RAHWAY — Governor Chris Christie appointed a city resident to the New Jersey State Board of Optometrists.
Colette Lamothe-Galette, of Rahway, is the chief administrative officer for Policy and Strategic Planning, employed by the state Department of Health and Senior Services.
Christie filed the direct appointment with the Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday.
From October 2009 to January 2011, she was acting executive director of the Office of Minority & Multicultural Health, and she was previously a research scientist in the Center for Health statistics, since April 2004.
Yale University awarded Lamothe-Galette a Masters in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration and she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.
A 40-year-old Democrat, Lamothe-Galette lives with her husband, Saulus Galette, on West Stearns Avenue.
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