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Denise Fernandes
Board Co-Chair


Denise Fernandes was born in Mozambique that used to be a Portuguese colony. She worked for two years as the  Latino Outreach for as well as Events and Volunteer coordinator for New Jersey for Governor Murphy. For the past 14 years she represented President Obama in New Jersey as the Latino Outreach. for Organizing for Action and Obama for America. 

At the present she represents President Obama through All on The Line.

As a member of Obama for America and Organization for Action (OFA). Denise developed relationships with many diplomats country advisors community leaders and the public who share the passion for connecting with the underserved community.


Denise also serves on New Jersey Performing Arts (NJPAC) as the Latino Advisory Committee, Union County Interfaith. She is an Advisor to the Fatherhood Initiative Inc. for Union County and Latino Outreach for the Interfaith of Union County. She is also a member of the Member of White House Hispanic Prosperity-under President Biden and member of the White House Hispanic Initiative -under President Obama. Denise serves as Portugal Country Chair, and Honorary Life Member All Ladies League and Women Economic Forum.


Denise holds a BA in English and a Masters in Arts in American Literature. She speaks, reads and writes Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. She 

received an honorary degree in Governance and Leadership from United Graduate College and Seminary.


Denise formed and created The Fernandes Initiative and is Co-founder of La Via al Éxito, a non profit organization focusing on Education.


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