The Friends Board of Trustees
David Moskowitz, Ph.D - President
Dave is a co-founder and President of the Friends and Chair of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. Professionally, he is an ecologist and Senior Vice President with EcolSciences, Inc. an environmental consulting firm in Rockaway, New Jersey. He has been with the company for the past 34 years and specializes in wetland and wildlife studies, remediation of contaminated sites and environmental regulatory compliance. Dave Moskowitz has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from George Washington University, a Masters degree in Environmental Policy Studies from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D from Rutgers University in Entomology. Dave has published wildly on nature topics. Dave lives in East Brunswick and is happy to have stumbled upon a profession that allows him to wander swamps and fields and woods looking for butterflies, dragonflies, birds, salamanders and all other kinds of similar creatures.
Liti Haramaty - Secretary
Liti has lived in East Brunswick with her husband and two children since 1998. She is a member of the town’s Environmental Commission (EBEC) since 2002, a founding member of the Friends of the EBEC and an ANJEC (Association of NJ Environmental Commission) trustee. Liti received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology form Ben-Gurion University and a Master of Science in Ecology from Bar-Ilan University, both in Israel, where she grew up. Since moving to the US she has worked at SUNY Stony Brook, Brookhaven National Lab and NY Sea Grant. Since 1999 she has been working at the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University. At Rutgers she has been involved in a variety of research projects such as drug discovery from natural products, programmed cell death in phytoplankton, human effects on coral reefs, and more. At Rutgers she also initiated a program for children on “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”, during which children get to be “an oceanographer for a day.” Liti is the Social Media coordinator for the East Brunswick Education Foundation, was involved expanding the foreign language collection of the town’s public library and started two community related web sites.
Lois Moskowitz - Treasurer
Lois is a Graduate of George Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education and a Masters in Transition Education. Lois has been a Special Education teacher in East Brunswick for 30 years teaching students with special needs. Lois was awarded the 2005 New Jersey Special Education Teacher of the Year, the Governor's Teacher of the Year award from East Brunswick Public Schools, The East Brunswick individual award from Parks and Recreation and the Perry Botwin Award for Excellence in Special Education from George Washington University. Lois is deeply committed to environmental issues. Through her relationship with the township and school system, she facilitates opportunities to our community youth to get involved and become active in environmental issues. Lois is our plot manager for our community garden and active in maintaining the East Brunswick Butterfly Park..
Sandra has worked as a writer and communicator since the 1970s. A New York City native, she began her career as a print journalist with The Home News in New Brunswick, where she won awards for opinion and creative writing, and for reporting on health and medical issues. Sandy moved into public relations in the late 1980s, working successively in the arts, public broadcasting and higher education. She helped Crossroads Theatre Company of New Brunswick achieve national and international visibility, served as director of communications for New Jersey Network, and handled high-profile projects for Rutgers University as director of media relations, including the visit of the Dalai Lama in 2005. She has won more than a dozen state and national awards for her writing, reporting, and public relations campaigns. In East Brunswick, Sandy led the successful community-wide effort to establish school-age childcare, was an original member of the East Brunswick Education Foundation, and produced and hosted EB People on EBTV. Sandy is president of Lanman Communications LLC and volunteers her services with the Friends of EBEC.
David Wheeler has served as the Executive Director of the nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation, which works to protect rare wildlife in New Jersey and beyond, since 2012. He also teaches Environmental Communication at Rutgers University's School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and is a fellow with the Lead New Jersey Class of 2017. Mr. Wheeler hosted the 2016 online video series, "New Jersey's Hidden Coast," and has written for the Star Ledger, E the Environmental Magazine, Gotham Gazette, and other media. He wrote the 2011 book Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State, and wrote the foreword to the 2014 Jim Wright book, Bald Eagles in the Meadowlands and Beyond. He earned his M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business and his B.A. from American University in Washington DC.