Senator Christopher Bateman has been a Director since 2016. Senator Bateman served the 16th Legislative District of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001. Most recently, he served as State Senator, from 2008 to 2021. Senator Bateman served as the Deputy Conference Leader from 2008-2014 and was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. Prior to that, he served for seven consecutive terms in the New Jersey General Assembly, from 1994 to 2007. Senator Bateman is a Partner with the law firm of DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis and Lehrer, P.C. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. He has also been a member of numerous community organizations, including HomeSharing Program of Somerset County, Special Olympics New Jersey, Branchburg Rotary Club, Midland Foundation, Somerville Elks, Somerset Medical Center, Branchburg Historical Society, Somerset Public Employees Charitable Campaign, United Way Board of Trustees, the New Brunswick Theological Seminary Board of Trustees and the Wellness Community Board of Trustees.