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Board of Directors

2023 Officers &Board of Directors


Co-President: Lori Littenberg
Co-President: Brittany Tarabour
Vice President: Marguerite Portagallo
Secretary: Mary Grant


Sue Buckley
Amber Cunha
Melanie Elmiger
Jeff Gonzalez
Brian Heyesey
Meagan Magrini
Kate Compton
Coralee Dixon
Roger Foss
Ben Harris
Abe Littenberg

The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than three, nor more than eighteen (including officers), members of the Lincroft Village Green Association. Directors are voted on at the Annual Meeting, and are elected for a three year term. Roughly a third of the directors are up for election every year, ensuring a continuum of two thirds of the Board.

The Officers of the Lincroft Village Green Association shall be President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. In some cases, two people may share an office (such as co-president) with the prior approval of the Board of Directors. The term of office for officers is one year, and the election is concurrent with the Board of Directors election at the Annual Meeting.


Susan Buckley

Sue was born and raised in Central New Jersey. She graduated from Villanova University and was a Vice President at General Reinsurance Corporation until she and her husband moved to Lincroft to raise their two daughters. She was active in the Lincroft PTA and was involved in the design of the back Courtyard at Lincroft school, and she also designed the Kim Allen Memorial Garden at the front of the school. Sue has always enjoyed gardening and after gaining experience at Colonial Nursery and Brock Farms, she started her own Landscaping business, Gardenchick Designs LLC. She is looking forward to helping keep the "Green" and its related areas beautiful and blooming!

Kate Compton

Originally from Middletown, Kate and her husband Matt moved to Lincroft in 2010. A graduate from the University of Scranton with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy, Kate now works as a pediatric therapist in the school and outpatient settings. Kate hopes to expand her community service efforts to help benefit the LVGA. She, her husband and their 3 children often enjoy the Green and are happy to maintain and better this local park in any way possible.

Amber Cunha

Amber moved to Lincroft in 2019 with her husband Peter, daughter Keira and their three dogs Twizzler, Batman & Peanut. A native of Minnesota, Amber graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Communications and English Literature. She has dedicated her career to helping people by fine tuning her ability to devise successful strategies and solutions across a variety of complex industries including Real Estate, Law Enforcement,Transportation, Mobility, Pharmaceutical and Automtove. Amber brings curiosity and the ability to advocate for her clients to everything she does. She has a passion for technology and likes to be at the forefront of best-in-practice operations, marketing and communications.

Amber has previously served on boards for Advertising Women of New York & Women in Parking, including iterating and chairing mentoring porgrams. Prior to moving to Lincroft, she sat on the Parking and Transportation Committee for the City of Asbury Park for many years. Amber has also served as a member of the Lincroft PTA, Girl Scout Troop Cookie Mom, Security Industry Association, International Parking & Mobility Institute, National Parking Association and many more. She is an active member of her church community in Middletown and enjoys playing violin and singing with the choir. In her free-time Amber likes to travel, scuba dive, be outside and spend time with her family.

Melanie Elmiger

Melanie, a Cranford native, has lived in Lincroft since 1996. Her advocacy for the construction of the Thomspon Park pedestrian bridges by CBA and Cross Farm compelled her to join the LVGA Board in 2007. She has planned three LVGA Yard Sale events, two Candidates Nights, and has continuoulsly advocated for traffic calming measures and pedestrian safety on Route 520. Melanie volunteered for the Llincroft PTA for 14 years, serving as Board Vice President, hosting literacy events, and organizing the Chess Club. Professionally, she worked as a project management consultant for AT&T in Middletown. Currently she is a project manager in Red Bank, but her main occupation is professional volunteer. Melanie feels that the vast and varied experiences of her fellow LVGA Directors have provided her with the blueprints for the projects she has taken on. Her tenacity is driven by her belief that when you see something you want changed don't wait for someone else to do it, especially if it can beneft the community and enhance our quality of life. Melanie, her husband Greg, and their three children have been active in community sports, CBA, MAST, MHSS, and St. Leo's.

Roger Foss

Roger, and his wife Jane, moved to Lincroft in 1993 with their three children, who all graduated from Middletown H.S. South. A native of Minnesota, Roger graduated from St. Olaf College and the University Of Minnesota Law School. He has practiced law in Red Bank since 1975, and is now a managing member in the firm Foss, San Filippo & Milne, LLC. Roger’s legal expertise, particularly in the areas of real estate, zoning, and civil litigation, has proved invaluable to the LVGA since its inception in 1999. As a past president and founding member of the Lincroft Village Green, Roger’s goal in creating the LVGA was to preserve the bucolic nature of Lincroft and to implement traffic calming measures.

Jeff Gonzalez

A lifelong Monmouth County resident, Jeff and his wife Jessica became members of the Lincroft community in 2017 where they are currently raising their two sons. Jeff graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a focus in Marketing and received his MBA from Monmouth University. Jeff has enjoyed a 20 year career in the advertising industry and is the founder and partner of a digital marketing company. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and occasionally listening to heavy metal when he wants to revisit his youth. Jeff is excited to be a part of the LVGA where he hopes to contribute his creativity and time to help continue the good work and objectives of the organization.

