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The Directors

Danielle Richards,

Board Secretary

is a co-captain of a general league and Board Secretary, but most of all values the friends she has made since joining WGANJ in 2016.  She is the owner of Danielle Richards Photography, LLC,  specializing in event and portrait photography, and is a licensed drone pilot.  She is also the founder of Bestie Booth, which provides photo booths for corporate and private events.

Pat Schumacher

Membership Director

Pat Schumacher has been a pre-school teacher for 12 years at Lindgren nursery school in Closter NJ. She has been a part of WGANJ for 3 years. Pat started out as a captain of her league and is now director of membership.

Amanda Terpstra,
Leagues Director

Amanda is the co-founder of BestBuds, a woman-owned business dedicated to educating consumers on the power of cannabis. She joined WGANJ in 2017 to expand her knowledge and skills of golf, while networking with like-minded women. The WGANJ structure gave her the confidence to move through the program starting from beginner to now being in general league. She hopes to carry forward the foundation of WGANJ and encourage other women to play golf!


Nina M. Luppino

Education Director 

Nina joined WGANJ in 2019 and became immersed in golf event planning. 

As a golfer new to the game, Nina collaborated with the team to expand programs for beginner golfers and shortly after, she was appointed to the Board.

Outside of golf, Nina has worked in healthcare for over ten years. She enjoys practicing reformer pilates, spinning, meditation and mindfulness.

Nina hopes to inspire members to embrace the gift of a beginners mindset as a foundational pillar for the journey of mastery, on and off the course.

Maryellen Daly,
Events Director

Maryellen is a registered nurse at Overlook Hospital currently works in the Infection Prevention Department. She's been a fan of golf for many years and decided to take lessons. She joined WGANJ in 2015 and played at the Galloping Hills Golf Course.  She's enjoyed meeting new friends and playing golf at a variety of courses in the Union County area. She also enjoys participating in volunteer opportunities at PGA and WGANJ events. She joined the WGANJ board in 2020.  


Anne Hurler,
Logistics & Asset Management Director

Anne works in the financial services industry in corporate risk governance. She joined WGANJ in 2015 to meet like-minded women who want to play golf in a supportive and fun environment. She is co-captain of a general league and serves the Board as Oversight Director.

“I am grateful to WGANJ for providing a foundation on which I have grown as a golfer and made friendships that I hope will last a lifetime.”

Patty (Blaze) Steele,

Web, App & Special Projects Director

Patty (Blaze) owns her own graphic design business - Blaze Designs. A WGANJ member since 2004, she has been a league co-captain and Board member for many years. Being involved with WGANJ has been very fulfilling. Living in Bergen County and playing golf with WGANJ has been a great experience and has offered many opportunities.

Jane Litwinka,
Member Database Director

Jane is currently enjoying retirement.  Previously she worked for Honeywell for over 38 years most recently in the position of Information Technology Project Manager. She moved from Bergen County to West Milford, NJ in 2004 to live on a small lake. Jane has been a member of WGANJ since its inception and has served on the board since 2007. She is Co-Captain of the WGANJ Monday league at Bowling Green.

WGANJ is a great place to meet new friends and have fun!

Joanna Castellano,
Website/App Director

Joanna joined WGANJ in 2020 to meet other women golfers and have the opportunity to explore new courses. Despite the late start of the season, both of these goals were reached with several new golf friends and new courses played.

Knowing what it takes people to have an organization run smoothly, Joanna is volunteering to help with the website.

Having spent 40 years as an Electrical Engineer in the telecommunications field she now keeps busy with yoga, pottery, gardening, skiing, recently knitting, and of course, golf.

Tara Berberich,

Hospitality Director

Tara retired in 2015. She enjoys her summer garden and playing with her two adorable puppies.  She has played golf on and off most of her life, but it wasn't until her late husband wanted to learn that she really started playing more and more. 

Tara joined WGANJ  in 2014 with her cousin. She went to a spring event at the Players Club and met two lovely ladies who played at the Meadows on Tuesday nights. She enjoyed talking to them so much that she joined their league. She is now the Co-Captain of that league, which now plays at Sunset Valley in Morris County. 

Cheryl Schwartz,

Hotline Director 

Cheryl joined WGANJ in June 2017 and is now the Store Director as well as a Captain for a Monday Night Advanced Beginner League in Paramus. She works for KPMG as a Sr. Administrative Assistant in the Global Mobility Service Group. She has been married to Steve for 33 years and they love playing golf together!

Peggy Turpan,

Volunteer Director

Peggy has been a member of WGANJ since 2011, working her way up from the beginner's league to the general league. She is the proud mom of 3 grown sons. In addition to working part-time, she spends her time volunteering for organizations dear to her heart.. She is a weekly volunteer at Eva's Kitchen and organizes a monthly dinner for residents living with Aids through NJ Buddies. In 2020, she started working with Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels. 

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LeeAnn Mulcahy,

Finance Director

Lee Ann Mulcahy has been in finance with bp/Castrol for the past 30 years. A few years ago, while spending time in Florida with her Dad, she was invited out to the course to play a round of golf. From there she discovered a new found love for the sport.  That sparked a fire within and quickly started taking up all her free time after work and during the weekends. From that, she wanted to expand her network of golfers and decided to join the WGANJ group. Here she was able to unite her two passions into one, finance and golf.

Pat O'Rourke,
Finance Director

Pat has recently retired after over 40 years in the insurance industry handling various types of claims. 

She joined WGANJ in August of 2017 and played in Paramus as a walk-on after not playing for over 7 years. Her first time on the course resulted in a hole-in-one. She volunteered for as many events as possible and began attending the monthly meetings. She was eventually invited to join the Finance Committee. 

"I joined WGANJ  to meet nice people, have fun and be outside. I have not been disappointed. "

Linda Davidson,

WGANJ Store Director

Linda  is a Registered  Nurse and currently  works for Atlantic   Health  Systems. Linda has  twin daughters  that she enjoys hiking and being outdoors with. Linda joined WGANJ in 2013 and played in the Thursday  night  league  in Paramus.  For the last several years Linda had been  a member of the weekend  travel league.  Through  WGANJ  Linda  has met new friends to play  golf with and  enjoyed  many of the Spring and Fall  WGANJ trips. 

Christa Breen

Director of Handicaps & Captains

Christa has been an active WGANJ member since 2014.  She previously held the position of Recording  Secretary  for the Board and  is now the Director of Handicaps & Captains.

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