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New Providence Diversity Committee Celebrates Women's History Month

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Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz
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Dr. Christine Masterson
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NEW PROVIDENCE - The New Providence Diversity Committee will host its 3rd annual CUPPERs Ladies Tea on Sunday, March 5th, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the DeCorso Community and Senior Center at 15 4th St. in celebration of Women's History Month. 

There will be displays showcasing a sampling of local culture, art, business, and services, provided, owned, operated, or serviced by women in New Providence. Special guest speakers include Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Dr. Christine Masterson. 

The Ladies Tea is a free community event appropriate for adults and young adults 12 and older. Tea and light refreshments will be served.  Guests are invited to bring their own tea cup for the event (suggestions include wedding china, a cherished heirloom, a handmade cup, or a cup made a child or grandchild etc, a cup gifted or awarded, or even a favorite coffee mug). Every cup holds a story... Bringing a tea cup is of course optional but encouraged as it is an enjoyable conversation piece.  

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Special guest speaker,  Assemblywoman Muñoz, represents New Providence in the 21st Legislative District. She serves on the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee, Assembly Women and Children Committee and Legislative Services Commission,  as well as the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.  

She was appointed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence, and continues to work with members of the Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and the Legislature to ensure that excellent policies and practices are in place across the State to protect the victims of domestic violence.  As a health care professional, Assemblywoman Muñoz has experience in both the delivery of health care and the insurance industry, having once served as a Healthcare Risk Management consultant for Continental Insurance HealthCare.  

She is focused on the tremendous challenges New Jersey faces in terms of public health policy and needs. Assemblywoman Muñoz is the prime sponsor of the Jessica Lunsford Act, signed into law on June 2, 2014, which will increase penalties of sexual offenders and the people who harbor them.  She is the Prime Sponsor of “Ricci’s Law” which was approved as P.L. 2009, c.201 which revises ignition interlock device requirements for certain drunk driving offenders if their BAC exceeds 0.15%. She is the Prime Sponsor of the Consumer Access to Health Care, legislation that will allow Advanced Practice Nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training.  She was instrumental in getting P.L.2015, c.38. signed into law, which permits attending Advanced Practice Nurses to determine the cause of death and execute the death certification of their patient.  Assemblywoman Muñoz is the mother of five adult children and is a resident of Summit. 

Special guest speaker, Christine Masterson, MD, FACOG, is an active Obstetrician & Gynecologist (OB/GYN) in the community and the Chief of the Women and Children service line at Summit Medical Group (SMG). She received her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She performed her OB/GYN residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington PA. Dr. Masterson entered private practice in the area in 2000 and joined Summit Medical Group in 2006. 

In 2012, in addition to her OB/GYN duties, she became chairman of the OB/GYN group (seven doctors) practicing out of Overlook Hospital. In 2014, she was promoted to the service line Director for Women and Children, consisting of the departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Gynecological Oncology, and Urogynecology. She has grown this service line to over 75 providers and continues to work to create the best care for women and children’s health. Dr. Masterson believes that caring for women through many stages of their lives is a profound privilege. Her philosophy of care is to treat patients as a whole to achieve the best health outcomes. 

Dr. Masterson is a recipient of the MDx Medical, Inc. Patients' Choice Most Compassionate Doctor Award for her outstanding bedside manner, time spent during patients' visits, courtesy of her office staff, appropriate follow-up care, and overall excellence. She has also been featured in New Jersey Monthly “Top Doctors” listings. She lives in New Providence with her husband and 2 daughters.

Cups will be available at the event for everyone's convenience. Smart casual attire is suggested. For more information, please contact the event host, Christine Morgan, at ccmorgan@mail.com or (908) 591-6984, or the New Providence Diversity Committee Chairman, Sunil Abrol, at sunil.abrol@gmail.com or (908) 251-2059. Information is also available at http://www.facebook.com/events/1765029550488587/.

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