Former Republican Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini joins Mercury advisory board

Former Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini is joining the New Jersey team of Mercury‘s advisory board. Most recently, Angelini was the CEO of Preferred Behavioral Health Group, one of the state’s leading behavioral health care organizations.

“Mary Pat Angelini has an impressive career serving the people of New Jersey and is an important voice on some of the most difficult issues affecting families,” Mercury Partner Michael Soliman, who leads the New Jersey and Pennsylvania offices, said. “By joining our advisory board, Mary Pat brings her distinguished experience in both the public and private sector to Mercury, strengthening our position as a leading bipartisan firm, which will greatly benefit our team and our clients.”

Angelini is recognized as one of New Jersey’s most respected leaders on behavioral health care issues. She has devoted her career to fighting for children and families. From 2008 to 2016, she served in the New Jersey Legislature. As the Republican assemblywoman representing the 11th Legislative District, Angelini was the prime sponsor of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights and the “Lifeline” legislation. While serving as the ranking member of the Health and Human Services Committee, Angelini wrote legislation to improve conditions at state psychiatric hospitals.

Before joining Preferred Behavioral Health Group, Angelini served as executive director of Prevention First, where she oversaw programs dealing with issues like substance use, violence and bullying.

“I am proud to join the bipartisan, talented team at Mercury,” Angelini said. “The chance to work with such a world-class firm and its high caliber of clients is an exciting opportunity and a wonderful new chapter of my career.”

Angelini served as a program development specialist with Monmouth County’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, where she coordinated Monmouth County’s local coalitions to prevent substance abuse.

“The addition of Mary Pat Angelini to our advisory board is exciting news for our firm,” Mercury Partner Mo Butler said. “Mary Pat’s reputation and experience will be a huge asset to Mercury and will reinforce our ability to provide the highest level of service to our clients.”

Among her many current leadership roles, Angelini serves as the chair of the Human Services Advisory Council of Monmouth County, and as vice chair of the 200 Club of Monmouth County. She also sits on the executive board of the Monmouth Ocean Development Council and the Brookdale Community College board of trustees. Lauded for her commitment to New Jersey families and her leadership in the business community, Angelini is the recipient of numerous awards from local, state and national organizations.

“Having known Mary Pat for many years, I am confident her experience and service to the people of New Jersey will be a huge asset to Mercury,” said Randy Minniear, managing director at Mercury. “I look forward to working with Mary Pat as we grow Mercury’s unparalleled service to support our clients’ success.”