Board of Trustees


President: Elizabeth Del Tufo, Newark, Tour Director; former Chairperson, City of Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission

Vice President: Matthew Gosser, Newark, Professor and Gallery Director, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) College of Architecture and Design

Secretary: Thomas Ankner, Newark, Professional Genealogist, and Librarian in the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center at the Newark Public Library; Member of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey

Treasurer: Thomas J. Alrutz, Newark, Librarian, Retired Deputy / Associate Director New York Public Library, and Former Director Newark Public Library

Parliamentarian: Mark W. Gordon, Maplewood, Principal, Urbana Consulting, LLC.


Dr. Marion A. Bolden, West Orange, Independent education management professional, former superintendent of Newark Public Schools

Anne Englot, South Orange Professor of Practice in Architecture & Humanities in the Arts, Culture & Media Department Rutgers University-Newark

Samer Hanini, Newark, Real estate developer and construction manager, principal Hanini Group LLC

Brian Hanlon, South Orange, Project Manager for U.S. District Courts

Steven Kern, Newark, Director and CEO of the Newark Museum, Newark.

Catherine J. Lenix-Hooker, Newark, Manager, Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, City of Newark

Lauren G. Meehan, West Orange, Program Associate at Victoria Foundation  

Marry Rizzo, Newark, Associate Director of Public & Digital Humanities Initiatives, American Studies & History at Rutgers University-Newark

Anthony Schuman, Montclair, Professor and graduate studies director, New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture

Rose M. Spears, Newark, Retired official, Internal Revenue Service

Dr. Margaret Stevens, Newark, Scholar and community Leader, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Urban Issues Institute at Essex County College Newark

Anker West, Newark, Architectural Designer and Ceramicist


Executive Director, Zemin Zhang Ph.D, Newark, Psychologist, James Street Historic District activist

Joan Bloomer, Financial Consultant, Controller

Rosalind Vaughn-Nichol, Web Design and Social Media Coordinator:

Much of the Committee's work is done by volunteers


(413) 337-1666

P.O. Box 1066, Newark, NJ 07101

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