Award named in honor of former chairperson

FREEHOLD, NJ: Fifth annual Earl Thomas Teasley Humanitarian Award to be presented by the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission (MCHRC)  to Violeta Peters at their meeting February 2, 2015

The award will be presented at 4:15 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2015 following an open 3:30 p.m. business meeting at the Agriculture Building Conference Room, west entrance, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ. The public is invited to attend this free ceremony. RSVPs are suggested.

Violeta Peters, B.A., M.A. was born in Puerto Rico and came to the U.S. at the age of nine. A resident of Long Branch, she has held numerous nursing and leadership positions in the health field. Since September 2003 she has been Chief Executive Officer of Acute Care Health System at CentraState.

Volunteering and serving her community has always been Peters's passion. She has served as an officer of the Long Branch Board of Education and the Monmouth County School Board.

Peters is a member of the Monmouth County Work Force Investment Board and a commissioner of the Monmouth County Recreation Board. She presides over the Latin American Association of Monmouth County and is a member of the Monmouth Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns.

Throughout Peters's successful career, she has been an active member of the community, focusing her involvement in efforts that promote academic advancement and cultural awareness.

More information about Ms. Peters is available here.

Earl Thomas Teasley, for whom the award is named, was the chairman of the MCHRC at the time of his death in April 2010. Teasley was a noted advocate for social justice, a beloved counselor and an assistant professor at Brookdale Community College.

Information about Teasley may be found here.

For additional information about the presentation and to RSVP contact: Carolyn Schwebel, MCHRC Communications Chair, at 732-291-4257, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.