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Caren Deborah Gross Maene

Social planner

Caren Deborah Gross Maene, American social planner. Certified social worker, teacher fine arts and business. Institute Educational Leaders fellow, 1993-1994; School Board Youth Services grantee, since 1988; Grantee Children's Trust Fund, New Jersey, State Aid, New Jersey, Black United Fund, 1993-1994.


Maene, Caren Deborah Gross was born on December 17, 1953 in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Stanley Burton and Ruth Doris (Brill) G.


Bachelor, Wilmington College, 1974. Master of Business Administration, Monmouth College, 1980. Postgraduate, Rutgers University, 1985.


Director arts and crafts Cincinnati Jewish Community Center, 1974. Teacher Wilmington (Ohio) City Schools, 1974-1975. Volunteer teacher Montreal, Canada, 1975.

Teacher Margate (New Jersey) Jewish Community Center, 1976. Youth planner Atlantic County, Atlantic City, 1976-1979, principal planner, 1979-1981. Director planning C.A.P. Agency-tri-County, Bridgeton, New Jersey, 1982-1983.

Chief planner Cape May County, Irma, 1983-1988. Director school based youth services, assistant executive director Cape Counseling Services, Cape May Court House, since 1988. Consultant Hughes Associates, Atlantic City, 1981-1984.

Mediator Cape Mediation Services, Inc., Cape May Court House, since 1991, board treasurer, since 1992.


  • Certified social worker, teacher fine arts and business.


Active Church of The Larger Fellowship. Board directors American Red Cross, Cape May County, 1986-1989. Advisory peace and disarmament Society of Friends, Southern New Jersey, since 1978.

Fellow New Jersey Collaborative Leaders Program.


  • Other Interests

    Music, dance, reading, artwork.


Married Quentin Walker Nelson, September 30, 1975 (divorced April 1980). Married Victor A. Maene, June 2, 1984. Children: Shane David Brill, Chelsea Maria.

Stanley Burton G.

Ruth Doris (Brill) G.

Quentin Walker Nelson

Victor A. Maene

Shane David Brill Maene

Chelsea Maria Maene