LIVINGSTON, NJ — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently appointed Livingston residents Theresa Edelstein and Joe Fiordaliso to positions on different statewide boards in New Jersey.

Edelstein, who has been appointed to the Independent Mental Health and Addiction Fee-for-Service Transition Oversight Committee, said she was honored to have been appointed for this position. 

"I look forward to our work to help ensure the ongoing accessibility and sustainability of community mental health and addiction services for the most vulnerable New Jerseyans,” she said.

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Edelstein has served for more than 20 years as vice president of the New Jersey Hospital Association in charge of Post-Acute Care Policy & Special Initiatives. The Georgetown University graduate also previously served as the director of Long Term Care Operations at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation as well as an administrator in the Saint Barnabas Healthcare System.

Fiordaliso, who has been appointed to serve on the State Planning Commission, is native of the Ironbound section of Newark and now resides in Livingston with his wife. In addition to serving as the mayor of Livingston in the late 1980s and in the 1990s, Fiordaliso has also served on the Board of Public Utilities under governors Richard Codey and Chris Christie.