Commissioner Edward Osborne was appointed as a member to the Board of Commissioners on August 3, 2011. Mr. Osborne currently serves as Councilman At-Large for the City of Newark and represents the New Jersey Building Construction Laborers District Council at a municipal, county, state and federal level. Mr. Osborne has extensive experience in urban planning relating to green construction concepts. His extensive experience helps him to comply with any and all regulations of governing construction. His goal is to help Newark residents who are economically challenged to gain independence and to enhance the quality of life for moderate and low income individuals, seniors and families with children. He is a graduate of the National Labor College and founder of the Second Street Block Association.
Commissioner Martinique W. Costa was appointed as a member of the Board of Commissioners on July 1, 2014. Ms. Costa currently works for Laborers Eastern Region Organizing Fund. As an organizer, Ms. Costa has worked with community members in New Jersey, New York and Delaware on residential construction projects in their city. Her work in areas such of organizing, management, and customer service are beneficial experiences that will add value for the residents of Newark Housing Authority.
Commissioner Fausto Baez was appointed as a member to the Board of Commissioners on April 29, 2016. Mr. Baez currently serves as the Director of the Dominican Parade and Festival of Essex County. Mr. Baez is an active resident in his community who has been recognized by the city for his participation in various community engagement activities.
Commissioner Norma Gonzalez is A lifelong resident of the City of Newark with vast experience in the private sector, municipal, state and federal government policies and procedures. She is presently a Director at Newark Community Economic Development Corp, Newark CEDC.
She was previously the Assistant Businesses Administrator and Director of Workforce Training for the City of Newark. She is skilled in legislation, department financial budgets, procurement, contract compliance, human resource and staff development. She attended Rutgers University and has several certifications/licenses and real estate, federal/state budgeting, audit and administration of municipal funds.
Commissioner Brian K. Logan is a retired Newark Police Officer and lifelong Newark resident. He is a graduate of Weequahic High School and currently serves as the Head of Football coach for the high school. Logan is also a Security Supervisor for Delta Global Services. Since 2012, Logan has been serving the Newark Community as a Board Member of Weequahic High School Alumni Association, Board Member of Weequahic High School Father’s Club and Newark South Ward District Leader – 44.
Commissioner Alif Muhammad is a businessman, philanthropist and most of all, a lifetime resident of Newark. He currently owns a private school in Downtown Newark on Broad Street. The school helps at-risk high school students to adults earn their high school diplomas and to date, the school has graduated more than 2,000 students. Muhammad has helped over 100 high school student athletes’ work on getting qualifying Division I Sports Scholarships.