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The Montclair Foundation Board of Trustees
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.

Christopher 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 of COPE.

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.
Clifford Lindholm III 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 three children.

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, Elvis Primrose.

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 Association.

Hollie 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 & Tennis Club.

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 academic institutions.  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.

Honorary Trustees

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 Museum.

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 Women’s Committee.

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.

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