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The Officers

BethAnn Iapicco,

As President of WGANJ since 2012, BethAnn encourages women to become involved in leagues and events that the organization offers. Starting as a volunteer in 2010, she assumed the position of Programs Officer in 2011, coordinating leagues, events and education. BethAnn has been captain of leagues since 2009 and enjoys playing with all levels of golfers.  She expects WGANJ to offer exciting opportunities for women golfers in 2018 and is proud to be a part of the WGANJ Board of Directors. 

Her advice:  "Play with golfers who are better than you; it will challenge you and you’ll learn something new each time."

Valerie Oakes-Locascio,

Vice President

After joining in 2004, she has served as Finance Officer, League Director and now Vice President.  Formerly a commercial banker specializing in trade finance, her interest in golf started at the urging of her husband, John, who was an avid golfer. Rather than become a golf widow, she sought an organization where she could find golfing buddies and at the same time improve her game. WGANJ fit the bill.

"WGANJ offers exceptional opportunities to meet women with diverse backgrounds and skills, while expanding your golfing experience."

Mary Ann Betz,
Marketing & Sponsorship Officer

MaryAnn joined WGANJ in 2015 at the Galloping Hills Golf Course and quickly immersed herself into the organization by joining the Marketing/Sponsorship team. MaryAnn's sponsorship efforts have helped WGANJ to subsidize events for members.  She enjoys golfing at various courses with a variety of partners as a way to develop her game and improve her ability. 

Kerri Donnelly,
Logistics Officer

Kerri has been a member of WGANJ since 2008 and has been on the Board since 2009 in Leagues, Events and the WGANJ Store, Membership and is now in her fourth Board position as Logistics Officer.

"Our team makes sure that we have what you want when you want it. Our programs set us apart from other golf organizations. Where else can you borrow clubs to get started, decide at noon you want to play golf at 4, and earn a pin for your accomplishments? "

Pat O'Rourke,
Finance Officer

Pat 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 and in 2022 ascended to the position of Finance Officer to lead the committee.

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

Juliet Sisti,
Leagues and Education Officer

Juliet has been a member of WGANJ since its inception. She has served on the Executive Council in several positions, including Co-Chairperson, Director and Chairperson of Education and Instruction. Juliet created our Beginners Program and has to built it to a level unmatched by any other golf organizations in New Jersey.Juliet is also responsible for the addition of several league offerings in 2022.


Karen Mazowiecki,
Operations Officer

Karen works for Alteryx as a Sr Data Quality Analyst.  She joined WGANJ in 2015 in the advanced beginner league. In 2017 she became the co-captain of a general league. Realizing what a great organization WGANJ is and enjoying the game of golf, Karen volunteered as the Communications Director for 2018. Any spare time after golf, work and family goes to yoga and bicycling.

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