Steve Tanelli

Steve Tanelli

Bergen County Veteran of the Week: Louisa Ghiberti-Toledo

Louisa Ghiberti-Toledo enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1987. Rising to the rank of Sergeant, she applied to receive a direct commission and was selected to become an officer and Army Nurse. Ms. Toledo left the U.S. Army Reserves in 2001 with the rank of 1st Lieutenant with her final assignment at the Headquarters, 78th Training Division based in Edison, New Jersey. 

She is currently employed as a Heart Transplant Nurse Practitioner in the Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Recently, she was awarded the prestigious Nurse Excellence Award for Advanced Practice Nurse, which is given to only one nurse practitioner at Newark Beth Israel. She was given the award for her work ethic and dedication to her patients. Throughout the pandemic, she worked tirelessly both at the hospital’s heart transplant ward, but also as a volunteer administrating COVID-19 tests in her hometown. Prior to her current employment, she was ICU nurse at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Ms. Toledo graduated with her Master’s as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Rutgers College of Nursing in 2013, winning the prestigious Elizabeth M. Fenalson Award for outstanding achievement in graduate study in April 2013. 

As a member of American Legion Post 162 in Hillsdale, Louisa regularly gives presentations to students in the Hillsdale Public Schools and at Pascack Valley High School about her time in the Army for Veteran’s Day. She has served on the Hillsdale Board of Health for over six years and ran for Hillsdale Town Council in 2017. Louisa has also served as the President of the Pascack Valley High School Parent Faculty Organization and Ann Blanche Smith School Parent Teacher Organization. 

Thank you for your service!

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Bergen County Division of Veteran Services

The Division of Veterans Services was established in 1977 to provide resident veterans and their dependents with information and assistance in obtaining earned entitlements from federal, state, and local governments, as well as any that are available from the private sector.

Through a quarterly newsletter and direct client contact, the division provides Bergen’s veterans organizations and their auxiliaries and individual residents with up-to-date benefit information.

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Commissioner Steve Tanelli

Commissioner Steve Tanelli

Steven A. Tanelli was elected to the Bergen County Board of Commissioners on November 6, 2012. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. He has previously served as both Chairman in 2016 and Chair Pro Tempore in 2020.

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