Board of Directors


Eric J. Fuchs-StengelExecutive Director

Information on Eric can be seen on the Leadership page. He can be contacted at or by cell phone at 201-316-4888. He loves to hear from anyone interested in volunteering for the natural environment.

Karin La GrecaSecretary

Karin La Greca is the Secretary of the Board of Directors and has been part of MEVO since it’s inception in 2008. She has been responsible for coordinating and implementing community service projects for the organization. Karin has also served on the Mahwah Environmental Commission since 2002 and is a founding member of Sustainable Mahwah since it’s inception in 2009. Karin has been instrumental in many of the education and outreach programs within the Township of Mahwah, New Jersey. Karin is currently a student at Ramapo College majoring in Environmental Studies, focusing on a career of environmental education and sustainability.

Bjorn von EulerPresident

I have spent more than 35 successful years in the international marketing and communications field, with the last half of them serving ITT in various growth positions at ITT Flygt, ITT Fluid Technology and ITT Corp. I was named ITT’s first Director of Philanthropy as a result of the work done in positioning the company as a thought leader and global business leader in the water technology space. I have led the development of ITT’s signature citizenship program, ITT Watermark ( until April 29, 2011, when I retired from ITT. Prior to this I led the communication and branding work as the Director of Corporate Communications for ITT’s Fluid Technology and Motion & Flow Control groups. I think I can claim to be one of the founding fathers of the Stockholm Water Prize and Stockholm Junior Water Prize. I have been driving collaboration as means to achieve change, innovation and efficiencies both externally and internally. I strongly believe in the power of building and defending a solid reputation by doing the “right things” and doing it together!

Rebecca FuchsTreasurer

Rebecca Fuchs has multiple years experience in the creative design fields of Interior, Textile and Graphic Arts. She has worked as an Artist, Stylist, Art Director, Liaison, Photographer and Hiring
Administrator. She is currently on The Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc. (MEVO). Rebecca maintains the companies financial records, photographs the MEVO volunteer events, designs the company artwork and dedicates numerous volunteer hours to support MEVO’s altruistic and charitable environmental work. Rebecca has a BA from Rutgers University for Dance and Art. She has an ASS in Interior Design from Parsons The New School For Design. Her professional studies include a Construction Technology Certificate from NYU SCPS and a Desktop Publishing Certificate from SUNY Rockland Community College Center for Professional Development.

Hugh Knowlton

Hugh is the Grounds Supervisor for Bergen Community College the first location that MEVO ever built a garden! He an expert in organic landscaping, growing plants, and coming up with awesome volunteer projects for MEVO to work on.

Debbie Emery

Director of Community Volunteer Services at the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. A huge help in supporting MEVO in rallying volunteers for our environmental cause and advising on the development of MEVO as a not-for-profit organization.