Jan C.K. Anderson
George H. Beane
William L. Bernhard
Constance L. Clapp
Randall T. Crawford
Joan K. Davidson
Steven C. Engelhart
Stephen A. Facey
R. Brandon Fradd
Dorothy Twining Globus
Lionel Goldfrank III
Roberta Brandes Gratz
Chiu Yin Hempel
Gerald A. Holbrook
Anne A. Hubbard
Robert J. Kafin
Marilynn G. Karp
Robert J. Kresse
Richard J. Lippes
Robert B. MacKay
Richard A. Maitino
Jean M. McCarroll
Henry A. McCartney
Norman M. Mintz
Dede B. Nash
Anne G. Older
Robert C. Quinlan
Daniel G. Romualdez
Janet C. Ross
Thomas J. Schwarz
Robert D. Snedeker
Robert A.M. Stern
Cynthia C. Wainwright
Diana S. Waite
Arete Swartz Warren
Steven J. Weiss
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.
Kent Barwick is one of the founders of the Preservation League. He has been active in a number of Preservation efforts including Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. South Street Seaport, Times Square and the Park Avenue Armory. He was formerly President of the Municipal Art Society, Director of the New York State Council on the Arts and President of the New York State Historical Association.
George H. Beane is president of A.R. Walker & Company Inc., a real estate investment and management company in New York City. He serves on the boards of directors of Transportation Alternatives and Fountain House. Mr. Beane and his wife, Patricia Begley, live in New York City.
William L. Bernhard went to The Lawrenceville School, Yale University and University College, Oxford, England. He is the secretary of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, a member of the board of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, the Historic House Trust and other boards. He is president of the Bernhill Fund and before that worked at Lehman Brothers, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Institute of International Education.
Constance L. Clapp is founder and past president of the Coalition to Save Rural Washington, an organization that was committed to sound conservation and land use planning in the Town of Washington, New York. She plays an active role on the board of California Western School of Law and is an Honorary Trustee of the Lincoln Center Theater. Ms. Clapp is former Deputy Attorney General of the State of Nevada and former vice-president of Goldman Sachs and Company. She resides with her husband, David C. Clapp, in Jupiter, Florida and in Millbrook, New York.
Randall T. Crawford is a partner in the Syracuse- based firm of Crawford & Stearns / Architects and Preservation Planners, which specializes in the preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic resources. Mr. Crawford is a licensed architect with an advanced degree in the History of Architecture and has been in practice for more than thirty-five years. During this time he has served on the boards of several professional, private, and public organizations and is currently a member of the State Board for Historic Preservation.
Joan K. Davidson has been President of Furthermore, the publication program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, since 1995. She is a Trustee of the Fund, a private New York philanthropic foundation and was its President for 18 years before becoming Commissioner of New York State Office Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. She is a member of numerous boards including PEN, Hudson River Foundation; Columbia County Historical Society, and a Life Member of the Municipal Art Society and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Scott Duenow, AIA is a Partner at PBDW Architects, LLP and specializes in the restoration, preservation, renovation and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. He is a registered architect in New York, New Jersey and Wisconsin, and belongs to the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American Institute of Architects and others. Over the years, he has worked on such major projects as the Park Avenue Armory, Ellis Island, Grand Central Terminal 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 in the restoration of the Palace Theatre on Broadway and renovations to the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan.
Steven C. Engelhart is the executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Formerly director of Housing and Preservation Programs for Friends of the North Country, Mr. Engelhart studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, the College of the Atlantic, and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He holds a master of science in historic preservation from the University of Vermont and lives with his family in Keeseville.
Stephen A. Facey is the former executive vice president of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Previously, at Saint Mark’s Church In- the-Bowery, he developed the Arts Projects at Saint Mark’s and the Preservation Youth Project, a work and training program for lower east-side residents in Manhattan. He directed the post-fire restorations of Saint Mark’s, the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, and Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. Mr. Facey currently serves on the boards of the Saint Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund and Partners for Sacred Places. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Brandon Fradd is managing director of the Wyvern Medical Funds, which invest in biotech and medical device companies. He founded The Newburgh Institute in part to facilitate preservation and revitalization in Newburgh, NY and sits on boards of several arts organizations.
