Meet The Team


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Melanie Thiel

Executive Director

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Colleen O'Neill

Interim Executive Assistant ​

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Daniel Hirshberg

Public Relations Consultant

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Board of Directors

Executive Committee 

President: Vincent Iannelli, Pasta Grill by Enzo

1st Vice President:  Angela Bridygham, Esoteric Jiu Jitsu Academy

2nd Vice President: Ellen Perkins, Gaia's Gifts

Secretary: Michael Yates, Michael F. Yates & Co. 

Treasurer: Jeff Smith, Smith Motors

Board of Directors

Cynthia Valle, Hairmazing 

Dr. Nancy Grewal, West Washington Family Dentistry

Bob Valinski, Borough Resident

Angela Bridygham, Esoteric Jiu Jitsu Academy 

Ellen Perkins, Gaia's Gifts

Ajay Gaglani, Williams Irish Tavern

Amgad Khalil, property owner 

Scott Severns, NJ School of Woodwork

Michael Yates, Michael F. Yates & Co.

Jeff Smith, Smith Motors

Vincent Ianelli, Pasta Grill by Enzo 

Ethel Conry, Washington Borough Deputy Mayor

Josephine Noone, Washington Borough Councilwoman

Washington Borough Manager

Chris Knoll, Knoll-DeVoe Funeral Home 

Executive Committee - Photo Credit: Dan Hirshberg

When are Board of Director Meetings?

Board of Director meetings are held at the WBID office, 21 Belvidere Avenue, at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month with the the following exceptions: No meeting in July. No meeting in September. The February meeting is our annual Recognition Reception date. 

Meetings will be held via Zoom and in person until further notice. 


Board meetings are open to all members and the community as well, however if there is a particular item you would like to discuss and have added to the agenda, please notify the Executive Director or President in advance of the meeting.