2022–2023 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.

Note: Those listed in italics oversee special projects for GSBC but do not hold Trustee positions.

Co-Presidents Maria (Ree) Jean Pratt Hopper
Geraldine Mola, MA (Tribute Cards; By-Laws)
1st Vice President—Programs Lauren Maehrlein, MA
2nd Vice President—Library Lucille Bertram, MLIS (Genealogy Consultants and Queries) GSBC.queries@gmail.com
3rd Vice President—Membership Mary Beth Craven, gsbc.membership@outlook.com
Treasurer Lea Schwarzwalder
Recording Secretary Jo Ann Berkenbush
Corresponding Secretary Theresa M. Wright
Past President Barbara Ellman, MS, MBA (2017–2021)
Trustee Linda Baer, JD
Trustee Don Casey, PhD (Audit: Hospitality; Long-Range Planning)
Trustee Carol DeWitte (50th Anniversary Celebration)
Trustee Steve Gabai (Publicity)
Trustee Barry Messner
Trustee Fred J. Voss (Education Chair, BCC ILR Instructor, Long-Range Planning)
Trustee-At-Large, 2022–2023 Christina Post, MPA
Trustee-At-Large, 2023–2024 Lucille Siebold
Trustee Emeritus Peggy W. Norris, MLIS, MA

Other Chairpersons + Committees

GSBC Seminar Lauren Maehrlein, MA, Chairperson
RPL–GSBC Lock-In Sarah Kiefer, MA, MLIS
Nancy Groo
Judy Kenney
Peggy Norris, MA, MLIS
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