Freeholder Adam J. Taliaferro is serving his first term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Gloucester County and was elected in November 2011. Freeholder Taliaferro oversees and serves as the liaison for the Department of Health and Human Services which includes the Division of Health, the Division of Senior Services, the Division of Disability Services, the Office of the Medical Examiner, the Division of Transportation, the Transportation Advisory Board, Disability Advisory Council, Human Relations Commission, Youth Services Commission, Commission for Women, the Human Services Advisory Council and the Division of Social Services.
Adam is employed with Bristol Myers Squibb. Adam resides in Woolwich Township with his wife. He is the founding board member of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, which provides emotional, financial and educational support to student-athletes who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries.
Adam Taliaferro was a Penn State football player who suffered a spinal-cord injury after tackling an opponent headfirst during his freshman year. He was told that he had only a small chance of ever walking again due to the injury, but was able to overcome his paralysis and walked out of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in just four months. He graduated from Penn State, on time, in 2005, and is a 2008 graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Camden.
Adam has received has received many awards, including the 2009 Philadelphia Sports Writers Humanitarian Award and Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Award. He was also the honorary chairman for the 2002 Special Olympics Summer Games.
ADAM J. TALIAFERRO (Democrat)
2 SOUTH BROAD STREET
WOODBURY, NJ 08096
(856) 853-3384 Phone
(856) 853-3298 Fax
TERM EXPIRES 12/31/14