The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than three, nor more than eighteen (including officers), members of the Lincroft Village Green Association. Directors are voted on at the Annual Meeting, and are elected for a three year term. Roughly a third of the directors are up for election every year, ensuring a continuum of two thirds of the Board.
The Officers of the Lincroft Village Green Association shall be President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. In some cases, two people may share an office (such as co-president) with the prior approval of the Board of Directors. The term of office for officers is one year, and the election is concurrent with the Board of Directors election at the Annual Meeting.
2020 Officers/Board of Directors:
Melanie Elmiger, Mary Grant
Brittany P. Tarabour
Board of Directors Biographies
Sue was born and rasied in Central New Jersey. She graduated from Villanova University and was a Vice President at General Reinsurance Corporation until she and her husband moved to Lincroft to raise their two daughters. She was active in the Lincroft PTA and was involved in the design of the back Courtyard at Lincroft school, and she also designed the Kim Allen Memorial Garden at the front of the school. Sue has always enjoyed gardening and after gaining experience at Colonial Nursery and Brock Farms, she started her own Landscaping business, Gardenchick Designs LLC. She is looking forward to helping keep the "Green" and its related areas beautiful and blooming!
Originally from Middletown, Kate and her husband Matt moved to Lincroft in 2010. A graduate from the University of Scranton with a Master Degree in Occupational Therapy, Kate now works as a pediatric therapist in the school and outpatient settings. Kate hopes to expand her community service efforts to help benefit the LVGA. She, her husband and their 3 children often enjoy the Green and are happy to maintain and better this local park in any way possible.
Melanie, a Cranford native, has lived in Lincroft since 1996. Her advocacy for the construction of the Thomspon Park pedestrian bridges by CBA and Cross Farm compelled her to join the LVGA Board in 2007. She has planned three LVGA Yard Sale events, two Candidates Nights, and has continuoulsly advocated for traffic calming measures and pedestrian safety on Route 520. Melanie volunteered for the Llincroft PTA for 14 years, serving as Board Vice President, hosting literacy events, and organizing the Chess Club. Professionally, she worked as a project management consultant for AT&T in Middletown and is currently an Administrative Assistant for Shady Oaks in Lincroft, but her main occupation is professional volunteer. Melanie feels that the vast and varied experiences of her fellow LVGA Directors have provided her with the blueprints for the projects she has taken on. Her tenacity is driven by her belief that when you see something you want changed don't wait for someone else to do it, especially if it can beneft the community and enhance our quality of life. Melanie, her husband Greg, and their three children have been active in community sports, CBA, MAST, MHSS, and St. Leo's.
Roger, and his wife Jane, moved to Lincroft in 1993 with their three children, who all graduated from Middletown H.S. South. A native of Minnesota, Roger graduated from St. Olaf College and the University Of Minnesota Law School. He has practiced law in Red Bank since 1975, and is now a managing member in the firm Foss, San Filippo & Milne, LLC. Roger’s legal expertise, particularly in the areas of real estate, zoning, and civil litigation, has proved invaluable to the LVGA since its inception in 1999. As a past president and founding member of the Lincroft Village Green, Roger’s goal in creating the LVGA was to preserve the bucolic nature of Lincroft and to implement traffic calming measures.
Mary and her family moved to Lincroft in 2005. She has dedicated many years as a stay-at-home mom and volunteer for the PTA. When her children began high school, she began focusing her volunteer efforts on the community of Lincroft by joining the LVGA as a member and then as a director on the board. She enjoys organizing events for the LVGA, such as the annual community-wide yard sale, movie nights, and member-appreciation social activities like the Ice Cream Social. She visits the Village Green often with her golden retriever where she can walk safely on the paths, enjoy a moment on the park benches and pick up a free book at hte Little Free Library.
Ben moved to Lincroft in 2011, where his wife Lauren was born and raised. They have two children and frequent Thompson Park. Ben graduated Rider University with a focus in Finance & Economics and is currently employed as a Director of Emerging Markets Credit Sales. He was motivated to join when a vehicle crashed into his backyard off Phalanx Road shortly after his children were playing, and he looks forward to helping the LVGA further its cause.
Brian moved to Middletown with his wife in 2007 after being sworn in as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. After outgrowing their starter home, Brian and his wife moved to Lincroft where they now raise their three children. Brian's commitment to support Lincroft as a community extends well beyond his frequent attendance at Middletown South High School sporting events. Although Brian left the prosecutor's office to join the private sector, his love for the area kept him in Lincroft. He now focuses his practice of law on personal inury, which includes representing plaintiff's involved in catastrophic accidents. Brian relishes the opportunity of being able to provide insight to the LVGA on ways to continue to make Lincroft safer.
