CPRP, is the retired Assistant Director of the Somerset County Park Commission
(SCPC), with 40 years of parks and recreation experience. Cindie served as the
chief operating staff member responsible for the park facilities and programs, and
provided leadership to Human Resources and Information Technology. During her tenure at SCPC, Cindie was
instrumental in helping to develop the agency’s 20-year Capital Facilities
Plan, and the development of agency-wide master plans and specific park and
facility development plans. Cindie also served as liaison to the consultant to
develop the ADA Transition Plan and implementation. Cindie managed the
agency-wide marketing plan, which won an NRPA national award. The park system
has won numerous awards for its environmental education center, equestrian
center, golf courses, gardens, therapeutic recreation center that provides
programs for children and adults who have developmental disabilities or
Aspergers, as well as many regional scale general use parks and conservation areas/preserves.
Prior to this, Cindie worked for 10 years in Campus Recreational Services at
Rutgers University, and as a Recreation Therapist for the Center for Cognitive
Rehabilitation at Rutgers University Medical School.
served as a member on National Recreation and Park Association committees and
boards, including the Annual Congress Program Committee, the American Park and
Recreation Society Board of Directors, Chairperson of the Mid-Atlantic Regional
Council, and member of the NRPA National Forum's Diversity Committee. Cindie
also participated in the NRPA Annual Legislative Forum for a dozen years.
Cindie has also served in leadership roles in the New Jersey Recreation and
Park Association as the Chair of Annual Conference Program Committee for 30 years,
and served as Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee,
Chaired the Professional Certification Board, and the Therapeutic Recreation
the community, Cindie served on a Regional Center Partnership Smart Growth
Coalition, served on the Board of Trustees of the non-profit County Park
Foundation, and as a member of the local Tourism and Convention Council.
Cindie previously was appointed by Governor Tom Kean to serve on the State of
New Jersey Board of Recreation Examiners, and served on a steering committee of
the local United Way.
has led Strategic Planning initiatives for Rutgers University Youth Sports
Research Council, the New York State Recreation and Park Society, the National
Association Sport and Physical Education & USA Coaching, Hunterdon County
Park System, and New Jersey Recreation and Park Association, and within the
Somerset County Park Commission.
has a Master’s Degree from the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education
and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Administration, with emphasis in
Therapeutic Recreation from Rutgers University. She is a Member of Kappa Delta Phi,
the Education National Honor Society. She also completed the American
Management Association Professional Training the Trainer Course.
is a recipient of the NRPA American Recreation & Park Society Presidential
Award; the NRPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Council Michael B. Berman Fellow
Citation; and the NJ Recreation and Park Association's Administrator of the
enjoys traveling, touring US National Parks, the world, and the beach. She also
enjoys exploring parks, reading, trying new restaurants, and cooking new
recipes, and attending concerts and college basketball games. [current as of January