About this Speaker
Angela V. McKnightBioAngela V. McKnight,elected as the 1st African American Assemblywomanfor the 31st District for the State of New Jersey in 2015 and was is serving her 3rdterm. She sits on the following committees:Chairwoman of HomelandSecurity and State Preparedness, Health Committee and SeniorServices Committee. Angela is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). She is also the Carepreneur, who is the Founder & CEO of the 501(c)3nonprofit organization AngelaCARES, Inc.AngelaCARES, Inc. is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ with its first chapter in Las Vas, Nevada and in collaboration withUnited Methodist Communities PineRidge of Montclair and Montclair Public Library, the Senior Spaceoperates in Montclair, NJand United Methodist Communities Covenant Place Senior Space in Plainfield, NJ. The organizationwas incorporated on October 20, 2011. AngelaCARES, Inc.motto is “A Passion to Care. The Ability to Help.” The mission is to serve as an advocate and support system for senior citizens, their caregivers, and a mentor to the youth by educating and empowering them to volunteer. We are committed to strengthening communities by enhancing the quality of life through thesegenerations.In addition to Angela running AngelaCARES, Inc., she is the owner of Care About You, LLC. Care About You, LLC provides consultant services to caregivers and agencies to assist and help the elderly population. She also conducts speaking engagements, training, mentoring and business consulting as the Carepreneurand has a retail business, Thank HER Now, where she empowers, encourages and inspires women to thank each other!Angela is a self-published author of her first book called Caregiver's Guide to Helping Seniors Eat Healthy.In her book she shares her caregiving experiences to help caregivers assist their Senior Loved One (SLO) eat healthy.Angela is an activist, advocate, author, entrepreneur, mentor, educator, innovatorandtrainer who possess a BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix, 25 years of experience working in the customer service arena and a technical background. She is a certified New Jersey State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Vice-chair Greenville Community Partnership, Jersey City, NJ, Chair of Hudson County Long Term Recovery Committee, Advisor for PURE I.M.A.G.E.S., Inc., Chair of theHudson County Long Term Recovery Committee, Advisor of Forever Girls Inc., committee member on Lutheran Senior LIFE Advisory Committee, Board Member ofAllianceCommunity HealthcareformerlyHorizon Family Success Center, Advisory Council for the RSVP Center of Essex & Hudson Counties, former Live Richer Challenge Leader for the Budgetnista Money Challenge, Board Member of the Jersey City Community Charter School, Board Member of United Way of Hudson County, Advisory Board Member of Jersey City Public Schools Community Schools, NJCU Health Sciences UndergraduateAdvisory Board Member, Honorary Member of the Jersey City Golden Door Rotary Cluband Treasurer of Black Wall Street Jersey City.Angela works with many community organizations and individual helping the community with community feedings, youth empowerment, community give back and educational events.
Angela is a recipient of many awards such as the Sandra Cunningham’s 2012 "It’s All About You Award", a recipient of PS3 PTA African American Heritage as the Person of the Present award, a recipient of Jersey City 15th annual “Women of Action” award, received of appreciation during 2013 National Night by the City of Jersey City, May 2014 –“Entrepreneur of the year” by Forever Girls, LLC, 2015 Pioneer Wall of Fame, 2015 Trailblazer Nora O. Fant Award, 2015 Dare to Make a Difference Award from Sarah’s Daughter, 2016 KiddiePreneur Entrepreneur Award, Girls, Live, Love, Laugh 2016 Women Who Claps Award, National Action Network 2016 Fannie Lou Hamer, Congressman Donald Payne Jr. 2016 “Women for Payne,” 2016 Community Leader Award by Forever Girls, 2016 Community Leader of the Year award by Young Women Making Moves, Chosen Generation Ministerial Alliance, Inc. Hidden Figures 2017 Award, 2017 Generosity and dedicated service to the community award by Circula Hispano Americano de Bayonne. Blacks in Law Enforcement Servicing the Community-2017 Community Warrior Award, New Jersey Black Deaf Advocate, Inc. 2017 Support Award, Fifteen Together Foundation -2017 Stellar Community Service Award, PACCAL-2017Excellent as a Government Official AwardandThe Ethical Community Charter School -2018 Gala Honoree Award, Jersey City Fashion Week –2018 Person of Influence Award,US Senator Robert Menendez 2019 Community OutreachAward, 2019 Community Impact Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Shiloh Baptist Church Women's Ministry "Celebration of Women Elected Officials Award, 2019 Bergen Lafayette Montessori School Red Rod Award, 2019 National Organization Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Northern New Jersey Award for Woman of ExcellenceandCommunity Leader Impact award by Uprising Starsand NJCU’s 31stAnnualMLKScholarship“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”Award Angela is an Adjunct Faculty at New Jersey City University. She is a Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy Instructor. She is also an alumnus of Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. Angela has been on Rising Tide Capital billboard for their Community Business Academy Program.Angela speaks at conferences, events, seminars, workshops and panels on various topics engaging and educating the community. Angela has started several Facebook pages such as The Grandma Moment, The Black Truth, Positive JC, The Journey of Running a Nonprofit, the Awesome MarchersGroup, Legacy MakersGroup, the GEMs (Girls EmpowermentMovement) groupand Thank HER Now group.She is also the co-host of Fortress of Care Podcast and is a Contributor to The ChicPeaJC Blog. Angela currently resides in her hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey. She is a mother of two children (18and 26), happily married to her high school sweetheart and a Grandma to her first GrandsonJordan, who is 2 years old! Working with people has become one of her primary interests, along with caring for others. Her passion and drive to help others and her community truly reflects in her actions. Angela believes helping, mentoring, empowering, and supporting are key factors in making a positive impact in peoples’ lives. She is friendly, dedicated, and a compassionate person. She reveals these great traits through her actions.Contact InformationAngela V. McKnight Email: firstname.lastname@example.org