Vice Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded

Vice Chair Palmieri-Mouded was elected to the board in November of 2018 to serve her first three-year term as Commissioner. In 2021, Palmieri-Mouded was re-elected to her second term. She is serving as Vice Chair for the first time in 2023. 

As a Commissioner in 2021, Palmieri-Mouded served as Chair of the Open Space Recreational & Historic Preservation Trust Board. During that time, the Trust Fund Board awarded $1.455 million in matching grants for the Kids Recreation, Greening Union County and Preserve Union County initiatives. She also served on the Fiscal Committee as well as the Public Works and Facilities Committee.

Palmieri-Mouded also served as the Commissioner Liaison to 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.

In 2022, she chaired Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee of the Commissioner Board, and served on the Fiscal and Parks & Administrative Code committees.

Vice Chair Palmieri-Mouded earned a B.A. in English and an M.P.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership from St. John’s University in Staten Island, New York. 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. She also taught freshman level courses for several semesters. 

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 twins, Palmieri-Mouded made the decision to leave St. John’s University and stay home to take care of her children. Currently, she serves as class parent at her children’s elementary school, along with other volunteer roles. 

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: Matthew, Christopher, Nicholas, Ryan and Adeline.

Contact the Vice Chairwoman

Office Phone Number: 908-527-4113

E-mail Address: Kimberly.Mouded@ucnj.org