Board of Directors

The Cumberland Empowerment Zone Corporation (CEZC) is administered by a 13-member Board of Directors, with membership designed to ensure diverse representation. Six members of the Board of Directors are automatically appointed based upon their positions – four mayors of the Empowerment Zone municipalities and two members of the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The remaining seven members are selected by a nominating committee as representatives of Empowerment Zone businesses, education providers, economic development entities and residents.

Board meetings are held monthly. To ensure public transparency and participation, meetings are advertised and conducted in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

To access the most recent meeting minutes of the CEZC’s Board of Directors, click here.

Darlene Barber Board Chair & Freeholder

Darlene Barber
Board Chair & Freeholder

Edward Bethea Vice Chair

Edward Bethea
Vice Chair

Dante Rieti Secretary

Dante Rieti
Secretary

Susan Reuss Martine Treasurer, Vineland Representative

Susan Reuss Martine
Treasurer, Vineland Representative

Donald Ayres Millville Representative

Donald Ayres
Millville Representative

Ruben Bermudez Vineland Mayor

Ruben Bermudez
Vineland Mayor

Carolyn Hickman Commercial Township Representative

Carolyn Hickman
Commercial Township Representative

Albert Kelly Mayor of Bridgeton

Albert Kelly
Mayor of Bridgeton

James Quinn Freeholder

Michael Santiago Millville Mayor

Michael Santiago
Millville Mayor

Shelley Schneider Education

Shelley Schneider
Education

Wade Sjogren Bridgeton Representative

Wade Sjogren
Bridgeton Representative

Ronald Sutton Mayor Commercial Township

Ronald Sutton
Mayor Commercial Township

Jeannine MacDonald Executive Director

Jeannine MacDonald
Executive Director