Commissioner Palmieri-Mouded was elected to the board in November of 2018 to serve her first three-year term. In 2021, Palmieri-Mouded was re-elected to her second term.
From a very young age, Palmieri-Mouded has been drawn to public service, and actively participated in various groups within her community and church, tirelessly supporting local education initiatives and programs.
In 2021, Palmieri-Mouded served as Chair of the Open Space Recreational & Historic Preservation Trust Board. During that time, the Open Space/Trust Fund Board awarded $1.455 million in matching grants for Kids Recreation, Greening and Preserve initiatives. She also served on the Fiscal Committee as well as the Public Works & Facilities Committee.
Throughout 2021, Palmieri-Mouded was also the Commissioner Liaison to various Advisory Boards, including: the Union County Performing Arts Center Board of Trustees, the Youth Services Commission, the Homeless Trust Fund Advisory Board, the Advisory Board on the Disabled, the Commission on the Status of Women and the Union County College Board of School Estimates.
Palmieri-Mouded believes in the practice of being a servant leader. Whether serving as a volunteer in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and as a Caritas Volunteer in Rome, Italy, or simply volunteering at her local senior center, she is aware of the responsibility that comes with leading and serving others. Prior to her election, she enjoyed taking an active role in her local community, serving as an Executive Board Member of the Newcomers Club of Westfield and as a class parent at her children’s school.
Commissioner Palmieri-Mouded obtained a B.A. in English and a M.P.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership from St. John’s University in Staten Island, NY. After completing her undergraduate degree, she worked for the University’s Division of Student Affairs as the Assistant to the Dean before becoming Associate Dean for Student Life. In addition to teaching courses and managing a large financial budget, Palmieri-Mouded supervised many projects, events, activities, and programs. She oversaw all student organizations and planned and organized various experiences and off-campus community service projects for the school and the local community.
After the premature birth of her twin boys, Palmieri-Mouded made the decision to put her career on hold and stay home to take care of her children.
A lifelong resident of Union County, Palmieri-Mouded was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, and now lives in Westfield with her husband George and their five children including four young boys – twins Matthew and Christopher, Nicholas, and Ryan; and their daughter, Adeline.