Mary Grant

Mary and her family moved to Lincroft in 2005. She has dedicated many years as a stay-at-home mom and volunteer for the PTA. When her children began high school, she began focusing her volunteer efforts on the community of Lincroft by joining the LVGA as a member and then as a director on the board. She enjoys organizing events for the LVGA, such as the annual community-wide yard sale, movie nights, and member-appreciation social activities like the Ice Cream Social. She visits the Village Green often with her golden retriever where she can walk safely on the paths, enjoy a moment on the park benches and pick up a free book at hte Little Free Library.

Benjamin Harris  

Ben moved to Lincroft in 2011, where his wife Lauren was born and raised. They have two children and frequent Thompson Park. Ben graduated Rider University with a focus in Finance & Economics and is currently employed as a Director of Emerging Markets Credit Sales. He was motivated to join when a vehicle crashed into his backyard off Phalanx Road shortly after his children were playing, and he looks forward to helping the LVGA further its cause.

Brian Heyesey

Brian moved to Middletown with his wife in 2007 after being sworn in as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. After outgrowing their starter home, Brian and his wife moved to Lincroft where they now raise their three children. Brian's commitment to support Lincroft as a community extends well beyond his frequent attendance at Middletown South High School sporting events. Although Brian left the prosecutor's office to join the private sector, his love for the area kept him in Lincroft. He now focuses his practice of law on personal inury, which includes representing plaintiff's involved in catastrophic accidents. Brian relishes the opportunity of being able to provide insight to the LVGA on ways to continue to make Lincroft safer.

Abe Littenberg

Born and raised in Monmouth County, Abe moved to Lincroft when he married his wife, Linda, 22 years ago. He operates the iconic Middletown business, Guttenplan’s Frozen Dough, and is a past President of The Middletown Hockey Club. Abe joined the LVGA when Brookdale Community College planned to align their Phalanx Road exit with Hickory Lane, and saw immediately the incredible potential of this grassroots community organization. The LVGA’s success in persuading Brookdale to alter their plans, convinced him to become a Director and, eventually, President. Abe is extremely proud of The LVGA’s many accomplishments, especially the retention of the park as open space, and the Route 520 Roundabout. He believes that what sets the LVGA apart from other community organizations is the amazing dedication and commitment of its Directors and the outstanding support of its membership.

Lori Littenberg

A Monmouth County native, Lori and her husband Stephen moved to Lincroft in 2012. Lori has a degree in Occupational Therapy and Business Management but is currently a stay at home mom to her three daughters. Lori enjoys getting involved in the community and was introduced to the Lincroft Village Green Association by a friend and fellow board member. Since joining the board, Lori has assumed diverse roles, including fundraising, traffic calming initiatives, and park beautification projects. Lori knows that active community members can make grassroots changes and hopes to continue serving her community and impacting it in positive ways.

Meagan Magrini

Meagan is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and an advocate for the betterment of Monmouth County. Meagan grew up in Middletown and attended its public schools before going away to college. She and her husband bought their first home in the Chapel Hill section of town and eventually settled in Lincroft for many reasons, including its close proximity to family and its beautiful parks. Meagan has over 15 years of experience working in commercial and residential asset management and business development. She is also a part-time realtor. She is passionate about preserving the "old" Middletown for her children to enjoy, as well as generations to come. Working with the LVGA and having the opportunity to serve the community is an honor to her.

Marguerite Portagallo

A native of Queens, NY, Marguerite and her husband James moved to Middletown in 1992 and to Lincroft in 2011. She immediately became involved in the Lincroft community as a founding member of SONIC, fighting the proposed Pop Warner field adjacent to their new home. She is a graduate of Pace University with a BBA in International Management and minors in French and Art History. She worked as a commodity futures broker in the energy markets for 13 years before deciding to stay at home after the birth of her second child. James and Marguerite have three daughters, ages 23, 20 and 15. She has been serving on the Board of the LVGA since 2014 and continues to enjoy her part in preserving the beauty and charm of Lincroft.

Holly Rohlf

Holly is a New Jersey native who moved to Lincroft in 2014 from Middletown with her husband and 3 sons. She chose Lincroft for its excellent schools, and proximity to many beautiful parks. Before becoming a full time stay at home mom, she previously worked for 5 years supporting health care executives and most recently ran all administrative aspects of the family business until it sold. She chose to volunteer for the LVGA after seeing how it protected Lincroft's open spaces and proactively looked out for its residents best interests. She considers it an honor to serve on the LVGA board and help continue its excellent track record of serving the residents of Lincroft.

Brittany P. Tarabour

Brittany has lived in Middletown since 1991 and Lincroft since 2014. She is a graduate of Oak Hill Academy and attended the Peddie School. After high school, she pursued further education at the University of Delaware and Florida Coastal School of Law. She's been a practicing attorney in Monmouth County since graduating law school in 2014. When not working, you can find her playing tennis or hiking at Thompson Park.