Council Leadership

  • Chair: Erica Sherman, GAF (
  • Vice Chair: Wendy Lucas, PB Roofing (
  • Secretary: Erin Hoffman, Certified Financial Services (
  • Additional Chairs:

    Sponsorship: Sage Sorathia, Capitol Roofing (
    Membership: Amanda Veinott, Maven Roofing and Exteriors (
    Treasurer: Jeanine Mulcahy, GAF (
    Member at Large: Adrianne Sullivan, Roofers Union Local #10

  • Past Chairs:

    Lynn Picone, GAF ( *Active Board Member*
    Christine Mockenhaupt, SRS Distribution ( *Active Board Member*

Welcome to the Northern NJ Chapter of National Women in Roofing!  

The New Jersey Council meets every month in the Northern NJ area. Our goal for each meeting is to create an environment that encourages the growth of the 4 Pillars of the NWIR; Mentoring, Education, Networking, and Recruiting. Our meeting dates and locations change based on majority member availability and safety, so be sure to check our events calendar regularly to stay updated on meeting dates.

If you are interested in being a part of our Council Board, please read here.

We look forward to meeting you and growing together!

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Thank you to our NWIR NJ Council Sponsors:

Capitol Roofing Company
Continental Materials, Inc.

For an inside look at what is going on in our chapter, see our updates below:

Past Events:

August 16, 2023: 

Another successful mozzarella party at Vinnie’s Mootz in the books!👩‍🍳

Thank you to our council members and special guests that came and enjoyed a night of great food, great company, and some cheesy fun.

Special thank you to our NWIR NJ sponsors for their support and helping make it all happen!


July 20, 2023:

Incredible evening with the NWIR NJ and NYC councils. Our joint event was a huge success! A big thank you to our sponsors Peter McQuaid of MCQ Sales and Sej Sorathia of Capitol Roofing Company for helping make it all possible. We appreciate you. Let’s keep supporting and empowering women in the roofing industry!


June 22, 2023

We had a great Networking Night Out at the brand new Autodidact Brewery in Morris Plains, NJ.
Thanks to everyone who attended! Looking forward to seeing more of our NJ & NYC members at our summer social next month!

Friday, May 12, 2023:

They came, they painted, and they flexed some muscle at the Habitat for Humanity Women Build event! Thank you to the 10 women from our NWIR NJ council who volunteered their time to the Bergen Habitat for Humanity and thank you Jeanine Mulcahy for organizing!

April 26, 2023

Our “Meet the Mentors” event was last night and we couldn’t have asked for a better panel and audience! Thank you to our panelists Patricia Ventura, Cindi Vasta, and Tina Carfaro-Breen, SHRM-CP for sharing their stories, career wisdom, and life advice. It was an amazing night and we’re feeling inspired!
We discussed topics like imposter syndrome (or lack thereof in some cases), how to negotiate and ask for what you want, changing your perspective to help cultivate and build new work relationships, working with people to create the right business and employee culture, how to find a mentor or business coach, and other valuable takeaways.

Thank you to PB Roofing for hosting!

March 30, 2023

Our council meetup in Morris County with Contractor Dynamics was awesome! Always great to catch up and talk things roofing! Thanks to Amanda and Sej for organizing.


March 5, 2023

National Women in Roofing Day – Dallas, TX

This event is one of the most empowering days of the year. NWIR Day 2023 had its biggest turn out to date, with 489 attendees from across the country. It was a special day for our NJ Council with three WORLD Award Rising Star nominees and one Veteran nominee, and we are ELATED to share that our NWIR NJ Chair, Erica Sherman, was awarded the 2023 WORLD Rising Star Award! We are so proud of you, Erica! Congratulations! 🎉



February 15, 2023

Thank you Adrianne and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local #10 for hosting our NWIR NJ group. We learned so much about the Union’s history in NJ and top it all off, we were right down the road from the infamous Batto House, the birthplace of the labor movement!

Adrianne is the first woman with Foreman Level 1 certification in her local’s history and the first woman in Northern NJ. We’re so lucky to have her in our council!

We were thrilled to celebrate Adrianne, learn about her pathway to this momentous achievement, and have an open discussion about recruiting the future of our industry’s workforce.

Ps. Those are Adrianne’s children Zach and Rachel, sitting behind and supporting their mom tonight. That’s what it’s all about.


January 26, 2022

Thank you to those who were able to attend our January event, “Make 2023 Your Best Year Yet” – a Masterclass with Cynthia Watts-Murphy of Love Your Legacy Coaching! It was an incredibly empowering and rewarding session! We have made a recording in case any members were not able to make it – please see the links below.

Cynthia also generously shared an opportunity to schedule a complimentary session with her – please use this link to do so. She has another virtual session coming up on February 11th – register here!

NWiR NJ Workshop Recordinglink or google drive link


November 30, 2022

Thank you everyone who came out to celebrate at our 2022 Holiday Party! We had a wonderful time connecting over food and drinks, reminiscing about the different fun, educational, networking, and charitable events we’ve hosted this year, and participating in the White Elephant exchange. We are also heartened by everyone’s contributions to the Center for Hope and Safety – it is a privilege to support an organization like this doing incredibly valuable work in our community. Last but not least, thank you to Capitol Roofing Company for sponsoring this event!

We wish you and yours a very happy and joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year!


November 18, 2022

Thank you to Amanda Veinott-Praml from George J Keller and Sons for an excellent educational session with our council, teaching us about the power of social media groups and community outreach programs. If you are a NWIR member and need a coaching session on how to engage your community through digital community channels, please reach out to


October 11, 2022

It was a fantastic evening at our NWIR NJ Fall Sip ‘n Swing event. 🏌️‍♀️🍂

Thanks to everyone who joined! We had so much fun with our council and we were thrilled to meet our new members. A special thank you to our council sponsor Peter McQuaid, from McQ Sales Management, for joining us, too!


September 30, 2022

Back-to-School Virtual Catch-Up

Our council met virtually on Friday, September 30th during lunch to share some of our summer wins and current state of the business. We were so happy to meet new members and see some of our longtime council members who live further away from Northern NJ. We also announced the open positions on our council board and the launch of the WORLD Award nominations for NWIR Day 2023. You can nominate here.


July 15, 2022:

Bergen Habitat for Humanity – Residential Home Build

National Women in Roofing NJ volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County to help with the construction of a 3-bedroom home in Hillsdale, NJ. A special thank you to our volunteers, Tom, Gary, and Gloria at Habitat Bergen for creating an amazing experience for our crew. And a VERY special thank you to our NWIR NJ member Karen Sager of for the donation of gutter guards to this beautiful home.


June 16, 2022

Thank you to Erica, Lynn, and GAF for hosting a fantastic R&D lab tour at the GAF World Headquarters in Parsippany, NJ. Our council learned so much about the time, attention, detail, and forward-thinking that goes into the products we all know and love. 👩‍🔬

May 19, 2022

Back in regular rotation, our Thirsty Thursday (or Wine Down Wednesday) event was a fantastic evening at the Sunset Pub & Grill in Lincoln Park! ☀️ The sun came out for us as we welcomed new members and bonded over cool sunset themed cocktails and industry conversation.


April 21, 2022

What a great night celebrating Earth Day week at our Grow With Us event! Thank you to Sej Sorathia and Capitol Roofing for their green roof presentation, to GAF for its sponsorship, to PB Roofing for hosting, and to Ubl Roofing for the great video!

NWIR Grow with us 

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If you missed this event, no worries! Our council gets together once a month. Stay posted for May details!

March 30, 2022

Our NWiR Northern NJ Council joined forces with the newly established North America Council to celebrate Women’s History Month.

The highlight of this event was our small group mentoring circles, in which participants shared experience and support of their peers. It was a great meeting and we can’t wait to do another mentoring circle session again soon!

February 24, 2022

We had a blast networking and making some seriously delicious mozzarella at Vinnie’s Mootz in Lyndhurst, NJ.

Stay tuned for details of our March event coming soon!

January 26, 2022

We have our first Council Event of the year on this Wednesday, January 26th from 12-1PM. We will be introducing the new Council Board, sharing upcoming events and opportunities, and will also have some time to connect!

Everyone who attends will be automatically entered to win in a raffle for a private one-on-one session with an industry mentor! This event will be one you won’t want to miss!

Use this link to register for the meeting through zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Event Details:
Wednesday, January 26th, 2021

Looking ahead at 2022, now’s a great time to join National Women in Roofing if you haven’t already!


November 22, 2021

We are pleased to announce our Holiday party! Please mark your calendars and RSVP for December 15th. We will gather over food and drink to celebrate the holidays, reflect on 2021, and look ahead at 2022! We will collect final donations for the Center for Hope and Safety. See the attached gift guide for further details.


We also will once again have a White Elephant Gift Exchange, and we ask that gifts be under $20 and celebrate the theme of Women’s Empowerment.


