Meet Our Awesome Members!

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LAUREN MARTIN

President, 2018

I have lived in Chester on our little farm for the past 5 years with my husband, Jim, our daughters, Charlotte (7) and Lilly (4), and our menagerie of fun-loving pets- 2 horses, 2 dogs, 5 cats, and a rabbit. I joined WMJWC in 2018 after attending my favorite event, A Day at the Derby, for the second time.  I love the Junior’s mission and focus on the community.  I was pleasantly surprised by the close friendships I formed through membership this club too. As a stay at home mom, I enjoy working with a team of remarkable women to achieve common goals. Serving on the executive board and co-chairing events such as, A Day at the Derby fundraiser, and Spring into Success has brought me pride, fulfillment, and joy.  Most of all, I enjoy setting an example to my daughters on how to work as a team.

KRISTEN SCHUTZMAN

Director of Communications, 2015

I was born and raised in West Orange, NJ and went to college in NYC where I met my husband Lee. We enjoyed city life for 7 more years before moving to Mendham in 2010.  We have 3 amazing children, ages 9, 6, and 3.  I joined Juniors in April 2015 to become more involved in the community, and also to meet some local women.  I am currently on the Executive Board as the Director of Communications and am the co-chair of the Thanksgiving Food Drive.  My favorite events are those that involve the schools, as I have elementary school-aged children and I love involving them in the amazing events we do - truly a learning experience for them about how we can help our community.

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PAMELA FINK

Director Of Development, 2017

My family has been in Chester/Mendham for about fifty years and I just love it! My husband Dave and I moved to Chester in 2014, looking for more space for our three dogs and a nice community for our future family. We have two beautiful children, Hudson and Molly. I joined the West Morris Juniors in 2017, and the Executive Board in 2019. I enjoy participating in fun events while helping local people. Here I get to use my professional experience in finance, management and business development to make a difference in the community where I live.  I am currently the VP of Small Business Lending at Northfield Bank. I'm passionate about what I do, growing the bank while giving small businesses the financial support they need to succeed. My favorite things about being a WMJWC member are the friendships I've made and making a difference.

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MELISSA PAYNE

Director of Treasury, 2019

I moved to Mendham with my husband, Tony, our two kids, Cole (15) and Ethan (13), and our 3 dogs, Bailey, Maggie and Nicki, in June of 2018. I am originally from Florida but have lived all over the US in North Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, Connecticut and now New Jersey. I am a full-time working mom who enjoys serving the community whenever I have free time. As a family, we enjoy outdoor activities such as canoeing/kayaking/paddle boarding and biking. My true passion is traveling which I have been lucky enough to get to do for both work and pleasure. I joined the Juniors in 2019 and have really enjoyed the opportunity to serve the community with a group of great women.

JILL BRAMAN

Secretary, 2019

My husband of 18 years, Tristan, and I have lived in various places on the east coast, but we chose Long Valley to settle in and start a family. We have lived here since 2013 and have since welcomed two wonderful daughters, Ripley and Jackie. I am an artist and a stay-at-home mom. I joined WMJWC in October of 2019 after being invited by a friend. I love being able to make friends while giving back to our communities. I am continually touched by all the help we give each season. For that reason, I especially love our Thanksgiving food drive and our luminaries fundraiser which enable us to give to local families in need during the holidays. And of course I consider our Derby fundraiser the not to be missed event of the year!

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KYLEIGH VON DOHLEN

By-Law Board & Budget Board, 2015

I was born and spent much of my life in Morris County, however, I’ve lived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania and California.  My husband and I made Mendham our home in 2012.  I was working as a math teacher at a special needs high school before deciding to stay home with our two children.  I strongly believe in fostering a compassionate and caring community and feel WMJWC is an organization filled with women who hold the same ideals.  I’m grateful for the friendships I’ve discovered here and look forward to continuing our service to our wonderful community.

JESSIE PONSOLL

Social Media Board, 2018

I’m a Jersey girl that married a Southern gentleman from Kentucky, John. We have two daughters, Bennett (6) and Quinn (4) and an adorable beagle, Amos. We love Mendham for the small community feel and the amazing schools. As a stay at home mom, the WMJWC has been a great way to get involved in the area and meet amazing women. I joined the Club in 2018 and am currently serving on the Executive Board in Membership Relations as well as helping with the Spelling Bee, Fundraising and Senior Outreach.

NIKKI PECK

Fundraising Board, 2020

My husband, Adam, and I moved to Chester in 2018 for a change from city life and to start our family.  We are now proud parents of Forrest (14 months) with a little brother on the way due in June 2021.  We love the neighborly, small town feel that we find in Chester and look forward to raising our kids here among the woods and farms.  We’re a very outdoorsy family and love hiking, camping, kayaking and just getting our hands dirty.  I’m a full time working mom in Investment Banking but my real passion is helping others.  I joined Juniors this year as a way to get more involved with the community we love so much and to meet other like minded women to make our community a better place for all.

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MEGAN MCCARTHY

Member, 2015

I joined Juniors to connect with other local moms who shared an interest in community service.  I was grateful to find WMJWC because it enabled me to give back to our community and form lasting friendships.  It is always easier to accomplish anything with the help of others, but it is even better when you enjoy the company and have deep respect for the people on your team. We are a diverse group of women from various backgrounds, professions, interests, and talents come together to help others.

DONNA PIERSON

Member, 2018

I am happy to be raising my family in the burbs with my NJ born husband at my side.  As a full-time working mom, WMJWC allows me an opportunity to meet other local moms, to plant roots in the community, and to set an example for my children about the importance of helping others. I am originally from the Caribbean, and lived in Brooklyn for many years until getting married and moving to Manhattan.  In 2017, pregnant with my youngest child, we moved our family from the "Big Apple" to Mendham, NJ.

SHARON HOLMAN

Member, 2019

I have lived in Chester with my husband, Kyle, for about 10  years now, and we have been blessed with 2 wonderful children, James (4 years old), and Sophie (4 months old).  I love Chester's small town community feel, and the accessibility of walking to the town to shop and dine!  As a family we love to enjoy the outdoors, swim, play games, and enjoy boating and the beach.  I am an Occupational Therapist and work full time as the therapy manager at Kessler in Chester.  I joined the Juniors about a year ago to meet some local moms and become more involved in serving the local community.

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Mendham, NJ 07945

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