The Drumthwacket Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit, non-partisan organization. Trustees serve as volunteers and are elected annually by the Board.

Honorary Chairperson

The Honorable Christopher J. Christie

Executive Officers

  • John Strangfeld, Chairperson
  • First Lady Mary Pat Christie, President
  • Mary Kay Strangfeld, Vice-Chairperson and Vice-President
  • John A. McKinney, Jr., Esq., Second Vice Chairperson
  • Thomas J. Angell, CPA, Treasurer
  • Charlene Brown, Secretary


  • James E. Benton
  • Richard Boornazian
  • Linda M. Bowden
  • Ruthi Byrne
  • Robert Campbell
  • Richard Constable, III
  • Derek Di Risio
  • Laurence M. Downes
  • Jeffrey B. Haines
  • Steven Kern
  • Ruth C. Lipper
  • Mitchell Livingston
  • Jeffrey T. Michaels
  • James H. Robinson
  • Laura Saker
  • James Christen Steward
  • Scott Tapp

Robyn Brenner  |  Executive Director
609.683.0057, ext. 4

Serena Jain  |  Associate Director
609.683.0057, ext. 5

Jane Donohue I Seasonal Adminstrative Assistant

Lysa Israel  |  Development Consultant
609.683.0057, ext. 6

The Foundation is fortunate to be supported by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteer Docents who lead the public tours every Wednesday and Master Gardeners who tend to Drumthwacket’s beautiful gardens. Volunteers provide vital support to the Drumthwacket Foundation and serve as a cornerstone to the educational programs.

Interested in Volunteering?  Although there are no volunteer opportunities available at this time, applications are always accepted and kept on file. Interested candidates should email a cover letter stating interest and resume to

Drumthwacket Docents

  • Linda Buczynski
  • Pat Cross
  • Debi DeLorenzo
  • Sheila Geller
  • Robert Geller
  • Robert Giallella
  • Frances Harrington-Dix
  • Debbie Herman
  • Elaine Hogan
  • Chuck Johnson
  • Kathleen McCarthy
  • Joy Neath
  • Lorraine Persiani
  • Connie Shaffer
  • Ann Strumpen-Darrie
  • Barbara Turner
  • Carol Weiss
  • Katie Zondlo


  • Marilyn Saetta
  • Patty Thropp

Master Gardeners of Mercer County

  • Sharon Ainsworth
  • Betty Lou Allen
  • Doris Arents
  • Ishrut Batjers
  • Claudia Defino
  • Pat Frawley
  • Denise Hansson
  • Lorraine Mackensie
  • Anna Marty
  • Angellika Muehleisen
  • Sheila Norton
  • May Papastephanou
  • Karen Prager
  • Betty Sherman
  • June Vester
  • Alexandra Radbil
  • Carolyn Wojcieshowicz

A special thank you to the Essex Falls Garden Club for the continued care of the colonial herb garden at the Thomas Olden House.