Our chapter leaders serve on each community advisory board to help us effectively partner with other organizations, institutions and corporations that value diversity and inclusion. These leaders and carry our message of respect and empowerment to communities throughout New Jersey.
2012 Essex County Chapter Humanitarian Award Honorees
Click here to see all of our award recipients
Each year our chapters honor individuals and organizations who demonstrate the American Conference on Diversity mission to value diversity, educate leaders and promote respect.
Please click here to nominate a Humanitarian of the Year; this person or organization should demonstrate our mission and show excellence and achievement, experience or practical involvement in more than one of the following categories:
- Community or public service which improves the quality of life for citizens regardless of race or creed or ethnic, cultural or national origin.
- Philanthropy and support of organizations, institutions or other organized causes that serve in the best interest of the public.
- Leadership within the public, private and nonprofit sectors that motivate others to promote the mission of the American Conference on Diversity.
Click here to view American Conference on Diversity Chapters’ Humanitarian Award Recipients, 2005 – 2012.
COMMUNITY DIVERSITY CHAMPION
A Diversity Champion is someone who has made a contribution to the municipality to help promote an understanding and awareness of uniqueness of each individual and fostering community unity in NJ communities.
Select American Conference on Diversity Chapters invite municipalities within their area to nominate one Community Diversity Champion to represent their community.
The Chapters below invite municipalities to select their Diversity Champion and submit that person’s name and resume as the municipality’s nominee for County Diversity Champion.
Town/city councils and mayors can click here to learn how to nominate a Community Diversity Champion.
- Greater Bergen (Bergen and Passaic Counties)
- Central Jersey (Middlesex County)
- Essex County Chapter (Essex County)
- Hudson County Chapter (Hudson County)
Our Chapter Chairs are listed below; click on the photograph of the Chapter Chair for the person’s bio.
Atlantic County Chapter
Chapter Chair:Victor Gazzara, MSW, LSW, DM, Program Director/Department of Patient and Family Experience and Director/Social Services, Shore Medical Center
Greater Bergen Chapter
Chapter Chair: Craig Mourton, Assistant Provost for Metropolitan Campus, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Central Jersey Chapter
Chapter Chair: Kevin Frey, Berkeley College
Essex County Chapter
Chapter Chair: Brad Maneely, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, The Endicott Group
Hudson County Chapter
Chapter Chair: Konstantin Yusipov, Vice President, The Provident Bank
Jersey Shore Chapter
Chapter Chair: Linda Savino, Chief Executive Officer, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls