Staff and Contact Information
General Contact Information and Directions
New Jersey Future
137 W. Hanover St.
Trenton, NJ 08618
General email (njfuturenjfutureorg)
Locate a Staff Person by Topic
Affordable Housing: Tim Evans
Calendar Items: Marianne Jann
Cancellations: Marianne Jann
Communications: Elaine Clisham
Development and Outreach: Marianne Jann
Directions: Marianne Jann
Energy and Climate Change: Chris Sturm
Event Sponsorships: Marianne Jann
Events: Marianne Jann
General Inquiries: Marianne Jann
General Policy Issues: Peter Kasabach
Highlands: Chris Sturm
Media: Elaine Clisham
Membership: Marianne Jann
Open Space and Farmland: Chris Sturm
Pinelands: Chris Sturm
Redevelopment: Teri Jover
Regional Planning: Chris Sturm
Research: Tim Evans
Smart Growth Awards entries and jury: Elaine Clisham
State Planning: Chris Sturm
Superstorm Sandy Rebuilding: David Kutner
Sustainable Jersey: Teri Jover
Tax Policy: Tim Evans
Transfer of Development Rights: Chris Sturm
Transportation: Chris Sturm
Website: Elaine Clisham
Peter has been actively engaged in the areas of housing and sustainable development and community revitalization for the past 20 years. Before taking the helm of New Jersey Future in December 2007, he was chief of policy and community development for the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency, where he guided investment programs and developed a comprehensive state housing policy for use by the Department of Community Affairs. Prior to joining the HMFA, he oversaw all planning and real estate development activities for Isles, a private nonprofit community development organization in Trenton. Peter is a licensed New Jersey Professional Planner and holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Email Pete (pkasabachnjfutureorg) or reach by phone at 609-393-0008 ext. 104.
Elaine is responsible for communications and engagement across all media between the organization and its constituencies. Prior to joining the organization in March 2011, she spent more than 30 years in advertising and marketing at several New Jersey newspaper organizations and at its statewide trade association. Most recently she was the director of marketing and of targeted solutions at the American Press Institute, a national newspaper industry think tank, where she was involved in a multi-year research project focused on new digital business models for newspapers. She holds a master’s degree in Community Planning with a concentration in housing and community development policy from the University of Maryland; an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from Northeastern University; and an A.B. in English from Princeton University. Email Elaine (eclishamnjfutureorg) or reach by phone at 609-393-0008 ext. 102.
Tim is responsible for the original research and data analysis that support New Jersey Future’s policy development. He regularly documents his research results in a variety of products, including full-length research reports and the twice-monthly Future Facts electronic newsletter. He also ensures that all of New Jersey Future’s products and media communications are quantitatively accurate and defensible. Tim frequently provides data and advice to colleague organizations, serving as an informal research consultant to the smart growth community at large. His analysis and commentary have been featured by a wide range of state and national media outlets. Tim holds a B.S. in mathematics from Ursinus College, an M.S. in statistics from the University of Virginia, and a master’s in city and regional planning (M.C.R.P.) from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Prior to joining New Jersey Future, Tim worked for six years as a mathematical statistician for the Bureau of the Census in Washington, D.C. Email Tim (timevansnjfutureorg) or reach by phone at 609-393-0008 ext. 103.
Marianne is an accountant who has primary responsibility for all office administration, including budgeting, financial record keeping and database management. She earned her accounting degree from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, and served as an auditor for a public accounting firm in Trenton. Email Marianne (mariannejannnjfutureorg) or reach by phone at 609-393-0008 ext. 101.
As managing director, Teri focuses on public policy analysis and development of smart growth initiatives at the community level, especially redevelopment issues. She holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Teri is the author of a case study on the Merrill Lynch development in Hopewell and the creator of the Smart Growth Scorecard. Her career experience includes serving as project coordinator with the City of New Brunswick Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development. Email Teri (tjovernjfutureorg) or reach by phone at 609-393-0008 ext. 113.
As local recovery planning manager, David is responsible for outreach and assistance to municipalities responding to the effects of Superstorm Sandy. He is a licensed professional planner with over 25 years of land use and environmental planning experience. He has worked as a planning consultant and held positions in local, county, and state planning agencies in New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida. David’s work has included master planning; community design; neighborhood planning; downtown redevelopment planning; economic development; and natural resource protection and open space/recreation planning. He has extensive experience in project management and facilitation, specializing in citizen participation, community interaction and project negotiation. Email David (dkutnernjfutureorg) or reach by phone at 609-393-0008 ext. 105.
Chris is responsible for policy development and advocacy across a host of policy issues including state and regional planning, environmental protection, transportation, and economic development incentives. She co-chaired the Transfer of Development Rights Statewide Policy Task Force and spearheaded New Jersey Future’s Smart Housing initiative. Chris serves as Treasurer for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation, is a trustee for the Council on Affordable Housing and the Environment, and sits on the Clean Water Council of New Jersey. Her career experience includes serving as the assistant director of the Capital City Redevelopment Corporation, as well as working for the MSM Regional Council (now PlanSmart NJ), the Eagleton Institute, and the Office of State Planning. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where she concentrated in Urban and Regional Planning. Email Chris (csturmnjfutureorg) or reach by phone at 609-393-0008 ext. 114.