Puiwan Lily Wong, her husband, Jeff, and three children, moved to Bernards Township in 2020. She was recently appointed by the mayor to serve on the Bernards Township Municipal Alliance, which strives to educate our youth about the damaging effects of addiction to tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
Wong co-founded a summer camp for kids focused on hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and math and currently serves as program director. Previously, she had various roles in corporate finance, strategic planning and business development at Pfizer and was an auditor of publicly-traded companies and not-for-profit organizations at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She earned a Bachelor's degree in accounting from The University of Pennsylvania and Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
“Born to immigrants of modest means in public housing to graduating Harvard Business School, my life journey has proved that education, entrepreneurship, tenacity, and motivation are powerful tools for lifting an individual's intellectual, financial, and community standing,” Wong said. “The same goes for our community. We must invest in our community with our time, education, experience, and expertise so our children are prepared for the opportunities of the future and so there is a greater sense of connectedness among our residents. I hope to help our town develop new programs like restaurant week to support local businesses which will create more jobs and tax revenue for the community. We have a wonderful town with a great school system, services, and parks that support better health and community spirit. I’m honored to be considered for a seat on the Township Committee so I can work to make Bernards Township even better and am thrilled to be running with Ana McCarthy, an amazing advocate for our community.”