General Manager

Chris Rutgers


Chris spent 15 years in customer service industries before coming to work part-time at The Chatham Club in 1986. Five years in membership administration led to full-time in 1992 as General Manager. When not in her office, Chris is most likely to be found at the front desk or out on the floor interacting with people. The value she places on relationships is evident in her approach to overseeing eight departments. In addition to administering finances, Chris is hands-on with everyone from vendors to personal trainers, class instructors, nursery personnel, the Club’s owners, and members.

Facility Manager

Janet DeBiase


Janet joined The Chatham Club as a member in 1997 and began working part-time at the Front Desk two years later. In 2000, she accepted a full-time Sales Director position at the Club. She was named the Facility Manager in 2005. Janet is responsible for ordering and maintaining Club supplies, including computer hardware and software, and she acts as liaison with professional contractors. She creates the promotional signage within the Club, as well as advertising materials for external marketing. Janet also oversees production of our monthly newsletter, “Happenings.” If you’ve ever received an email notifying you of an update within The Chatham Club, it most likely came from Janet’s desk.

Membership Sales and Marketing Director

Barbara Grobert


Barbara brings 17 years in sales, marketing and public relations to membership development at The Chatham Club. Since 2013, she has worked closely with the owners, managers and staff to plan special events, creating an environment that will attract new members and retain existing ones. She has also introduced a variety of social media platforms for improved communications. A Chatham resident for most of her life, Barbara takes particular pleasure in nurturing a sense of community within the Club and the Club’s place within the local community.

Program Director

Jennifer O’Connor, ACE, NSCA


Jennifer has been with The Chatham Club since 1994. She earned her certification as a Personal Trainer from NSCA. She is also certified as a Spinning, Kinesis and Power Plate instructor. Jen attended her first Yoga Teacher training with Baron Baptiste in 1997. She has since attended teacher-training seminars held by the Yoga Journal, Omega Institute and Kripalu Institute. She is certified through the American Yoga Academy. In 2007, Jen became a certified Zumba instructor, She teaches Body Sculpting, Spinning, Yoga and Zumba classes. Jennifer loves to share the joy of movement with our members through all of her classes and personal training.

Fitness Director

Dennis Stacknick, B.S., NSCA


Dennis is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a B.S. in Movement Studies and Exercise Science. He earned his Personal Trainer certification from NSCA. He is also a certified Kinesis, Power Plate and Spinning instructor. Dennis developed his own Intensity Training class for the Club, incorporating high-intensity, plyometric-interval exercises. While at ESU, Dennis was captain of the Men’s Cross Country and the Indoor/Outdoor Track teams. Since joining The Chatham Club staff in 2006, he has focused on sports-specific training and strength-conditioning programs.

Sports Performance Training Director

Doug Sellmann, M.Ed., M.S.S., NASM, NSCA


Doug received his B.A. in Exercise Science from Kean University, and his Master of Education in Sports Management is from East Stroudsburg University. He received a Master of Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy. Doug is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA, and he is also certified by NASM. Doug has held various positions at The Chatham Club since 1998. He has also worked at several athlete-training centers around New Jersey. Most recently, Doug was Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ.

Nursery Director

Yvette Raven


Yvette began volunteering in The Chatham Club nursery a year after arriving in the U.S. from Australia in 2003. Five years later she took over the supervision of the Club’s two nurseries, one downstairs (for 8-week to 3-year-olds) and the other upstairs (for 3-year to 10-year-olds). Now a naturalized U.S. citizen, Yvette oversees 20 nursery personnel, many of them volunteers who once attended the nursery and whom she has happily watched grow up.

Head Squash Pro

Geoff Mitchell


Geoff Mitchell runs Mitchellsquash and is the head squash profession at the Chatham Club. Geoff was ranked #1 in the US over 45 in 2010/2011. He finished 2nd. in the world over 30’s, has reached the US national semifinals in his age group several times and has been ranked as high as #1 in his age group in the US. As a former squash professional himself, with national and world rankings he has developed hundreds of juniors to play intercollegiate squash as well as lead successful juniors to US National titles and rankings. His students have competed on US National teams for the world juniors as well as the Pan American Games.