Our Board

Frogs Are Green – Our Board

Susan Newman Lerer, Founder and President
Susan is the founder of Frogs Are Green, an environmentalist and brand visibility designer.

John Crittenden, Secretary
John Crittenden is a writer, editor and photographer and has lived in the New York City area since 1969. Born in Oklahoma, he grew up in Wichita, Kansas and attended the University of Oklahoma.

Mark Lerer, Treasurer

Mark Lerer, cartoonist at Petes Mini Zine by Susan NewmanMark Lerer, Artist, Cartoonist

Mark Lerer is an artist whose mind simultaneously inhabits the worlds of cartooning, illustration, and fine art. He holds an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art, and has exhibited his drawings at, among others, New York City’s Nexus Gallery, Broome Street Gallery, Lincoln Center’s Cork Gallery, and New Century Artists, where he showed as a member of the legendary New Expressions group. Artist and critic Ed McCormick has written in Gallery and Studio magazine:

“A pen or a pencil and a sheet of paper is all that Lerer needs to make full-blown artistic statements that often put the more elaborate productions of many others to shame. His naked pictorial ism in almost puritanical in its eschewal of stylistic flourishes.”

In the 1980s Lerer edited Marvel Age, the Marvel Comics promotional fanzine, has curated exhibits at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and his cartoon illustrations defined the look of the Careers Page feature in the New York Post from 1996 to 1998. He has been delighting his fans with the adventures of The Little General (based on a concept by writer Andrew Coe), a graphic novel about whom will be appearing sometime in 2016. He lives in New York City.

Board Advisor

David Veljacic with alligatorDavid Veljacic, Nature Lover
Dave Veljacic is a naturalist who has been lucky enough to have been involved with a variety of education, conservation, and research projects working with a range of animals from fish to amphibians and reptiles, migratory song birds, to insects. While his home base is Vancouver his work has allowed him to travel and collaborate with leaders in their fields. Dave loves all wildlife but has a special affinity for frogs and toads.

Past Board Officers:

Christine Wiltanger, (treasurer)