Janice Benton served on the
Board of Management of VVH&G as chair of PR/Marketing and
chair of Strategic Marketing. Janice has served on the boards
of the Junior League of Montclair/Newark and the Junior League
of London. She also served as a board
member of The Garden Club of Montclair, The Salvation Army,
and Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.
Andree Bertsche is a broker-associate with Stanton
Company Realtors. She has been an active community
volunteer for many years, having served as a trustee of numerous
community non-profits. Her interests include travel, golf,
gardening, and her grandchildren.
Robert C. Butler served as the CFO for a number
of major corporations including Celgene Corporation,
International Paper, and NBC. From 1997 to 2001 he chaired the
Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. He currently
serves on the boards of the Montclair Art Museum, COPE Inc.,
Studio One Networks, and NVR Corp.
A. Conroy, Treasurer, began his professional career at Arthur
Young and Company in New York, a predecessor firm to Ernst &
Young. For most of his work life he directed the finance
departments of two large international law firms, Sullivan and
Cromwell, and Simpson Thacher. He currently sits on the board
Roger Dolden was
born in the United Kingdom and holds a degree in sociology, as
well as being a Certified Chartered Accountant in the UK and a
CPA in the US.
Divorced with two children and five grandchildren,
Roger is engaged to be married.
He has had an extensive international business career,
most recently in the US, heading up Finance and then Business
Development for L’Oreal in the Americas.
Heather McCutcheon Hitchcock, Secretary, is a
community volunteer and currently serves on the Van Vleck House
& Gardens Board of Management as Secretary and Chair of the
Nominating Committee. Heather is a sustaining member of the
Junior League of Montclair – Newark. While an active member,
Heather served as Placement Chair and was the Business Executive
of the Anniversary Showhouse.
Tina Jordan became
an active community volunteer after a career as a litigator at
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker LLP. She has
served as chair of the board for Partners for Women and Justice
and is currently the chair of their fundraising committee as
well as the vice president of the executive committee. She also
serves on the board of the Parents Association of MKA.
Fred Langbein, Chairman, is the Chief Operating Officer of
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, an international law
firm. He is currently a trustee at the Montclair Art Museum, and
has served on the vestry of St. James Church.
is the President and CEO of
Falstrom Company, located in Passaic, NJ. A life-long
resident of Montclair, he is active in many community
non-profits, including the Northern NJ Council, Boy Scouts of
America. He also serves as director of the NJ Manufacturers
Insurance Company. Cliff lives in Montclair with his wife and
Ann Kilbride McCarthy
joined VVH&G BOM in 2009 after eight years of volunteering at
Deck the Halls, the Plant Sale and Roses to Rock Gardens. She also served as interim
Executive Director and Communications Manager at VVH&G for 6
memorable weeks. Most recently, Ann spearheaded advertising and
PR for the VVH&G Capital Campaign. A freelance corporate events
producer, Ann and her husband Dan have two delightful teenage
daughters and are also ga ga over their chocolate lab puppy,
Karen Montgomery has over 30 years of investment
experience. She is
presently employed at Williams Jones and Company, an investment
counsel firm in New York City.
Prior to her current position, Karen was a principal at
Bessemer Trust Co., where she managed a client book of $1
billion in assets.
Marisabel R. Raymond was President of the Board
of Management of Van Vleck House & Gardens and Vice Chair of the
Montclair Foundation from 2001 to 2007. She currently chairs the
VVH&G Capital Campaign.
She is a past-President of the Junior League of
Montclair-Newark and on the Board of Senior Care.
She has also served on
Montclair Kimberley Academy's
Board of Trustees and is a past-President of their Parents
Reddington, Vice Chair, has been an active volunteer
in the community following a career in banking at Credit
Lyonnais. She is
currently President of the Board of Management of Van Vleck
House & Gardens and is a past-President of the Bradford School
PTA. She also serves
on the Endowment Committee of the Junior League of
Montclair-Newark and the Tennis Committee at Bradford Bath &
Glenn M. Reiter is of
counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, an international law
firm headquartered in New York City. He is a corporate attorney
who represents leading U.S. and non-U.S corporations and banks.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kessler
Foundation, Bloomfield College, and the Yale Law School Fund.
Michelle Ruggiero is the Director of Marketing/PR for
Jude Connally Clothing and an active volunteer in the Montclair
community. She is a former member of the Van Vleck House &
Gardens Board of Management and also served as the
Communications VP for the Junior League of Montclair-Newark.
Ralph W. Selitto, Jr. is a Shareholder at
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm with offices
in Florham Park, NJ, and more than 30 other worldwide locations.
He is a registered patent attorney whose clientele
includes technology-focused companies and research-related
He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Stevens
Institute of Technology.
Renee Selitto is the
Chief Financial Officer of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, an
international law firm headquartered in New York City.
Her responsibilities at the firm include overseeing the
financial operations of several domestic and foreign offices.
She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of
Bloomfield College and serves on the audit committee.
Marianne Smith a Montclair resident for over 40
years, has served on the Mountainside Health Foundation Board,
as well as the the boards of the Montclair Kimberley Academy,
Montclair Art Museum, and the Junior League of Montclair-Newark.
She is the mother of three, and grandmother to ten.
JoAnn Weisel is a community volunteer and
immediate past board member of the Van
Vleck House & Gardens. In addition to the Montclair Foundation,
she serves on the board of the Drama
League. She has served on the boards of the Parents Association
of MKA and the Junior League of Montclair-Newark and on the
session of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.
John H. Wessling, III is the President and CEO
of Haven Savings Bank. He currently serves as the Chairman of
the New Jersey League of Community Bankers. He also serves on
the boards of the Hoboken University Medical Center Foundation
and the Hoboken North Hudson YMCA.
Brenda Bingham is a former Vice Chair of the
Van Vleck House & Gardens Board of Management. A Master
Gardener, she serves on the boards of the Montclair Garden Club
and the Garden Club of New Jersey, and is a National Garden Club
Master Judge. She is a past President of the Montclair Art
George R. Harris was the first Chairman of The
Montclair Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a past President
of The Montclair Kimberley Academy Board of Trustees and a past
President and former Trustee of the Schumann Fund for New
Jersey. He currently serves as Chairman of the Jackson Hole
Institute, Chair of the Coalition for Educational Freedom as
well as board member of Excellent Education for Everyone(E3).
John R. Helm has served on The Montclair
Foundation Board of Trustees for over a decade and was a
founding member of the Van Vleck House & Gardens Board of
Management. He has volunteered with Senior Care and Activities
Center, COPE Counseling Center and the Montclair Red Cross.
Jacqueline McMullen is one of the original
members of the Van Vleck House & Gardens Board of Management. A
long-time resident of Montclair, she serves on the Advisory
Board of the Salvation Army and is a former trustee of the
Montclair Art Museum, where she also serves as Chair of the
Anne E. Westerman is one of Howard Van Vleck’s
twelve grandchildren and provides a liaison between the Van
Vleck family and The Montclair Foundation and Van Vleck House &
Gardens. A resident of Southbury, Connecticut, she serves on the
board of Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust in nearby Woodbury.