Joeigh Perella

Cumberland County Commission

Joeigh would be the first trans woman elected to county commissioner in NJ, and the first LGTBQ+ person elected in Cumberland County!


Joeigh Perella was born and raised in Bridgeton, NJ by her parents, Joe and Cindy Perella. She has one younger sister, Shayna Brady, who is a Special Education teacher in Downingtown, PA. Growing up Joeigh was surrounded by a large loving family. She attended school, first at Hopewell Crest Elementary and then Cumberland Regional High School, where she graduated in 2008. After High school Joeigh attended Rowan University where she graduated with Honors with a B.S. in Biology. Having grown up fascinated with medicine and the arts, Joeigh combined both interests in pursuing a career in Dentistry.

She was accepted and attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in the fall of 2013 and completed her DMD program in 2017. After graduating Joeigh spent a year working in Allentown, PA before moving back to Cumberland County in late 2018. Since 2018 she has been working as an Associate Dentist in Millville, NJ at Jacquet Family Dentistry.

When she isn’t treating patients Joeigh can be found spending time on the many community service and volunteer organizations she is involved with. Since 2019 she has been a member of the Tri-County Rotary and has participated in many of the community service events; including Loads of Love, a project started by the club to help community members afford their cost of doing laundry. She also worked with the club to put on a small free dental clinic in 2021. For these efforts she was recognized by the Regional Rotarian Governor in 2021. The following year Joeigh was awarded the Business Professional Award at the Millville Chamber of Commerce Pride of Millville event.

Since 2020 Joeigh has been a member of the Rowan University Alumni Board, volunteering to give back to her Aluma Mater. Being apart of the Rowan Community again always refuels her spirit. In 2021 Joeigh was asked to join the board of the newly formed Robert V. Hoffman III Memorial Fund, a nonprofit started by her cousin, Ragan Hoffman in memory of her brother. Together with the rest of the board they have been working to spread awareness about mental illness in their local community to empower people to seek help for depression or to recognize when those around them may need care.

Joeigh currently lives in Vineland, NJ. Where she enjoys spending time with friends and family. In her downtime she enjoys gaming, computer or table top games, and reading. You’ll always find a collection of books by her bedside that she is working on reading. And since 2021 Joeigh has been discovering her true identity and she transition from male to female. Enjoying the euphoria she feels every step along the way!