About Family Voices \ Our Team \ Kasey Dudley-Toney
A former Senior Online Marketing Director for Yahoo, Kasey Dudley left her promising career when her son was born at just 26 weeks and unknowingly began her journey of advocacy. In her current role, Kasey is the Project Director for the Parent as Champions Project at SPAN Advocacy. Before taking on this new role, she served as the consulting Program Coordinator) for the Autism Medical Home at Hackensack University Medical Center from 2014-2019. She holds a degree in Marketing Advertising and is also a trained Support Coordination for the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities. Kasey is a certified lactation counselor and a licensed Clinical Massage Therapist who specialized in infant massage and sensory integration for children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.
Kasey has demonstrated steady leadership in serving families in underserved communities and children with disabilities. Kasey is a 2019-2020 graduate of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities fellowship program, at Rutgers University She is a member of the Center for the Study of Social Policy Brain Trust where she consults with clinical practices across the country to facilitate implementing promising practices that promote the social and emotional health of young children, strengthen the parent-child bond, and improve kindergarten readiness. She has facilitated parent-led Head Start training for early screening, cultural competence panels, round table discussion on Black infant mortality, disproportionality in the education system, and pipeline to prison. In 2014 She wrote and facilitate. The Benefits of Breast Feeding two-part training series to educate minority women in underserved communities in Essex county.
She has been called on as a guest speaker for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Jack &Jill of America, The March of Dimes, and Several pediatric grand rounds.
In January 2021 Kasey was sworn in as a newly elected board member for the Bloomfield Board of education as well as one of 3 newly appointed Commissioners for the Bloomfield Civil rights commission Kasey is a wife mother and caregiver who also has become a trusted advocate, community leader, and resource.