Cost of attendance:

– $10 for NWiR Members

– $20 for non-members



Please RSVP by December 3rd:


Event Details:

Wednesday, December 15th



The Grande Saloon

940 Van Houten Ave

Clifton, NJ 07013



November 8, 2021


Don’t forget this Friday we have our Financial Wellness and Independence event, from 12-1PM, featuring Erin Hoffman of Certified Financial Services. Erin will speak to us about developing financial security and share other tips for women. Register today and please share with others in your organization.


Register using this link: You will then receive an email with the zoom conferencing information.


Our council virtually joined the Seattle and Dallas Councils on Wednesday, October 20th, demonstrating roof repair techniques on an asphalt roof. Check out LinkedIn Post on the October demo


Juyle Myner, Ph.D., from the Center for Hope and Safety joined us on Monday, October 25th to share guidance on how to support victims of domestic violence as well as information about the critical work that the Center performs for the community. Join us as we collect gifts and donations as part of our Season of Gratitude campaign. We are collecting donations of nonperishables, laundry and cleaning supplies, as well as gifts – please see the attached gift guide. Lynn Picone will be collecting items at GAF, and Wendy Lucas will be collecting items at PB Roofing, with a deadline of December 10th.

Center for Hope and Safety Gift Guide

If you missed the meeting, please check out our recording here: Zoom Link

Juyle shared an incredible amount of resources on how to identify and support victims of Domestic Violence, and we want to share the following options for contacting the National Domestic Violence Hotline:

  • 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
  • 1.800.787-3224 (TTY)
  • (Live Chat)


And last but not least, please review our guide on how to update your NWiR member profile. It couldn’t be easier, and by choosing the Northern NJ Council as your primary council, you will be directly helping us receive a portion of your membership funds!

Updating Your Profile – Selecting Your Council

November 3, 2021


Please join us for our November event on Financial Wellness and Independence. Guest Speaker, Erin Hoffman of Certified Financial Services, will speak to us about developing financial security and share other tips for women. Register today and please share with others in your organization.




Register using this link:


You will then receive an email with the zoom conferencing information


Event Details:

Friday, November 12th

12-1PM EST




September 22, 2021

Third time’s not the charm? Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel our September event. We were so looking forward to getting together but after some scheduling difficulties, we decided to wait until we can give everyone more notice. Thank you for your patience!


October is just around the corner and we have two wonderful events to look forward to! Join in virtually as the NWiR Northern NJ Council joins the Seattle and Dallas Councils for some hands on home repair experience!


The following week we will welcome the Center of Hope and Safety ( to our monthly council meeting. This event will help us kick off our end of year donation efforts, and provide us the opportunity to learn more about what the center does, as well as as how we can recognize at-risk women in the workplace and what we as individuals can do to encourage them to seek help.


Virtual Demonstration:

Wednesday, October 20th: Hands on Roof Repair: 4-5PM ET



Allies in Prevention of Domestic Violence: 

Monday, October 25th: 12-1PM ET Center for Hope and Safety

RSVP coming out soon!


September 13, 2021

Well, originally we had hoped to do a Swing ‘n Sip golf event next week, however IDA had other plans.  We have pivoted to make this a Pasta Night!  Keep an eye out for future events as we hope to reschedule Swing ‘n Sip for another time!

Please join us as we return to Vinnie’s Mootz, but this time, to make Ravioli! Attendees will learn how to make ravioli and have a chance to reconnect in person! Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Group size will be very limited, so we are restricting attendance to active members of NWiR, and attendees will be charged $20 per person.   (This event is open to the first 15 RSVPs as there are space restrictions)


Please RSVP today! This will book up quickly!

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 22nd

Time: 5:30-8PM

$20 per person: please bring cash or checks payable to cash.

Active NWiR Members only


265 Ridge Road

Lyndhurst, NJ 07071


August 16, 2021

We’ve just returned home from the International Roofing Expo 2021 in Las Vegas, where members of our NWIR New Jersey council celebrated NWIR Day on Sunday, August 8th. Speakers discussed a variety of topics including Setting Your Stage & Owning it, LGBTQ+ 101 Education, Courageous Conversations,  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion training and more. Later in the day, members of our NWIR Northern New Jersey Board were nationally celebrated for their efforts in leadership and mentorship towards women in the roofing industry. Congratulations to Erica Sherman, who was a top three finalist for the WORLD Award Rising Star, and Christine Mockenhaupt, who won the WORLD Award Veteran honor. We are so honored and proud of our New Jersey representation on a national level!

Christine Mockenhaupt, past-Chair of NWIR Northern NJ, receives national recognition with the NWIR WORLD Award 2021

NWIR Board Members from around the country gathered for NWIR Day 2021 in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 8th


August 4, 2021

Wine Down Wednesday at Blarney Station, East Rutherford, NJ