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O.C.E.A.N., Inc. (New Jersey Community Action Agency) Recognized at the 30th Annual Whitesboro Reunion “Pearls of Wisdom” Family Festival in Cape May County, New Jersey

Presentation Photo with Oprah: (L-r) Front Row Meg Saunders, Ocean Inc. Head Start; Anita Woolery, Ocean Inc. Board Chair; Oprah Winfrey, CEO and Chief Creative Officer; Channell Wilkins, Ocean Inc. President/CEO Tracey Triniwell, Ocean Inc. Board Treasurer; Back Row – Stedman Graham, Executive Director of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, Inc.; Sharon Hopson, Ocean Inc. Head Start; Glynis Jean Wray, Ocean Inc. Board Policy Council Liaison and Fred Rush, Ocean Inc. Board Vice Chair.

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. President/CEO Channell Wilkins and the agency Board of Trustees were recognized by Bernie Blanks, President/CEO of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, Inc. for providing continued and valued support of the Whitesboro Community Food Pantry and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Math (STEMM) Program newly introduced to the community by O.C.E.A.N., Inc. this year and as a result of funding through the NJDCA Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

In attendance were Oprah Winfrey, CEO and Chief Creative Officer – Guest Speakers included Stedman Graham, Executive Director of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, Inc.,  Middle Township Police Chief Christopher M. Leusner, Dr. Barbara Gaba (Keynote Speaker) and the first African American Woman President at Atlantic Cape Community College, Mayor of Middle Township Michael Clark and other invited guests. More details to follow in the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Ocean Tides Newsletter………..

Oprah Winfrey is introduced to the audience at the Whitesboro Family Festival.