Board of Directors

Lynn Fylak

Born in Monmouth County, Lynn Fylak had lived in Manhattan for 15 years before moving to Atlantic Highlands in 2007. She has been an active member of the AHHS since being charmed by Paul Boyd upon moving into town. She has held a Trustee position since 2011 and in 2013, with Victor Zak, initiated the 'Jersey Journeys' AHHS tour group. She is a former Vice President of the AH Arts Council and member of the National Arts Club in New York City.

She has worked at Christie's auction house in NYC since 1997 and is currently the Senior Art Director. She specializes in designing books, forms, and corporate identites and has worked with a long list of important, famous and infamous collectors. Privately she has maintained a roster of clients which work included branding for the Palos Verdes Library District, University of Oklahoma Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, among many others large and small. Her work has been in numerous publications and has received an American Institute of Graphic Arts Certificate of Excellence for book design.
Lynn is honored and inspired by the Board of the AHHS and hopes to continue the evolution of the society with the current momentum established by Joanne Delosso.

She is a first-time-home owner in Atlantic Highlands. If you see her on a ladder outside her house she asks that you kindly stop and offer to help spot her.

Jean Howson
Vice President

Bette VanDeventer

Greg Caggiano
Assistant Secretary

Greg Caggiano is a lifelong student of history as well as an enthusiast in the paranormal. He works as an instructor for Brookdale Community College's Division of Continuing Education as well as a lecturer for the Monmouth County Park System. He has also coached hockey at various schools and institutions since 2007. Greg first was involved with AHHS in October of 2013, when he acted in the annual "Haunted Mansion" tours, and then became assistant secretary of the board in January of 2014. He is the author of "Ghost Hunting Confidential: Investigating Strauss Mansion".

Ken Frantz

Carmen Craner
Assistant Treasurer

Joanne Dellosso

Roy Dellosso

Eileen Zengel

Lou Fligor

Christopher DuBarton

Chris DuBarton was born in Paterson, NJ, but grew up across the Passaic River
in Fair Lawn, NJ. He escaped to Jacksonville, Florida to attend Jacksonville
University, where he studied speaking French and writing English, but did not
take a degree.
He worked for two years with the Bergen County Sherriff’s Office (also working
nights in the County Clerks Office searching deeds for a Real Estate lawyer), one
year with the Ford Motor Company, where he learned the printing trade, and
then began his career at National Broadcasting Co. in NYC. Midway within his
twenty-one years with NBC, he went back to college to earn his degree, first
studying writing at the New School for Social Research, then transferring to
Parson’s School of Design (a division of the New School) where he took classes at
night and received his degree (NBC paid) as an Illustrator. Before moving to
Atlantic Highlands, he was elected as the male County Committee Person
(Republican) for his district in Fair Lawn, Bergen County for one term. Shortly
afterwards, he changed his voting registration to AH and gave up his apartment
in Fair Lawn.
Around that time he became a member of the Atlantic Highlands Historical
Society, whose programs he attended, and also served as host at the Strauss
Museum. After a few years, asked to do pre-press and layout for the Society’s
newsletter, Portland Poynts, he took on that role for the then editor, Laura
Murray, and through Paul Boyd’s editorship and Presidency. Upon Paul’s
passing, Chris became editor as well as pre-press and designer, and had
meanwhile joined the Board as well. He also presents the Atlantic Highlands
Historical Society’s History Awards to the two most deserving graduating
students in the Atlantic Highlands Elementary School each June, and makes sure
that a similar History Award goes to an eighth-grade graduate (one award of
twice as much at the school’s choice) at Mother Teresa Regional School in
Atlantic Highlands.

Antoinette Knittel

Antoinette was born and raised in Atlantic Highlands, graduating from Atlantic Highlands High School.
She was employed for three years as a dental associate in Atlantic Highlands.  Antoinette married Joseph Walter Knittel in June, 1959, and relocated to Caribou, Maine.  While there, she assumed the position of Treasurer for the Officer’s Wives Club at Loring AFB.
Antoinette returned to New Jersey in 1961, settling in Navesink.  She and Walter were blessed to raise four children:  Katherine, Joseph, David, and Janette.  They have two grandchildren:  Ryan and Leigh.
For 25 years, Antoinette was a medical associate in Hazlet.  She and her family were members of St. Agnes Parish, where she was active in the PTA as a member and officer for 15 years.  Antoinette was co-founder of the St. Agnes Thrift Shop in 1969.  She directed the very successful operation of the Thrift Shop for 33 years, donating over $2,000,000 toward the support of St. Agnes School.
Antoinette served as a local Girl Scout leader for 4 years.  She became a member of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society around 1995 and played an active role in the historical advancement of the organization.  In 2008, Antoinette assumed a position on the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society Board of Directors.

Mary Wall