NJ Heroes

  • Cathy Stephens – Jersey Battered Women’s Service - 10/23/15

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    Posted on October 23, 2015

    Today I had the pleasure of announcing Cathy Stephens of Jersey Battered Women’s Service as the 38th New Jersey Hero! Cathy was chosen as part of our fifth online public selection process for the NJ Hero Award. I am honored to name Cathy a Hero this month, as October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Jersey Battered […]

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  • Tricia Baker – Attitudes in Reverse - 9/30/15

    Posted on September 30, 2015

    Today I named Tricia Baker, Co-Founder of Attitudes in Reverse, my 37th New Jersey Hero! Tricia was chosen as part of our fourth online public selection process for the NJ Hero Award. Attitudes in Reverse, or, A.I.R., was started in 2010 to educate the public about mental health disorders and to prevent suicide. After losing her own […]

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  • Kristina Guttadora – Farmers Against Hunger - 8/31/15

    Rutgers Sustainable Ag students gleaning collard greens with Farmers Against Hunger (NJ Ag Society) charity program, at Jim and Sue Giamarese Farm pick-your-own and market in East Brunswick. 1,760 lb harvested, destined for Franklin Food Bank.
    Posted on August 31, 2015

    After a very close race between our most recent online hero nominees, I am proud to name Kristina Guttadora of NJ Agricultural Society’s “Farmers Against Hunger” the 36th New Jersey Hero! Kristina, the Program Director of Farmers Against Hunger and Executive Director of the New Jersey Agricultural Society, was up against two other outstanding nominees […]

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  • Jack McDonald – GI Tickets Foundation - 5/26/15

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    Posted on May 26, 2015

    This past month, we had our second online public selection process for the NJ Hero Award.  I’m so pleased to name Jack McDonald, founder of GI Tickets Foundation, our 35th New Jersey Hero! Jack was up for the NJ Hero Award along with two other nominees – Tom Cunningham of Operation Jersey Cares and Ray Chimileski of Operation Chillout. These […]

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  • Peg Wright – The Center for Great Expectations - 4/27/15

    Posted on April 27, 2015

    Today I visited The Center for Great Expectations to name their Founder and President, Peg Wright, my next NJ Hero.  The Center for Great Expectations (CGE) is a residential and outpatient treatment center whose mission is to provide homeless pregnant women a safe place, a safe presence, and a safe path so they may complete a healthy […]

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