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The Women’s Hall Of Fame

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While on vacation in 1996, Henrietta Shelton learned about “Inkwell”, the historic beach used by people of color on Martha’s Vineyard in

Massachusetts. During her visit, she enjoyed the beach, attended events, and socialized. She began to think about her hometown beach on Missouri Ave-

nue in Atlantic City known as “Chicken Bone Beach”, which up until 1964 was

Ruth Raphel - Business

also a segregated beach. Having remembered the good times and fellowship she enjoyed as a child, led her to develop a proposal to the City Council for

Ruth Raphel, along with with her husband Murray, worked tirelessly to

the enactment of an official ordinance declaring Missouri Avenue Beach a

develop Gordon’s Alley, an urban pedestrian mall made up of 35 mixed-retail

historical landmark. The resolution was created in 1997. Shelton created a

shops, offices and restaurants. Ruth was a crucial part of the business, taking

nonprofit organization sponsoring the annual Atlantic City Free Summer Jazz

important leadership roles in its management and operations. Her passion

Series on the Boardwalk featuring world renowned artists as well as local

for business and its success were always on her mind. After selling the busi-

and regional performers. The annual series has drawn thousands of people.

ing and publishing business. Ruth Raphel was one of the most prominent


Bone Beach Youth Jazz Band annual summer camp.


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Tracey Lynn Triniwell is the administrative director of Women’s and Children’s Service Line at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. An Atlantic City native, Tracey is an experienced accounting professional that holds both a Bachelors of Business Administration, from Howard University and Masters of Accounting, from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. At AtlantiCare, Tracey chairs the African American Employee Resource Group, LEGACY (Leaders Empowering AtlantiCare Community and You) and was awarded AtlantiCare’s 2014 Diversity award & 2019 Diversity Champion leader award for her contributions and dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion within the community and AtlantiCare. The group engages in activities to support an inclusive workplace for our staff and also to create community partnerships in support of our vision of building healthy communities together. Tracey is also a member of AtlantiCare’s Young Professionals Steering Committee; a group that provides a fun and meaningful way to get involved and make a difference in our local community through social, educational, volunteer, and giving opportunities. A 2015 Lead Act (Lead Atlantic City Tomorrow) fellow, Tracey works to strengthen, solidify, and improve the City of Atlantic City’s civic and community infrastructure. In Atlantic City, Tracey serves on the executive board of the Boys & Girls Club as the program chair and steering committee member for the Atlantic City High School Basketball Invitational, Battle by the Bay. She also serves as treasurer for Ocean Community Economic Action Now (O.C.E.A.N.) Inc. and is board member for the Brayces Smile for a Lifetime Foundation. Tracey is also a member of three nationally distinguished African American service organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Kappa Omega Chapter, Atlantic City (NJ) Chapter, The Links Inc., and the Atlantic City Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. In 2017, Tracey was named Atlantic City Weekly’s 2017 Top 40 under 40 in recognition for exceptional volunteerism and community service to the Atlantic City community. Tracey currently resides in Egg Harbor Township with her husband Lawrence Triniwell Sr. and four children Yamiinah, Yasir, Lauryn, and Lawrence Jr. Tracey attributes her professional and personal success to her education and support from her family and friends. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. ~ Maya Angelou

Tamu K. Lane - Social Services For over 11 years, Tamu Lane has been an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Having been a victim herself, she has provided

counseling and therapy for victims/survivors. Ms. Lane is a dynamic trainer

and speaker who can reach victims and help them to open their minds to the healing work that is offered to them. She also leads the Dismantling Racism Initiative, which focuses on working to eliminate discrimination by becom-


ing change agents in the workplace and community.


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The County Woman Magazine

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Henrietta Shelton

women in business for many years and always championed Atlantic City.



ness, Mrs. Raphel worked with her husband and son in a successful market-

She also created a year-round Jazz Concert Series and developed the Chicken

July/August 2021

Profile for The County Woman

Atlantic County Woman - July/August 2021  

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