PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
August 1, 2023

Judith M. Persichilli

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Statement by New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli on the Passing of Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver

On behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Oliver family on the passing of Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver. She was a trailblazer for women, especially young women of color, in the state. She also led by example for all in her dedication to a lifetime of public service and unwavering commitment to equity, affordable housing, and improving the lives of New Jersey residents. As Commissioner of Health, I was especially proud to stand alongside her in the first days of COVID-19, when she led our initial response to the unprecedented pandemic. She leaves behind a legacy as a strong leader for all to follow.

Last Reviewed: 8/1/2023