Barbara Clark, Donna Haye, Arlene Groch, Maria Mento, June Sheridan

Dr. Barbara J. Clark - Education

Dr. Clark, a 25 year resident of Atlantic County, has served as: Adjunct Faculty and Founding Member of the Institute for Successful Aging at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; as President, Founder, and Faculty Member at the Southern New Jersey Psychoanalytic Institute; as a Leader in the Rutgers University Financial Planning Program for Women, and as a Pre-Retirement Planning Trainer for the Presbyterian Board of Pensions. Dr. Clark has volunteered her services for many organizations over the years and has been honored as a ‘Woman of Distinction’ by several of these groups.

Arlene Gilbert Groch – Law

Arlene Groch opened her own law office in 1976 after graduating Cum Laude, while raising three small children, from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia. She represented victims of domestic violence, those denied health insurance and many other causes. These issues took her to the Federal District and Appellate state and federal courts across the country as well as to the United States Supreme Court. Her efforts resulted in groundbreaking legal protection for victims of domestic violence, revised federal laws governing health insurance benefits for federal employees and retraction of many egregious regulations over New Jersey casino employees.

Donna L. Haye - Education

Donna Haye, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Glassboro State College/Rowan University, holds a B. A. in Elementary Education, M.A. in Student Personnel Services/Guidance Counseling and an M.A. in Educational Administration. Donna has been a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, principal and in 2001 became Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Atlantic City Public Schools. She has created programs to provide ongoing, sustained professional development centered on meeting students’ needs. Ms. Haye is the recipient of many professional awards for her efforts in education.

Maria K. Mento - Government/Public Service

Ms. Mento, holds a MBA in Finance from Rutgers University and is a Certified County Finance Officer, Certified Municipal Finance Officer, and a Certified Public Manager. Being responsible for the financial management of the ACUA, she also oversees Research and Development, Information Technology, and Personnel. Maria serves on many organizational boards, American Red Cross, United Way of Atlantic County and Women’s Leadership Initiative. She also is a member of the ACCC Board of Trustees as well as Rowan University’s Accounting Advisory Board.

June G. Sheridan - Social Services/Volunteerism

June Sheridan became interested in local history and genealogy of the early families of this area and joined the Atlantic County Historical Society in 1974. Since that time, she has served in many positions and chaired many committees for this organization.

She has also served as Southern District Vice President on the Board of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey. June is currently serving as the Atlantic County Historian as well as the Historian for Egg Harbor Township. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Atlantic County Cultural and Heritage Advisory Board.