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WPCNJ To Honor Madeline Ferraro, Esq., Mary Philbrook Award Recipient

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey
Madeline Ferraro, Esq.  
Vice President of Government Relations & Public Affairs, 
Atlantic Health System
Mary Philbrook Award 

Ms. Ferraro has been Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Atlantic Health System since 2002.
In this senior leadership position, Ms. Ferraro helps devise and direct the system's strategic policy decisions and enhance the system's position with state and federal leaders. Ms. Ferraro is responsible for all legislative and regulatory matters and she meets regularly with federal and state legislators, local elected officials, the Governor and his staff, and the Commissioners and staff of various state departments.
Ms. Ferraro was the architect for Atlantic Health System's corporate strategic giving program and heads the committee that directs and distributes over one million dollars annually of Atlantic Health System funds to charities with aligned missions.
In 2017, Ms. Ferraro was named to NJ Governor-Elect Phil Murphy's transition team, as a member of the transition's healthcare committee.  She also served as Appointments Counsel to Governor Christine Todd Whitman and as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey.
Ms. Ferraro is very active in her civic community. She sits on the boards of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, the National Public Affairs Council (the preeminent association for public affairs professionals worldwide), Georgian Court University, Brookdale Community College, the New Jersey Hospital Association HealthPAC Board of Directors, Policy Development Committee and Government Relations Committee, and the Fair Share Hospitals Collaborative Government Affairs and Strategic Planning Committee. Ms. Ferraro also acts as a mentor to young and seasoned professionals in varied fields.
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WPCNJ To Honor AECOM, Corporate Award Recipient

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey

Corporate Award 
AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, is built to deliver a better world. They design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, AECOM connects knowledge and experience across their global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, their work is transformative, differentiated and vital.  
Inclusion and diversity are key AECOM core values and they're committed to creating an inclusive culture
where all employees are empowered to thrive. AECOM actively supports the pursuit of diverse leadership in
both business and politics as a best practice in promoting positive societal values. 
For more information on AECOM, please visit aecom.com and @AECOM.

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Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey Announces 2019 Passion * Power * Progress Award Recipients

On the evening of February 7, 2019, the Women’s Political Caucus of NJ (WPCNJ) will gather at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick at 6:00 p.m. for its annual Passion * Power * Progress Awards reception.  Each year this event showcases individuals and organizations whose leadership, civic involvement, and professional efforts have helped make New Jersey a better place for women. 


We are delighted to present the following awards for 2019 to:

  • Madeline Ferraro, Esq., Atlantic Health System – Mary Philbrook Award
  • Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson, Legislative District 14 – Good Guy Award
  • Gil Medina, CBRE, Inc. – Good Guy Award
  • AECOM, Global Design and Construction Firm – Corporate Award
  • Rev. Deborah Stapleton – Social Justice Award

“This year’s honorees are being celebrated for their outstanding contributions and dedication to improving the lives of women & families,” stated Chrissy Buteas, President of the WPCNJ. “From empowering and mentoring young women to fighting for social justice, they have all had a tremendous impact on their communities. WPCNJ is thrilled to honor their accomplishments.”


For more information regarding the 2019 Passion * Power * Progress Awards, please visit www.wpcnj.org/calendar.


WPCNJ State Legislator, Local and County Endorsements

Please email info@wpcnj.org if you are interested in receiving a questionnaire. 

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3 Days Away: WPCNJ-PAC Women of Achievement Reception

