Name: Douglas Gilbert
Title: Training Coordinator
Doug Gilbert has worked for NJTIP since 2006. His primary duties include direct marketing for NJTIP’s one to one travel instruction program and outreach to institutions and professionals. Doug has interviewed over 8,000 candidates for the NJTIP travel instruction program, which has trained over 400 graduates to date. Doug also provides staff support for small group travel instruction programs geared to students with disabilities and senior citizens “shadowing” travel trainees prior to their graduation, to ensure that they possess the skills to travel safely and independently.
Doug has experience as a non-legal advocate providing representation to participants in the NJ State Vocational Rehabilitation agency as well as oversight of Centers for Independent Living in NJ.
Doug earned his BA from Rutgers College and his MA from the School for Management and Labor Relations, at Rutgers University. He remains involved in Rutgers University as an R-Town Greeter, serving as an official University host. Doug also participates in the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, a consortium tasked to reduce pedestrian/vehicle crashes and fatalities. He also participates in MetroWest Able, a group working to make synagogues and Jewish religious education more accessible to people with disabilities.