Congratulations to InsiderNJ on its first 100 Power List and to the 23 women named to the list this year.  There are so many influential women in Trenton and around the state who are making an enormous impact – including a great team of women who worked for the election of our next Governor, notably the next First Lady of New Jersey, Tammy Murphy – so we look forward to the number of women on InsiderNJs list growing each year.
Certainly, women continue to face challenges in so many arenas, but as we prepare for 2018, I am reminded of how we began 2017 – many of us in Washington, DC, marching for human rights and women’s rights, joined by millions of women and men who participated in sister marches in countries across the globe.
I am proud to know women throughout our state who are relentless in their commitment to progress and, as we look to the New Year, I am optimistic about the change that we will create in New Jersey – together.
I am pleased to present my 2017 Women’s Power List in alphabetical order:
Kim Guadagno – Lt. Governor of New Jersey
Tammy Murphy – Next First Lady of New Jersey
Sheila Oliver – Lt. Governor–elect of New Jersey
Elaine Adler – Adler Aphasia Center
Alyana Alfaro – Observer NJ
Danielle Alpert – River Crossing Strategy Group
Mishael Azam – New Jersey Medical Society
Sharon Balsamo – NJ State Bar Association
Susan Bass Levin – The Cooper Foundation, President & CEO
Carmen Benitez – NJ Senate Democratic Office
Cathleen D. Bennett – NJ Hospital Association, President & CEO
Andrea Betancourt – 200 Club, Executive Director
Allison Blake – NJ Department of Children and Families, Commissioner
Nicola Bocour – Americans for Responsible Solutions
Deborah Bozarth – New Jersey Association for Justice
Laurel Brennan – NJ State AFL–CIO, Secretary–Treasurer
Victoria Brogan – NJ Department of Health
Dana M. Burley – Clerk of the General Assembly
Julie Busby – Philadelphia Inquirer
Chrissy Buteas – Home Care and Hospice Care Association of NJ, President & CEO
Nancy Cantor – Rutgers University Newark, Chancellor
Salena Carroll – New Jersey Civil Rights Commission
Annette Catino – Northfield Bancorp
Lynne Chaiken – NJ Activist
Lisa Chapland – NJ State Bar Association
Janna Chernetz – Tri–State Transportation Campaign
Rhoda Chodosh – Republican Operative
Laurie Clark – New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
Jennifer M. Coffey – Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, Executive Director
Dr. Susan Cole – Montclair State University, Preisdent
Alixon Collazos – Murphy for Governor, BGill Group
Jackie Cornell-Bechelli –  New Jersey Policy Perspective
Michelle Coryell – Office of Senate President Steve Sweeney
Sonia Das – DasWorks, Founder
Erica Daughtrey – Office of Congressman Albio Sires
Jenny Davis – Murphy for Governor
Marilyn Davis – Altice
Michellene Davis – RWJBarnabas Health
Michelle DeAngelo – Scheduler to Governor–Elect Phil Murphy
Iris Delgado – Victory 2017, Director
Lizette Delgado-Polanco – Vice-Chair, NJ State Democratic Committee
Sonia Delgado – Princeton Public Affairs
Angela Delli Santi – NJ League of Conservation Voters
Barbara DeMarco – Porzio Government Affairs
Tracie DeSarno – Public Strategies Impact
Juilie Diaz – Political Director, SEIU Local 32BJ
Patricia Dicostanzo – Bergen County Superintendent of Elections
Michele DiIorgi – Office of Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco
Judy Distler – Teaneck International Film Festival, Co–Founder
Beth Dohm – Kaufman Zita Group
Rosi Efthim – Blue Jersey
Karin Elkis – Optimus Partners
Zulima Farber – Lowenstein Sandler
Brenda Flanagan – NJTV
Debbie Francica – Office of the Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg
Janice Fuller – Office of Congressman Frank Pallone
Sue Fulton – Former Captain in US Army / Women in the Service Change Initiative, Executive Director
Shivaun Gaines – Montclair State University
Barbara George Johnson – Thomas Edison State University, Executive Director
Tovah Gidseg –Teaneck Women Together
Barbara Gitenstein – The College of New Jersey, President
Ginger Gold – NJEA
Gail Gordon – GOP Fundraiser
Trish Graber – NJ Senate Democratic Office, Communications Director
Phoebe Haddon – Rutgers University-Camden, Chancellor
Kimberley Harrington – NJ Department of Education, Commissioner
Sharon Anne Harrington – NJ Casino Control Commission, Vice–Chair
Brigid Harrison – Montclair State University
Melissa Hayes – North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
Lynn Haynes – AMG
Melissa Helmbrecht – Give Something Back
Lynda Hinkle – Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle
Jeanette Hoffman – Marathon Public Affairs, President
