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In Nov. 2021 after ten years of our evolving mission and impact, we changed our name to Gathering Ground. You may still find reference to our old name Creative New Jersey in posts created prior to Nov. 2021.

Gathering Ground benefits from the active participation and wisdom of dozens of individuals who serve as members of our local community-based Host Teams.

Hammonton Host Team

Blueberries on the bush

Dan Bachalis, Hammonton Sesquicentennial Committee
Elsie Baez, Hammonton Pentecostal Assembly of God
Michael Cagno, Noyes Museum of Art
Eileen Conran-Folks, Stockton University | Hammonton
Deon Davis, Stockton University
Jim Donio, The Eagle Theatre
Michael Hozik, Hammonton Planning Board
Cassie Iacovelli, MainStreet Hammonton
Lynne Lucca, Lucca Realty
Jose Martinez, Grandaire Booking
Amy Menzel, Hammonton Environmental Commission
Carol Orsi, Hammonton Lions Club
Pastor Anthony Parise, Victory Bible Church
Emily Pavesi, Hammonton High School
Rich Rehmann, ARH Associates, Inc.
Gabrielle Sirolli, St. Joseph High School
Lacey Weissman, Hammonton High School
Anthony Parise, Victory Bible Church
Christina Birchler, Richard Stockton University of NJ
Richard Rehmann, ARH Associates Inc.


“During the process, a wonderful synergy has developed. The weekly Host Team meetings have united our Host Team, and forged new relationships between us all, as well as the businesses and community organizations that we represent. I applaud Gathering Ground for helping communities look at themselves through a process that embraces inclusivity, accountability and openness.”

– Rachael Faillace – Chair, Rahway Call to Collaboration Host Team | Former Executive Director, Rahway Arts District (Rahway)