Joanna Adu, Esq.

Joanna Adu, Esq. is a member of the SERV Achievement Centers Board of Directors. 

Ms. Adu is an Associate Attorney at Lyons & Associates, P.C., in Somerville where she is the Chair of Finance and Estate Planning. She is a member of the N.J. Association of Justice Matrimonial Committee. 

She has several years of experience advocating for disability rights, with a particular interest in autism-related services. She likewise has experience initiating and fostering professional relationships with community non-profits, previously having served as a Family Resource Coordinator at Families for Effective Autism Treatment in Washington State.

Ms. Adu earned her Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law and a BA in political science from the University of Washington.

Her volunteer work includes serving as Director of Open Doors for Multicultural Families from 2015 to 2016.

President and CEO

SERV Achievement Centers, Inc.

Christine Grant


Michael Kovacs

Vice Chair

Robert N. Cottone, Jr.


Amanda Jose Alderman

Past Chairperson

Paget Berger

Andrew Jaeger

Joanna Adu

SERV Centers of New Jersey, Inc.

Craig Provorny


Giles L. Crane, MPH

Past Chairperson

Paul M. Lehrer, Ph. D


Susan L. Swatski, Esq. 

Alice Hecht Giedekier

David Stafford

SERV Foundation, Inc.

SERV Properties and Management, Inc.

Richard Hauer


Michael Maguire


John Maret

Past Chairperson

Richard Anderson

Ivan Punchatz, Esq.