Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The Morris County Freeholders have announced several managerial changes in the county government’s administration.

Mary Jo Buchanan, director of the Morris County Department of Human Services, will leave that position to become the assistant county administrator, taking over for the retiring Thomas A. Markt of Morris Township.

Frank T. Pinto Jr., director of the Morris County Department of Planning and Development, will replace Buchanan as director of Human Services.

Deena Cybulski, assistant director of Planning and Development – Division of Transportation, has been named to fill Pinto’s role as that department’s director.

“We are very fortunate to have county employees with the administrative skills that these individuals possess,” said Morris County Administrator John Bonanni.

Buchanan became Human Services director in October 2007. Before coming to county government, she served for 18 years as the executive director of Family Service of Morris County. Buchanan, of Basking Ridge, has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit agency management and has a master’s degree in social work and a second master’s degree in public administration. In her new role as assistant county administrator, she will assist Bonanni in the day-to-day operation of the county government.

Markt, who played an integral role in the county budget process, is retiring after 28years with the county government.

“Tom’s expertise and his dedication and service to the county have been greatly appreciated, and he will be missed,” Bonanni said.

Pinto, of Chester, served as Planning and Development director since Jan. 1, 2009. Prior to that, Pinto was responsible for administering the Morris County Preservation Trust, and he served as the director of the Morris County Agriculture Development Board. He is a 23-year veteran of county government with a master’s degree in public administration.

As assistant director of Planning and Development in the Division of Transportation, Cybulski managed three full-time planners and worked closely with both the New Jersey Department of Transportation and NJ Transit on projects involving Morris County. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in environmental science with a minor in economics. Cybulski is a Jefferson resident who is certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners and is also a licensed professional planner.