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Profile: Economic Sustainability is the Key for This NJ State Planner

Colleen O'Dea | August 15, 2019 | Profiles

Donna Rendeiro spent a decade working in different government agencies. She is now executive director of the state Office of Planning Advocacy and secretary of the State Planning Commission


Profile: A Doctor in the Business of Fostering Healthy Communities

Lilo H. Stainton | July 8, 2019 | Profiles
Hanaa Hamdi wants to bring people together to create sustainable, equitable and healthy neighborhoods
July 3, 2019
Evelyn Padin, new president of the New Jersey State Bar Association, runs a private practice and a real-estate business; she’s also a restaurant owner
May 8, 2019
Sadaf Jaffer, New Jersey’s first female Muslim mayor, says: ‘I want to be that person I needed to see when I was younger’
January 17, 2019
Acting Superintendent Katrina McCombs already has plans in place to address Camden’s myriad problems — from gang violence to trauma — but she also needs the top spot
July 24, 2018
Georgia native focuses on developing ‘first-class, best-in-the-nation, free community college plan’ for New Jersey
February 22, 2018
Johanna Calle, director of the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, was undocumented for 11 years
February 2, 2018
Robert Gregory rises through the school ranks as Newark regains local control
January 19, 2018
A hearing teacher, Amy Andersen has taught hundreds of mostly hearing students to be proficient in American Sign Language
December 5, 2017
Amol Sinha, head of the NJ ACLU, doesn’t just want to fight the good fight — he wants to fight all of them
August 17, 2017
Kevin Ciak, only the second New Jerseyan to lead the National School Boards Association, believes that public education is central ‘to our country’s future and stability’
June 22, 2017
Retha Onitiri doesn’t believe in setting her goals too low; she just wants to remake the state’s system of juvenile incarceration
May 10, 2017
Striving to secure good healthcare, education, and other services for her own children has helped Nicole Pratt in her work with other families
March 29, 2017
As executive director of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, Jeffrey Brindle has his work cut out for him — and he loves it
February 22, 2017
Joseph M. Amoroso, director of the New Jersey Division of Disability Services, planned to work in finance but got waylaid
February 8, 2017
The stewardship coordinator for the Pinelands Preservation Alliance doesn’t rule out ‘direct action’ for protecting this preserve
October 26, 2016
Joan Bartl believes taxpayer-owned financial institution would be ‘logical and practical’ because of the state’s ‘significant fiscal problems’
October 19, 2016
One woman’s passion for the county’s historic Bayshore led to a restored ship, a museum, an environmental center, and renewed local pride
October 12, 2016
The executive director of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey, Renee Koubiadis wants to do nothing less than solve the problem of poverty
October 5, 2016
If it’s drug addiction, gay rights, medical marijuana, clean needle exchanges, abortion, and social justice (to name a few), it must be Jay Lassiter
September 28, 2016
In an era of increasing antibiotic resistance, Dr. Bonnie Bassler’s research could revolutionize medicine by encouraging helpful bacteria and inhibiting the spread of pathogens
August 17, 2016
For more than 30 years, Kamal Khan has been providing the rigorous training and support underrepresented students need to get into and succeed in medical school
August 10, 2016
Twenty years after founding Project Re-Direct in Newark to give more opportunities to underserved children, Sharon Berry is adding a high-tech element
July 6, 2016
As head of the NJ Society of Certified Public Accountants, Ralph Albert Thomas is helping his organization take a more active role in State House issues
June 29, 2016
Chris Paladino can’t contemplate retirement when ‘there are a lot of cities to redevelop’
June 8, 2016
In era of Hillary Clinton, Susan J. Carroll says the glass is both half-empty and half-full for women in politics
May 25, 2016
Gary Rosenberg is one of the primary drivers of a new program that pairs child psychiatrists with pediatricians in a proven-successful collaboration
May 18, 2016
As Doug O’Malley points out, the threats to NJ’s environment are just as pressing as 30 years ago, when medical waste washed up on the beaches
May 11, 2016
Joseph Branin has spent his life on or around the water, and that includes building his own 50-foot trawler to fish farther offshore
May 4, 2016
Christian Fuscarino brings more than a decade of experience in LGBT activism and social service to his new post of executive director
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