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Meet Our Board

We have been very fortunate to have board members who always think and act with SJLWT’s best interests in mind

Janet Eisenhauer, President

Janet is a former Project Manager with the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.  She is a founding member of the South Jersey Land Trust and thus a founding member of the South Jersey Land & Water Trust after its merger with the Federation of Gloucester County Watersheds.  She has also been the Open Space Coordinator for Gloucester County and developed the County’s first Open Space and Farmland Preservation Plan. Janet has been the principal on most of SJLWT’s land preservation projects and continues in that valuable role.

 

Jim Rosenthal, Vice-President

Jim is a retired Computer Systems Consultant. Jim volunteers as a nature preserve monitor in southern New Jersey, is on the President’s Advisory Council of the Natural Lands Trust in southeastern PA/southern NJ, is on the Board of the Friends of the Black Run Preserve, and is a member of the Cherry Hill Township Environmental Board.

 

William Fleming, Treasurer

Bill is an engineer who has worked in southern New Jersey for nearly 50 years, holding leadership positions in both the public and private sector that involved planning, financing, design, construction, and operation of large and small projects and facilities.  Bill is an elected Councilman in Woodbury and has served as Council President, as well as being a former Board Member and President of the Woodbury Board of Education.  He has also served as President of two New Jersey statewide engineering organizations involving over 3,000 Civil Engineers and 200 Consulting Engineering firms.

 

Suzanne McCarthy, Secretary

Suzanne is a retired Environmental Planner and Educator with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission who has served on her municipality’s Environmental Commission since 1991 and was a member of the Franklin Township Agricultural Advisory Committee for many years.  She was a founder of the Federation of Gloucester County Watersheds, and thus a founding member of the South Jersey Land & Water Trust.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Rowan University teaching about land use and land conservation.

 

Richard Dilks, Trustee

Rich has been involved with the South Jersey Land & Water Trust since 2010, when the Friends of Maple Ridge citizens group partnered with SJLWT to preserve the former Maple Ridge golf course. As of November 2015, that property has been officially preserved as Tall Pines State Preserve the first of its kind in Gloucester County! Rich continues to serve on the SJLWT's Tall Pines Committee. He also serves on the Wenonah Environmental Commission, the Gloucester County Nature Club and is a former chairman of the East Coast Vulture Festival.

 

Karen Hobbs, Trustee

Karen has been volunteering at Scotland Run Park Nature Center since 2012 contributing her years in scouting and enthusiasm for nature & outdoor activities. As a member of the Gloucester County Certified Gardeners since 2015, Karen has become more aware of the importance of preserving farmland and open spaces in South Jersey for future generations. She is also contributing her non-profit management background to promote the SJLWT’s mission and programs.

 

Domenic Lanciano, Trustee

Domenic Lanciano is the Director of Fundraising for Pee Jay’s Fresh Fruit, which is one the largest suppliers of fresh fruit to fundraising groups.  Domenic was a founding member of the Gloucester County Federation of Watersheds and thus a founding member of the South Jersey Land & Water Trust. He was instrumental in preserving the 28-acre Lodge property in West Deptford, NJ which borders the Mantua Creek and was the first property preserved by the Federation before its merger with the South Jersey Land Trust.  Domenic’s focus is on farmland and open space preservation and fundraising.

 

Charles McGlynn, Trustee

Dr. McGlynn is an Assistant Professor at Rowan University in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability and is also the director of Rowan’s Water Resources Lab which is focused on water quality issues and access to safe drinking water. He has been the recipient of several awards and honors including the National Geographic Society Award for Excellence of Scholarship and Rowan University’s Wall of Fame and Innovations in Teaching Using Technology awards.  Chuck is also active in his community as a member of the Monroe Township Open Space Committee and serves in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

 

Patrick Mulligan, Trustee

Pat retired after a career as a Coordinator of homeless programs for five states for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. He was a founder of the Federation of Gloucester County Watersheds, and thus a founding member of the South Jersey Land & Water Trust. He is on the Board of the Heart of Camden housing program, serving as Vice-President for many years. 

 

Daniel Ryan, Trustee

Dan retired as the Chief of Staff at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic).  He has also worked for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection. Between his time at the EPA and NJDEP, Dan has over 40 years working in the field of environmental protection.  Dan was instrumental in establishing an endowment of investments for SJLWT through a major contribution from an organization for which he was President.  This fund is the base for current and future fundraising for the Trust.  

 

Wayne C. Streitz, Trustee

Wayne is an attorney who volunteers his time as SJLWT’s attorney and represents several other land conservation organizations.  Wayne is also a very talented decoy creator who has contributed many of his duck decoys to SJLWT.  In addition he contributed a large amount of office furniture to furnish the SJLWT offices, including his hand-crafted bookcases and conference table.

 

Jill Taylor, Trustee

Jill retired as the Naturalist for Gloucester County.  She is a Geologist by training but created many programs on natural history topics over the years and ran the Nature Center at Scotland Run Park in Clayton.  She is still focused on environmental education and is working on plans to expand SJLWT's educational offerings for children and families.

 

Ralph Travaglione, Trustee

Ralph is a retired Research & Development Laboratory worker who lives on a 100+-year-old preserved farm in Gloucester County.  He has been Secretary of the Franklin Township Agricultural Advisory Committee for many years and has assisted in farmland preservation since 2007.  Ralph has also been Vice Chairman of the Franklin Township Planning Board for four years.

 

Jay Mounier, Trustee Emeritus

Jay is a retired farmer from Franklin Township, Gloucester County where he has served on the Environmental Commission since 1985.  He was a member of the Pinelands Commission and his township's Planning Board for several years and an early member of the South Jersey Land Trust.

 

Clay Sutton, Trustee Emeritus

Clay Sutton is a life-long resident of South Jersey, where he has worked as an environmental planner, environmental program administrator, and vice-president of an environmental consulting firm specializing in threatened and endangered species.  Although (mostly) retired today, for the past two decades he has enjoyed a career as a self-employed writer, naturalist, field biologist, and consultant.  Among other titles, Clay and his wife Pat Sutton co-authored the popular and comprehensive Birds and Birding at Cape May.

South Jersey Land & Water Trust
21 Main Street/Auburn-Pointers Rd.,

Auburn, NJ 08085

Tel: 856-376-3622

contact@sjlandwater.org

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