabilities and who use PLAN|NJ's trust administration and care coordination services are told through interviews conducted in their homes by Executive Director Ellen Nalven.


Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey PLAN|NJ
PO Box 547
Somerville, NJ 08876-0547
908-575-8300 (Phone)
908-927-9010 (Fax)


Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
Association of People Supporting Employment First
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Guardianship Association
National PLAN Alliance


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PLAN | NJ - Lifetime Advocacy for People with Differing Abilities



PLAN|NJ’s mission is to help families of individuals with disabilities answer all of the challenging questions embedded within the larger one:

“Who will care for my loved one when I am gone?”

We coordinate the supports needed by individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, and challenges with mental health, including people with autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, severe mental illness and more.

Spanish Translation

If you speak Spanish and would like more information or need to schedule a consultation, please contact:

Nancy Dilliplane, Director of Trust Services
Bilingual assistance: 908-575-8300 ext 15