PLAN NJ Client Stories Background

Theodore R. Goyins, Jr.,

“I grew up in a family with four children, one of whom had significant developmental disabilities. I observed firsthand how my parents dedicated themselves to my sister’s needs, and it was not lost on us that we would become her caretakers as my parents aged. My sister and our family would all have benefited from the type of specialized life planning assistance that PLAN|NJ provides.”

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, and Biology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick; Religious Studies, Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia
  • Senior Vice-President, Wells Fargo Dealer Financial Services, Retired
  • Member, Board of Directors, a private foundation providing college scholarships
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our story

"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