BioNJ operates a variety of Committees comprised of representatives from BioNJ Member companies. The majority of Committee activity is focused on creating, defining, planning and implementing BioNJ’s programs. Joining a Committee provides networking and professional development opportunities and will help ensure that our programming is relevant, timely and features the best possible speakers. In 2023, we delivered 38 individual programs and are on track for a repeat in 2024. Other Committee efforts may focus on advocacy or the development of resources to help navigate complex issues and opportunities for business growth.

Committee Members typically meet via Zoom on a monthly basis or ad-hoc as needed. Responsibilities include assistance in agenda development, speaker identification and overall thought leadership. Due to the popularity of certain Committees, availability may be limited.

Eligibility criteria differ across Committees and may depend on factors such as job title, organization type, membership level and sponsorship category. For example, Forum participation is limited to Associate (service provider) BioNJ Member companies at the Executive, Preferred and Market Maker upper tier Membership levels; BioNJ Member Innovation (R&D) companies and Institutions. 

Each BioNJ Committee has two Co-Committee Chairpersons, as identified and selected by BioNJ leadership and the working Committee. Each Committee Chairperson is elected for a two-year term. At BioNJ’s discretion, one Chairperson will transition off annually to allow for continuity of leadership.

Active engagement from Committee volunteers is vital to the success of many of BioNJ’s initiatives and programming. We deeply appreciate the commitment of our Committee Members.

For details, guidelines and expectations of a BioNJ Committee Member, please click here. If interested in joining a Committee, please contact Debbie Mennito, Executive Director, Programs and People Service at to learn more.