On November 5th, 3 candidates will run for the office of Township Council.
Dr. Tiffani Worthy is an authentic leader with a diverse background that spans nearly 20 years across various industries. Currently, Dr. Worthy serves as the Senior Director of Training & Development for Day & Zimmermann’s Engineering, Construction & Maintenance, a $2 billion organization where she leads and manages training programs and talent development for over 20,000 employees.
She is and adjunct professor at Drexel University where she designs and teaches project management and courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and at Messiah College where she designs and teaches a course in diversity and leadership. Dr. Worthy holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering & French from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY; a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri; and a Doctorate of Education in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. In her community, Dr. Worthy is the Founder and CEO of a 501c3 nonprofit organization, All Things Are Possible Foundation. ATAP’s mission is to empower youth and enhance the community through academics, athletics, arts and awareness. She is married to Pastor Carlos Worthy, has three children, and resides in Willingboro, New Jersey.
Samantha Whitfield is an entrepreneur, activist, community organizer and longtime resident of Willingboro residing in Buckingham Park. Educated in the Willingboro public school system, Samantha furthered her education completing an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Burlington County College and later earning a Bachelor’s in Sociology at Rutgers University, and a Master’s degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Starting her career working for The Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ, she transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry, pursuing a career in clinical trial management at BioClinica, Inc. In addition to advancing her career Samantha maintained her commitment to service and began volunteering for Black Girls Run!, a nationwide organization that encourages and inspires African-American women to live a healthy lifestyle. In 2014 Samantha took her running to a new level and became a part of “the other 1%” by running a full marathon.
Samantha’s experience as a small business owner in town and dedication to serving Willingboro piqued her interest in municipal government, inspiring her to pursue a seat on the Council.
Kaya McIntosh is a visionary and innovator. She is a product of and current resident of Willingboro. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Rutgers Camden, NJ and is a NJ state licensed Skin Care Specialist. Her ability to merge creativity with logical strategy compelled her to a career as a senior-level cosmetic chemist at leading personal-care companies, where she developed patented, award-winning products. Currently, Kaya utilizes her experience and expertise as a consultant for companies and start-up businesses. In addition, she co-manages properties in Camden, NJ where she gains exposure to city processes and development.
Her drive to become involved is based on the desire for a thriving and sustainable community. This vision focuses on informed and empowered citizens effectively collaborating with the government body to create and manage a township to be proud of. Kaya is actively invested into Willingboro by serving on the Planning Board, as ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) Chair for the NAACP, Corresponding Secretary for Willingboro Municipal Democratic Committee, and S.T.E.A.M. instructor. She consistently attends council meetings, community-building seminars, political and citizen-driven functions to gain perspective and insight on the opportunities and progress of our town.