Burlington County Board of Social Services

Current Board Members


All correspondence should be addressed to the member, c/o Burlington County Board of Social Services, 795 Woodlane Road, Mount Holly, N.J. 08060





Elizabeth H. Rossell
Chairperson


Elizabeth H. Rossell, Chairperson

An award-winning educational professional, public servant and community volunteer for over four decades, Elizabeth has served as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, union leader, published author, college instructor, professional development facilitator, and hometown elected official.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Major Elementary Education K-8, and a Master’s Degree in Education from The College of New Jersey and achieved Principal-Supervisor Certification and Reading Specialist Certification. Her teaching experience included elementary, middle school, undergraduate, and graduate institutions.  Elizabeth served as President of the New Jersey Reading Association, PTA President, Vincentown Library Trustee, Southampton Township Academic Resources Foundation Trustee, and tour guide with the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society at the Joint Base.  She has been elected three times to the Southampton Township Committee and served on the Planning Board and the liaison to the Environmental Commission and Shade Tree Advisory Board.  Elizabeth and her husband Ronald resides in Leisuretowne, Southampton Township.  They have three children and four grandchildren.  She was appointed a member of the BCBSS in 2017.



Karen E. Tordy
  Secretary/Treasurer


Karen E. Tordy, Secretary/Treasurer

Karen earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s of Public Administration Degree with a concentration in Personnel Management from the University of Pittsburgh and was employed as a court investigator of guardianships and minor’s estates with the Orphan’s Court of Allegheny County, Court of Common Pleas, as well as an office administrator with the Liebert Corporation and assistant to the financial manager at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  A civic leader and community volunteer, Karen has served as PTA President at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Moorestown, President of the Junior Women’s Club of Moorestown, chairperson and volunteer for Merion Mercy Academy, and volunteer for several ministries and committee at St. John Neumann Parish including the Parish Council, Liturgy Committee, Bereavement Ministry, Eucharistic Ministry, and Religious Education Program as a teacher.  Karen and her husband Joseph reside in Hainesport.  She was appointed to the BCBSS in 2017.



Loretta Bader
  Alternate Secretary/Treasurer


Loretta Bader
, Alternate Secretary/Treasurer

A longtime resident of Browns Mills, Pemberton Township,  Loretta graduated from Rome Free Academy in Rome, New York and pursued a Bachelors’s Degree in criminal justice law from Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York.  A proud mother of four and grandmother, she has owned and operated a catering and party planning business for over three decades.  She has been an enthusiastic community and civic volunteer in her hometown and in the county through her church, township schools, and her neighborhood town watch.  She was appointed a member of the BCBSS in 2016.



  Harriette Cohen
Citizen Member


Harriette Cohen
, Citizen Member

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Harriette and her husband Alan and two daughters relocated to Willingboro in 1973 and resided there until moving to Mt. Laurel in 1998.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, while at the same time helping her children with their homework and while her husband was completing his studies toward a Ph.D.  During her career of 35 years she worked as a School Social Worker in both Burlington and Camden Counties and directed an Adult Medical Day Center.  Always active in the community, Harriette was a member of the Willingboro Township Local Assistance Board, serving as chairperson for 15 years, and a member of Temple Adath Emanuel, where she served on the Board of Trustees for 25 years and was the first woman president of the synagogue.  She was instrumental in moving the temple from Willingboro to Mt. Laurel in 1997.  For many years Harriette was an adjunct instructor at The College of New Jersey teaching a variety of courses in the departments of Guidance and Counseling, Special Education and Sociology.  A lover of history she has been a volunteer at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  She also volunteers as a Democratic Committeewoman and serves as President of the Mt. Laurel Democratic Club.  In addition to reading, hiking, and relaxing on the beach, Harriette’s greatest joy is spending time with her family and six wonderful grandchildren.  She has been a BCBSS member since 2019.6.



Sandra K. Iaquinto
Citizen Member


Sandra K. Iaquinto, Citizen Member

A successful small businesswoman and entrepreneur, Sandy has given back to her community in a myriad of ways.  She studied business administration in college and earned a New Jersey real estate license.  After her husband Mike passed away in 1990, Sandy raised three sons on her own and founded a mortgage banking business “Legend Investments.”  Overcoming all obstacles, Sandy’s splendid family and thriving business are a testament to her fortitude and character.  A 44-year resident of Cinnaminson, she has served as a member of her hometown Planning Board, Human Relations Council, and as President of the Municipal Alliance combating drug and alcohol abuse among our youth.  Later she served on her hometown governing body from 2002 to 2009 where she founded the township’s Veterans Advisory Board.  Former Senator Diane Allen sponsored her to participate in the celebrated “Excellence in Public Service Series” for women in public office and she graduated with honors from the program.  Sandy is proud of her sons, Michael, Gregory, and Timothy, especially Gregory’s competitive swimming for over ten years in the Special Olympics earning many gold medals. She was appointed to the BCBSS in 2018.



