NNJ Board


Fran Lapinski - President

A member since 2007, Ienjoy stroke and match play, and participating in a weekday travel league, Play for Pink, the Chapter Championship and the EWGA Championship Cup events. During years past I have served as the Board Secretary, Chapter Championship Director, Handicap Chair and events registrar.

In my role as president, I look forward to meeting all the members, and inviting their participation in events and on Chapter committees.


Lorraine Hara - Director, Membership Recruitment

By day I am the Customer Service/ Inside Sales Manager with Anta Electric in Dover. I also followed my dream of owning my own small business.. enter Essentially Raine Boutique. My stress reliever though is golf so I joined EWGA NNJ back in 2003. I was just looking for a way to play this game that I loved and maybe improve a bit and make some new friends. I count myself lucky to say that I have add some Besties all because of EWGA. I wanted to do more so I  joined the board way back when as the Membership Chair for 7 years. I have volunteered, coordinated, recruited.. You name it and I have probably done it over these last 14 years. What an unbelievable experience!! So after taking a few years off, I am very excited and energized to once again, roll up my sleeves and offer my insight, years of experience and whatever support I can.


Tina Hong - Director, Marketing

I joined EWGA with the goal of improving my golf game and meeting other dynamic women leaders in business in the North Jersey/Metro NYC area. In my role as a Director on the EWGA Board, I’m excited to contribute my skills and talents in Marketing and Communications Development to help EWGA NNJ grow its member base and to help increase its attractiveness as a leading women’s organization, providing quality play and education, for all women golfers, of all levels and ages in North Jersey.

In addition to my growing love for golf especially over the past 5 years, I enjoy working for small businesses and enterprise companies as a marketing and business development management consultant. I am also an Executive Wellness Coach, working privately with busy clients as well as groups, as an Integrative Nutrition Coach & Counselor. I have a pretty varied background that can be summed up to date as “Personal & Business Transformation through Wellness Programs”. I’m a certified coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, have a BFA in Communication Design from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.



Peggy Dugan - Member Services

Peggy joined EWGA in 2012 as a beginner golfer. She became league coordinator in 2013 and has continued as the coordinator of the Monday Night Pinch Brook league. For her day job, Peggy is an International Relocation Counselor for Weichert Workforce Mobility and moves employees of large Fortune 500 companies around the world. Peggy lives in Summit with her husband and Cosmo, their black labradoodle. Peggy has 3 children out of college and has gotten all 3 of her children interested in playing golf!


connie_bauman.pngConnie Baumann -  Director, Finance

Five years ago, I started as a sub in the Wednesday night Pinch Brook league and knew immediately EWGA was for me.  I believe if you enjoy an organization you should do something to support it so I am delighted to serve as the Finance and Records Director. Last year, I retired from CohnReznick LLP,  where I was a management consultant specializing in financial process improvement, controls and compliance, reporting and systems implementation.    While I thoroughly enjoyed my professional life, I have to say I am enjoying retirement activities, e.g., golf, tennis, hiking, book clubs, even more. EWGA  is at the top of my list of fun things to do.

Traci Sachs - Director, Communications

Traci joined EWGA in 2005 in the NYC chapter. She left to start a family and rejoined Northern New Jersey in 2011. She volunteered to be a league coordinator in 2013 then joined the board in 2014 as Director, Golf Programs.  She's back on the board again as Director of Communications. She has redesigned the website and has taken an active role promoting events on social media. 

While she's not playing golf, she runs a Graphic Design company while raising a boy who wants to play golf with his mom. 


Kathy Williams- Director Golf Programs - Leagues and Education

I joined the EWGA in 2006 and became the coordinator of the Thursday Flanders league in 2010. I had  previously served on the Board as the Director of Recruiting and Member Services. For over 20 years, I have worked in the relocation industry and live a busy life in Budd Lake.