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Committeewoman Ana Duarte McCarthy


Ana Duarte McCarthy has served on the Township Committee since 01/02/24.  She has lived in Bernards Township since 1996, along with her husband Michael, and daughter Alissa, who now resides in Boston, and George, their black Labrador. Both Michael and Alissa are graduates of Ridge High school, and attended the Bernards township public schools.

Education: Ana holds a B.A. in Biology from Lafayette College and an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University Teachers College. Passionate about education, Ana served as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, lecturing on Women in the Global Economy. She is also a featured “Ask the Expert” speaker within several Cornell University online certificate programs.

Community Services:

  • Golf Advisory Committee; 2018 through present; Deputy Chair 2022, 2023
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee; 2021
  • Democratic Municipal Committee, District 5 (2017 to present). Executive Board, Treasurer (2017-2022)
  • Somerset Hills YMCA board of directors (2022 to present); Chair, Cultural Engagement Committee
  • NJ Advisory Commission on the Status of Women, 2022 to present; elected Chair 2023
  • Greater Somerset County YMCA Board of Directors (2015-2023, term limit reached)
  • Past board service; Families and Work Institute; The PhD Project
  • Past Volunteer in Bernards Township Schools; co-chair, Balloons in June Ridge High School Junior Class Fundraiser and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon; Parent Advisor, William Annin Middle School Ski Club; Class Parent, Oak Street School
  • Past Volunteer in Bernards Township Parks and Recreation; Basketball Coach; grades 3-8

Professional Experience: Ana Duarte McCarthy is currently Principal, Duarte McCarthy Diversity Consulting, LLC, a Human Resources Consulting Practice providing advisory consulting services on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy, policy, and practices to Fortune 500 companies. Prior, Ana was Managing Director and Chief Diversity Officer of Citi, and then following 22 years at Citi, Senior Director, Corporate Partners for Forté Foundation. Ana also worked in the higher education sector supporting underrepresented communities at Passaic County College, and the New School for Social Research.

Committees Serving in 2024:

  • Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • Environmental Commission
  • Golf Advisory Committee
  • Municipal Alliance Committee
  • Shade Tree Committee

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