Commission on Women

110 Fifth Street, Salem, NJ 08079  |  856-935-7510 x8204


2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (except July and August) in the Ware Agricultural Complex, 51 Cheney Road, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098

Resolution 84-171:
Advisory Commission to the County Commissioner Board on educating the public on women’s issues/problems and improve relationships between women and county government.

2019 Officers

President:  Linda A. DuBois
Vice President:  Sally Mauer
Recording Secretary:  Elaine Dunner
Treasurer:  Joyce Skradzinski
County Commissioner Members: Mickey Ostrum and Lee Ware


Loretta Elwell, Elsinboro (2020)
Sally Maurer, Pilesgrove (2020)
BJ Ayars, Elsinboro (2020)
Kathy Laury, Elmer (2019)
Elaine Dunner, Pilesgrove (2020)
Alice Dennis, Carneys Point (2021)
Andrea Sosnowik, Pennsville (2019)

Linda A. DuBois, Pittsgrove, (2021)
Joyce Skradzinski, Alloway, (2020)
Brenda Banks Parris, Pennsville (2021)
Joan Cole (2019)
Lynne Saunders
Emily McDonough, Esq.

2020 Women of Achievement Award

The Salem County Commission on Women has announced this year’s Women of Achievement!

The honorees are Jane String – Pilesgrove, Eileen Bailey – Alloway, Elizabeth Jean Johnson – Carney’s Point and Melissa DeCastro – Carney’s Point.

Our annual breakfast will be held at the Riverview Inn, Pennsville on Saturday, April 4, promptly at 9:00 am with the doors opening at 8:30 am.

Tickets are $25/person payable by check to “Salem County Commission on Women” and mail to 400 Griers Lane, Pittsgrove, NJ 08318.

Tickets must be purchased by March 23, so please let al your friends and family know that they have the best chance of sitting together if they purchase as soon as possible (8 people to a table, maximum).

Seating at the same table is not guaranteed. No “paper tickets” will be issued. Please identify a name of each guest when placing your order, along with your phone number in a case we need to contact you. There will be assigned seating.

We are also looking to have “ads” for our booklets. Please email to get more details on how to get an important ad thanking our honorees for all that they do for Salem County every year!

Feel free to email with any other questions pertaining to this year’s Women of Achievement breakfast. Let’s make this a huge success for these women!


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2018 Women of Achievement Award Winners