Dr. Dan Fuzer
Citizen Member

Dr. Dan Fuzer,
Citizen Member

 



Sarah W. Holley
Citizen Member


Sarah W. Holley,
Citizen Member

 



Felicia Hopson
County Commissioner


Felicia Hopson,
County Commissioner

Felicia Hopson is a resident of Willingboro and is Director of Operations for a Financial Services Company.  Felicia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.  She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington University in Wilmington, Delaware.  Felicia has earned her Six Sigma, Green Belt Certification from Villanova University with a specialization in Financial Services.  Felicia plans to continue pursuing her Doctorate Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Leadership with specific focus in Servant and Transformational Leadership Theories, from Walden University. 
Felicia was an adjunct professor at Rowan College at Burlington County, and has also taught at Middlesex County College, Mercer County College, Atlantic County Community College and University of Phoenix.  In addition to being an adjunct professor, Felicia also has taught professional development sessions in Personal Branding and Leadership. 
Outside of work, Felicia is very active in her community.  She served on the Willingboro School Board for four years and held the offices of Vice President and President.  During Felicia’s tenure on the school board, there was a 28% increase in students participating in PARCC testing, an increase in academic achievement in English and Mathematics and five consecutive years of increased graduation rate from Willingboro High School. 
Additionally, Felicia is very active with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Theta Pi Omega Chapter.  She has been a member of her sorority for over 25 years.  She joined Theta Pi Omega Chapter in 2013 and has served on several committees.  As a Board Member, she serves as liaison to Human Services, Economic Development, Corrections, the Library and Schools. 
She began serving on the BCBSS in 2019.



Tom Pullion
County Commissioner


Tom Pullion,
County Commissioner

Tom Pullion is a resident of Edgewater Park where he and his wife Catherine (Nye) Pullion have raised three children Christopher, Collette, and Chelsea. Tom has a BS Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and Post -  Graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Tom has been active in Community Service since 1995 Serving on the Edgewater Park School Board for (5) years and as its President in 1999.
Tom was elected to Township Committee in 1999-2000 and served on the Committee for (15) years. Tom was appointed Mayor of the town in 2004 and again in 2014. During his tenure on Committee he sat on the Zoning and Planning Boards, Economic Development as its Co-Chair, Administration and Finance, Board of Safety working with Law Enforcement, Buildings and Grounds, and currently sits on the Sewage Authority.
At the request of the Bishop of Trenton, Tom was asked to join the first Board of Trustees of Holy Cross High School and served in that capacity for (5) years. Tom was involved for many years in the Scouting Program having attained the rank of Eagle Scout as a youth and later in life returning as a Scout Leader mentoring young men.
Tom is the Township Administrator for Edgewater Park. He joined the County Board in January 2018, was Board Director in 2019 and is now Deputy Director for 2020. Tom serves as liaison to Solid Waste, Library and Economic Development. He began serving on the BCBSS in 2020.



Charles SanFilippo
Director


Charles SanFilippo, Director

Appointed as Acting Director in March 2016, Charles oversees the daily operations of all agency programs and services.  Prior to being appointed to his present position he served as Administrative Supervisor of Income Maintenance.  He began his career at the agency in 2003 when he was hired as an eligibility worker.  He was promoted to unit supervisor in 2009, to assistant administrator in 2011, and to full administrator in 2013.  From 1994 to 1998 Charles was the  Director of the Oaklyn Memorial Library in Oaklyn, New Jersey, where he served as library administrator, supervised staff, and maintained library resources.  He earned his Bachelor's Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania majoring in communications.  He resides in Beverly.


  Richard Strobel
 Chief Counsel


Richard Strobel,  Chief Counsel

An attorney licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Richard earned his Bachelor’s Degree magna cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and Juris Doctorate Degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, served as Assistant Counsel to Governor Thomas H. Kean, and has represented the legal interests of the BCBSS since 1990.  Nominated by New Jersey Governors of both parties and confirmed by the Senate to the New Jersey State Board of Human Services, he served eighteen years as Chairman leading the oversight panel for State Government’s largest department helping over one million citizens with a $12 billion budget and 20,000 employees.  He served in this capacity during the Administrations of Governor Whitman, DiFrancesco, McGreevey, Codey, Corzine and Christie.  During this time he was appointed as a transition team member where he advised the Governor-Elect and helped author a report on two state government departments: Human Services and Children and Families.  A civic leader, he has served in leadership posts with the Burlington County Bar Foundation, Red Cross, Rotary, Boy Scouts, Jaycees, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, and was founding President of the Cinnaminson Education Foundation.  Professionally he has served as President of the New Jersey Association of County Welfare Attorneys, Regional Representative for the American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys, Chairman of the Burlington County Bar Association’s Local Government Committee, Judge of the Burlington County Mock Trial Competition, and Speaker at the 47th Annual Conference of the National Child Support Enforcement Association in Washington, DC.  Richard was chosen to be a Fellow in Leadership New Jersey's Class of 1999 and was awarded the Certificate of Honor by the American Red Cross Burlington County Chapter, New Jersey Senate Citation for outstanding achievement with Adult Protective Services, Robert W. Criscuolo Award by the Burlington County Bar Association as outstanding young lawyer, and Service to the Community Award by the New Jersey State Bar Association.  Richard is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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