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Published on September 29, 2012
Aimee R. Belgard, Esq. receives prestigious American Cancer Society Volunteer Award, Jean Metz recognized by Legal Services of New Jersey, NAWBO South Jersey announces new Chapter President.

Aimee R. Belgard, Esq. receives prestigious American Cancer Society Volunteer Award
Aimee R. Belgard, Esq. has received the American Cancer Society’s prestigious St. George National Award. This award recognizes a volunteer who has served in Society leadership positions for a minimum of six continuous years and made a significant impact on, and contributed to the furtherance of, the Society’s strategic goals and mission-driven programs.

For more than a decade, Belgard has served tirelessly to promote the American Cancer Society’s mission, programs, legislative agenda, and the importance of the positive changes in public health through advocacy efforts.
Belgard has served the Society on both the division and national levels as a member of the Eastern Division Board of Directors as well as the ACS CAN Board of Directors. She keeps the division well-informed of all ACS CAN activities. Through her volunteer roles, Belgard has become a results-oriented leader as well as an exceptional fundraiser for Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Hope Lodge New York City, ACS CAN, and major gifts cultivation. In spite of the time demands of her professional career, Belgard gives freely of her time to support the Society’s mission and programs, including reaching out to elected officials in order to advance the Society’s legislative agenda. Belgard is seen as an enthusiastic volunteer and a leader within the Society, as well as in her community.
Belgard’s service to the Society was a leading force behind her being named “One of Ten People Who Made a Difference in Burlington County” by the Burlington County Times.

Belgard is a trial and appellate litigator with Sweeney & Sheehan Attorneys at Law. She practices in the areas of employment law, premises liability, products liability, automobile liability, insurance coverage, toxic tort litigation, and general civil litigation.

Jean Metz recognized by Legal Services of New Jersey
Jean Metz, Director of Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities, was named 2012 Family Reunification Day Hero by Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ).  The recognition was given at the Family Reunification Day event held by LSNJ on June 19th at the Law Center, One Constitution Square, in New Brunswick.

 of the nationwide American Bar Association Family Reunification Month celebration, the reception was an opportunity to acknowledge the success stories of the child welfare program and the people who make those stories possible. A successful reunification depends on the collective efforts of resource parents, caseworkers, judges, attorneys, support service providers, and parents themselves. Family Reunification Day highlights the extraordinary achievements that parents have made to reunite with their children, and honors the efforts of those involved in the child welfare system who seek to return children to their families.

Metz has been with Providence House Domestic Violence Services (PHDVS) since its inception in 1978.  In 2011, PHDVS provided shelter to 530 victims and children and assisted 1,145 individuals at the counseling center.

NAWBO South Jersey announces new Chapter President
Tracy Shields was installed as president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), South Jersey Chapter, in June 2012. As president, Shields has worked to transform the “vibe” of NAWBO and make it a fun, educational, and essential part of the networking community of South Jersey. With indispensable help from the new board of directors, she has expanded the board, increased membership and membership awareness, added more educational aspects to current events, and helped to create a more positive environment for members who are looking for better ways to market their businesses.

Shields is co-owner, along with her brothers Tim Shields and Michael Shields, of N3 Oceanic, Inc., maker of Res-Q® products —products such as Omega-3s designed for heart health with a focus on purity and sensational quality, and that are endorsed by celebrities such as Frankie Avalon, Dr. Oz Garcia and Hugh Douglas.

Shields graduated from Rutgers University–Camden, magna cum laude, with a degree in English Literature and Journalism. She is a Phi Beta Kappa and a published writer.

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