Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Morris County Advisory Committee on Women has elected a Morris Township resident as its new chairperson.

Edith Frank of Convent Station will lead the committee that was established by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2003.

The committee’s new co-chair is Jane D. Alcoff of Whippany, while Elaine Muller of Denville continues as secretary.

Frank and Alcoff were named to the advisory panel in 2008. They, along with Muller, serve on its executive committee and Alcoff and Muller also serve on the leadership committee. Muller has been a member of the advisory committee since 2004.

The freeholders created the advisory committee to study the needs, issues, interests and concerns of women in the county.

The other committee members are Gloria Carelli of Riverdale, a former advisory committee chairperson; Heather Clarke-Peckerman of Morris Plains; Pam Bennett-Santoro of Morris Township; Dianne Hartshorn of Morristown; Patricia O’Dowd Donohue of Boonton; Elizabeth Smith of Mendham, the advisory committee’s immediate past chairperson; and Mariana Vergara of Wharton.