Donna Macalle-Holly brings more than a decade of experience advocating for the protection and restoration of Lake Hopatcong to her role at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Donna held the position of administrator at the Lake Hopatcong Commission, a quasi-independent state environmental commission. A 2012 recipient of the US EPA Environmental Quality Award, Donna served as a member of NJ DEP Citizens Advisory Committee for the Lake Hopatcong Water Level Management Plan. Donna is motivated by the Foundation’s vision for the lake and its surrounding communities. She appreciates having the opportunity to work with the dedicated employees, board members and volunteers to improve Lake Hopatcong for all who use it. Donna had never heard of Lake Hopatcong until 1983 (the year Bertrand Island Amusement Park closed), when she came boating with her friend’s family and met her future husband, Bruce. It’s hard to believe Donna and Bruce have enjoyed living on Lake Hopatcong for more than 25 years (especially since Donna says she is only 29). They love sharing sunsets together near Halsey Island.
Holly Odgers is a life long Sussex County resident who brings more than 20 years of experience in environmental advocacy and non-profit management to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation team. Before she joined the foundation, she did all things communications at The Land Conservancy of New Jersey for 18 years. After interim positions at the Musconetcong Watershed Association and Grow It Green Morristown, she is happy to settle in at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation and assist in making Lake Hopatcong the best place it can be. Holly received a bachelor’s of fine arts in Film, Photography, and Visual Arts from Ithaca College and lives in nearby Stanhope where she served on the Stanhope Environmental Commission for many years. Holly has two teenage children, Aubrey, who is studying Marine Biology at the University of New England in Maine, and Logan, who attends Lenape Valley Regional High School. She enjoys hiking and yoga and is flirting with the idea of taking up cycling.
Caitlin Doran grew up in Roxbury Township and Mount Arlington Borough and is someone for whom Lake Hopatcong has always remained a special place. Prior to coming on board as LHF’s deputy development director, Caitlin was the outreach coordinator for Hackensack Riverkeeper, a clean-water advocacy organization working to protect, preserve, and restore the Hackensack River and New Jersey Meadowlands. Caitlin is a graduate of William Paterson University, a 2017 recipient of the New Jersey Clean Communities’ Clean Waterways Award, a past EarthShare New Jersey board member, and an active member of the Beacon Sloop Club, an all-volunteer organization that provides free sails of the Hudson River aboard the Sloop Woody Guthrie, in Beacon, NY. When she is not doing development work or volunteering, you can find Caitlin exploring nature, making frequent trips to New York City, practicing the trumpet, spending time with her boyfriend, Dave, and drafting better bios.
Melanie is a soon-to-be graduate at Seton Hall University in South Orange, where she is majoring in Environmental Studies, minoring in Political Science, and getting a certificate in data analysis. Prior to joining us at the LHF, she has conducted invasive species removal efforts at Windsong Farm in Warren, N.J., and learned about biodynamic farming at the Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. At Seton Hall, Melanie has done a variety of class projects, such as water quality testing and benthic sampling of the Rahway River; carbon sequestration at South Mountain Reservation; learning about raptor species at the Raptor Trust in Millington, and culturing microorganisms from the soil. As a part of her senior year project, she consulted with the South Orange Environmental Commission to assist them with their Tree Identification and Inventory Project. As a part of this project, Melanie utilized GIS mapping to create a database of trees in South Orange, to assist in creating maintenance plans. Melanie loves all things outdoors and is happy to be a part of the LHF family.
Thomas D. Flinn
Sharon Gruber (Treasurer)
Robert Hamburger (Vice Chairman)
Martin Kane (Chairman)
Richard P. Romeo (Secretary)