YMCA Welcomes New Board Members

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy recently announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Zusetto Dato of South Amboy, Susan Gross of South Amboy and Janet Baio of Edison

Dato, a resident of South Amboy brings a wealth of volunteer experience to the YMCA Board of Directors. She is currently the office manager and accomplished paralegal at the Law Offices of Robert F. Dato, Woodbridge.

Dato has been an active volunteer on a local and county level since 1996. Her experience includes work in North Brunswick where she served as a member of the Domestic Violence Response Team, and North Brunswick Parks & Recreation as well as on the township Open Space Committee. At the county level, she has served as a member of the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission as well as an aide to Freeholder Dalina. Today, she volunteers closer to home with the South Amboy Planning Board, South Amboy Y Citizen Advisory Committee as well as the South Amboy Redevelopment Board and Library Board.

Gross, also a resident of South Amboy brings deep knowledge to the board in the area of health and nutrition. She currently works at the Middlesex County Public Health Department. As a registered Environmental health Specialist with a Teaching Certificate in Commercial Food Serving, Gross brings a skill set to the Y board that supports the important work the Y is doing in the area of youth development and healthy living.

Baio has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Currently a banquet manager at the Pines Manor, she chalks up her success to the ability to build relationships with her clients.

Baio believes in volunteering her time with community organizations that make a difference in Middlesex County. Her volunteer work and award recognition speaks to this commitment. Janet is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Edison Chamber of Commerce. She was the Chamber’s 2010 Member of the Year. Janet also serves on the St. Barnabas & NJ State FMBA Committee, Edison Job Corp Industry Council and is the co-founder of Marketshare. Past board experience includes Women Helping Women and the NJ Women’s Aids Network.

“Zusette, Susan and Janet bring unique and valuable skills to our YMCA Board of Directors as well as a shared passion and commitment for the mission of the YMCA in the communities we serve. We are delighted they accepted the call to service and look forward to seeing the impact each will have as we move forward” said William Lovett, CEO YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy.

The YMCA is an autonomous 501C3 organization governed by a Board of Directors composed of committed community volunteers.


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