Ana Duarte McCarthy has lived in Bernards Township for 26 years with her husband, Michael. They have a daughter, Alissa, who attended and graduated from Bernards Township public schools, and their beloved labradors, George and Sam.
McCarthy was a senior executive at Citi for more than two decades. She led the company’s global strategy for hiring and developing diverse talent, fostering an inclusive work environment, and ensuring management accountability. Afterward, she joined the Forte Foundation as the Director of Corporate Partners, responsible for new business development. Now, she is the principal of a business consulting firm headquartered in Bernards Township.
McCarthy has a long record of community service in local nonprofits, the schools and township government. Since 2015, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Somerset County YMCA. She was an officer, and chaired the annual fundraising campaign for five years, bringing in essential support to this community organization.
She has served on the township Golf Advisory Committee since 2017, and was a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. McCarthy was an active volunteer within the schools,as a parent advisor to the former William Annin Middle School Ski Club; Co-Chair of Ridge High School’s Balloons in June fundraiser and the Teacher Appreciation luncheons.
She also volunteered as an assistant coach for seven years in the town’s recreation basketball program.
Ana received a Masters in Education, Counseling and Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Biology from Lafayette College.
“As a longtime resident of Bernards Township, I want to preserve what is best in our community while addressing areas of opportunity for our community to further excel. Being entrusted to serve on the Township Committee to help lead and influence our pathway forward is an honor I take quite seriously,” said McCarthy. “I will bring a different voice into our local government, which is now composed of members from a single political group. Better solutions are developed when alternative perspectives are considered and our community will reap the benefit. I’m excited and proud to be running with Lily Wong, who brings talent, enthusiasm to serve, and a unique set of experiences to our community.”