Pictured: 2017 Honorees Robbinsville's First Responders Also pictured is REF Vice President Debbie Baer and Trustee Jodi Stephens.

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Natalie Schuberth, PsyD, BCBA-D, has worked with individuals with disabilities and mental illness in varying capacities over the past 18 years. Dr. Schuberth is the director of Ability Tree NJ, which provides support to individuals and families impacted by disability. Programs include recreation and respite nights for children with special needs and their siblings, sibling scholarships for graduating seniors, SociAbility events and Ability Camp for adults with disabilities, and helping community organizations and events become more accessible.

She is also a licensed psychologist and conducts therapy and psychoeducation evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults at Alexander Road Associates, a group practice in Princeton. Dr. Schuberth grew up in East Brunswick, N.J., and has lived in Robbinsville since 2012 with her husband, Councilman Dan Schuberth.

Shannon Gafgen has been a resident of Robbinsville for 12 years. She has worked with various special needs organizations throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and North Carolina over the past 24 years. Gafgen is the head of operations at Ability Tree NJ. She is also an active member in the community, Robbinsville Public School's Our Fair Share Initiative, and Lifetree Community Church. She and her husband, Gary Gafgen, have two daughters, Abby, a freshman at Robbinsville High School, and Ashley, a seventh grader at Pond Road Middle School.

Amman Deep Singh Seehra, has more than 15 years experience as a specialist in diversity and inclusion. He is a senior program specialist with the US Department of Agriculture, where he works to reduce hunger among children and low-income people. He is also the Northeast regional director and a board member for the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), which works to empower Sikh Americans by building dialogue, increasing civic engagement and upholding social justice and religious freedom for all Americans.

Locally, Seehra co-founded and chairs the ONE Project, a nonprofit organization that aims to unite people from different backgrounds to address social needs through volunteerism and education. He directs a team that has focused on issues of hunger, education, and social justice. In 2017, the ONE Project hosted the NJ Hunger Project that brought together 1,200 volunteers to packaged 100,000 meals for low-income families in the area.