Council Member, Irvington, New Jersey
Mrs. Charnette Frederic was first elected on May 8th, 2012 as the West Ward Council member and was sworn in on July 1st, 2012. On May 13th, 2014, she was elected as the council-at-large and was sworn in on July 1st, 2014. She is married to Joseph Betissan Frederic with one amazing son. Councilwoman Frederic is known for mobilizing the community and rallying support for worthy causes.
Mrs. Frederic was born in Cazale, Haiti, where she attended and graduated from Saint Trinitė, a primary school and later attended College Saint Pierre, a secondary school. In 1996, her twin brothers, mother and she rejoined her father in Irvington NJ. She had an associate degree majored in Biology at Essex County College, graduated in 1999. She acquired her Bachelor degree majored in Biology minored in Chemistry at Rutgers University, New Jersey, 2001. Mrs. Frederic obtained a Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Seton Hall University, New Jersey, 2005. She had a New Jersey licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Since 2002, Charnette Frederic is a Senior Scientist at Roche Molecular Systems, a division of Hoffmann-La Roche, Diagnostic Company.
Over the years, Mrs. Frederic has been active in numerous organizations. She is a member of Fondation des Cazaliens D’Outre Mer (FOCOM), National Action Network, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Durand Block association, American College of Health Care Administrator, Florence Avenue School Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and the National Haitian-American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON).
She founded Charnette Frederic Civic Association, a non-profit organization 501(c)3, committed to create opportunities for people to come together and celebrate the community, coordinate activities, and develop projects to promote community involvement. She championed sustainability in Irvington through Irvington Green Team. Mrs. Frederic is passionate about serving Irvington community.