The Family Guidance Center is seeking individuals for membership on the Board of Trustees. Members must reside in or have a primary interest (e.g., a business) in Warren County. The Board holds its regular meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM. Anyone interested should call Michele Eichorn at 908-689-1000. For additional information CLICK HERE.
TrusteeSharon Cooper was born in Hunterdon County and moved to Warren County as a teenager. While in high school, she started working part-time in the insurance business, where she began a lifetime career. She worked at Bowers, Schumann & Welch in several positions until she became a risk management consultant, specializing in public entities. After the sale of Bowers, Schumann and Welch to Brown and Brown, Sharon remained in the public entity department, retiring from there in 2010. In 2012, she began Public Entity Advocates with Charter Partners, where they continue to specialize in schools and municipalities. During her career, she achieved several insurance designations, including Certified Insurance Counselor, one of the highest designations in the industry. Sharon lives in White Township with her husband, Jim. She has one son who lives with his wife and two sons in Hatfield, Pa. In addition to being a board member of the Family Guidance Center, she is a current member of the Board of Trustees of Stepping Stone School and a former board member of Family Promise of Warren County and the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center.
Unfortunately, many of our friends and families are effected by mental illness, substance abuse or alcoholism, all illnesses that many of us don’t understand or find it very difficult to deal with on a daily basis. Thankfully, we have a facility here in Warren County with a dedicated staff of professionals who help thousands of people in our community annually.
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William Conforti, a longtime resident of Warren County and a former councilman in Hackettstown, currently lives in Washington. He served on Hackettstown’s town council for 14 years, retiring in 2015. He also served several years on the town’s planning board, and also served on the Hackettstown Committee for Crime Prevention for 20 years, an organization that has been a big supporter of the DARE program. DARE funds many activities for youth, including dances and pool parties.
As a businessman, Bill worked as an information services manager for 42 years, 30 at New York Life Insurance Company, and then with another company out of Texas.
Bill has always had a special interest in promoting drug prevention and awareness in children.
This is an opportunity to give back to the community some more. The FGC has been under the radar, for the most part, and I want to help bring better awareness of what they do in the community. They offer a lot of programs and services that can help people in need. With my experience in local government as well as in business and my contacts, I feel I can bring some things to the table that will be helpful overall.