Board, Staff & Volunteers

Board of Trustees

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

Honorary Chairperson

The Honorable Phil Murphy

Executive Officers

  • First Lady Tammy Murphy, President
  • Mitchell Livingston, Chairperson
  • David Pascrell, Vice-Chairperson and Vice-President
  • Thomas J. Angell, CPA, Treasurer
  • Trish Zita, Secretary


  • Steffanie Archbald
  • Ruthi Byrne
  • Jacqueline Colgan
  • Richard Constable, III
  • Amy Cradic
  • Ulises Diaz
  • Dennis Drazin
  • Maria Elena Foster
  • Gilles Gade
  • Francis J. Giantomasi
  • Gerry Gibbs
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dr. Balpreet K. Grewal-Virk
  • Joseph R. Jingoli, Jr.
  • Dr. Khyati Joshi
  • Eileen Kean
  • Phyllis Lacca
  • Louis Magazzu
  • Jeffrey T. Michaels
  • Aquatia Owens
  • Roberto Perez
  • Braxton Plummer
  • Sheila Rostiac
  • Eric Shuffler
  • William Sproule
  • Veronica Sullivan
  • Scott Tapp


Robyn Brenner | Executive Director


The Foundation is fortunate to be supported by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteer Docents and Master Gardeners. Volunteers provide a valuable service on behalf of the Drumthwacket Foundation and serve as a cornerstone of its educational programs.

The Foundation’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic Docents lead the school and public tours and help at the Foundation’s special events, including the annual Spring Carnival for Children with Special Needs and December Holiday Open Houses.  

The Master Gardeners work closely with the Rutgers Center for Urban and Environmental Sustainability (CUES) to evaluate, revise, and execute the Master Plan for the Drumthwacket Gardens. Recent activities include the installation of two rain gardens to address runoff, the removal of invasives from shrub borders, and the design of a compost site to recycle green waste. Using their training and research skills, the Master Gardeners are also responsible for all the beds, borders, and arrangements in the ornamental urns.  Interested Master Gardeners may also serve as Docents by giving garden tours on most Wednesdays to school children and the public.

For information on how to become a Foundation volunteer,  please e-mail

Drumthwacket Docents

  • Linda Buczynski
  • Patricia Butcher
  • Debi DeLorenzo
  • Joyce Felsenfeld
  • Debbie Herman
  • LaVonne Heydel
  • Elaine Hogan
  • Chuck Johnson
  • Scott Ludwigsen
  • Kathy McCarthy
  • Joy Neath
  • Lorraine Persiani
  • Connie Shaffer
  • Ann Strumpen-Darrie
  • Katie Zondlo


  • Marilyn Saetta
  • Barbara Turner

Master Gardeners

  • Michele Berenwick
  • Carolyn Blanckmeister
  • Alastair Binnie
  • Cindy Dixson
  • Kathryn Homa
  • Jennifer Jameison
  • Sandy Krietzman
  • Ira Lackey
  • Charlie Maack
  • Mary Kae Manley
  • Anna Marty
  • Mimi Mead-Hagen
  • Maggie O’Donnell
  • Katherine Peterson
  • Karen Prager
  • Alexander Radbil
  • Shari Rexroad
  • Doris Shea
  • Betty Sherman
  • Marjorie Steinberg
  • Sofia Strauss
  • Tiffany Wilner
  • Carolyn Wojcieshowicz
  • Tricia Zeglin
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