Board Members

10521327_458335170989458_2031333439175453551_n_resizedChair/Founder: Kerry O’Brien
Kerry founded The Friends of Wallisch Homestead in 2013. He is a retired business executive and an avid local historian. Kerry is currently a member of the Township of West Milford Historic Preservation Commission and the West Milford Township Museum Heritage Committee.


IMG_0162xVice Chair, Director of Construction: Ronald Perez
Ron is a retired Project Engineer with extensive experience in Site Development and Construction Management. He has been a West Milford resident since 1970. He also was a neighbor and friend of Louis Wallisch. Ron joined the Friends of Wallisch to restore and preserve the Wallisch Homestead for our community. He is one of our most active members .


aTreasurer: Sue Lynch
Sue is an Administrator for Passaic County Board of Social Services where she has worked for over 37 years. In addition to her work with The Friends of Wallisch Homestead, her community service efforts include being a Member of Passaic County Juvenile Conference Committee, and Member and Deacon at Echo Lake Baptist Church. Sue holds a BS in Criminology from William Patterson University.


Secretary: Sandy Hefferon


_N6A4504Board Member, Director of Cultural Activities and Consulting Building Preservationist: Jeff Weinman
Jeff is the President of Weinman Restoration LLC, a company specializing in the restoration of historic buildings since 1997. Jeff is also a preservation consultant and specification writer for historic projects and has worked in that capacity or Architects, Engineers and for many churches and historic building owners. Jeff has been awarded the Lucy Moses Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy on three occasions. He also was awarded the National Victorian Society Sacred Space Restoration Award in 2001. He is currently on the West Milford Historic Commission. Jeff is an avid player and preservationist of American roots music. His stride piano, ragtime and blues guitar picking has contributed to events at the Wallisch Farm.


Board Member: David Watson-Hallowell


Board Member: Gail Reinlander

Board Member: Mark Lynch

Mark is a lifetime resident of West Milford, and local business owner of M Lynch Landscaping for over 40 years. Mark has extensive experience with local volunteer organizations, having served on: PAL Board; Fields Committee; Parks and Recreation; Echo Lake Baptist Church Trustee and currently Echo Lake Baptist Church Leadership Board; Volunteer of the Year 2007; West Milford Recreation Girls Soccer and Girls Travelling Soccer Coach.