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The Princeton Senior Resource Center, a nonprofit group that supports programs for seniors, has appointed Drew A. Dyson as its new executive director beginning March 19.

Board member Liz Charbonneau led the four-month search for a new executive director for the group.

Dyson has spent the last 18 years in a variety of ecclesial positions within the Methodist Church, most recently as district superintendent, Raritan Valley District of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference overseeing administrative leadership and program development for 63 churches across central New Jersey. He grew up in Princeton, where his father was a pastor at Princeton United Methodist Church.

He returned to study at Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned a master of divinity and Ph.D. in education and formation. Dyson says he believes his leadership experience can be leveraged to positively impact PSRC’s work. “I am excited about the possibilities ahead and look forward to continuing the story of PSRC’s work within the greater Princeton community,” he says.

He credits his parents, both of whom worked with aging communities, as instilling in him an early respect for seniors.

Dyson takes over from retiring executive director Susan Hoskins, who led PSRC for more than 17 years.

Princeton Senior Resource Center 45 Stockton Street, Suzanne Patterson Building, Princeton 08540. 609-924-7108. Drew A. Dyson, executive director. www.princetonsenior.org.

New Jersey State Nurses Association/Institute for Nursing, 1479 Pennington Road, Trenton 08618. 609-883-5335. Judy Schmidt, CEO. www.njsna.org.

The New Jersey State Nurses Association has made Kate Gillespie its new president and named Mary Ellen Levine president-elect.

“I am honored to lead New Jersey’s nurses at this critical time in our health care system,” Gillespie said. “In spending time with nurses throughout the Garden State, I know there are many nursing practice and patient care issues to be addressed. I look forward to working on key legislative matters, including combating the opioid crisis and working through the impact of potential legalization of recreational marijuana in New Jersey.”

Gillespie, a registered nurse, is the assistant vice president of Orthopedic/Spine Service Line at the Virtua Joint Replacement Institute in Marlton.

Gillespie was made president-elect in 2017. The new president-elect this year is Mary Ellen Levine, a hospice nurse with the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey and adjunct faculty at Caldwell University.

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