I was born and raised on a farm in Englishtown and attended Freehold Boro High School. After four memorable years at the Boro I continued my education at Seton Hall University School of Nursing where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. For over 50 years I have remained active in the nursing and health care community.
In addition to my career as a nurse, I am the proud mother and grandmother of seven children and 28 grandchildren. My sons now manage the construction company my husband and I founded 51 years ago. My family and I have always recognized the importance of giving back and through our company have been involved with the Jersey Shore Medical Center’s Hope Sheds Light program, First Step program for newly released prisoners, and Veterans hiring programs.
I have lived in the Borough for nearly my entire life, and continue to serve and be active in the community. My involvement in Downtown Freehold Partnership is a part of my deep commitment to the success and prosperity of our town and all of its residents, and I hope that I, Lori Annetta, and Mike Lichardi can earn your vote this November
Lori Annetta is a Financial Services professional having spent the past 35 years supporting Banks, Broker Dealers & global Investment Management firms. Over the years, her career has taken her to far reaching corners of the world and gave her the opportunity to experience many cultures and to work with wonderful people from around the globe. Following college graduation, her young adult life began as an Army wife, stationed at multiple army posts around the United States and in Europe; working, engaged in military family support units and raising 3 daughters. More than 22 years ago a military transfer relocated Lori's family to New Jersey where they have called Monmouth County, Marlboro and Freehold home ever since.
Lori spent a number of years active in Pop Warner coaching teams while in AZ, OK and NJ. As a Corporate Chairperson within JP Morgan, she also oversees a number of philanthropic initiatives that are designed to support children in the inner-city throughout Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. Recently Lori was appointed to the Freehold Borough Historical Preservation Committee and as a member of that committee is tasked with maintaining and protecting the historical integrity of our borough.
Since relocating to Freehold in 1998, my family I have been active residents of our community. A parent of three Freehold Borough students, I have also been a school board member since 2009 and continue to serve as board president in my final term. During my tenure on the school board I have been privileged to preside during the school’s most critical point in its history. Working with residents, administrators, and state and local legislatures, the board was able to rescue our overcrowded and underfunded district allowing it to continue being one of the best in the state.
As a 20-year veteran volunteer firefighter with the Freehold Fire Department; member of the Medical Reserve Corps of the County Health Department; former coach and board member of Freehold Little League Baseball; and teacher of religious education at St. Rose of Lima School, my roots and commitment to the Borough and its residents runs deep and proud.
Professionally, I’m a doctor of podiatric medicine and a physician associate with over thirty years' experience. In addition, I’ve completed a fellowship program with the NYS Department of Health. This program provided training and experience in governmental and political issues of medically disenfranchised and special needs populations. As a resident from a culturally diverse family, particularly Italian and Hispanic, my personal and professional experience can bring forth a relevant perspective on Borough issues.