Christie files appointments to boards, commissions

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie filed the following direct appointments with the Secretary of State’s Office today.


New Jersey Veterans’ Hospital Task Force

Public Member NJBIA

Appoint James C. Wallace, Sr. (Medford, Burlington)

New Jersey State Board of Optometrists


Appoint Michael J. Siegel, O.D. (Budd Lake, Morris)

State Interagency Coordinating Council

Parent Seats

Appoint Jaime L. Martin (Pitman, Gloucester)

Appoint Michele M. Tyler (Westampton, Burlington)

Appoint Tia P. Dix (Medford, Burlington)

Appoint Rachel Badalamenti (Towaco, Morris)

Personnel Preparation

Appoint Catherine Noble Colucci (Iselin, Middlesex)

State Agency Rep.

Appoint Gloria M. Rodriguez, D.S.W. (North Plainfield, Somerset)

Child Welfare Agency Rep. (Foster Care)

Appoint Michele Safrin (Flemington, Hunterdon)

Child Mental Health Rep.

Appoint Rosemary Browne (Manchester, Ocean)

State Medicaid Rep.and Child Care Agency Rep.

Appoint Thomas Lind, M.D., F.A.A.P. (Sewell, Gloucester)

Education of Homeless Children and Youths Rep.

Appoint Danielle Anderson-Thomas (Moorestown, Burlington)

Head Start Agency Rep.

Appoint Lisa Della Vecchia (Mount Laurel, Burlington)

Service Providers

Reappoint Warren E. Moore, FACHE (Princeton, Mercer)

Reappoint Joseph A. Holahan, M.D., F.A.A.P. (River Vale, Bergen)

Departmental Appointments Subject to Governor’s Approval

Gov. Chris Christie today also approved Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Lori Grifa’s appointment for a local housing authority and Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez’s appointments to the following board of trustees. These direct appointments do not require Senate confirmation.

Hackensack Housing Authority

Appoint Gino Tessaro (Hackensack, Bergen)

Hunterdon Developmental Center Board of Trustees

Public Members

Reappoint Frank C. Hooper (Clinton, Hunterdon)

Appoint Cynthia J. Yard (Flemington, Hunterdon)

Christie files appointments to boards, commissions