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steering committee

For information on our new and growing chapter, please contact Chapter Leaders Pam Brownstein at or Ann Freedman at We look forward to hearing from you!!

Meet our Chapter co-chairs:

Pamela Brownstein has spent most of her career in journalism and related fields. She worked as the executive editor of the New Jersey Law Journal and before that as a business writer and federal court reporter for The Associated Press, among other media jobs. Pamela now has a business that creates content for law firms, other professionals, businesses and nonprofits. 
In 2013, she helped create TTN’s North-Central New Jersey Chapter.  She says TTN connects many people looking for answers to the same question: what enriching experiences and opportunities are next? Pamela and her husband live in Scotch Plains, NJ.       

Ann Freedman says she “flunked retirement.” In 2015, she retired from the Port Authority of NY and NJ, where she worked on commercial projects ranging from the new World Trade Center to Newark Airport’s retail and restaurants. She now works as a consultant for AECOM, an engineering firm that specializes in large infrastructure projects. She lives in Westfield, NJ with her husband – they enjoy traveling and visiting family in the US and abroad. 
Ann credits TTN with opening doors to meeting new faces from different backgrounds. She says it’s a unique place to make good friends – something that is special in this stage of our lives

Meet our Chapter Steering Committee members:

Gwynne McConkey went the non-profit route and joined the staff of the Newark Museum in development after a wonderful career as a television operations and technology executive,  She quickly decided that she preferred a diverse portfolio of volunteer work, family support and traveling to another fulltime job. 
Demoting herself to volunteer, she remains passionate about the Newark Museum.   She has also found a home at TTN, enjoying the comradery of an interesting and diverse group of women.  
Gwynne lives in Fort Lee with her husband Michael.  They enjoy theater, film and active travel.   

Judy Glick returned to school in 1990 to complete her undergraduate and master’s degrees, both degree are in social work. She worked as Director of Social Services in nursing homes and has been in private practice for 20 years providing psychotherapy services to the homebound elderly and disabled.
A close friend encouraged her to join the NY chapter of TTN about 12 years ago. After a couple of years she organized a peer group in Bergen County, NJ and became the peer group chair when TTN’s North/Central New Jersey chapter was formed. Judy lives in Midland Park.

Rosemary Byrne joined TTN as she was winding down a 30+ year career as a litigator and corporate lawyer and beginning her “next act.” A resident of Englewood, she has switched the focus of her “counselling” from law to life and retirement planning and now serves as a coach and mentor for senior lawyers and other business professionals. She chairs our Culture Mavens and Program Planning Sub-Committee and is always looking to find events and speakers to inform and interest our members. If you wish to join her sub-committee and help plan the events you want to see presented, you can contact her at

Carla Loffredo, a veteran of the Communications Industry, semi-retired in 2013 as a senior executive at GroupM. While continuing to do project work, Carla looked to expand her circle of friends, contacts and interests beyond the communications field. Upon the suggestion of a dear friend in Atlanta who is a TTN member. Carla joined TTN in 2013 and became a member of the NJWIT peer group. TTN has provided her the opportunity to share new experiences and develop friendships with terrific women.
As the TTN NJ Communications Co- Chair, responsible for promoting and sharing the various activities of the Northern NJ/Bergen Peer groups.

Miriam Rinn is retired and lives in northern NJ, where she has resided for several decades. She has worked as a children's book editor, a freelance writer and editor, and a communications manager for a nonprofit organization. She is the author of the children's novel "The Saturday Secret," which was recently selected by PJ Our Way.  She also writes an arts & culture blog for the Jewish Standard/Times of Israel website. She has two married sons and four granddaughters, with whom she loves spending time. As the TTN NJ Communications Co- Chair, Miriam is responsible for promoting and sharing the various activities of the Northern NJ/Bergen Peer groups.