2021 Officers



Anna McLernon

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Anna started riding lessons as a child and continued riding in a troop program through High School. She returned to riding after her retirement, and has been taking lessons at Lord Stirling Stable for the past 3 years. She currently volunteers in the barn and helps care for the retired school horses, as well.

Anna retired from Johnson & Johnson after 34 years of service as an industrial microbiologist in Research & Development, QA/QC, and Facility Hygiene. Her final position was as Director of Industrial Microbiology WW working with colleagues throughout the US, and in J & J locations in Ireland, France, Brazil, China, and Israel.

She holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Upsala College, and a doctorate in Microbiology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry. She added a post doctoral position at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in NYC. Her education also includes a recent Continuing Education Course in Horse Management at Rutgers University, Cook Campus.

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Barbara Roche

Vice President

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Watchung resident Barbara Roche is a chronic volunteer, giving time to various causes throughout Somerset County. (She was honored as Somerset County's 2014 Volunteer of the Year.) But when her daughter decided that horseback riding was her passion, hundreds and hundreds of hours were dedicated to Lord Stirling Stable, assisting beginner and therapeutic riding students, running pony rides and events and so much more. She now owns and boards Deuce and Senor Tex at the Basking Ridge park! As a communications professional, she brings strategic business sense and experience, working with Verizon's C-suite execs for decades, always ensuring a symbiotic relationship between audience, objectives and strategies.  


Carol Weingaertner


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Carol started riding as an adult, and has been doing so for more than 30 years, exclusively at Lord Stirling Stable.  Her professional career includes 30-plus years in Information Systems at Prudential Insurance Company, where her fields of expertise were project management, executive status reporting, requirements management/documentation, and process implementation.  

Carol’s education includes an Associate’s degree from the State University of New York Agricultural and Technical College at Farmingdale (she was a techie, not an aggie), and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the College of Saint Elizabeth, where she also served as an adjunct professor for several years.  She holds a Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University.  

In addition to riding, Carol has been a regular volunteer for the Somerset County Therapeutic Riding Adapted Instruction at Lord Stirling Stable (T.R.A.I.L.S.) program for nearly 30 years. 



Louise Bridge

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Louise has been luckily enough to have been around horses from a very young age. She couldn’t wait to begin riding lessons at 5 years old. The weekly riding lessons were the highlight of the week and after her family relocated to New Jersey it was a priority that they found a stable and began lessons – they found Lord Stirling Stables and the rest you could say is history.  Louise progressed through the levels and was a member of the Junior Drill Team.  In addition to riding, Louise has been volunteering with the T.R.A.I.L.S Program since 2002 (with a break while at University). 

Louise holds a BA Hons Degree in Business Management (which included two years of Accountancy) and a Bachelor of Laws. She was the Student Representative each year for her Program’s Undergraduate Class. Louise is used to working under pressure within a regulated environment and ensuing matters are attended to in an efficient, compliant and timely manner while embracing and adapting to the technological advancements. 

2021 Board of Trustees

  • Karena Bertolli
  • JoAnne Bruno
  • Linda Carter
  • Hyogan Choi
  • Deborah Fonteix
  • Kathleen Hart
  • Terry Heide
  • Kris McNamara
  • Cheri Milos
  • Julie Schneper
  • Ellyn Shain
  • Erika Sirabian
  • Barbara Smith
  • Maggie Taylor
  • Beth Titus
  • Lauren Wang
  • Nancy Williams
  • Jen Zervopoulos