Freeholder Serena DiMaso was sworn in to her third elected term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders on Jan. 5, 2017. She served as deputy director in 2016, 2015 and 2013. Freeholder DiMaso was appointed to the board in 2012 to fill an unexpired term.
Prior to becoming a Freeholder, Serena DiMaso served on the Holmdel Township committee for ten years. She served as mayor from 2006 to 2010 and deputy mayor in 2011.
While on the township governing body, she chaired the Public Safety and Administration committees, co-chaired the Public Works committee and was a member of the township Planning Board. While serving Holmdel, DiMaso supported the preservation of open space in the township. She has also been an advocate for expanding shared services and responsible budgeting.
She currently serves on the Meridian Hospitals Corporation Board of Trustees, as Chairwoman of the Bayshore Hospital Foundation and as an active member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad. Some of her other community involvement activities include President of Village School Parent School Association and the William R. Satz School Parent Support Group, league president of the Holmdel Youth Athletic Association and teaching C. C. D. at St. Catharine's Roman Catholic Church.
Freeholder DiMaso is a Board member of the National Foundation for Women Legislators where she serves as Chair of Membership. She is also a member of the New Jersey School Employees’ Health Benefits Commission.
Ms. DiMaso has received recognition for her efforts as a county freeholder, including being honored with a 2015 Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Women of Distinction Award and nominated for the 2016 Athena Award. In 2015, Freeholder DiMaso was named Woman of the Year by the New Jersey Federation of Republican Woman.
Serena DiMaso holds a Juris Doctorate degree from St. John’s University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar. She is also a graduate of St. John’s University, College of Business Administration with a B.S. in management with minor concentrations in economics and marketing. She is also a 2004 graduate of the Christine Todd Whitman Excellence in Public Service Series.
Freeholder DiMaso is married to Dr. Gerald DiMaso and they have four children.