Anthony Zunino is an AIA Architect and founding partner of Zuberry Associates (a New York based real estate firm specializing in the purchase and adaptive reuse of 19th Century commercial buildings in NY and surrounding communities); former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Grace Church School, former chair of the Board of Directors of the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Protection, and former board member of The Classic Stage Company; adviser of the Kent Land Trust, board chair of The New York Studio School, on the board of The Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation and is an adviser of the Kent Center School Scholarship Fund; resides with his wife Sally Auer in Kent, Connecticut.
George S. Logan, Director, Community Relations, Aquarion Water Company; formerly responsible for leadership and support roles in all aspects of water utility engineering, supervision of Aquarion’s land survey, CAD drafting and design functions, corporate purchasing, environmental management and government relations for the company; executive officer on the boards of Griffin Health Services Corporation and Central Connecticut Coast YMCA; member of Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of greater Fairfield County; former chair of the State of Connecticut African-American Affairs Commission; and served four years in the Connecticut State Senate (2017-2020); resides with his wife Lisa, children Hunter and Tracey in Ansonia, Connecticut.
Barton T. Jones serves as president of the board of the Cornwall Conservation Trust, alternate member of the Housatonic River Commission for the Town of Cornwall and on the board of the Cornwall Foundation; member and former president of the Angler’s Club of New York; retired in 2012 from a 40-year legal career in private practice in New York City and as Chief Legal Officer for the Church Pension Fund serving the Episcopal Church worldwide; former board member and president of the Cornwall Library, former board member and president of the Williams Club of New York and former trustee and chair of the board of Grace Church School, New York; resides with his wife Debby in Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut.
James H. Maloney, JD is President and CEO of the Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC), a regional non-profit community development organization that sponsors a portfolio of human service, health, education, housing, and economic development programs and projects; represented Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1997-2003); served eight years in the Connecticut State Senate (1987-1995); currently serves also as Board Chair of the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, Inc. (CHCACT), the alliance of Community Health Centers in Connecticut, and as member of Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s “Non-Profit Cabinet on Health and Human Services,” the Governor’s senior advisory panel on non-profit issues; and previously served on many other nonprofit and public boards and commissions, including the Danbury Commission for the Elderly, the Board of Directors of Danbury Hospital, and Executive Director of a regional anti-poverty agency; and from 1980-1997 engaged in the private practice of law (concentrating in real estate and administrative/regulatory law); resides in Danbury, Connecticut with his wife, Mary, and two of their three daughters (his eldest daughter is married and practices law in New York City).
Thomas M. Potter served 23+ years in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Department of Environmental Protection leading multiple state initiatives within the Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, including implementing the Clean Energy Results Program to promote sustainable development of energy efficient and clean energy technologies at regulated hazardous waste site facilities, implementing the Executive Order on Climate Change supporting its Municipal Vulnerably Preparedness efforts, and managing audit oversight of the privatized Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals program. He was the Lead Administrative Trustee for the $15M General Electric/Housatonic River Natural Resources Damages case on behalf of the Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the US Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service. Prior to this, he was an environmental consultant to the banking, real estate, and petroleum industries. He also served as a scientific member of the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation board, a regulatory member of the Sustainable Remediation Forum board, co-state lead of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council’s “Green & Sustainable Remediation Resiliency to Extreme Weather Events & Wildfires” Team, a member of the Massachusetts Licensed Site Professionals Association as well as the Environmental Professionals Organization of Connecticut, and was a former adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Mr. Potter holds a BS from Arizona State University, is a designated LEED® Green Associate™ with the United States Green Building Council, and is a Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson. He resides with his partner and two dogs in Richmond, Massachusetts.
Christine Baranski achieves acclaim for her performances in film, television and theater; the two-time Tony Award, Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and American Comedy Award winner’s feature film credits include “Mama Mia,” “Chicago,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Bowfinger,” “Bulworth,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Jeffrey,” “Reversal of Fortune,” “The Ref,” “9 1⁄2 Weeks,” and “The Birdcage” (for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award), and recently was in “Into The Woods”; a graduate of Juilliard, she received her big break when she was cast in Tom Stoppard’s comedy “The Real Thing,” directed by Mike Nichols; within the same year, she was married, gave birth to her first child and won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award; then earned a second Tony Award for her performance in Neil Simon’s “Rumors” and a Drama Desk Award for “Lips Together, Teeth Apart”; her last Broadway performance was in “Boeing, Boeing”; received an Emmy Award for her role in the CBS television comedy “Cybill,” an American Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, two Golden Globe Award nominations and 11 additional Emmy nominations, five of which were for her role on “The Good Wife” and two for her role in “The Big Bang Theory”; She is a native of Buffalo, N.Y., has two children and lives in Connecticut.
