Denise King MS RN
New Leadership ~ Better Results
Denise King is a healthcare professional who has been an intensive care nurse, CEO, and CNO in the Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) field for forty years. Denise is married to Christopher King and lives in Bedminster NJ. She has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. She has been an administrator for three large state developmental centers in New Jersey, Kentucky and Virginia overseeing budgets of multi-million dollar budgets. She has helped to increase capacity in the community for people with I/DD and help foster some of the deinstitutionalization from the centers in which she worked, yet creating continuums of care that would serve children and adults depending on their needs.
Denise’s Nursing training was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA; BS – Health Care Administration from Stockton State College, Pomona NJ; MSA – Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University, Michigan.
Denise has spent her whole life “giving back” from being involved with the All Sports Booster club in Buena, NJ where her daughter went to high school, to being on the Atlantic County Board of Trustees for the ARC of Atlantic County; President of the AADD( American Association for DevelopmentalDisabilities) in NJ bridging gaps in care for people with I/DD that also had mental health issues. She has been the Chair of the DDNA (Developmental Disabilities Association of Northern NJ) working to develop networks for all of the nursing working in the Northern NJ area for people with I/DD.
Denise is presently the Chief Nursing Officer for Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ. She supervises a budget of $7 million dollars with 75 hospital nurses, nurses in an Adult Medical Day program and nurses in the 5 group homes that Matheny operates.
Denise has been active in the Bedminster Democratic association for the past three years. She ran for Bedminster Township in 2017 and 2018.
With Denise’s executive administrative background in the healthcare field, she knows what it takes to run effective institutions. And with her community work, she knows what it takes to bring people together to work on common goals. If elected, she will bring that skill-set and zeal to the New Jersey General Assembly.
Fierce advocate for children and families.
While attending Yale University, Marisa Trofimov interned for Secretary of State John Kerry who was then a Senator from Massachusetts. After graduating from Yale, she worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) where she worked on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), among other legislation, before heading to law school at Seton Hall University. Rather than heading to a big law firm. Marisa headed into family law, specializing in difficult custody disputes, because it enabled her to fight for an individual, rather than a corporation. For the past decade, Marisa has been an attorney with a small law firm in Flemington, New Jersey where she is a partner.
During her time as an attorney, she has also served as a Trustee to the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Division, a member of the NJSBA’s Amicus Committee, and the NJSBA’s Professional Responsibility Committee. Marisa also taught Family Law at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and served volunteer positions within the legal profession, including handling cases on a pro bono basis.
Her most important job to date is being a mom. That is why she is running for the New Jersey GeneralAssembly. When Marisa looks at the world of politics and the decisions our elected representatives are making on our behalf, she has become increasingly worried about the future we are leaving our children.
With all of the dysfunction in Washington, DC, Marisa believes that state governments are becoming increasingly important to protecting our interests. Unfortunately, the current two Assemblymen representing the 23rd District have had a decade to make changes in Trenton, but they have shown that they are not capable of getting the job done. Being married to a Republican, Marisa has already shown in everyday life that she will absolutely be willing to reach across the aisle to better our State. She strongly believes that it is time for a change in Trenton to make sure that District 23 actually has a voice in the political process and to ensure that our values are represented.