About The New Jersey Young Democrats

Our Mission: Organize. Engage. Advocate. Elect.

The New Jersey Young Democrats are a chartered unit of the Young Democrats of America and represent Democrats under the age of 36 in the State of New Jersey.

For general inquiries, please email [email protected]

2021-2023  NJYD Executive Board

President: Fatima Heyward (Burlington)
Executive Vice President: Brian Boyell (Middlesex)
Northern Vice President: Ahmet Akdag
Central Vice President:  Regina Appolon
Southern Vice President: Adriana Abizadeh
Treasurer: Joseph Johnson
Secretary: Catherine Tung (Monmouth)
National Committeewoman: Aimee Focaraccio (Hudson)
National Committeeman: Jason Bergman (Bergen)


Caucus Chairs

Black: Brittany S. Hale

College: Danielle M. Jones

Disabilities: Jesse Schwartzman

High School: Rachel Gurevich 

Jewish: Harris Laufer

Labor: Ryan Doran and Vince Cerrito

Latino: Adrian Ballesteros

LGBT: Ian Holmes

Military & Veterans Caucus: Jack Moore 

South Asian: Hira Shaikh and Intashan Chowdury
Women: Bryana De Veaux and Robyn Gedrich

Administrative Appointments

Community Service Director: Alysia Ons

Counsel: Shonti Tager

Creative Director: Josh Heredia

Digital Communications Director: Stephanie Valdiviezo

Economic Development Director: Parth Metha

Finance Director: Matt Lowery

Outreach Director: Sarah Katsnelson

Policy Director: Stephanie Casella