Ann grew up in Parsippany and lives with her husband and daughter in her family home. Ann considers herself a public servant, not a politician, who has dedicated her life to serving the people, her community and the residents of Morris County.
She was awarded a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, MA and BA from William Paterson College of NJ, and an AA from County College of Morris. She also holds a Certificates in Equal Employment Opportunity Studies from Rutgers, The State University, Institute of Management and Labor Relations, Public Education Department; in Rapid Charge Case Processing from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Community Dispute Resolution from the New Jersey Public Advocate, Office of Dispute Settlement. Ann is admitted to the NJ Bar, the US District Court for the District of NJ and the NJ Supreme Court.
Ann has served Morris County for many years at the grass root level and in 2013, she was elected as Morris County Clerk. As the Clerk she manages seven (7) diverse departments; staffed by 38 employees. Prior to becoming the Clerk, Ann was elected to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholder where she served as Chair of the Budget-Sub Committee, Commissioner on the Insurance Commission; Liaison to the Dept. of Planning/Development, Dept. of Finance/Administration, Municipal Utilities Authority, Dept. of Health/Human Services, Morris County Economic Development Corp., Board Trustee to the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Picatinny Technology Innovation Center and Board of School Estimate. She also sat as a voting member of the Morris County Planning Board and was a key sponsor of the County’s Flood Mitigation Plan and the Transparency Committee. From 2006 -2010, Ann served on the Parsippany Township and was chosen by her peers as Council President and Vice President.
In addition to having been in the private practice of law, Ann worked as Chief of Enforcement for the Bureau of Enforcement, NJ Dept. of Law and Public Safety, Division on Civil Rights. She oversaw statewide operations including five regional and three satellite offices staffed by more than 100 public employees. She also worked as Associate Executive Director for a major labor organization representing more than 5,000 members, and has worked for a private boutique employment and labor law firm. She has practiced in the areas of real estate law, library law, employment and labor law, civil service practices, labor negotiations, disciplinary procedures, discriminatory practices, employee evaluations, interviewing and hiring practices, landlord/tenant, litigation, municipal land use, municipal law and planning and development. She also is former chair of the Morris County Library Foundation and board member of the Picatinny Technology Innovation Center.
Ann has been honored by the following organizations: in 1985, for her contributions and dedication to the US Equal Employment Opportunity sponsored Quality Assurance Program by the NJ Department of Law & Public Safety, NJ Division on Civil Rights; in 1999, for Distinguished Service to the State of New Jersey by the NJ Department of Consumer Affairs, NJ Bureau of Securities; in 2011, as Woman of the Year by the Parsippany Republican Club; in 2011, for her dedication by the Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Squad, in 2011, as Outstanding Italian American by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Community Affairs Unit, and the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey; in 2012, as Outstanding Woman of Achievement by the Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce; in 2014, as Outstanding Alumna of the Year by the County College of Morris in recognition of Superior Professional Achievement and Leadership; in 2014, in recognition of her distinguished commitment to the community and those efforts have brought pride and distinction by the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly; in 2015, for her contribution to UNICO National; in 2018, she received the Humanitarian & Achievement Award by the Columbian Foundation; in 2019, she received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for her outstanding, invaluable service to the community by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman; and in 2019, she received a Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation from the Shiloh Baptist Church of Trenton, NJ, SBC Women’s Ministry, in recognition of her tireless, selfless service and commitment to community as a Dedicated Elected Official.