Ann Barrett is an organizational consultant whose expertise is based on 25 years of leadership experience with nonprofits and corporations. For 14 years, Ann was the executive director of Landmark Volunteers, a nationally recognized organization that placed more than 8,200 high school students in volunteer positions at 98 nonprofit organizations across the United States. She has served on several boards, including Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Literacy Network. Currently she is on the Board of the Sheffield Land Trust and a member of the Land Protection Committee. She received a BS in Nursing from the University of Vermont and an MS Degree in Organizational Management from Antioch New England. She resides in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Charlie S. Champalimaud is the Director of Programming at Troutbeck, a 250-acre estate hotel in Amenia, NY, where she oversees Troutbeck’s robust arts and culture programming. Charlie is formerly a Program Officer at The Nordic World Heritage Foundation, a Category II Centre working under the auspices of the UNESCO World Heritage Center. Prior to joining the Norwegian UNESCO affiliate, she worked with protection and preservation of Cultural Heritage for a local civil Society organization in Kosovo. Early in her career Charlie lived in New York City where she worked for Human Rights Watch in outreach and development. Charlie began her career at the London office of Eurasia Group, the global political risk consultancy. Charlie holds an M.A. in International Affairs from The New School and a B.A. in War Studies from Kings College, London. She currently sits on the board of Human Rights Watch Oslo, Norway. Charlie lives in Litchfield, CT with her husband Anthony, their son Johan Carlos, daughter Freya Alexandra and dog, Raki.
Joseph Ellis Former Partner and Advisory Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. serving as the firm’s principal liaison and consultant with retailers around the world; served as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New York State Nature Conservancy, the Governing Council of the Wilderness Society and the President’s Council of the World Wildlife Fund; serves on the board of RARE (a non-profit organization specializing in environmental conservation and sustainable economic development in developing countries); formerly on the boards of Coach, Inc. and Waterworks, Inc.; author of Ahead of the Curve: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles (2005, Harvard Business School Press) and Birds in Wood and Paint: American Miniature Bird Carvings and Their Carvers, 1900-1970 (2009, University Press of New England); he and his wife Barbara have created an alternative energy efficient guest home on their Cornwall, Connecticut property.
Lou Hecht Formerly a financial planner and advisor with Personal Capital Management in New York; 25 years as a partner in the commercial printing industry; serves as board member of Housatonic Audubon Society and os a trustee of Salisbury Association; served 20 years as board member of Salisbury Association Land Trust, 15 years as co-chairman; graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in Industrial Management and Printing Management; graduate work in business administration at Duquesne University; certification from New York University in Financial Planning; resides in New York and Salisbury.
Dan Horan is chairman and CEO of Five Acre Farms. He and his wife Julie and their three children have a cabin in Cornwall and live in Brooklyn, New York. Five Acre Farms was founded in 2010 to keep farmers farming and bring the best local food to more people. The business helps create jobs and promote the local economy, expand access to local food, safeguard the environment, preserve farmland, protect groundwater and foster proper animal treatment.
Ecton Manning practiced corporate law for 35 years with a New York law firm and several large corporations, primarily in the engineering and construction and forest products industries; retired as Vice President and General Counsel of Bowater Incorporated, a major manufacturer of newsprint and other papers; former member of The Trust for Public Land’s New England Advisory Council and first Chair of its Connecticut Advisory Board; former member of the University of Virginia Law School Advisory Council, the Connecticut Community Foundation and the boards of Litchfield Performing Arts and the Washington Environmental Council; resides with his wife Betsy in Washington, Connecticut.
Rebecca Neary serves as President of the Warren Land Trust, Vice-President of the Warren Historical Society, and a member of the board of the CT Land Conservation Council. She holds a PhD in Russian History from Columbia University and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University; Rebecca previously taught Russian and East European History, and European Women’s History and Gender Studies at Drew University in New Jersey. She enjoys running and biking in Warren and beyond. Rebecca and her husband Jim live on Lake Waramaug in Warren, along with their college-aged children Kira and Will.
Michael Nesbitt – Graduate of Canterbury School, New Milford and Columbia University; formerly with numerous different Wall Street firms; long-time fly fisher and canoist in the Housatonic; affiliated with Housatonic Fly Fishers, Atlantic Salmon Federation, Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited; resides with his wife Martha Wendt in Lakeville, Connecticut.
Barclay Prindle Owner of Prindle Insurance Agency; chairman of the Sharon Planning and Zoning Commission; member of Sharon Historical Society, Salisbury Visiting Nurses Association, Sharon Fire Department, Sharon Lions Club, Reading Buddy Program/SCS, American Legion Post 126, Taghhannuck Grange #100, Troop 24 Boy Scout Committee Chair; Lives with his wife Amy Schuchat in Sharon, Connecticut.
D. Evan van Hook Evan has been corporate VP for health, safety, environment, product stewardship and sustainability for Honeywell International since 2004. From 2005 to 2015 he was adjunct professor of International Environmental Law at Columbia Law School in NYC. Hs is an occasional guest lecturer at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, a former partner in the global law firm of Sidley & Austin, and a member of the Board of Managers of National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC. He is also on the advisory board of the Hudson Riverkeeper and chair of the Conservation Advisory Committee for Dover. From 2002 until 2004 he served as assistant commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and has published numerous environmental articles. He is also a 2012 recipient of the Honeywell Senior Leadership Award, the company’s highest honor. He lives in Wingdale, New York.
Elizabeth McGraw Elizabeth has served on the boards of various nonprofits over the years whose missions focused on education and the environment. A Massachusetts native, “Buzz” has lived in the Berkshires for more than 30 years and is committed to helping our communities appreciate and understand the natural world around us. She taught biology, chemistry, and environmental science at the middle and secondary school levels in area private schools. She holds a master’s degree in forest science from the Yale School of the Environment and a bachelor of arts in biology with a minor in studio art from Hamilton College.
Allan L. Frew
Diane von Furstenberg
Steven J. Whitman
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