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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Priorities

DEIB Priorities

CCSNJ's DEIB Mission Statement:

The CCSNJ is an inclusive organization that promotes equity for our diverse cross-section of member companies and their employees.

CCSNJ’s DEIB Vision Statement:

The CCSNJ provides growth, connectivity, education, and prosperity built on a dynamic and inclusive business community.

  • Create and support business resources, educational programs and initiatives that provide equitable and inclusive opportunities for CCSNJ member companies and their employees to grow and connect with others.
  • Through deliberate recruiting efforts, increase the number of diverse business members and promote inclusive activities so that all members share a sense of belonging.
  • Advocate for policies that create an equitable landscape for CCSNJ member companies to build valuable, sustainable, and profitable professional relationships.
  • Increase participation of diverse speakers, panelists, and special guests at events.
  • Implement methods to encourage member companies to provide diverse candidates to serve in CCSNJ leadership positions.
  • Promote and integrate DEI practices across all sectors of business and community  by conducting meaningful, educational, and substantive conversations and opportunities to connect with others at CCSNJ events.

Board Co-Chairs


Michael Angulo, Esq.

Vice President for Personnel,

Labor & Government Relations

Stockton University


Damien M. Ghee

Senior Vice President &

Regional Vice President,

Greater Philadelphia Lending Group

TD Bank


Blenda J. Pinto

Director, Corporate &

Government Affairs

United Airlines


Robin A. Walton

Senior Vice President of Government

and External Affairs

Inspira Health

Board Members

Kenneth Barnshaw

Kenneth Barnshaw

Senior Vice President,

Community & Government Affairs

First Harvest Credit Union


Lovepreet Buttar, CPA

Managing Director and Principal

The Mercadien Group


Joseph W. Devine


MillerDevine Leadership Advisors

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Meredith K. Lorrilliere

Executive Vice President

Chamber of Commerce

Southern New Jersey


Michael Munoz

Market President

AmeriHealth New Jersey


Melissa Orsen

President, SJI Utilities;

Senior Vice President, SJI


Christian Ragland

Christian Ragland, MBA

Assistant Vice President, Diversity,

Equity and Inclusion



Kimberly S. Reed, M.ED., CDE

Global Diversity, Equality, Inclusion &

Belonging Executive Strategist

Reed Development Group



Christina M. Renna

President & CEO

Chamber of Commerce

Southern New Jersey


Brian P. Seaman, Esq.

Counsel & Chief Diversity Officer

Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young LLP


Monika Williams Shealey, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President,

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division

Rowan University


Stefanie Sutton

Manager, Special Events

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey


Liz Thomas


Thomas/Boyd Communications


Jennifer Young

External Affairs Field Director

Southern New Jersey


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