Drumthwacket, Today

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
  • I. Gilles Gade
  • Francis J. Giantomasi
  • Gerry Gibbs
  • Christopher Gibson
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Dr. Balpreet K. Grewal-Virk
  • Joseph R. Jingoli, Jr.
  • Dr. Khyati Joshi
  • Eileen Kean
  • Phyllis Lacca
  • Louis Magazzu
  • Jeffrey T. Michaels
  • Doug Mokoid
  • Aquatia Owens
  • Roberto Perez
  • Braxton Plummer
  • Sheila Rostiac
  • Laura Saker
  • 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 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? The Foundation is currently seeking volunteers to assist the Master Gardeners. If you are interested, please e-mail robynbrenner@drumthwacket.org.

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
  • Barbara Turner
  • Katie Zondlo


  • Marilyn Saetta
  • Patty Thropp


  • Carol Accetta
  • Michelle Berenwick
  • Alastair Binnie
  • LaVonne Heydel*
  • Kathryn Homa
  • Ira Lackey
  • Charlie Maack*
  • Mary Kae Manley
  • Anna Marty*
  • Karen Prager*
  • Alexander Radbil
  • Doris Shea*
  • Betty Sherman*
  • Nancy Sibio 
  • Marjorie Steinberg
  • Carolyn Wojcieshowicz*
  • Tricia Zeglin
     *Master Gardener

A special thank you to the Essex Falls Garden Club for its care of the colonial herb garden at the Thomas Olden House & Northeast Organic Farming Association for its care of Drumthwacket’s culinary garden.