Commissioner Palmieri-Mouded was elected to the board in November of 2018 to serve her first three-year term.
Since a very young age, Palmieri-Mouded was always drawn to public service, and actively participated in various groups within her community and church, tirelessly supporting local education initiatives and programs.
In 2020, Palmieri-Mouded served as Chair of the Facilities Committee. She also served on the Fiscal Committee, The Public Safety/Homeland Security Committee and was appointed to the Open Space Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Board in September 2020 to fill a vacancy caused by Vice-Chairman Angel Estrada’s retirement.
Throughout 2020, Commissioner Palmieri-Mouded was also the Liaison to various Advisory Boards, including: the Youth Service Commission, Homeless trust Fund Advisory Board, Advisory Board on the Disabled, Industrial Pollution Control Authority, Commission on the Status of Women, Union County College Board of School Estimate and the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board.
Palmieri-Mouded’s 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.
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 newborn daughter, Adeline.