Anthony is currently the Hillsborough Township Administrator of Hillsborough, NJ and former Mayor of Hillsborough.

His most notable contributions while on the Hillsborough Township Committee include the establishment of the Hillsborough Senior Center,  tax exemption for 100% disabled Veterans, and the inclusion of all children, those with and without special needs, into the Township Recreation Programs (winning the Governor’s Award).  Anthony developed and helped raise $100,000 to build the first Inclusive Playground in Somerset County.  He was the recipient of the Somerset County Disability Advocate Award and has dedicated many volunteer hours to a number of organizations, such as the Knight of Columbus, OAR, Special Olympics, and UNICO.

Anthony previously worked for The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Department, Empower Somerset, and AT&T for 20 years.  He is the proud father of two children, Danielle and Vincent.

He started his journey working with children and adults on the autism spectrum when he was a freshman in high school volunteering with the Special Olympics.  He realized at a young age the importance of celebrating the abilities one has, rather than focusing on the disabilities.  He began volunteering, coaching and raising money for children with special needs.  Today, he is a leading advocate for children and adults on the autism spectrum, and actively encourages community volunteerism.  He feels very fortunate to have an extremely talented team of volunteers in NJ.  The OAR NJ team supports outreach and local events, including runs for autism, and raises money for autism research.

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Anthony Ferrera

M.S. Management

OAR Board of Directors
President OAR NJ
Member, UNICO of Hillsborough
Member, Knights of Columbus Council 1432
Hillsborough, NJ

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“When I speak with parents that have children who have just been diagnosed with autism, there is nothing more rewarding than sharing experiences, encouragement, and resources to let them know that they are not alone on their journey.” 
Anthony Ferrera