Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory (IDEA) Board

Our Mission

The mission of the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory Board is to unify the residents of Harrison Township by advising the Township Committee and engaging in outreach to cultivate a diverse, respectful, just, safe, inclusive, equitable, compassionate, welcoming community. The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory (IDEA) Board builds connections among neighbors, engages with community services, gathers information about local needs and takes collaborative action.


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Membership’s Strategic Intent


The Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory Board will seek to attract members that are interested and compassionate about diversity issues, can respect different viewpoints, are action­ oriented, and have personal experience that will provide empathy and community understanding regarding issues of diversity and will contribute to a diverse Board. The Township Committee will consider the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory Board goals and mission when selecting the initial slate of members.




Chairperson: Jenifer Andiorio, Term Ends: 12/31/2023
Vice Chairperson: Margo Brooks Carthon, Term Ends: 12/31/2023
Secretary: Elyse Bittner Pekarchik, Term Ends: 12/31/2024
Secretary: Sarah Zuba, Term Ends: 12/31/2025


Board Members

Matthew Brown, Term Ends 12/31/25
Lisa Mosley, Term Ends: 12/31/2025
Aman Shurbaji, Term Ends: 12/31/2025
Dollie Mann-Wells, Term Ends: 12/31/2024


Community Liaisons



The IDEA Board welcomes volunteers to contribute to its projects and events in many capacities. Contact or join members at a meeting for more information.

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Please send your contact information to if you would like to join our mailing list for information on upcoming events and initiatives!

Contact Information


Anonymous Reporting

The IDEA Board provides members of the community a completely anonymous portal to report a suggestion, idea, need, or concern regarding inclusivity in the Township. The IDEA Board will look into each reported concern and follow up as needed with the appropriate support.



What is your impression of our town? Are residents and visitors welcomed, included, and supported? Please share your experiences with the IDEA Advisory Board in our Harrison Township Community Survey