FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monmouth County Historical Association Welcomes Four New Trustees
Members Approve Board Trustees and 2021 Slate of Officers at Annual Meeting
Freehold, NJ, March 22, 2021 –The members of the Monmouth County Historical Association elected four new trustees to the MCHA Board and approved the 2021 slate of officers at the Annual Meeting held on February 18. Due to pandemic related restrictions, members gathered virtually to review relevant MCHA business from 2020 and conduct elections.
At the conclusion of the official Annual Meeting agenda members and additional guests were treated to a special program exploring the possible true identity of the iconic Revolutionary War figure Molly Pitcher presented by John Fabiano, Executive Director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission.
MCHA is proud to welcome the following new members to the Board of Trustees:
Adrienne Strouse Fleming—Fleming is the Content Coordinator for Rumson Living magazine and has served as a Co-Chair of MCHA’s annual Garden Party. Along with her husband Michael and three sons, Fleming recently renovated a historic home in Rumson. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Fleming has previously brought her marketing expertise to Tory Burch and Bon Appetit Magazine. Fleming and her family currently reside in Connecticut.
The Honorable Dorothy Harbeck—Harbeck serves as an Immigration Judge for the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review as well as Secretary/Treasurer of the National Association of Immigration Judges. In addition, Judge Harbeck is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, Seton Hall, the University of the District of Columbia and Rutgers where she teaches Immigration Law and trial skills. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. A native of Monmouth County, Judge Harbeck lives with her wife, Karen, in Fair Haven.
Robert G. Kash—Kash is co-founder and co-creator of Great Restaurants NJ, which includes the Freehold restaurants Metropolitan Café and Tre as well as On Location catering. Kash worked closely with the MCHA “Dancing in the Dark'' committee to plan and execute the successful opening night event for the “Springsteen: His Hometown” exhibit. Kash also currently serves on the Board of CentraState Healthcare Foundation. A graduate with a B.A. of Accountancy from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Kash received his law degree from the Benjamin Cardoza School of Law in New York.
Thomas Taylor: A lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Taylor owns and operates a landscaping business. An active volunteer with Downtown Freehold, managing the annual planting and maintenance of hundreds of municipal planters as well as seasonal decorations for the town, Taylor also participates in the planning and execution of numerous community events including Old Freehold Day and Freehold Memorial Day. Taylor recently consulted on the planting of a kitchen garden based on Thomas Jefferson’s notebooks at the MCHA historic property Covenhoven House.
The following 2021 Slate of Officers was elected by the Board of Trustees and presented to the members:
President: Linda W. Bricker
First Vice President: Alexander "Sandy" Mulheren
Second Vice-President: Kathleen Jones
Treasurer: Michael Parent
Assistant Treasurer: Lisa Klem Wilson
Secretary: Amy Almasy
Assistant Secretary: Sandra Jones
Vice President Emeritus: Ross R. Millhiser, Jr.
Current trustees re-elected to renew their terms include Nelson A. Kuperberg, Lauren C. Porter, Kathleen Jones, Pamela Lacey, Mary Ann LaSardo, Michael J. McCarty, Thomas N. McManus, William J. Mehr , Esq., Ross R. Millhiser, Jr., Sara H. Poponak, Jesse Spector.
Since its founding in 1898, the Association has enriched the quality of life in Monmouth County by preserving its heritage for future generations. It is the Association’s mission to ‘preserve and celebrate the history of Monmouth County for all.’ The largest history focused private non-profit organization in NJ, MCHA operates a museum, archives, and research library at its headquarters in Freehold in addition to five historic house museums located throughout the county that tell the story of the founding of the country. The Association brings history to life and engages thousands of residents and businesses in the community each year through its insightful and meaningful programs and exhibitions.
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Second Vice President
MCHA Board of Trustees