Senator Weinberg’s 2014 Women’s Power List


“I want to thank you for naming me number seven on the power list that included elected officials. I plan to work my way up to an even lower number during the next year. So be prepared!” said Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg.

“New Jersey has a vast number of smart and dynamic women who have achieved power and influence. I am glad to see more women on PolitickerNJ’s Power List this year, with 15 women out of 100, up from 11 in 2013. I want to congratulate all of the women named by PolitickerNJ in 2014. However, the list still fails to recognize many women who are getting things done in Trenton and across the state. In addition, the first woman does not show up until #23. Last year, there were four women in the top 10. The women who are making things happen in New Jersey deserve recognition, so I am again submitting to you a list of “Power Women” in our great state. Here is my list of 71 women in alphabetical order,” said Weinberg.

Senate Majority Leader Weinberg’s 2014 “Power List”


Mishael Azam New Jersey Medical Society

Susan Bass Levin The Cooper Foundation

Jennifer Borg North Jersey Media Group

Andrea “Andy” Bowen Garden State Equality

Laurel Brennan AFL-CIO

Julie Busby Philadelphia Inquirer

Nancy Cantor Rutgers

Annette Catino QualCare

Susan Cole Montclair State University

Maria Comella Office of the Governor

Jackie Cornell-Bechelli US Department of Health and Human Services

Michelle Coryell Office of Senate President Sweeney

Sonia Das Office of the Senate Majority Leader

Nicole Davidman Republican Fundraiser

Michellene Davis Barnabas Health

Beth Defalco U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s office

Sonia Delgado Princeton Public Affairs

Angela Delli Santi  AFL-CIO

Tracie DeSarno Public Strategies Impact

Barbara DeMarco Porzio Government Affairs

Rosi Efthim Blue Jersey

Karin Elkis Democratic Operative

Zulima Farber Lowenstein Sandler

Debbie Francica Office of the Senate Majority Leader

Janice Fuller Office of Congressman Pallone

Gail Gordon Republican Fundraiser

Barbara Gitenstein The College of New Jersey

Trish Graber Senate Majority Office

Deborah Gramiccioni  PANYNJ

Heather Haddon Wall Street Journal

Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim NJ Transit

Melissa Hayes The Bergen Record

Lynn Haynes AMG

Jeanette Hoffman Capital Impact Group

Deborah Howlett  ACLU of New Jersey

Michelle Jaker Amerigroup

Lisa Kaado Brilliantli LLC and Rutgers

Carol Katz Katz Government Affairs

Karen Kominsky Wolff & Sampson

Kay LiCausi Hoboken Strategies

Susan K. Livio NJ Advance Media

Sarah Lechner New Jersey Hospital Association

Samantha Maltzman Democratic Fundraiser

Ruth Mandel Eagleton Institute of Politics

Marcia Marley Blue Wave

Patti McGuire Princeton Public Affairs

Laurie McCabe Office of Senator Vitale

Bernadette McPherson Millenium Strategies

Mary Messenger Assembly Speaker’s Office

Audrey Meyers The Valley Hospital

Kelly Mooij New Jersey Audubon Society

Mary Noonan  Office of Congressman Chris Smith

Mary O’Dowd Department of Health

Mary Kay Roberts Riker Danzig

Julie Roginsky Democratic Party Operative

Betsy Ryan New Jersey Hospital Association

Peg Schaffer Somerset County Democratic Organization

Stacy Schuster TCNJ

Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin Marriage Equality Activists

Christine Shipley NJ Senate Republican office

Babs Siperstein Garden State Equality

Candy Straight Republican Fundraiser

Grace Strom Power Eckert Seamans

Jennifer Taylor Assembly Democratic Office

Patricia Teffenhart The New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Myra Terry EMERGE

Jennifer Velez Department of Human Services

Mary Wachter ‎Genentech

Debbie Walsh  Center for Women and Politics

Catherine Yaxley Holy Name Hospital

Kate Zernike New York Times


Named on PolitickerNJ’s 2014 List


Michele Brown New Jersey Economic Development Authority

Mary Pat Christie First Lady of New Jersey

Tai Cooper Policy Director for Newark Mayor Ras Baraka

Lizette Delgado New Jersey Democratic State Committee

Jennifer Holdsworth Democratic State Political Director

Jeannine LaRue Kaufman Zita Group

Analilia Mejia NJ Working Families

Maggie Moran M Public Affairs

Tricia Mueller Cammarano, Layton & Bombardieri Partners LLC

Liz Muoio Mercer County Democratic Chair

Hetty Rosenstein CWA

Idida Rodriguez 1868 Public Affairs

Milly Silva SEIU 1199

Ann Twomey HPAE

Trish Zita Kaufman Zita Group Senator Weinberg’s 2014 Women’s Power List