Born and raised in Monmouth County, Abe moved to Lincroft when he married his wife, Linda, 22 years ago. He operates the iconic Middletown business, Guttenplan’s Frozen Dough, and is a past President of The Middletown Hockey Club. Abe joined the LVGA when Brookdale Community College planned to align their Phalanx Road exit with Hickory Lane, and saw immediately the incredible potential of this grassroots community organization. The LVGA’s success in persuading Brookdale to alter their plans, convinced him to become a Director and, eventually, President. Abe is extremely proud of The LVGA’s many accomplishments, especially the retention of the park as open space, and the Route 520 Roundabout. He believes that what sets the LVGA apart from other community organizations is the amazing dedication and commitment of its Directors and the outstanding support of its membership.
A Monmouth County native, Lori and her husband Stephen moved to Lincroft in 2012. Lori has a degree in Occupational Therapy and Business Management but is currently a stay at home mom to her three daughters. Lori enjoys getting involved in the community and was introduced to the Lincroft Village Green Association by a friend and fellow board member. Lori joined the board and became involved in various roles including co-chairing the Lincroft Eats Food Truck Festival which was a successful fundraiser. Lori knows that active community members can make grassroots changes and hopes to continue serving her community and impacting it in positive ways.
In 2011, Christine and her husband found their forever home within the community of Lincroft. Their two daughters now attend Middletown High School South. Currently, Christine works as an independent contracted occupational therapist for New Jersey's Early Intervention Program. Christine was compelled to join the LVGA in order to help support its mission of preserving, beautifying and improving the quality of life for all Lincroft residents.
Jaime was raised in Morris County. After graduating from Montclair State University with a degree in Fashion Studies, she moved to Hoboken. She spent 5 years working in advertising sales and marketing positions for different publishing companies in New York City. Jaime went on to receive an Elementary Education teaching certificate and has taught 3rd Grade and Kindergarten. She and her husband Brett moved to Middletown in 2008 and then to Lincroft in 2013. They have 2 children, a son and daughter, ages 6 and 5. Jaime is excited to serve as a Director, helping the LVGA continue to maintain and improve the quality of life in beautiful Lincroft.
A native of Queens, NY, Marguerite and her husband James moved to Middletown in 1992 and to Lincroft in 2011. She immediately became involved in the Lincroft community as a founding member of SONIC, fighting the proposed Pop Warner field adjacent to their new home. She is a graduate of Pace University with a BBA in International Management and minors in French and Art History. She worked as a commodity futures broker in the energy markets for 13 years before deciding to stay at home after the birth of her second child. James and Marguerite have three daughters, ages 23, 20 and 15. She has been serving on the Board of the LVGA since 2014 and continues to enjoy her part in preserving the beauty and charm of Lincroft.
Holly is a New Jersey native who moved to Lincroft in 2014 from Middletown with her husband and 3 sons. She chose Lincroft for its excellent schools, and proximity to many beautiful parks. Before becoming a full time stay at home mom, she previously worked for 5 years supporting health care executives and most recently ran all administrative aspects of the family business until it sold. She chose to volunteer for the LVGA after seeing how it protected Lincroft's open spaces and proactively looked out for its residents best interests. She considers it an honor to serve on the LVGA board and help continue its excellent track record of serving the residents of Lincroft.
Brittany P. Tarabour
Brittany has lived in Middletown since 1991 and Lincroft since 2014. She is a graduate of Oak Hill Academy and attended the Peddie School. After high school, she pursued further education at the University of Delaware and Florida Coastal School of Law. She's been a practicing attorney in Monmouth County since graduating law school in 2014. When not working, you can find her playing tennis or hiking at Thompson Park.
Trish moved to Lincroft from Jersey City in 2002. She and her husband have three daughters who attended Lincroft Elementary School and A Child's Place Nursery School in Lincroft. Trish joined the Lincroft Village Green Association because it provides a forum for residents of the community to learn about proposed projects for the town, and assists residents in working with the Township to ensure that the improvements maintain the balance and character of the community. Although she spent much of her early career with Bankers Trust Company and MetLife, Trish currently works for K. Hovnanian in Matawan. Trish holds an MBA from Fordham University and a BA in Economics and Business from Lafayette College.
Tara Velho's passion for small town charm & green space conservation is thanks to a childhood spent in Lake Mohawk, a quaint hideaway in Sparta, New Jersey. A resident of Lincroft since 2014, Tara is joined by her husband and four young children. Tara volunteers with Lincroft School PTA, as well as Miss America's Outstanding Teen scholarship program as Central Coast director. A member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Northern NJ alumnae chapter, she is continuously dedicated to the fraternity where she once served as a collegiate executive board leader & program board participant. While attending Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison, she obtained a Bachelors in History. Tara is honored to serve the community with LVGA, celebrating Lincroft's idyllic village. She is committed to open communication between neighbors, preservation of safety, and an overall postive quality of life.