Teaneck Town Council (July 2000- July 2004)

  1. Council Liaison to Affirmative Action Advisory Board
  2. Council Liaison to Parks, Playgrounds, and Recreation Advisory Board
  3. Board of Directors, Teaneck Economic Development Corp. (July 2000-July 2002)

Volunteer Activities:

Teaneck Creek Conservancy Advisory Board
Advisory Council of the Teaneck Community Chorus 
Teaneck Public Library Adopt-a-Shelf
Co-Founder, Dickerson Road Block Association

Board of Directors, Flat Rock Brook Nature Association (1996-1998)
Board of Directors, Columbia University Alumni Club of Bergen and Passaic (1996-1998)
Founder and Chair, Committee for a Farmers' Market in Teaneck (1995-1996)

Teaneck Public Schools PTA/PTO:

  1. Executive Board Member, Benjamin Franklin Middle School PTA (1999-2003) 
  2. Executive Board Member, Whittier School PTO (1995-1999) 
  3. Co-President, Bryant School PTA (1994 -1995)

Teaneck Public Schools Building Quality Management Teams (1994-2003)


Veach & Coats-Thomas (January 1996- Present)
        Partner in General Practice Firm    
Office of the Manhattan District Attorney (August 1979- February 1989)
        Deputy Bureau Chief (1986-1988)

Bar Admissions: New York and New Jersey; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of NY and the District of NJ; United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities:

President, Women Lawyers in Bergen County (2002-2003)
Trustee, Jean Robertson Women Lawyers Scholarship Foundation, Inc. 
Member, Bergen County, New York and New Jersey Bar Associations
Chair, Committee on Criminal Law, New York County Lawyers' Association (1988)


Rutgers Law School- Newark (J.D., June 1979) 
Emerson College (M.A., August 1973) 
Barnard College (B.A., June 1971)

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