In her role as Assistant Commissioner, Kimberly reports directly to the Lieutenant Governor/Commissioner of DCA and serves as the official representative for the Commissioner of DCA, as assigned. Kimberly also serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Ethics Liaison Officer and OPRA Custodian for the Commissioner’s Office.
Kimberly has extensive experience as an attorney and prosecutor. She previously served as a municipal prosecutor in East Orange, and as an assistant prosecutor/section chief of the Bias Crimes and Community Relations Unit of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. She was a member of legal counsel for the State Commission of Investigation where she conducted confidential investigations about waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars. She also served as Chief of Staff for the Division of Rate Counsel for 12 years and as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Newark specializing in Employment Law and Labor Relations Matters.
In September 2010, she was appointed by the NJ State Supreme Court as an attorney member to the Fee Arbitration Committee. In 2012, the Chief Justice of the Court appointed Kimberly as the chair of District 5A for Essex County, NJ where she served as the district chair from 2012 until 2014. Kimberly also serves as an attorney member of the State Supreme Court Ethics Committee for district 5A conducting ethics investigations concerning allegations of attorney misconduct.
Kimberly is a graduate of Drew University (Theological Seminary), DMin., MDiv., Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. and Montclair State University, BA. She is admitted as an attorney in the State of New Jersey.