Board Members

 

John Volpa, Chair – johnv@blackrun.org

Keara GiannottiJohn has been an Evesham resident for thirty years. While his children Kate and Dan attended Evesham Schools, John was a Vice President of the Marlton Elementary PTA. He became an Evesham Environmental Commission member in 2003. In that role he presented the concept of what became the Black Run Preserve (SEE History of the Black Run Preserve tab).

As a sixth grade environmental science teacher in Shamong Township Schools, John coordinated the district’s environmental education program and also formed and advised the Indian Mills Memorial Student Council.

In 2012, after a thirty-seven year public education career, John helped found the Friends of the Black Run Preserve and became a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program. He is now the Director of Education for Pinelands Adventures in Shamong Township continuing to promote life-long outdoor recreation in the Pine Barrens. Visit www.PinelandsAdventures.org for information about his outings and programs.

Jill Giulianelli, Vice Chair – jillg@blackrun.org

Jill GiulianelliJill Giulianelli is a 30 year resident of Evesham Township. She works in Regulatory for a pharmaceutical company. While raising her family, Jill volunteered for many years with the Girl Scouts and Marlton Rec Council. She believes it is very important to preserve open spaces in New Jersey, like the Black Run Preserve, for conservation and recreation.

 

 

Rosemarie Lambe, Treasurer – rosemariel@blackrun.org

Rosemarie Lambe is a CPA certified in the State of Pennsylvania. She is currently a Sr. Financial Analyst with ABB Optical Group headquartered in Coral Springs, FL and has previously held various positions from Auditor to Controller for various manufacturing companies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Rosemarie is a resident of Mount Laurel and when not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, walking, bird watching and visiting the Jersey shore.

Joanne Maxwell – joannem@blackrun.org

Joanne MaxwellJoanne Maxwell is a Marlton resident who works as an environmental manager for a transportation company. She enjoys hiking the Black Run Preserve and learning more about Pine Barrens ecosystems, with a special interest in birding and botany.

 

 

Jim Rosenthal – jimr@blackrun.org

Jim Rosenthal, a resident of neighboring Cherry Hill Township and member ofthe Cherry Hill Environmental Board, has been a long-time participant on the trails in the Black Run Preserve. He is committed to land preservation and in seeing the Black Run Preserve protected and improved for all outdoor enthusiasts in the area.

Amy Golden – amyg@blackrun.org

Dr. Amy Golden graduated TrinityAmy Golden College with a biology and psychology dual major. Before and while attending University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, she worked as a nature program teacher at various museums including Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences. Dr. Golden was an adjunct assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and is an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. She is an avid photographer as well as board member of South Jersey Camera Club and has won awards in local juried shows and Photographic Society of America. A resident of Voorhees Township for 33 years, Dr. Golden loves nature and outdoor activities. She maintains a family and cosmetic dental practice in Berlin, N.J. For more information, see her dental website www.agoldensmile.com

Keara Giannotti

Keara GiannottiKeara R. Giannotti is the Director of EcoStudies & Executive Director of Project HEAL (Human, Environmental & Animal Links), a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing and restoring the connection between children and nature. The organization provides year-round nature programs for children, environmental education programs for schools and scouts, and an outdoor summer day camp called Camp Creek Run, which is also the name of its 50-acre nature preserve located in Marlton, NJ.  Ms. Giannotti is an environmental educator with over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, ranging from children’s services and healthcare planning to wildlife conservation and rehabilitation. She loves to explore and travel with her husband and daughter, both avid adventurers who occasionally slow down to enjoy all the bugs, birds, and fungi along the way.

Tom Whelihan – tomw@blackrun.org

tom-whelihanTom Whelihan, a resident of Marlton, is an attorney at The Whelihan Law Firm. He is an avid cyclist, runner and outdoor enthusiast. A lifelong resident of Burlington County, Tom is passionate about preserving open spaces in our community. Visit www.whelihanlaw.com for more information.

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