Northern New Jersey Chapter
Chapter Leaders

As President, Jane acts as representative and spokesperson of the Board and members and ensures that the Chapter offers the best membership experience in line with LPGA Amateur Golf Association standards and expectations. Oversees general chapter operations via Directors; conducts Chapter Board meetings; plans chapter leadership development / succession; serves as the primary liaison for LPGA-AGA headquarters, CDS, LPGA Foundation and Partners / Sponsors; plus promotes and attends chapter events & web conferences.

VICE PRESIDENT:  Karen Stepsus
Under the direction of the President, Karen works closely with Chapter Leadership and Volunteers to ensure the organization accomplishes tasks to meet its overall goals. This may include assigning volunteers to oversee fundraisers, community events and creating responsiveness to the organization. Ensures director monthly reports are completed and presented to all Board members, supporting awareness of ongoing activities and organization status. Exchange ideas and suggest changes to improve operations. 

As Events and Activities Director, Annette builds and oversees a team dedicated to creating and implementing the Chapter’s golf and event programming for the year. This includes developing a well-rounded calendar of golf, social and networking events to keep current members engaged, with the potential to interest a variety of new members. 

In her role, Mindy manages and oversees activities and coordinators related to 1) Membership Service and Retention, and 2) Membership Recruitment, through the promotion and hosting of member recruitment events and activities. Key areas of focus include new member welcome & orientation, volunteer recruiting and recognition, member recruitment activities and events, and the monitoring of roster to proactively help with renewals.

Cece is responsible for maintaining financial records and providing financial oversight, ensuring compliance with Chapter and Association policies. She ensures business requirements are met and is responsible for the Chapter Master Calendar and Meeting Minutes. 

GOLF & PROGRAMS DIRECTOR  (Leagues and Education): Susan Olinger
n her role as Golf and Programs Director, Susan has oversight for all league, education and handicap programs. This includes league setup tasks, communications to league coordinators and members, and frequent collaboration with the Communications Director to ensure website information and registration is available and current. She is the point of contact for general league and education questions.


Jan has oversight for the chapter newsletters, Constant Contact event blasts, and all special communications to the chapter and social media, in compliance with the organization's Brand Guidelines. She ensures the website, league and event calendars are up to date.

As Marketing Director, Sharon fosters strong relationships with the local media (TV, Radio, and Print) to promote our organization to the community. Works with local businesses to create Chapter sponsor opportunities and, as such, is ultimately responsible for the execution and fulfillment of those sponsorship agreements.