Federation Officers and Directors


Honorary President for Life — Philip Alden, Hollywood, FL
Honorary Members — William Porter and Clare Laskoski

Executive Officers

President - Pam Zipse, Rutgers University
* Vice-President - Neil Hendrickson, Readington Township (Retired)
Interim Executive Director - Richard Wolowicz



Michael Zichelli – Borough of Glen Ridge
Frank Gallagher, PhD – Rutgers University
Paul Cowie – Paul Cowie & Associates
Jason Grabosky, PhD – Rutgers University


Steven Chisholm, Jr. – Aspen Tree Expert Co
George Sweetin - The Farm at Green Village
George Meglio – Woodbridge Shade Tree Commission
Robin Potter – Haddonfield Shade Tree Commission


* Joshua Faas - Plant Detectives
* John Linson - The Shade Tree Department
* Brittany Carino – Atlantic City Electric
* Liz Stewart – River Edge Shade Tree Commission

* Voted in during Annual Business Meeting of November 10, 2021.

2016 Green Communities Achievement Award

2016 Green Communities Achievement Award

Donna Massa, Executive Director of the New Jersey Shade Tree Federation, receives the 2016 Green Communities Achievement Award, during the 91st Annual Conference dinner.

The award was presented by Carrie Sargeant, Coordinator for the NJDEP State Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry program — "for exemplary efforts and significant contributions to the preservation and development of urban and community forestry in New Jersey."

NJSTF Board of Officers and Directors 2020

NJSTF Board of Directors and Officers 2020

Back row (left to right): Steve Chisholm Jr., Rich Wolowicz, John Linson, Dr. Jason Grabosky, Paul Cowie, Brittany Peterson, Dr. Neil Hendrickson, Josh Fass, Mike Zichelli
Front row (left to right): Pam Zipse, Liz Stewart, Donna Massa, Barbara Ronca
Absent from photo: Wayne Dubin, Dr. Frank Gallagher

NJSTF Board of Officers and Directors 2014

NJSTF Board of Directors and Officers 2014

Back Row: Bill Comery, Laura Lawson, Donna Massa, Rich Wolowicz, Jeff Cramer, Joe Aufiero, Bob Turner, John Linson, Mary Evangelista
Front Row: Jim Nichnadowicz, Dave Johnson, Ray Cywinski, Liz Stewart
Missing: Pam Zipse, Thom Ritchie, Wayne Dubin

Bill and Clare

Clare Laskoski, Executive Secretary and Treasurer Emeritus, and William J. Porter, Executive Director Emeritus

Donna and Bill

Donna Massa, Executive Director and William J. Porter, Executive Director Emeritus