VINELAND — The Cumberland County Women’s Hall of Fame will officially welcome three new members during a ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at Merighi’s Savoy Inn.
• JoAnn Burns of Millville, an educator in the Millville schools for 40 years. She is recognized for her creation of the transition to kindergarten program that helps children who need additional support to become academically successful. She was also a driving force in the development of Millville’s Child Family Center preschool, which has become a model for innovative preschool programs.
• Stephanie Iglesias of Newfield, a social worker and psychologist, she created KIDZ (Keep Inspiring Dreamsz) for the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, a program that helps adolescents in foster care build life skills. She served as liaison between the Vineland schools and DCPP to help teachers understand the policies of making referrals of abuse or neglect.
• Susan Taylor of Millville, a police officer with the Millville Police Department, she was the department’s first female Juvenile Officer and is the first female officer to serve the department for 25 years. She is an advisor/mentor of the Millville Police Explorer Program, serves as director/mentor of the annual Cumberland County Police Youth Week camp where she mentors young cadets, is in charge of the School Crossing Guards program, and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement.
Reservation is $65 per person. Contact Board member Sharon Baxter at [email protected] Emcee for the event will be Marianne Lods, executive director of Millville Development Corp. – Glasstown Arts District.
The Women’s Hall of Fame honors local women of outstanding achievement who have made significant contributions to a profession, the community and/or women’s issues. The Hall also gives scholarships to young women who graduate from Cumberland County’s high schools and go on to higher education.