PPA Staff & Trustees

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

Image of PPA staff and board of trustees in 2012.PPA staff and board of trustees in 2012.



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 19 / 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. 18 /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. 16 /Email rich@pinelandsalliance.org


Kristin DeWitt, Administrative Assistant
Kristin started off her PPA journey as a volunteer for 4 years before being hired as Administrative Assistant. Born and raised in Marlton, Kristin has grown up near the Pinelands. An avid photographer, her photography centers on the historic ruins and waterways in the Pinelands. When she is not exploring new places in the Pinelands, she creates candles and soaps to sell at local craft shows and is in the process of obtaining her massage therapy license. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 11 / Email kristin@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. 14 /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. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 21 /Email becky@pinelandsalliance.org


Theresa Lettman, Director for Monitoring Programs
Theresa has worked for PPA, monitored the work of the Pinelands Commission, and helped residents organize for environmental protection since 1990. She also serves on the board of the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 22 /Email theresa@pinelandsalliance.org


Ryan Rebozo, Director of Conservation Science
Ryan joined PPA in January 2015 and is currently completing his Ph.D. at Drexel University. 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. 26 /Email ryan@pinelandsalliance.org


Geoff Richter, Outreach Manager
Geoff joined PPA in 2014. He graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2013 in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. He served as an AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador from 2013-14, conducting environmental outreach throughout the Rancocas Creek watershed. Prior to that, he has worked on a sustainable dairy farm in Hunterdon County (Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse), been a summer fellow with the NJ Audubon Society, and lifeguarded at Barnegat Light on LBI. He has a passion for travel, cooking, and agriculture, as well as swimming, in which he has been competing since he was 7. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext 26 /Email geoff@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. 24 / Email steve@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. 12 /Email jane@pinelandsalliance.org



Mike Pippin, Volunteer Manager
Mike has been managing PPA's volunteer program since 1998. Contact: 609-859-8860 ext. 15 /Email mike@pinelandsalliance.org



Board of Trustees

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

James Barnshaw
Retired Physician

Kevin Sparkman
Vice Chair
FusionSpark Media

Anne E. Heasly
Conservation Consultant

Michael Gallaway
Sierra Club


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

Timothy J. Byrne

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

Albert Horner

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

Janet Jackson-Gould
Nonprofit Consultant

Don Kirchhoffer
Trustee Emeritus

Blanche Krubner
League of Women Voters

David M. Kutner, PP AICP
Recovery Planning Manager, New Jersey Future

Patricia Marino
Retired Educator

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.
Water Resource Planner

Leon M. Rosenson, Ph.D.
Retired, Liposome Company

Barbara Trought
Community Activist

Robert Tucker, Ph.D.
Retired Scientist


Carleton K. Montgomery
Executive Director, Pinelands Preservation Alliance

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