Senior Associates

Michael Jovishoff, PP


Nancy Gould, PP

Mr. Jovishoff joined Phillips Preiss in 1986. He directs the firm’s relocation services program and is an expert in the application of the New Jersey State and federal laws governing the relocation of businesses and residents displaced by public agencies. Clients include the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Burlington and Essex counties and numerous municipal redevelopment agencies. Mr. Jovishoff has also prepared numerous redevelopment studies and commercial and industrial market and feasibility studies, for a range of non-profit and government clients. He is a licensed Professional Planner in New Jersey and provides expert testimony for applicants before municipal boards, as well as advises planning and zoning boards on planning matters. Mr. Jovishoff holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Pratt Institute.

Nancy Gould is a senior associate at Phillips Preiss. Ms. Gould was previously a principal at HLW International and served as Director of Planning and Landscape Design. She also worked as the principal planner for the City of Newark. While at Newark, Ms. Gould advised the City's Planning Board, Zoning Board and Historic Preservation Commission. Ms. Gould has worked on a variety of assignments for Phillips Preiss, primarily reviewing applications before the Planning and Zoning Boards in numerous municipalities.

Planning and Design Staff

Kate Keller, AICP, PP

Ms. Keller joined Phillips Preiss as a planner in 2012. She is experienced in local zoning review and land use planning, and has a comprehensive academic background that includes economic development, real estate market analysis, and site planning skills. Ms. Keller, whose work with Phillips Preiss has included preparation of redevelopment studies, reviewing development applications and advising planning and zoning boards, is a licensed Professional Planner in New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She holds a master’s degree in planning with a concentration in urban development from the University of Pennsylvania, from where she also earned an undergraduate degree.

Spach Trahan, AICP

Ms. Trahan joined Phillips Preiss in 2019 with primary experience in land use planning and environmental analysis in New Jersey, New York City, and the Hudson Valley. At Phillips Preiss, Ms. Trahan prepares development reviews, master plans, redevelopment plans/studies, and development regulations for public and private clients. Prior to joining Phillips Preiss, Ms. Trahan gained experience in preparing development reviews, site suitability analyses, environmental impact analyses, and transportation planning. She has previous experience at a community development organization and has performed international economic development work in the clean technology sector. Ms. Trahan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond and a Master of Science degree in City & Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University. She is proficient in Esri ArcGIS, the Adobe Creative Suite, and Spanish.

 Dijia Chen

Ms. Chen joined Phillips Preiss as a planner in June 2018. With a background in land use and transportation planning, Ms. Chen’s experiences span widely from comprehensive planning and redevelopment to active transportation planning and real estate market analysis. With rigorous training in spatial and regional analysis as well as geographic information systems, she is skilled in combining data analysis, mapping, research, and engagement to assist with a variety of planning projects. Ms. Chen holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College. She is an active member of the American Planning Association.

Elizabeth Jordan

Ms. Jordan joined Phillips Preiss in 1987. She directs the firm’s graphic design work and constantly evolving desktop publishing capabilities. Ms. Jordan possesses extensive knowledge of current design software, and brings aesthetic principles to exhibits, maps, illustrations, informational graphics and page layouts. Combined with her keen eye and design talents, she ensures that Phillips Preiss’ clients receive quality products that clearly and effectively communicate information and ideas. Ms. Jordan holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida and is a painter and sculptor.

Diana Marsh, PE, AICP

Ms. Marsh is a consulting urban designer and planner at Phillips Preiss. She brings to Phillips Preiss her expertise in pedestrian-friendly development, the influence of land use on travel behavior, and green design. The scale of her work includes streetscape and corridor planning; revitalization, infill, and redevelopment of urban and suburban locations; and large-scale master planning. She has extensive experience in writing design guidelines and zoning, conducting development reviews, preparing conceptual site plans, and creating 3D massing models. Her work at Phillips Preiss has garnered awards from APA-NJ, New Jersey Future, Downtown New Jersey, and others.  A licensed civil engineer, Ms. Marsh also has a strong background in infrastructure and environmental resource planning. Ms. Marsh earned her Masters in City Planning at the University of California, Berkeley and her undergraduate degree at Cornell University.

Administrative/Support Staff

Moy Pang


Ms. Pang became Phillips Preiss' bookkeeper and accounting manager in 2007. She brings a wealth of experience to the firm in managing billing and other financial matters for professional service companies.

Deborah van Renterghem

Ms. van Renterghem has been with Phillips Preiss since 2003, and currently provides the firm with marketing, office management and administrative support. Ms. van Renterghem also is an accomplished opera singer who has performed in professional productions throughout the United States and Europe.