Board of Trustees


Ernest W. Hofer, PE - President    

Presently serve as President of the New Jersey Coalition of Lake Associations, President of the Board at Knoll Heights / Knoll View (a low and moderate income independent / assisted living housing facility for Senior Citizens), and a Trustee of the Lake Mohawk Country Club. Professionally, I have advanced degrees in Chemical Engineering and Finance and hold Engineering Licenses in NJ and Pa. I was employed by Honeywell International for 38 years, lastly as Process Director over engineering including environmental services. 

Richard Hammler - Vice President                                                                                            

Resident of Lake Lenape in Andover Township, Sussex County.  I served on the Board of Trustees for 13 years, eight as President.  I was Chairman of the Dam Committee and successful in initiating the Dam Project.

Karen Monaco - Secretary                                                                                                                                

I have just completed 6 years as President of Lake Kittatinny.  Prior to that, I served as First Vice-President and Secretary. I am presently serving as Assistant Treasurer.   I have  also served on the COLA Board and now hold the position of Secretary for COLA.

Kathleen McHugh - Treasurer 

I have been NJCOLA’s Secretary and Treasurer for eight years and I am the Executive Administrative Assistant at the Lake Mohawk Country Club. Also, I have been active member of Balanced Rock Beach in Lake Mohawk for over 26 years.



Charles Bogusat Site Manager for the White Meadow Lake POA. In the late 1980s, I began efforts to slow lake eutrophication as the organizer of Sewer Our Streets (SOS), successfully lobbying to expedite the completion of sanitary sewer lines to replace septic systems around the perimeter of the lake. As President of the WML POA, I was a shared Recipient for the 2002 NALMS Technical Excellence Award for Volunteer Actions for the reclamation of White Meadow Lake, Rockaway NJ.

Bob D’Angiolillo -  I am on the Board of Directors for Lake Swannanoa and became a Trustee of NJCOLA on January 11, 2018.

Alan Fedeli  -  Chair of the Cupsaw Lake Environmental Committee for the past five years. I am a past President of the Cupsaw Lake Improvement Association (CLIA) and their delegate to NJCOLA.  Also, I am a member of North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) and a 34-year retiree of IBM. I am also a member of Ringwood Board of Health. I hold an MBA in organizational behavior, married, and the father of two children.

Robert Fox - Worked for 37 years in non-profit organizations beginning at The New York Botanical Garden and retiring as the Executive Director of the Cultural Institutions Retirement System (CIRS) in 2011.  I am the First Vice-President of Kemah Lake Board of Directors and serve as their representative to COLA. Also a member of NALMS.

Sheila Mansfield - Contributed to the successful launch of NJCOLA's website in 2017 and continue to keep the website content updated. Developed online version of website survey. Currently serve on the Board of Trustees for Lake Arrowhead Club.  

Ken Roberts - After owning my family business for over 50 years, my wife and I retired to Andover Township where I serve as a  member of the Lake Lenape Association Board of Trustees, responsible for insurance, lifeguards and COLA liaison.  I am also on the Branchville Businessmen’s Club Executive Board and the Andover Township Land Use Board.  Having served as a COLA liason for the past six years, I look forward to continuing my participation as a board member.

Randall K. Sprague, PE, CVS -  Civil engineer with an environmental engineering background.  I have been active with Swartswood Lakes and Watershed Association (SWLA) since its inception.  I have served three terms as President, have held other positions, and am currently Technical Director.  Issues tackled over the past 25 years include working with the NJDEP to develop and implement the lake management plan, managing grants for lake improvement, and assistance with the NJDEP TMDL study.



Eileen McCarthy Born, Esq.  – General Counsel to NJCOLA. I am a partner of the firm of Dolan and Dolan, PA in Newton, which has served the community for nearly 100 years. I dedicate a significant portion of my practice to representation of over 65 lake associations. I assist NJCOLA with case law updates, legislative developments, information regarding dam and water system rehabilitation and funding options, and day-to-day issues facing our member associations and their governing bodies.

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