United Way of Northern New Jersey is pleased to announce three new members to its Board of Trustees: Meghan Hunscher of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Ednan “Eddie” Rizvi from Rutgers University and Kimberly Sacramone of HLW.
United Way serves the five-county region of Morris, Somerset, Suburban Essex, Sussex and Warren counties. The new board members further broaden and strengthen the range of expertise reflected on the 18-member board, said United Way of Northern New Jersey CEO John Franklin.
As President and CEO of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Hunscher manages and leads the business association, which has more than 800-member companies. Prior to this new role, Hunscher served as executive director for the Morris County Economic Development Corporation. There, she increased membership and funding for the organization while collaborating with other entities on economic development initiatives.
A licensed professional planner, Hunscher serves as president of the New Jersey Association of Planning and Zoning Administrators.
Since 2015, Rizvi has served as an emergency services employee at Rutgers University. In his new role as emergency services lieutenant, Rizvi administers first aid and life support care, coordinates and supervises emergency services staff and liaisons with outside agencies for campus-wide safety and security. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the Far Hills-Bedminster Fire Department.
As a volunteer for various international non-governmental organizations, Rizvi has provided medical services in Haiti and the Philippines and worked extensively with refugees on the Greek Island of Lesvos.
Sacramone is the principal and managing director of HLW’s New Jersey office. In her 25-year career with the international architecture and interior design firm, Sacramone has played a key role in shaping the culture and business direction of the firm’s New York City headquarters. She also spearheaded the opening of HLW’s Madison office.
Along with her new role as board member, Sacramone has also been involved with United Way as a member of the United Way Commercial Real Estate Network Steering Committee where she helps plan an annual luncheon that recognizes the commercial real estate industry.
Throughout its five-county footprint, United Way is working to improve the lives of families and individuals who are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) or in poverty. United Way research shows that 38.5 percent of New Jersey households are in poverty or are ALICE — living paycheck to paycheck, unable to afford necessities.
“We are extremely proud that United Way continues to attract the highest caliber board members who are passionate about serving in their communities and helping all our residents achieve their greatest potential,” Franklin added.
For more information about United Way of Northern New Jersey, visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org.