Culinary Specialist, Gloria Derteano, is a U.S. Navy veteran who served from 2007-2009. Gloria was awarded a National Defense Service Medal in recognition of her service.

Growing up in Hudson County, she eventually moved to Bergen County and now lives in Fairview. 

Gloria is a proud mother and has a passion for serving the veteran community. She currently works as a Program Manager for a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) with Eyes Inc of NJ-MOVES (Maximizing Opportunities for Veterans to Employment and Success) Program. HVRP is an employment-focused competitive grant program of the Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, the only federal grant to focus exclusively on competitive employment for homeless veterans. She also is a NJ Realtor.

Gloria’s favorite color is green, she enjoys stand-up comedy, reading, boxing, and spending time with her daughter and dog.

We honor her service to our nation.

Nominate a Veteran for #BergenCountyVeteranOfTheMonth

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you?

The #BergenCountyVeteranOfTheMonth social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

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.

New Jersey Veterans Network 

The New Jersey Veterans Network is a volunteer mobile outreach program that is completely dedicated to helping veterans and their families live a better life. The mission of NJVN is to create a system of Community Veteran Liaisons (CVL) whose role is to identify veterans and connect them with resources and solutions designed to meet their unique set of needs.

To contact the NJVN, you call their office at (973) 332-1556.

Picture of Commissioner Steve Tanelli

Commissioner Steve Tanelli

Steven A. Tanelli was elected to the Bergen County Board of Commissioners on November 6, 2012. Commissioner Tanelli served as Chairman in 2016 and 2021, Vice Chairman in 2015, and Chair Pro Tempore in 2020.

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