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New Jersey
Office of Legislative Services
Office of Public Information
Lori O'Mara-Van Driesen, Director
State House Annex
P.O. Box 068
Trenton, NJ 08625-0068
PHONE NUMBER: 609-847-3130

The Director of Public Information supervises legislative public information services and programs, which include a telephone hotline, legislative calendar, bill status tracking, bill room, session day staff, ceremonial resolutions, hearing reporters, publications, exhibits, videos, a newspaper clipping service, an in-house reference library and the legislative commissions database.
The office administers the State House Tour Program, the New Jersey Legislature’s Internet site, the Capitol Complex Public Use program, and the Welcome Center.

The Director of Public Information serves as the OLS Records Custodian for requests submitted through the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).

Lori O'Mara-Van Driesen, Director
Room B50, State House Annex, 609-847-3130

Donna R. Evanko, Assistant to the Director, OPI
Susan K. Swords Assistant Director
Penelope S. Gardner Programs Manager
James J. Biesiada, Sr. Commissions Specialist
Kathleen Ruhmel Projects Assistant
Eve E. Montalvo Secretary to the Assistant Director
Zilma N. Coriano Executive Secretary

Ceremonial Resolutions
Room B56, State House Annex, 609-847-3140
Joan Sudol Haskin Resolution Writer
Susan E. Schmidt Resolution Writer
Melanie E. Weiss Senior Ceremonial Resolution Writer
Clara Tolbert Ceremonial Resolution Assistant

Hearing Reporter Unit
Room B72, State House Annex, 609-847-3125
Dawn Temperino Coordinator
Barbara Robbins Senior Editor/Proofreader
Pamela N. Fenner Senior Hearing Reporter

Legislative Information and Bill Room
Room B1, State House Annex, 847-3905, toll free: 800-792-8630, bill requests: 847-3180,
for persons with hearing impairments: Dial 711
for NJ Relay  
Christopher T. Mangold Manager, Legislative Information and Bill Room
Michael Combs Supervisor, Legislative Information and Bill Room
Dane Black Public Information Assistant 1/Customer Service
Amanda DePiano Public Information Assistant 2/Customer Service
Dawn Gass Public Information Assistant 1/Customer Service
Judy Hancarik Public Information Assistant 1/Customer Service
Robert J. Jameson Lead Public Information Assistant
Benjamin L. Labrie Public Information Assistant 1/Legislative Information
Jennifer A. Mazzella Lead Public Information Assistant
Brian J. Pettine Lead Public Information Assistant
Kevin L. Rowe Public Information Assistant 1/Customer Service
Katherine Salberta Public Information Assistant 2/Customer Service
Lisha Woods Lead Public Information Assistant

OLS Library

Rooms 101/103, State House Annex, 609-847-3160
Peter J. Mazzei Manager, OLS Library Services
Barbara Pagano Supervisor, OLS Library Services
Ingrid Hernquist Legislative Librarian
Dana M. Combs Assistant Librarian
Vita R. Weinstein Library Assistant/Acquisitions
Richard R. Comerford Newspaper Clipping Service Assistant/Library Projects

Publications and Graphics Services

Room B50, State House Annex, 609-847-3190
Lisa M. delVecchio Publications Assistant

Public Use Program

Room B50, State House Annex, 609-847-3135
Dawn Temperino Program Coordinator

Tour Office

Room B64, State House Annex, 609-847-3150
David N. April Tour Program Coordinator
Carol M. Rogers Tour Program Liaison
Linda A. Rosso Tour Program Assistant
Barbara A. Langan Tour Program Aide
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