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.


“Attending Asbury Park’s Call to Collaboration was my launch for my girl-centered mentoring program. It was an informative and educational experience that I will forever value. I appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with community members from all walks of life.”

– Angela Ahbez-Anderson – Board Member & four-term President, Asbury Park School District (Asbury Park)