2018 – Florence Butler, Dorothy Hall, Lynne Henderson Saunders, Linda Jean Hugg, Andrea O’Brien, Megan Rush, Michele Szymborski
2016 – Karen Berry, Martha Nealor, Gail Slaughter, Casey Lyn Abhau, Debbie Rambo, Marianne DeMarco, Carol Reese, Maureen Humphreys, Beth Timberman, Connie Quather, WYN (Group)
–  Patty Bomba, Beth Davenport, Debbie Gralley, Sue Ann Leighty, Britney Lilya, Diane McAllister, Brenda O’Donald, Dawn Parker, Patti Schnieder, Kathleen Sheffield
2014 – Debbie Ashcraft, Karen S. Ayars, Elaine Dunner, Pam Holmes, Jennifer Robinson
2013 – Kathy Bodine, Christine DeGraff, Sherry L. Dougherty, Freda Earnest, Christine Hooks, Jan P. Long, Margaret Maxwell-Mood, Karen Tuthill, Michelle Yangello, Needlework Guild of America: Salem County Branch
2012 – Jeanette Belitza, Peggy Haines, Valerie Lacy, Pearl Parris, Debbie Sickler, Regina Shuster, Kim Smith, Patricia Snyder, Sherri Watts, Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey
2010 – D. Ann Hathaway, Terri Foster, Evelyn Shuman, Robin Buoncuore
2009 – Joy Epstein, Lorraine Kite, Mary E. Palfrey, Dr. Jin-Pill Kim, Minnie Ware
2008 – Gwyn Parris Atwell, Cora Santiago, Donna Federanko-Stout, Anna Claxton, Mary L. Trapani
2007 – Geraldine Brown, Barbara Dawson, Arline Field, Dorothy Kramme, Elizabeth Meyers, Karen Roots, Ceil Smith
2006 – Grace Alliegro, Dorothy Bunting, Eleanor Clunn, Carolyn Furio, Josie Moore, Alice Waddington
2005 –  Betty Jean Eby, Sharon Kellum, Netta Godfrey Layman, Cheryl Lowe, Janet Munyan, Kathy Ridley, Lydia Thompson, Mary Ellen Volkmar
2004 – Debra Behnke, Betsy Davis, Sandra Dorrell, Marilyn Lindenmuth, Kay Schrier, Rita Shade, Linda Smith, Marylou Timberman, Maizie Williams, Mary Wilson
2003 – Joan M. Baille, Donna A. Bruno, Beth Detwiler, Doris N. Moore, Debbie Pettit, BJ Ayers, Carol B. Tighe
2002 – Sr. Carol Adams, Jean Bishop, Patricia Braxton, Lori Couch, Joyce Massey, Darlene Maxwell, Eleanor Peak Zane
2001 – Virginia Boardman, June Hale Elwell, Laura Jean DeMaris, Joan Hassler , Louise Moore
2000 – Rose Bestwick, Beverly Dodge, Nellie Kates Fogg, Jennifer Jones, Donna Miller, Myra Detra Robinson, Doris Stewart
1999 – Nyada Giles Clark, Annette Devitt, Angela Greenwald, Kathryn Hines, Almeda Johnson, Katherine Malosak, Lovia Parker, Dorothy Toulson
1998 – Jeanette Burgess, Theresa Haaf, Selma Levitsky, Martha Rogers, Sharon Schultz, Ann Tatnall, Cindy Waddington, Mauriel Wallace, Dorothy Ward
1997 – Florida Dixon, Patricia Drager, Sally Funk, Caroline Hourani, Ella Lake, Joanne Marone, Dr. Audrey Pettijohn, Rebecca Purchase
1996 – Ida Acoo, Janet Agnew, Marlena Bauman, Mary Coombs, Dr. Linda Jeffrey, Edythe Montgomery, Ellen Nakamura, Lucille Pote, Estelle Sherman
1995 – Kathleen Bohren, Gail Boyd, Doris Grell, Meryl Hendrickson, Anne Henky, Minnie Quatrini, Janet Richmond, Joan Wentzell
1994 – Thelma Carey, Jean Casper, Kathleen Chance, Winifred Coney, Claudia Fuse, Susan Getman, Dr. Linda Jolly,Verna Murray, Shirley Ohlsen, Barbara Smith
1993 – Helen Acton, Florence Ahl, Jean Bailey, Pat Bullock, Doris Dague, Mary June Kershner, Nellie Rodriquez, Elizabeth Slusser
1992 – Geraldine Burt, Betty Cobb, Dr. Goldana Cramer, Hazel Anne Davis, Dr. Rachel Davis Dubois, Janet Emmons, Mary Leptien, Virginia Powell, Janet Sheridan, Mary Slusher
1991 – Doris Bryant, Callie Davis, Mary T. Davis, Gertrude Evans, Ann Gardner, Gilda Gill, Jean Hepner-Jack, Aleasa Hogate, Dr. Willetta Mulhorn, Mary Saletra
1990 – Mae Allen, Dorothy Anthony, Elizabeth Fogg, Sally Larrabee, Margaret Mahala, Judy Marraccini, Isabel Myers, Carrie Robinson
1989 – Mollie Archer, Janice Barry, Mildred Beardsley, Julia Branan, Nancy Diehl, Joan Dyer, Shirley Brooks, Trudi Hathaway, Sr. Marian Hummell, Gloria Jennings, Jane Master

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