Photos and Bios
Anne H. Van Ingen
Jan C. K. Anderson
Dede B. Nash
Anne G. Older
Anne H. Van Ingen was until recently the Director of the Architecture, Planning & Design Program and Capital Projects at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) where she served since 1983. Prior to that she ran a historic preservation consulting business and worked for several nonprofits and public agencies in New York and Massachusetts. Ms. Van Ingen currently serves as President of the St. Regis Foundation, a land trust in the Adirondacks, and is the Secretary of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation. She served as an Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1999 to 2008. Ms. Van Ingen currently is the Chairman of the Board of the Preservation League and is also on the boards of the Pratt Institute and the Adirondack Museum.
Jan C. K. Anderson is the founder and president of RESTORE. Founded in 1976, the not-for-profit educational corporation delivers a range of innovative educational programs related to building conservation and preservation technology. RESTORE is oriented to design professionals, craftworkers, cultural resource managers, conservators and to all those associated with the art and science of building conservation. Ms. Anderson is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she also served as an adjunct professor.
Karen Arrison lives and works in Buffalo, New York. Currently, she
serves as president of the Clement and Karen Arrison Legacy
Foundation and president of the Clement and Karen Arrison Family
Charitable Foundation. She also serves as board chair for Western New York Public Broadcasting. She is president of Karen Fick Design, Inc., a position she has held for 32 years. Karen attended the University of Buffalo and SUCB, and has completed design projects for both institutions. In the recent past, she and her husband have dedicated themselves to the historic restoration of the McKinney Mansion in Buffalo as well as the rehabilitation of their circa 1878 cottage at the Chautauqua Institution. Mrs. Arrison serves on several additional boards including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Kleinhans Music Hall. She and her husband are also recent recipients of the Preservation Buffalo Niagara Award for Restoration. They are also patrons of the Stradivari Society of Chicago and founders of Wisdom Farm, an interactive and integrative wellness farm.
Dede B. Nash, LEED, AP, has a longstanding commitment to historic preservation. With a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation & Planning, she also holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Ms. Nash is a Specification Writer at Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architects & Engineers. Previously, she was the owner of Preservation Specs Group, and served as the Mayor of Village of Cambridge from 2006 - 2009.
John Sare is a partner in the tax-exempt organizations practice and the personal planning practice of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. Mr. Sare has extensive experience in the representation of museums, colleges, private foundations and other types of exempt organizations. This work includes advising charities on the issues and options they face with respect to their endowment funds and other types of restricted gifts. Mr. Sare also has significant experience representing tax-exempt organizations in connection with inquiries and investigations conducted by the New York State Attorney General’s Office. He also advises individuals and fiduciaries on legal issues involving works of art, charitable giving, estate planning, and the administration of estates and trusts. From 2001 until 2011, he taught the Seminar in Law and the Visual Arts at the Columbia University School of Law. In 2003, he was recognized for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by The Legal Aid Society of New York.
Carol Bentel FAIA is a partner in the architectural firm Bentel & Bentel, which is known for its award-winning modern architecture. Ms. Bentel has numerous local, national, and international design awards beginning with the winning prize for the 1985 New York Times Square Competition (with Dr. Paul Bentel FAIA) to the international award from the London magazine “Wallpaper” for the best restaurant design in the world for The Modern restaurant at MoMA in New York City (with Dr. Paul Bentel FAIA & Peter Bentel AIA). She was awarded a Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome in 1994 and was the national chair of the AIA Committee on Design in 2008 with over 10,000 members.
Scott Duenow, AIA, Senior Associate, at Platt Byard Dovell White Architects, LLP specializes in the restoration, preservation, renovation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. He is a registered architect in New York and Wisconsin and belongs to the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American Institute of Architects and others. He has worked on such major projects as Ellis Island, Grand Central and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as smaller projects including the Louis Armstrong and Walt Whitman house museums. Mr. Duenow is currently involved with the restoration of the Seventh Regiment Armory and renovations of the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan.
Anne G. Older has long been involved in historic preservation, educational and arts activities in the Capital District and in Cooperstown, New York. She currently is Chairman Emeritus of the Preservation League and serves as a Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. She recently moved into a 1793 farm house in Brunswick which she and her husband are enjoying.