Councilman - Ward 5
Samuel Bishop is a Personal Preference Consultant for Community Access Unlimited, where he specializes in assisting Medicaid eligible clients enrolled in the Personal Preference Program. By offering advice and consultation specific to individual needs and long-term goals, Sam analyzes and oversees cash management budgets to create a portfolio tailored made for each client.
Sam has always had a passion for service to others. When he saw he saw an opportunity to serve others by growing their wealth, Sam wasted no time in completing licensing and training for his Insurance Producer's License, as well as both his Series 7 and Series 63 Investment Licenses. Equipped with the tools he needed to be a stellar Investment Advisor, Sam joined the team at AXA/Equitable in 1993, where he served a client base of more than 800 with excellence, while managing assets in excess of $30 million until retiring in April of 2014. After leaving AXA/ Equitable, Sam embarked upon his current position at Community Access Unlimited where he is enjoying his work as a consultant.
Married to Gina Bishop for 30 years, Sam is the father of one son and grandfather of one granddaughter. He and Gina have been Roselle residents and homeowners since November 1996. Active in the community since arriving in Roselle, Sam has been a constant figure in many civic and political organizations. He is a past Chairman and current member of the Jamel C. Holley Civic Association; and now serves as Vice President of the Roselle Democratic Committee, of which he has been a member for over 10 years. In addition to being an annual membership sponsor for Roselle Pop Warner, Sam is also a sponsor for Project Graduation and a financial contributor to Community Acting Now, a collaborative aimed at effecting positive social change in the community at large. One of his proudest achievements is being named a leadership member of the International Christian Brotherhood Fraternity. Sam also enjoys being a sponsor for Senior Activities within the Borough; and recently held a screening of the PBS documentary, "The Sam Cooke Story", which included his life- long friend and film producer, D. Channesin Berry calling into the Community Center from California to greet and thank the seniors for attending.
Sam has been known as a champion of progress and is often an active participant at Borough Council Meetings and has been a very present voice in the push for education reform within the Borough.