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Gabrielle Charette, Esq.

Executive Director

N.J. Higher Education Student Assistance Authority


Gabrielle was appointed Executive Director of the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority by Governor Christie in May of 2011. Gabrielle first joined Governor Christie's Administration as Chief of Staff for the NJ Department of Health.


Prior to returning to State government, Gabrielle was engaged in the private practice of law specializing in regulatory and corporate governance matters. Gabrielle began her career in State government working for then Assemblyman Rodney Frelinghuysen and later Senator Joe Kyrillos. During the Administration of Governor Whitman, Gabrielle worked at the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance and in the Governor's Chief of Staff's office. Following the Whitman Administration, Gabrielle served as Director of Government Relations for Montclair State University.


A life-long resident of New Jersey, Gabrielle is the proud product of New Jersey higher education. She received her baccalaureate degree from Drew University and earned a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers the State University School of Law in Camden.

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