New Jersey 911 Aware is in the process of applying for non-profit status as a 501(3)(c) organization.
David R. Meiswinkle is the President, and Founder of New Jersey 911 Aware. He is a retired New Brunswick police officer and a United States Army veteran, and presently a criminal defense attorney. While a police officer, he was the major political opposition to the powerful Senator John Lynch machine in Middlesex County, and unsuccessfully ran for mayor against Lynch in New Brunswick. David was the founder of the New Brunswick Taxpayers and Tenants Association and also of the New Brunswick Reporter, a local newspaper. His activism and articles outlining local municipal corruption brought the federal authorities into New Brunswick, and led to major federal investigations, and the arrest, indictment and conviction of prominent local political figures. After leaving New Brunswick, David served as the Secretary of the New Jersey Reform Party and was a National delegate to the Reform Party convention in Long Beach, Ca., where Patrick Buchanan was nominated for President of the United States. He served as Buchanan’s body guard when Buchanan came to New Jersey. David was an independent candidate for Governor against Chris Christie in 2009 with the designation “Middle Class Empowerment”. He also ran as an independent candidate for Congress against Chris Smith in 2010 with the designation, “American Renaissance Movement”. David is the father of three children, and currently lives in East Windsor. He holds, a B.A. from Rutgers College, a M.A. from New York University, and a J.D. from Seton Hall University Law School.
Philip Ted Hussa is the Vice President of New Jersey 911 Aware. He is the former Mayor of Denville from 2008 – 2011. From 1993 -2007, he served as a Denville Municipal Town Councilman. He worked as a systems engineer and software developer for Telcordia Technologies from 1983-2005. Philip served in the New Jersey National Guard from 1987-2013 and has the rank of Sergeant First Class. He presently works as a paralegal for Crowley and Crowley law firm in Morristown. Ted holds, a M.S. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, a B.S. in Business Management from Bringham Young University, and an A.A. in Computer Information Systems, Music and Social Science from Morris County College. He currently lives in Denville.
Louis Basile is the Treasurer of New Jersey 911 Aware. He is a certified public accountant with a MBA from Pace University. He has served as a financial executive skilled in accountability, disclosure and internal controls. He has financially managed over $2 billion of foreign and domestic investment funds managed by Union Bank of Switzerland, Banque Indosuez and Manufacturers Hanover Trust . Louis held officer- level positions including Chief Financial Officer (CF). He has been called as a consultant for companies such as: Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, AT&T, Advance Realty Group, Conva Tec, Ziff Davis and others. Louis lives in South Brunswick with his wife.