PPA Staff & Trustees

Connect with PPA staff and learn about our board of trustees.

Image of PPA Staff on Batsto River Trip

 

Staff

Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director
Carleton joined PPA as executive director in May 1998. Carleton left legal practice in Washington, D.C., where he was a partner in the firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, in order to join the nonprofit world and devote himself to environmental protection. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext 119 / Email carleton@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Jaclyn Rhoads, Ph.D., Assistant Executive Director
Jaclyn received a Ph.D. in environmental policy from Drexel University and joined PPA’s staff in 2004. She also teaches environmental policy at Drexel University. Prior to joining PPA, she was vice president of the Green Building Division at Edifice Rx, a consulting firm specializing in indoor environmental quality, green buildings, and environmental psychology. She is active in the Delaware Valley Regional Network of the Environmental Leadership Program and board member of Darby Creek Valley Watershed Association. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 118 /Email jaclyn@pinelandsalliance.org

 

 

Richard Bizub, Director for Water Programs
Rich joined PPA in 1997. Rich has been employed in the water resources field since 1979. Prior to joining PPA he worked as a geologic consultant responsible for designing and conducting investigations related to both water quality and water supply planning. During that time he was licensed as a professional geologist in three states. He has served on a number of boards and commissions including the national ethics committee of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. Outside of PPA he is involved in faith-based initiatives, and stays in shape by training for triathlons and long ocean swims. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 116 /Email rich@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Tom Dunn, Development Office Assistant
Tom has worked for PPA since 2009. If you have registered for a PPA program chances are that you sent Tom an email or talked to him on the phone. In addition to helping run PPA’s outreach programs, Tom prepares PPA’s membership reminders and thank you letters. Tom spent 37 years as a teacher and technology director in the Little Egg Harbor School District. He received his undergraduate degree from Bloomsburg University and his Masters Degree from Rowan University. Tom is an avid photographer and spends a great deal of time hiking in the Pine Barrens, practicing his botany skills and searching for the perfect picture. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 114 /Email tom@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Rebecca Free, Director of Membership & Communications
Becky joined PPA in 2007. Becky has worked for the American Cancer Society, The Nature Conservancy of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens Program, and as a seasonal park ranger at Big Bend National Park in Texas. She has a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University in Parks, Tourism and Recreation. Becky grew up in Bucks County PA and is married to an organic farmer who runs Fernbrook Farm CSA in Chesterfield, NJ. When she isn’t working to save the Pinelands or picking strawberries, she is chasing after her two little superheroes or competing in obstacle course races. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 121 /Email becky@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Audra Hardoon, Bookkeeper

Audra joined the bookkeeping and membership team in 2015. Audra is an active volunteer with the Shamong Home and School Association, where serves as Board Treasurer, and the Indian Mills Athletic Association. Her daughter's Lily and Charlotte keep her active with soccer, lacrosse, cheerleading, and girl scouts. Her other babies Robbie Robinson, Taylor Swift, Goose and Kate she calls her four famous felines. Audra has a Bachelors degree from Arizona State University. While out west she worked as a Commercial Real Estate Manager but she always longed to be back at her favorite place on earth Long Beach Island. She eventually moved back to Beach Haven with husband Daniel and purchased a home in the Pinelands where she worked for twelve years as a Veterinary Hospital Manager. Audra says she will never leave this treasured place, the Pinelands! Contact 609-859-8860 ext. 123 / Email audra@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Jason Howell, Stewardship Coordinator
Jason Howell is an NJ Volunteer Master Naturalist, Wilderness First Responder, and is a volunteer with Mid-Atlantic Search and Rescue covering Southern New Jersey and The Pinelands National Reserve. In addition to his work with PPA, Jason works as an independent documentary cinematographer and wildlife photographer. His latest project, After Spring,documents Syrian refugee families as they struggle to regain control of their lives while helping to build a Taekwando school in Zaatari Refugee Camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border. Jason is an avid canoeist, hiker, and primitive skills enthusiast. Contact: 609-288-8113 / Email jason@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Ryan Rebozo Ph.D., Director of Conservation Science
Ryan joined PPA in January 2015 and completed his Ph.D. from Drexel University in March of the same year. Ryan is an ecologist whose interests included fire ecology, plant – insect interactions, mycology, and rare plant demography. He grew up in Union County New Jersey and attended Rutgers University for his undergraduate degree in ecology. Outside of work Ryan enjoys hiking, fishing, working out and playing baseball. Contact 609-859-8860 ext. 126 /Email ryan@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Stephen Sebastian, Director of Philanthropy
Steve joined PPA in 2013. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his MBA from the University of Michigan. Steve brings with him a background in international business management, financial services wealth management and non-profit fundraising. He has travelled extensively throughout Asia Pacific and Europe. While living in New Zealand, he gained a strong appreciation for the need to balance development with the responsibility to preserve and protect unique, pristine environments. Getting this equation right will have immeasurable social and economic benefits for generations to come. Outside of work Steve loves spending time with his family, playing golf, fly fishing, birding, and other outdoor activities. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 124 / Email steve@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Katie Smith, Policy Advocate

Katie joined PPA in December of 2016. Before joining PPA, she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Katie received a Bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University and conducted research on nutrient processing within the Mississippi River floodplain. Outside of work, Katie enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, advocating for human rights, and befriending dogs. Contact 609-859-8860 ext. 122 /Email katie@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Jane Wiltshire, Office & Membership Manager
Jane has worked for PPA since 2007. In addition to making sure that PPA’s staff is paid on time, office equipment is working properly, and making sure all PPA’s bills get paid, Jane is frequently the person you will talk to about your membership questions. Jane has previously worked for The Nature Conservancy of New Jersey, Catholic Charities, and The Nature Conservancy of Pennsylvania. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 112 /Email jane@pinelandsalliance.org

 

Consultant

Mike Pippin, Volunteer Manager
Mike has been managing PPA's volunteer program since 1998. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 115 /Email mike@pinelandsalliance.org

 

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Board of Trustees

Hon. Brendan Byrne
Honorary Chair
Former Governor, State of New Jersey


Below you will find all the voting members of the Board of Trustees for the Pinelands Preservation Alliance for fiscal year 2017 (October 2016 to September 2017).

James Barnshaw
Chair
Retired Physician

Barbara Trought
Vice Chair
Community Activist

Anne E. Heasly
Treasurer
Conservation Consultant

Michael Gallaway
Secretary
Sierra Club

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Peter C. Adamson, M.D.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Robert L. Barrett
Retired Banker

Patricia A. Butenis
Ambassador (Retired)

Timothy J. Byrne
Attorney

Charles Caruso
Retired Patent Counsel, Merck & Co., Inc.

Charles M. Chapin
New Jersey Audubon Society

Emile DeVito, Ph.D.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation

John Dighton, Ph.D.
Director, Rutgers Pinelands Field Station

Bill Fisher
Senior Project Manager, Liberty Property Trust

Thomas Harvey, Jr. Esq.
Attorney

Albert Horner
Photographer

Ron Hutchison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Louis R. Matlack, Ph. D.
Retired Mediator and Community Facilitator

David F. Moore
Former Executive Director, NJ Conservation Foundation

Loretta Pickus
Attorney, Senior Vice President General Counsel at Revel Casino Hotel

Jessica Rittler Sanchez, Ph.D.
Regional Planner

William A. Rodio
Attorney

Robert Tucker, Ph.D.
Retired Scientist

Betty Wilson
Retired Public Servant

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Carleton K. Montgomery
Executive Director, Pinelands Preservation Alliance

 

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