Kyle brings a decade of experience in the conservation field to the Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation team, Kyle served as the Watershed Programs Manager at the Musconetcong Watershed Association for 7 years. Kyle led the Association’s education and outreach programs and managed restoration projects throughout the watershed. Originally from Naples, Florida, Kyle came to New Jersey for college and has called it home ever since. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science from Rutgers University and a professional certificate in Watershed Management from Michigan State University. Kyle is also a 2017 Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program. When not at the lake, Kyle enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, and spending time with his family, especially his dog, Phoebe!
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 25 years of experience in environmental advocacy and non-profit management to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation team, Holly served as Communications Director and Vice President of Operations for The Land Conservancy of New Jersey for 18 years. After interim positions at the Musconetcong Watershed Association and Grow It Green Morristown, she has settled in at Lake Hopatcong Foundation assisting in preserving and protecting New Jersey’s largest lake and surrounding community. Holly received a Bachelor 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. In her spare time, Holly enjoys hiking and yoga and is gradually getting more comfortable behind the handlebars of a bike.
Caitlin Doran is our “home grown” Development Director, having grown up in Roxbury Township and Mount Arlington Borough. Currently residing in Randolph, New Jersey, she is someone for whom Lake Hopatcong has remained a special place. Prior to joining the LHF team, Caitlin was the Outreach Coordinator for Hackensack Riverkeeper, a clean-water advocacy organization working to protect, preserve, and restore the Hackensack River Watershed. She is a graduate of William Paterson University, a 2017 recipient of the New Jersey Clean Communities Clean Waterways Award, and a former EarthShare New Jersey board member. When she’s not raising funds for the foundation, you can find Caitlin volunteering with other local environmental groups, exploring the great outdoors, making frequent trips to NYC, practicing her trumpet, spending time with family, and drafting better bios.
Gwendolyn Lam joins us from Mendham as a summer intern. She took a leave of absence this past year, choosing to explore her non-major related interests in art history, drawing, and creative writing at the County College of Morris. On her leave of absence, Gwendolyn also volunteered in Duke Farms’ permaculture garden and crop field. In the fall, she will be returning to Swarthmore College to continue pursuing a double major in biology and environmental studies and a statistics minor. Gwendolyn’s long-term goal is to combat climate change but whether her career is in sustainable farming, laboratory research, environmental policy, or community-based non-profit work remains to be seen. When she’s not typing away on her laptop, she enjoys searching for birds, perusing gardens, swing dancing, rock climbing, and baking desserts.
Martin Kane - Chairman
Robert Hamburger - Vice Chairman and Interim Treasurer
Richard P. Romeo - Secretary
Thomas D. Flinn