Women's Political Caucus of NJ PAC 
2018 Women of Achievement
Thursday, June 7, 2018
NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association  
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All proceeds from this event are used to support our endorsed women candidates! 
2017-2018 WPCNJ's Endorsed Candidates  
Gabriela Mosquera (D)* District 4, Assembly
Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D)* District 5, Senate
Patricia Egan Jones (D)* District 5, Assembly
Pamela R. Lampitt (D)* District 6, Assembly
Carol Murphy (D) District 7, Assembly
Joanne Schwartz (D) District 8, Assembly
Maryann Merlino (D) District 8, Assembly
Jill Dobrowansky (D) District 9, Assembly
Emma Mammano (D) District 10, Senate
Joann Downey (D)* District 11, Assembly
Mariel Didato (D) District 13, Assembly
Linda Greenstein (D)* District 14, Senate
Shirley Turner (D)* District 15, Senate
Elizabeth Muoio (D)* District 15, Assembly
Laurie Poppe (D) District 16, Senate
Nancy Pinkin (D)* District 18, Assembly
Yvonne Lopez (D) District 19, Assembly
Annette Quijano (D)* District 20, Assembly
Jill Lazare (D) District 21, Senate
Lacey Rzeszowski (D) District 21, Assembly
Nancy Munoz (R)* District 21, Assembly
Christine Lui Chen (D) District 23 Senate
Laura Shaw (D) District 23, Assembly
Kate Matteson (D) District 24, Assembly
Gina Trish (D) District 24, Assembly
Lisa Bhimani (D) District 25, Senate
Mila M. Jasey (D)* District 27, Assembly
Cleopatra Tucker (D)* District 28, Assembly
M. Teresa Ruiz (D)* District 29, Senate
Eliana Pintor Marin (D)* District 29, Assembly
Shanique Speight (D) District 29, Assembly
Sandra Cunningham (D)* District 31, Senate
Angela McKnight (D)* District 31, Assembly
Angelica Jimenez (D)* District 32, Assembly
Annette Chaparro (D)* District 33, Assembly
Nia Gill (D)* District 34, Senate
Sheila Oliver (D)* District 34, Assembly
Nellie Pou (D)* District 35, Senate
Shavonda Sumter* (D) District 35, Assembly
Marlene Caride* (D) District 35, Assembly
Loretta Weinberg (D)* District 3, Senate
Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D)* District 37, Assembly
Linda Schwager (D) District 39, Senate
Jannie Chung (D) District 39, Assembly
Holly Schepisi (R)* District 39, Assembly
Christine Ordway (D) District 40, Assembly
*signifies incumbent
Join us or renew your WPCNJ Membership today to be part of New Jersey's premier organization for women who are passionate about politics and increasing women's representation at all levels of government.

For more information, contact info@wpcnj.org.   
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Register Today: WPCNJ Annual Meeting featuring Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver

WPCNJ Annual Meeting 
Tuesday, May 15th | 6:00PM-9:00PM
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University 
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick

Featuring Special Guest Speaker 
Lieutenant Governor
Sheila Oliver

Register Today 
WPCNJ members are free with current membership 
Non-members $20
Please note: Only members in good standing can 
vote at the Annual Meeting  

Affirm Your Commitment to 
Engage Women in Politics!
Join or renew your WPCNJ Membership 
today.  WPCNJ is New Jersey's premier organization for women who are passionate about politics and increasing women's representation at all levels of government.
Not sure if your dues are current? Email Megan Hutton, WPCNJ Administrator at info@wpcnj.org to find out.
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Save the Date: WPCNJ Annual Meeting

WPCNJ Annual Meeting 
Tuesday, May 15th | 6:00PM-9:00PM
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick 
Networking Dinner   
Guest Speaker   
WPCNJ Annual Business Meeting  

Join or renew your WPCNJ Membership today. 
WPCNJ is New Jersey's premier organization for women who are passionate about politics and increasing women's representation at all levels of government.
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Join Us: WPCNJ State House Networking Breakfast on March 5th!

Monday, March 5th | 8:30AM-10:00AM
New Jersey State House 
Committee Room 103
 125 West State Street, Trenton

There is no cost to attend but registration is required. 
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One Week Away - WPCNJ's 2018 Passion * Power * Progress Awards

Passion * Power * Progress Awards

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey
2018 Passion * Power * Progress
Awards Reception
February 8, 2018
Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ
Reception 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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WPCNJ To Honor Hackensack Meridian Health, Corporate Award

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey 
Corporate Award
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers - Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children's hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; 11 community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.
Additionally, the network has more than 160 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
The Network's notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey, including Hackensack University Medical Center which is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," one of the "20 Best Workplaces in Health Care" in the nation, and the number one "Best Place to Work for Women." Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.
For additional information, visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org

February 8, 2018
Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Award Recipients
Mary Philbrook Award
Mary Kay Roberts, Esq.
Partner, Riker Danzig
Good Guy Awards
Senator Troy Singleton
Legislative District 7
Murray E. Bevan, Esq.
Founding Shareholder, Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.
Corporate Award
Hackensack Meridian Health
Social Justice Award
1199 SEIU
Executive Vice-President, Milly Silva
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