At the South Jersey Land & Water Trust we are fortunate to have an experienced, dedicated and passionate staff who keep our organization running smoothly.
Christine Nolan, Executive Director
Christine has been working with SJLWT in some capacity since 2003. She has a degree in Geography from UCLA, which was instrumental in SJLWT’s work with watersheds.
Christine also serves as an adjunct professor of Geography at Rowan University and has served on her municipality’s Environmental Commission and Open Space Committee.
Michael Hogan, Program Manager
Michael is a nature photographer turned environmental consultant; he serves on the Atlantic County Environmental and Parks Advisory Board and is extremely active in protecting the Pinelands. Michael is incredibly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna that are unique to South Jersey, and passionate about preserving the habitats of these species. Michael organizes all of SJLWT’s volunteer opportunities, monthly Community Clean-ups and monthly Walks in the Woods series.
Phil Arsenault, Steward
Phil volunteered for SJLWT since 2010 until he became a staff member in October, 2014. As a steward, Phil assists in cleanups and stream macroinvertebrate studies, protecting rare plant habitats, and managing SJLWT preserved open space.
Before joining SJLWT, Phil interned with an environmental nonprofit addressing urban greenway development in Camden, and served as an AmeriCorps member conducting outreach and volunteer opportunities in the Maurice, Cohansey and Salem River watersheds. In addition to SJLWT, he works for a private land consulting business, and is an amateur botanist and birder.
Patti Moran, Administrative Assistant
Patti has been involved with SJLWT for many years, initially as a volunteer, and most recently as Administrative Assistant since the autumn of 2014. She spent 10 years working in the retail book industry and 10 years as a stay-at-home mom before she got involved with SJLWT. She continues to be an avid reader, and enjoys quilting and crafting in her spare time. She also has an associate degree in liberal arts with a business background.
Ashley Aversa, Program Coordinator
Ashley Aversa is our Program Coordinator. She manages our Citizen Science Stream Monitoring Program, our Delaware River Friendly program and many of our education, outreach and field work operations. Ashley was a previous DEP Watershed Ambassador, graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Stockton University and an Executive Masters degree in Natural Resources from Virginia Tech.