board & staff

Our Board

The Trust is governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of six representatives from the private sector and five representatives from State government. The State government members include the Commissioner of DEP and two DEP staff members designated by the Commissioner; the State Treasurer; and a member of the State House Commission. Employees of the Office of Natural Lands Management (ONLM), Division of Parks & Forestry, serve as staff to the Trust and implement the policy set by the Board.

Craig Dorsett, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Natural and Historic Resources, Department of Environmental Protection, Representing the DEP Commissioner

Michael Catania (Chairperson)

Anne Heasly (Vice Chairperson), Program Manager of Policy and Planning, Sustainable Jersey

Emile DeVito, Director of Conservation Biology, New Jersey Conservation Foundation

Hannah Good, NJ Department of the Treasury, Representing the State Treasurer

Robert Jackson, New Jersey Natural Areas Council 

Eileen Murphy, Vice President of Government Relations, New Jersey Audubon Society

Larry Torok, Division of Land Use Regulation, Department of Environmental Protection

Margaret Waldock, Duke Farms Executive Director

Judeth Yeany, Green Acres Program, Department of Environmental Protection

Statehouse Commission Member, Honorable Bob Smith, Senator, New Jersey Legislature


Robert J. Cartica, Executive Director

Terry Schmidt, South Jersey Preserve Manager

Cari Wild, Real Estate Coordinator

Jason Hafstad, Statewide Preserve Manager