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Committeewoman Janice M. Fields

Committeeperson Janice M. Fields

Ms. Fields has served on the Township Committee since 1/1/2020. A resident of Bernards Township since 1992, she and her husband Barry have two sons, both of whom attended Bernards Township Public Schools and graduates of Ridge High School.

Education: Janice attended Raritan Valley Community College and is a 2013 Leadership Somerset graduate.

Community Services: Ms. Fields’ community service has included serving as board member on both the Dewey Meadow Task Force and the Beautification Task Force. Additionally, she is founder and organizer of the First Responders' Appreciation Night. Ms. Fields has also served on Somerset County boards including Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, past President of the Federation of Republican Women and the Office of Aging. Presently she is the Somerset County Republican State Committeewoman and the Republican Municipal Committeewoman, District 16.

In 2016, Janice’s long record of service, volunteerism and advocacy, coupled with her proud Italian heritage, were recognized by The Center for Italian and Italian American Culture, who honored her with the Woman of the Year award. The following year she received the prestigious Millicent Fenwick Award for public service from the Somerset County Federation of Republican Women.

Professional Career: Janice started her career at the Traveler’s Insurance Company in the Employee Benefits Department. She continued her career as the Human Resources and Accounting Manager at Holland Hitch of New Jersey in Whitehouse Station, and then co-founded Global Benefit Strategies in 2004, a Human Resources and employee benefits consulting firm, which was acquired in 2013.

Ms. Fields recently consulted for Jersey First, a non-profit tax reform organization. There, she identified opportunities for community engagement, developed initiatives for outreach and executed strategies to build a stronger rapport with taxpayers and lawmakers.

Committees Serving in 2023:

  • 911 Memorial Event Coordinator
  • Deer Management Advisory Committee
  • DPW & Engineering Subcommittee 
  • Friends of the Farmstead Liaison
  • Human Resources & Finance Subcommittee
  • Liberty Corner Fire Company Liaison
  • Library Board
  • Police Subcommittee
  • Sewerage Authority

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