Dorothy Twining Globus has been the Curator of Exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design since 2004. She is responsible for the implementation of the museum's exhibitions program and works on all facets of the process from curation to design and installation. She is former director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her commitment to preservation was developed as curator of exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, where architectural shows were some of her favorite projects. Ms. Globus and her family live in New York City in the former Gorham Silver Building, which they were influential in having designated a landmark.
Lionel Goldfrank III is a venture capital investor. He resides primarily in Sharon, Connecticut on an historic farm he has restored there. A graduate of Yale, he is an active board member of the Yale University Art Gallery and the New York Botanical Garden. He is a present and past board member of a number of other arts and preservation oriented organizations.
Roberta Brandes Gratz, freelance urban critic and author of the book, "The Battle For Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs," Nation Books, April 2010. She is also author of The Living City: Thinking Small in a Big Way, and Cities Back from the Edge: New Life for Downtown (with Norman Mintz) and is a national lecturer on urban development issues, and former award-winning reporter for the New York Post. She wrote a report for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund: A Frog, A Wooden House, A Stream and A Trail: Ten Years of Community Revitalization in Central Europe. She is a founder and president emeritus of the Eldridge Street Project, the effort to restore the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side and to establish a Jewish Heritage Center on the site. She is also a founder and current board member of the Writers Room, the first urban writers' colony in the country. Ms. Gratz has held public office as Trustee of the Village of Ocean Beach, and she founded the Fire Island Historical Society. She is a native and resident of New York City.
Chiu Yin Hempel is the author of two award- winning illustrated books, Tuxedo Park: The Historic Houses (2007), which pays homage to the period architecture of this Hudson Valley community listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and Tuxedo Park: Lives, Legacies, Legends (2010), which honors the remarkable individuals and families who created the community. Both books received the Award for Excellence from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network, in recognition of their contribution to the preservation and promotion of history and heritage. Chiu Yin chaired a committee that passed a new local law in Tuxedo Park governing property development in ridgeline and precipice areas, ensuring the integrity of both the public viewshed and environment. She also served for five years on Tuxedo Park’s Architectural Review Board, including as Chair. She has deep experience in managing international publishing businesses in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. She has held senior executive positions at The Economist Group, Pearson and The Macmillan Press, specializing in marketing and sales, new product development, and mergers and acquisitions. Chiu Yin lives in Tuxedo Park, New York City, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Christopher Holbrook is formerly the Director of Restoration of Hyde Hall, in Cooperstown, a New York State owned National Historic Landmark. He is the former Chairman of the Historic District Commission in Greenwich, Connecticut and is the Vice-Chairman of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich. He earned his M.B.A. in not- for-profit management from the New York University Stern School of Business after working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr.
Holbrook is also a trustee of the Greenwich Country Day School and the Millbrook School.
Gerald A. Holbrook is a founding partner of Taconic Builders Inc. Taconic manages the building and renovation of high-end private residences and specialty commercial projects in and around New York City, Seattle and Santa Barbara. Prior to founding TBI, Mr. Holbrook worked in the film and video production business. Mr. Holbrook is a member of the Institute for Classical Architecture and Classical America and serves as a guest lecturer at the New York School of Interior Design. Currently he serves on the board of The Children’s Dream Foundation.
Anne A. Hubbard, a graduate of Smith College, was raised in Binghamton. Long interested in historic preservation, Mrs. Hubbard currently resides in Bronxville, New York and Cornwall, Connecticut.
Robert J. Kafin is an environmental lawyer and the former Chief Operating Partner of Proskauer Rose LLP, a large New York City-based law firm. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Harvard Law School. Mr. Kafin was involved in the restoration of the Sagamore Hotel on Lake George and the Broad Street School in Glens Falls and, as a trustee, in the preservation of the Emma Willard School buildings in Troy. He is the former Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and has served on the boards of numerous environmental and civic organizations. He is currently Chair of the Council on the Environment of New York City, Vice Chair of Parks & Trails NY and a director of The Adirondack Council and the Times Square Alliance. Mr. Kafin lives with his wife, Carol, in New York City and Bolton Landing.
