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President: John Huebner is a life-long resident of Morris County, born and presently residing in the Township of Denville. He has worked in Rockaway Borough for the past 13 years as a model maker. Previously, he had been self-employed for ten years as a building contractor. John became involved in advocating for the adaptive re-use of Greystone as a way of giving back to the community, "I saw that we had something really big and really valuable slipping through the cracks. It just needed to have some attention drawn to it, and I thought that that was something I could help do. I understand that our history is precious, and like anyone else who pays taxes or cares about the environment, I don't like waste."

Vice President:
William Needham is the Vice President of Preserve Greystone.

Adam McGovern is the Acting Secretary of Preserve Greystone. He is a professional writer and editor, with clients including the National Center for Children in Poverty and Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, since 1990.  Adam previously served for three years as Chair of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills’ Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (2003—2006) and has worked in nonprofit administrative positions at the NJ Center for Visual Arts and the Alliance for Art’s Education from 1992—1998.

Marjorie Wormser is the Recording Secretary of Preserve Greystone, contributes to interpretive studies at the historic Eastern State Penitentiary (1832) in Philadelphia, PA and has collaborated with members of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship to assess feasibility for preservation and restoration of their spiritual home at Thorne Oaks mansion (1902) in Morristown, NJ. She is a licensed Occupational Therapist for children with special needs and their families in Morris and Somerset counties and a marketing strategist and organizational management consultant for architects, musicians, and health care providers. “As an OT, I advocate dignity through purposeful activity for individuals who receive mental health services, as well as public awareness and compassion for individuals with mental health concerns. As a historic preservationist, I envision countless benefits to preservation and adaptive reuse of Greystone's historically significant buildings and landscape. We have much to learn from its founders' commitment to humane treatment of mental illness and development of a self-sustaining community."

Meghan Hefferan is the Interim Treasurer of Preserve Greystone. She is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design and currently works in The New School Office of the Provost. Meghan came to be apart of Preserve Greystone while working on her senior thesis project which centered around an exhibition design for Greystone, its original designer Dr. Kirkbride and the early evolution of mental health treatment.  While doing research, she was surprised to see the rapid changes on the hospital grounds and works in the hope that the building, an important part of social, architectural and medical history can be saved and used as inspiration and impetus for design based problem solving.

Christina Tullo is the webmaster of Preserve Greystone. She works as a graphic designer by day, and is a 2003 graduate of Ramapo College.

Lynn Brunskill is the Graphics Manager of Preserve Greystone. She is a graphic designer and the owner of her own design company. She has been a long-time volunteer in historic preservation and advocacy causes. Lynn grew up in Morris County and has always admired the impressive architecture of the Greystone site, and appreciated the humanitarian work being done there. Since Greystone has been vacant and at risk, she has joined with many other citizens to help ensure the preservation of the history and structures of the site.

 

Advisory Board

Sue Schmidt, Preservationist - Sue served on Preserve Greystone's Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2012. She is currently a member of both Preservation NJ's Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board of the Friends of Mead Hall at Drew University. She is also the Founder and President of the historic Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation in Denville NJ.

Margaret Westfield, R.A., Historic Architect - Margaret is a Partner at Westfield Architects & Preservation Consultants, a firm that specializes in the treatment of historic buildings. Her work has included Lucy the Margate Elephant, the Allaire General Store, and storefronts statewide for Main Street NJ. The former NJ State Architect, Margaret is Vice-Chair of the NJ Historical Commission, and previously served on the NJ Historic Sites Council and the Board of Preservation NJ.

Suzanne M. Pentz, Heritage Engineering Consultant - Suzanne is a nationally recognized expert in engineering assessment, analysis, and diagnostics for historic structures and archaic materials. Trained in both structural engineering and historic preservation, Suzanne is an active urban spelunker who is equally comfortable climbing with contractors in muddy foundation pits and sharing her expertise through speaking engagements to sophisticated audiences. Suzanne is particularly well-known for her expertise with historic timber structures, steeples, and trusses. She pioneered the collaboration of wood pathologists from the field of forestry with structural engineers to create a new standard methodology for assessment of historic heavy timber structures. She has served on the Architectural Advisory Board to the Philadelphia Historical Commission for over 20 years.