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West Orange: About Us

Cynthia Cumming has been a resident of West Orange for the past 18 years.  She is married to her husband Doug of 21 years, and they have two sons, Evan, 20, currently attending Montclair State University, and Andrew, 18, who attends West Orange High School.

Cynthia has been active in the West Orange Public Schools since 1999, whether as class parent, PTA executive member, PTA President, or advocate.  She also served as Commissioner on both the Public Relations and Human Relations Commissions in town, and is passionate about anti bullying efforts in New Jersey, including her support of Garden State Equality, marriage equality and the LGBT community.

Cynthia is the Food Pantry Administrator at the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry in West Orange, celebrating its 12th year of operation, and is also passionate about environmental issues.

Jessica Marrone Parkes was born and raised in Livingston NJ.  She graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in International Studies and Communication Studies.  After school Jessica started her professional career as a B2B Sales Manager for an International News Monitoring Organization.  She has written professionally and photographed events for various local establishments.  Jessica and her husband Cary live locally and serve as welcome hosts for The Crossing Church of Livingston.

Jackie Goldman-Schatell was also raised in Livingston NJ.  She graduated from George Washington University, in Washington DC with a B.A. in English. Jackie began her career locally in the public relations department of Saint Barnabas Medical Center and has come full circle in joining TAP into West Orange. She is a seasoned publicist and writer who specializes in promoting small to mid-size businesses, companies and people. Her media placements, photographs, and by-lined articles have graced the pages of many major local and national publications, magazines, trades, websites, and other forms of media including radio, TV and the internet. Throughout her career, she has developed countless comprehensive public relations and strategic marketing plans, written and produced internal and external communications, videos, newsletters, brochures, collateral materials, and press releases, She has also helped launch start-up companies, built websites, run social media campaigns, and planned and run events. She brings a great deal of experience, enthusiasm and passion for helping others network, communicate, work together, thrive and succeed to Tap-Livingston. She lives locally with her husband and young son and is in the process of meeting with West Orange residents, merchants, business owners, political figures, and committee members to extend the outreach and scope of TAP into West Orange.