Nick LiBassi grew up in Maywood, NJ and has lived in Rochelle Park since 2009. Nick became a Zoning Board member in 2013 and served in that capacity until the end of 2018.
Nick sustained a spinal cord injury in 1996. Since that time Nick has worked in the disability community in various capacities. His experience working with consumers on the vendor side as well as his first-hand knowledge regarding advocacy has allowed him to fully comprehend the unique challenges that people with SCI/D (spinal cord injury/disease) face in all aspects of life.
Nick has over 18 years of broad-based professional business experience. Working with Johnson & Johnson for 8 years, Nick was in charge of a specialty national sales team that was tasked with launching new products. In his time with J&J Nick had varying responsibilities that required strong leadership qualities, relationship building skills, and a thorough understanding of the overall business environment.
After his time with Johnson & Johnson Nick helped lead a team within an international executive search firm. He successfully placed numerous professionals at the VP and “C” levels within large organizations such as BASF, DAVOS and Roche.
Nick is currently Vice President of Partnership Expansion for United Spinal Association. He is responsible for several programs and projects that assist the organization in fulfilling its mission. He is experienced in creating programs, developing clear action plans and implementing successful strategies to address needs. Nick works with members throughout the country to ensure they have the resources needed in order to be as independent and successful as possible.
Nick holds a degree in Business Administration, has served on the National Board of Directors for United Spinal Association, and currently serves as a Committee Member on the Disability Advisory Board with Alaska Airlines and as a Community Advisory Board Member for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Recently Nick was appointed by Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao to the Air Carrier Access Act Disability Advisory Board.
Nick was sworn in a Rochelle Park Township Committeeman in January of 2019 and was sworn in as Mayor in 2020. Nick is also the Rochelle Park, NJ Fire Commissioner.