Board of Trustees

Appel Farm is accepting nominations for it’s Board of Trustees!

Appel Farm Board of Trustees – Fiscal Year 2024

*Executive Committee = Officers and Committee Chairs


Bob Cimprich, President*
Retired, Information Systems Strategy

Danielle Shylit, Acting Vice President (2nd Year)*
Director of Innovation, String Theory Schools

Craig Getting, Secretary – Ex Officio
Professional Position: Development Director, Appel Farm

Denise Hayman-Loa, Acting Treasurer*
Owner, Acadia Farm
CEO, Carii, Inc.


Toby Appel
Viola & Chamber Music Teacher, The Juilliard School; Violinist, Violist, and Narrator

Katie Babin*
Chief Administrator, Congregation Beth Torah

Ronnie Cimprich, VMD
Retired, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Lauren Cordova
Program Associate, Education Programs and John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Morris K. & Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Emma Frost, MD
Resident Physician in Neurology, Cooper University Health Care

Maury Peiperl*
Dean of the Business School, George Mason University

Darin Pfiefer
Associate Vice President, Administration and Protocol, Drexel University

Kelli Randle
Income Maintenance Administrator 1, Commonwealth of PA

Olivia Roche
Complex Commercial Litigation Law Clerk, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Matt Rose
Photographer and Lecture/Adjunct Faculty California
Polytechnic University, Pomona – College of ENV

Gina M. Roswell, Esq.
Partner, Brown & Connery, LLP

Lourdes Starr*
President & CEO, Astral Artists

Jessica Doheny, Ex Officio
Executive Director, Appel Farm

Advisory Board

The Honorable Jack Cimprich
Former Mayor, Upper Pittsgrove Township

Dr. Wally Kappeler, Ex Officio
Principal, Creativity CoLaboratory Charter School

AD HOC Facilities Committee

David Descalzi, Chair
Owner/Director, Asphalt Solutions LLC

Heather Yelle
Appel Farm Director of Operations

If you would like to contact a member of our Board, please email