Donna Strick

Board President

Finance Governance Analyst, SwissRe

Donna’s passion for outdoor adventures began in 1993 when she worked as an Instructor with the Wildcat Mountain Wilderness Center at Project U.S.E. To date, her adventures include: hiking the Salkantay Trail to Macchu Picchu, white water rafting the lower section of the Grand Canyon, hikes on the W and Full Circuits in Patagonia and horseback riding in the high desert of Atacama. She holds a B.A. from Gettysburg College and lives in New York City.

Suzanne Horsley

Vice President

Wellness Teacher

Suzanne Scott Horsley is a wellness teacher in central New Jersey. For many years she worked for a YMCA residential camp in northeastern Pennsylvania that serviced underprivileged youth. As a counselor and unit director from 1987-1993 she was instrumental in creating many new programs that focused on building confidence, creativity, and resilience. Suzanne is a 1987 graduate of The College of William and Mary where she majored in kinesiology and religion. While in college Suzanne was part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, an aide to the College President, a worker for the Appalachian community house building, and a field hockey and lacrosse player who was on the athletic advisory committee. She received her Masters of Science in 1990 in Outdoor Education from The University of Akron. In 1990 she became a physical education teacher, mentor, coach, and director of the Project Adventure program at The University of Liggett School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. As a board of trustee with Project U.S.E. since 2013, Suzanne recognizes the significant influence she and this wonderful organization can have on many, especially in providing outdoor experiences to today’s young people.

Suzanne and her husband Tom live in Pennington, NJ with their three children.

Eric Henkel


Eric got his start with Project U.S.E. in 1995 building challenge courses for Special Projects and became the program’s first Director in 1997.  In 2000 he went to the University of Virginia to become the Director of Poplar Ridge Experiential Learning and Training and the assistant director of Outdoor Recreation.

Eric lives in Ruckersville, Virginia with his wife Jen and three kids.

Gary Thomas

Owner, The Sailing School

Gary Thomas (a USCG licensed Captain) has been involved in sailing for over 45 years and teaching new sailors for the last 30.  Starting out at the Red Dragon Canoe Club on the Delaware River, he introduced new sailors to the sport of dinghy sailing.  That led to involvement with the Eastern Shore Small Craft Institute on the Chesapeake Bays Eastern Shore where for twenty years Gary went from teaching American Red Cross Basic Sailing to Instructor Trainer, to coordinating the entire program.  In 1998 he went to work with the Philadelphia Sailing School as a Basic Keel Boat Instructor teaching American Sailing Association certification programs and in 2013 he was named American Sailing Association Instructor of the Year. He is currently the owner of The Sailing School in Riverside, New Jersey and Worton Creek, Maryland.

Thom Radice

Principal, Oceanpoint Consulting, Inc.

Thom Radice is the principal of Oceanpoint Consulting, Inc., a New Jersey-based company created in 1992.  Organizations currently work with Thom to create high-performance teams and create corporate cultures that drive accountability.  He also works as an independent contractor, facilitating leadership development training sessions, skill-building seminars, and team development workshops for all levels of employees in different industries including health services, technology, and consumer products.

He received a BA in History from Maryville College in Tennessee and a BS in education from the College of New Jersey, later working in two private schools for “behaviorally challenged” adolescents. His interests include yoga, model railroading, the American Civil War, poetry, and spending quiet time along the Jersey shore.

Thom was a lead instructor for Project U.S.E., and later became director of High Impact Training, where he helped to design and conduct experiential trainings and interventions for business leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Stephen Introcaso

Datacenter Computer Specialist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Stephen currently serves as an account director for Upland Kapost, responsible for software and services sales in the Northeast United States.  He has over 30 years of experience in corporate technology sales, including work at Sun Microsystems, EMC, and Microsoft. 

He is actively involved in community work, including being an active member of Lincroft Presbyterian Church for more than 20 years, where he has helped to lead Membership, Mission, and Stewardship functions.  He has also served as a volunteer with Family Promise of Monmouth County serving as a host, assisting with preparation of a new facility, and fundraising.  He has a BA in Political Science from Dickinson College.  He was born in Newark, New Jersey and has resided in Lincroft, New Jersey since 1998.