WDB Staff and Board Members

Staff Members

Ben Lopez
Executive Director
  • blopez@hcnj.us
  • 201-420-3000 ext. 2636
Oswin Hadley
Attorney
  • ohadley@gmail.com
Michelle DeFilippo
Administrative Assistant
  • mdefilippo@hcnj.us
  • 201-369-4373 ext. 2506

Chief Elected Officials

Mayor Steven Fulop
Mayor of Jersey City
Chief Elected Official
Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive
Hudson County Executive
Chief Elected Official

Elected Officers

Andrew Campbell, Chairperson
Eastern Millwork
President, CEO
2020-2023
Roger Jones, Vice-Chairperson
Jones & Associates Communications, Inc.
President, CEO
2020-2023

Private Industry

JERMAINE ROBINSON
Pinnacle Real Estate Group
401 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305 Jersey City, NJ 07305
2020-2021
PAVAN ATTUR
Hudson Regional Hospital
55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus, NJ 07094
2020-2021
VID BAHADUR
New Jersey Small Business Development Center at NJCU
285 West Side Avenue-Suite 199, Jersey City, NJ 07305
2020-2021
BEATRIZ BALDWIN
Goodwill Industries of Greater NY & Northern NJ
982 Broad Street-Suite 200-2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
2020-2021
CHRISTIAN BLISS
PSE&G
80 Park Plaza-10th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
2020-2021
DR. GEORGE BLOUNT
National Career Institute
900 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
2020-2021
SETH KRAMER
Goldman Sachs
New York City, NY
2020-2021
KHOA LE
Kvibe Productions, LLC
186 Griffith Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307
2020-2021
DOROTA MANI
Cafe Peanut
586 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
2020-2021
KRISTINA REINTAMM
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305
2020-2021
DEIDRA VINEY
Express Employment Professionals
30 Montgomery Street-Suite 1255, Jersey City, NJ 07302
2020-2022

Economic Development Corporation Members

MICHELLE RICHARDSON
Hudson County Economic Development Corporation
830 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
2020-2022
FLORENCE BARON
Jersey City Economic Development Corporation
298 Academy Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306
2020-2022

Community Based Organizations

ELAINE DAWSON
Urban League of Hudson County
253 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
2020-2021
SISTER ROSEANN MAZZEO
WomenRising
WomenRising
270 Fairmount Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
REKHA NANDWANI
ISAAW
Jersey City, NJ
2020-2021
NIKKETTA PRESSLEY-WALSH
New Jersey Youth Corps
NJCU Grossnickle Hall-Room 415, Jersey City, NJ 07305
2020-2021

Organized Labor Members

NICHOLAS JAYME
Teamsters Local 560
707 Summit Avenue, Union City, NJ 07087
2020-2021
GREG HANCOX
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 59
P.O. Box 3122, Secaucus, NJ 07096
2020-2021
PATRICK KELLEHER
Hudson County Building Trades Council - Plumbers Local 24
20 Fairfield Place, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
2020-2021

Education Members

Amy Degise
Hudson County Schools of Technology
Education Members
Esmeralda Doreste-Roman
Union City Board of Education
Director of Special Education
2020-2022
Lori Margolin
Hudson County Community College
Education Members
DR. JENNIFER JONES
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305
2020-2021

Government Partners

William Schulz
Manager I
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Government Partners
Sharita Brown
Manager
Jersey City One-Stop Career Center
Government Partners
Stacey Flanagan
JC Department of Health & Human Services
Government Partners