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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council

In December of 2019, the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) team and Board of Directors reflected on our organization’s strengths and opportunities for improvement to set the course for the future of the organization. That process concluded with the CCSNJ unveiling a new Mission Statement, Vision Statement and Core Values, as well as internal strategic priorities aligned with these concepts.

One of the CCSNJ’s core values includes fostering an inclusive community that embraces the diversity of the companies, organizations and individuals we serve. The CCSNJ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Advisory Council was created to continue and expand our efforts to create a more inclusive community for the South Jersey business community.

Council 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

Council Members

Kenneth Barnshaw

Kenneth Barnshaw

Senior Vice President,

Community & Government Affairs

First Harvest Credit Union


Lovepreet Buttar, CPA, MBA, CGMA, PSA

Managing Director and Principal

The Mercadien Group


Vincent D’Alessandro

President, Southern Region

Diversity, Inclusion, Fair Lending, and

CRA Working Group

OceanFirst Bank


Joseph W. Devine


MillerDevine Leadership Advisors

Charisse Fizer-Web-HS

Charisse Fizer, FACHE

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer


Meredith K. Lorrilliere

Meredith K. Lorrilliere

Executive Vice President

Chamber of Commerce

Southern New Jersey


Michael Munoz

Market President

AmeriHealth New Jersey


Melissa Orsen

President & COO

South Jersey Gas

Christina M. Renna

Christina M. Renna

President & CEO

Chamber of Commerce

Southern New Jersey


Brian P. Seaman, Esq.

Counsel & Chief Diversity Officer

Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young LLP


Liz Thomas


Thomas/Boyd Communications


Jennifer Young

External Affairs Field Director

Southern New Jersey


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