Deborah Howlett – University of Delaware
Leslie Huhn – Sussex County Democratic Committee, Chairwoman
Michele Jaker – Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Katie Jennings – Politico
Bianca Jerez – Senate Democratic Majority Campaign
Lorraine Joewono – Bergen County Division of Senior Services, Director
Lisa Mizrahi Kaado – Women’s Political Caucus
Carol Katz – Katz Government Affairs, Founder
Lee Keough – NJ Spotlight
Kate King – Wall Street Journal
Karen Kominsky – K Street Public Affairs, Managing Partner
Allison Kopicki – New Jersey Future
Jennie Lamon – Office of Senator Diane Allen
Jeannine LaRue – Kaufman Zita Group
Mary Jo Layton – Hackensack Meridian Health
Sabeen Kalyan-Masih – Capital Impact Group
Stephanie Lagos – Chief of Staff to First Lady-Elect Tammy Murphy
Lauren Lalicon – NJ Chamber of Commerce
Katherine Landergan – Politico
Wendy Lazarus – Director, State Government Relations, Pfizer  
Sarah Lechner – RWJBarnabas Health
Claudine Leone – Government Affairs Consulting, Principal
Kay LiCausi – Hoboken Strategy Group, President & CEO
Evelyn Liebman – AARPNJ
Susan K. Livio – NJ Advance Media
Kelly Stewart Maer, Capital Health Systems
Jennifer Mancuso – Fair Share Hospitals Collaborative, Executive Director
Ruth Mandel – Eagleton Institute of Politics, Director
Amy Mansue – RWJBarnabas Health, President of Southern Region
Samantha Marcus – NJ Advance Media
Marcia Marley – Blue Wave NJ, President
Marcela Maziarz – NJ Senate Democratic Office
Laurie McCabe – Office of Senator Joe Vitale and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin
Kate McDonnell – NJ Assembly Democratic Office
Patti McGuire – Princeton Public Affairs
Bernadette McPherson – Millenium Strategies
Jennifer McQuaid – Secretary of the NJ Senate
Audrey Meyers – The Valley Health System, President & CEO
Kelly Mooij – NJ Audubon Society
Maggie Moran – Kivvit, Managing Partner
Robin Morante – NJ Judiciary, Chief of Court and Judicial Security
Hanna Mori – Office of Senator Cory Booker
Dena Mottola Jaborska – NJ Citizen Action
Tricia Mueller – CLB Partners
Mary Noonan – Office of Congressman Chris Smith
Lynn Nowak – Porzio Government Affairs
Julie O’Brien – WEDO Bergen County
Theresa O’Connor – Bergen County Deputy Superintendent of Elections
Jeanne Otersen – American Federation of Teachers
Dr. Lauren Peccoralo – Leonia Action Alliance
Arlene Quinones Perez – DeCotiis, FitzPatrick and Cole / Hunterdon County Democratic Committee, Chairwoman
Jean Rimbach – The Bergen Record
Mary Kay Roberts – Riker Danzig
Idida Rodriguez, 1868 Public Affairs
Lara Rodriguez – Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Clerk
Julie Roginsky – Democratic Strategist
Hetty Rosenstein – NJ Director, CWA
Lori Sackler – Bergen Indivisible, Founder & President
Christine Sadovy – Planned Parenthood
Phyllis Salowe–Kaye – NJ Citizen Action, Executive Director
Peg Schaffer – Somerset County Democratic Organization, Chairwoman
Stacy Schuster – The College of New Jersey
Jenn Sciortino – NJ Assembly Democratic Office
Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin – Marriage Equality Activists / STAND Central NJ
Christine Shipley – NJ Senate Republican Office, Executive Director
Milly Silva – SEIU Local 1199
Babs Siperstein –  New Jersey Democratic State Committee / Middlesex County Democratic Organization
Nancy Erika Smith – Smith Mullin P.C. / represented Gretchen Carlsen in Roger Ailes sexual harassment case
Rasheida Smith – Essex County Democratic Committee, Executive Director
Lilo Stainton – NJ Spotlight
Christine Stearns – Gibbons P.C.
Candy Straight – Republican Fundraiser / Producer of Film “Equity”
Grace Strom Power – Feller Law Group
Lisa Takeuchi-Cullen – Leonia Action Alliance / NBC TV Writer
Linh Tat – Politico
Jennifer Taylor – NJ Assembly Democratic Office
Patricia Teffenheart – The NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Executive Director
Renee Trabert – Office of the Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean
Ann Twomey – HPAE, President
Briana Vannozzi – NJTV
Jennifer Velez –  RWJBarnabas Health
Mary Wachter – Genentech
Debbie Walsh – Center for American Women and Politics, Director
Robin Walton – Thomas Edison State University
Lindy Washburn – The Bergen Record
Shari Weiner – Murphy McKeon P.C.
Melanie Willoughby – NJ Business and Industry Association
Catherine Yaxley – Holy Name Medical Center
Elise Young – Bloomberg
Kate Zernike – The New York Times
Ceil Zalkind – Advocates for Children of NJ, President & CEO
Trish Zita – Kaufman Zita
Christina Zuk – Princeton Public Affairs Group

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