Jody graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Bucknell University with a concentration in
Business, and from Rutgers Medical School as a Physician’s Assistant. She started her
working life in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Jody focuses her practice in the
areas of comprehensive financial planning and wealth management for individuals and
closely held businesses using a goal-based, holistic approach to their finances. She
focuses in the areas of retirement and estate planning strategies, having obtained a
Certificate in Retirement Planning from the Wharton School at the University of
Pennsylvania. She received the “Women’s Choice Award” for Financial Advisors from
2014 through 2023, highlighted in USA Today, as one of the top 100 advisors for women
in the United States and is a multi-year Five Star Wealth Manager awarded by NJ Monthly
Magazine. She recently completed the Columbia University Credentialed Holistic Financial
Jody has been working with Family Law Attorneys and Mediators for over 15 years
providing insight into the financial issues surrounding divorce to assist individuals in
achieving a fair and equitable settlement, but most importantly to assist in making
decisions that give them a clear view of their future and a path towards achieving their
life goals. She helps them feel empowered to move forward towards a brighter future.
Jody is a CDFA? (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) and belongs to the New Jersey
Collaborative Law Group.
Jody is active in the Financial Planning Association of NJ and lectures at the Institute for
Continuing Legal Education and the Women’s Center at Morris County Community
College. She is the CEO and Board Chair of Community in Crisis; a non-profit dedicated
towards taking the stigma out of addiction, working on prevention and education around
the heroin/opiate epidemic and providing sobriety support to individuals struggling. She is
a member of the Morristown Chamber of Commerce and is a frequent contributor to the
Star Ledger business section and nj.com. She has been quoted in Barron’s, the Wall Street
Journal, Money Magazine and cnn.com online. Jody received the Statewide YMCA “Social
Responsibility Champion” Award and the Freedom House “Citizen of the Year” Award in
2015 for her work with “Community in Crisis” and the Women of Leadership Award by
the Boy Scouts of America in 2016. She was awarded the “Hometown Hero” Award from
the Somerset County Commission on Women, the AXA “Hearts in Action” and the Invest
in Others, “Catalyst Award” winner in 2017. Jody received the Lifetime Achievement
Award from the Somerset County Y in 2018. She is active with St. James Church and
enjoys tennis, paddle tennis, swimming, walking her 2 dogs, reading and traveling but
mostly spending time with her family at the Jersey shore.
Licenses: Life and health insurance in various states.
FINRA Securities registration: Series 7 and 66
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