MEET STEPHANY AND TARA
Tara Canavera is a social worker who has lived with her husband Eric in Highland Park since 2007. They have two children, daughter Samantha (21) and son Jared (12). Tara is a case manager at Community Care Behavioral Health in Piscataway and she has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Kean University.
Before her appointment to the Borough Council in 2020 following the passing of Councilwoman Susan Welkovits, Tara has been an active volunteer in the Borough for the last 12 years. She has been a member of the Commission on Universal Access for over a decade. Tara also has served as a member of the Human Relations and Recreation commissions and was a founding member of the Borough's Public Information Committee.
Stephany joined the Council in March of 2017, replacing Jim Walsh. In 2018, she was elected to a three year term. She is proud to serve on Council, and brings with her a wealth of experience in public service. Stephany serves as the Council Chair for Recreation, the Arts Commission, and the Council on Aging.
Stephany has been involved in a number of political action and volunteer boards. She was a Committeewoman for District 13 in Highland Park, and a member of the Highland Park Planning Board. She was also a Government Affairs Committee Member for the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer for the NAACP Metuchen-Edison Area Branch as well as the Middlesex County Young Democrats, and Legal Policy Committee Member for the Indian Business Association.