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New Jersey Future Welcomes Three New Trustees

New Jersey Resources’ Cradic, Newark Alliance’s Glover, RWJBarnabas Health’s Velez join organization’s board

TRENTON, Jan. 10 — At its recent annual meeting, New Jersey Future’s Board of Trustees welcomed three new members:

Amy Cradic, vice president of government affairs and policy at New Jersey Resources, joins the board after having served the New Jersey Office of the Governor in several capacities, and prior to that as deputy director and assistant commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. “I am pleased to join this respected organization, focused on so many of the urgent issues that affect New Jersey’s growth,” Cradic said. “It’s an honor to support their work, and to serve with such distinguished fellow trustees.”

Aisha Glover, now president and chief executive officer of the Newark Alliance, previously led the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, served as vice president of external affairs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, and led a team at the Center for the Urban Environment in New York City. “New Jersey Future has been a tireless advocate for the importance of revitalizing our cities and towns,” said Glover. “This work is critical to the economic future of the state, and I am happy to be asked to join the effort.”

Jen Velez, executive vice president, community and behavioral health at RWJBarnabas Health, previously served for eight years as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. “New Jersey Future applies a culture of health lens to all of its work,” said Velez. “Regardless of specific focus area, this approach provides a strong foundation to promote health equity and advance the organization’s forward-thinking initiatives.”

“The breadth and depth of perspective these outstanding individuals bring to the board will serve to strengthen even further the organization’s position as a thought leader in advocating for smart, equitable growth in New Jersey,” said Peter Reinhart, the director of the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University and chairman of New Jersey Future’s Board of Trustees. “We’re delighted to welcome them, and grateful for their willingness to share their expertise and wisdom with us.”

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