2020–2021 GSBC Officers + Trustees

About the GSBC Board

All Officers, Trustees, and Committees are volunteers and are not compensated in any way — we thank you for your service to the society!

Officer, Trustee, and Committee terms run from 1 December–30 November. Officer and Trustee elections are held at the November GSBC Annual Meeting, on the 4th Monday in November @ 7pm at the Ridgewood public Library and/or online.

All board members can be reached through contact@njgsbc.org, unless where otherwise indicated, below.

Get Involved—Serve on the GSBC Board!

To nominate yourself, or another, for a leadership position with the GSBC or for more information about serving with the GSBC, please send an email to contact@njgsbc.org.

We are always on the lookout for those willing to bring their expertise to our society — which have included educators and authors, bookkeepers and accountants, lawyers, writers and editors, historians and librarians, those with technology backgrounds, and anyone who has an interest in family history — to support our educational efforts.

President Barbara Ellman, MS, MBA
1st Vice President—Program Chair Lauren Maehrlein, MA
2nd Vice President—Library Chair Lucille Bertram, MLIS
3rd Vice President—Membership Chair Mary Beth Craven
Treasurer Lea Schwarzwalder
Recording Secretary Jo Ann Berkenbush
Corresponding Secretary Geraldine Mola (Tribute Cards; By-Laws)
Webmaster Michelle D. Novak (Social Media Chair; Editor, The Archivist)
Past President Margaret Kaiser
Trustee Don Casey, PhD (Audit: Hospitality; Long-Range Planning)
Trustee Carol DeWitte
Trustee Steve Gabai (Publicity)
Trustee Barbara von dem Hagen
Trustee Fred J. Voss (Education Chair, BCC ILR Instructor, Long-Range Planning)
Trustee Allison Wallin (Speakers’ Bureau)
Trustee Emeritus Maria “Ree” Jean Pratt Hopper
Ridgewood Public Library Liaison Sarah Kiefer, MLIS
Local History Librarian, Bolger Heritage Center
Ridgewood Public Library
125 No. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-670-5600 ext. 135