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Term: January 7, 2016 through Reorganization meeting January 2019
Charlene Bathelus was born and raised in the great city of Elizabeth, New Jersey! She is a proud Haitian woman and the oldest of her parents’ three children. For undergraduate studies, she attended Kean University, from which she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She then went on to further her education by way of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College at Kean University where a Masters degree was conferred upon Ms. Bathelus in Behavioral and Organizational Psychology. Charlene is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and serves in Eta Omicron Zeta Graduate chapter in Plainfield as the 3rd Vice-President.
On November 6th, 2012, history was made in the city of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Charlene Bathelus became the first duly elected person of Haitian descent to ever hold public office in the City of Elizabeth when she was elected to the Elizabeth School Board. Charlene is known to many as a community advocate. She has worked, tirelessly, with church youth groups, troubled teens and college students for the past ten years and counting. She is a mentor, educator and LEADER! Serving her second 3-year term, her desire is to see children succeed!
Quote she lives by: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m Possible’!” - Audrey Hepburn