Executive Management

Patricia Tekel, M.A., Executive Director
Mrs. Tekel began her career at The Cerebral Palsy League in 1994, as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities at the Jardine Academy. She advanced to the position of School Principal in 2000 and in 2005 was appointed Director of Programs and Services. In August 2013, she was appointed as the Executive Director of the Cerebral Palsy League. Mrs. Tekel has a B.A. in Special Education and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Kean University.

Louis Brigando, M.B.A., Associate Executive Director 
With over 30 years of Healthcare related Human Resource Management experience, Mr. Brigando joined the Executive Management Team in 2001. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Pace University, and M.B.A. in Industrial Psychology from Bernard Baruch College.

Robert J. Forfa, C.P.A., M.B.A., Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Forfa is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New Jersey. He received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Georgian Court College and brings more than 18 years of diversified financial management experience in various for-profit and non-profit settings. Mr. Forfa holds a School Business Administrator Certificate of Eligibility. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in June 2012.


Cranford, New Jersey: 61 Myrtle Street / 75 Rod Smith Place, Cranford, NJ 07016, Phone: 908-709-1800
Union, New Jersey: 373 Clermont Terrace, Union, NJ 07083

The Cerebral Palsy League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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