Marilynn G. Karp is Professor Emeritus of Art and Visual Culture at New York University. She serves as vice president and historian of the Anonymous Arts Recovery Society. She is also director of the Museum of the History of Charlotteville in Schoharie County and is Charlotteville's municipal historian. Dr. Karp is an exhibiting sculptor and lives in New York City and Schoharie County. She is concerned with historic preservation and the exhibition of art in public places. She is the author of "In Flagrante Collecto," a book on the history and sociology of collecting objects
of material culture.
Robert J. Kresse previously served as an attorney with Hiscock and Barclay, LLP in Buffalo. A few of his many philanthropic activities include his positions as trustee, secretary and counsel of the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, which restored the National Landmark Roycroft Inn in East
Aurora, NY; as chairman of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House Restoration Corporation; as chairman and founding member of Green Downtown Buffalo; and as a member of the Preservation Coalition of Erie County. Mr. Kresse was honored by the NYS Department of Parks,
Recreation and Historic Preservation with the “Lifetime Achievement Award”; named "Citizen of the Year," for 1995 and 2001 by the Buffalo News; received the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County: "The one Person Makes a Difference Award" in 2000 as well as many other awards.
Alexia Lalli has worked as a consultant in the fields of heritage tourism, urban design and planning, and event planning. In 2012, she was director of the Grand Central Terminal Centennial. As executive director of Heritage Trails New York, she established a wayfinding system and heritage tourism product as part of the revitalization of lower Manhattan. Lalli was president of her own firm, Lalli Associates, and managed many complex projects, such as the International Design Conference in Aspen, MTA’s Adopt-A-Station program, and the post Westway effort to establish a boulevard and park along the Hudson River. A graduate of Cornell University, she spent a year as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. In Hillsdale, NY, she established a Preservation Committee which resulted in the Hamlet’s listing on the National Register, and the protection and restoration of important buildings in the town.
Richard J. Lippes is actively involved in environmental and preservation law as well as investing in and rehabilitating historic structures. He is an adjunct professor at the State University of New York At Buffalo Law School, where he teaches “Historic Preservation Law”. He has represented Love Canal homeowners, residents around Three Mile Island, and evacuees from Times Beach in Missouri. He now is representing people in NY and PA who have had their water contaminated from gas drilling as well as other environmental cases in NY. Mr. Lippes, a graduate of the University of Michigan and SUNY Buffalo, is a frequent lecturer and is active in many civic capacities. He lives in Buffalo.
Robert MacKay is director of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities. He also serves as chairman of the New York State Board for Historic Preservation. His Trusteeships include the Gallery Association of New York State and the Homeland and St. Giles Foundations. His latest publication, Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860-1940, was published by W.W. Norton in 1997.
Richard A. Maitino was formerly a Vice President for strategic development for the Parsons Corporation, a large international full service engineering consulting firm. He was a thirty-year career employee of the New York State Department of Transportation, responsible for major capital programs including highways, bridges and High Speed Rail. Mr. Maitino served as Regional Director for the Albany-Capital District Area and the New York City area, Mr. Maitino earned a Bachelor's of Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. He has served as the chair of the Advisory Board for WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar), co-chair of the Transportation Task force for One Hudson, Chairs the MTA Committee for the American Council of Engineering Consultants, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Civil Engineering Department of the NYU-Polytechnic University of New York.
Jean M. McCarroll is a retired environmental lawyer. Ms. McCarroll was formerly a partner at Berle, Kass & Case and counsel at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP. She holds an A.B. from Radcliffe College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. She has served as Chair of the Committee on Environmental Law at the Bar Association of the City of New York and is currently a member of the Committee on International Human Rights at that Bar Association. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section. She has been published in the New York Law Journal on multiple occasions.
Henry A. McCartney was formerly executive director of the Landmark Society of Western New York since 1984. He also served as advisor emeritus to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Previously, Mr. McCartney was director of neighborhood conservation at the National Trust (1978-84), where he initiated the Conserve Neighborhoods newsletter and developed the Inner City Ventures fund. A former executive director of Riverside Avondale Preservation in Jacksonville, Florida, he holds degrees from Tulane University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Norman M. Mintz is a consultant specializing in providing solutions on all matters of design, marketing, and management, and encouraging community participation in all aspects of the downtown revitalization process. He works with Project for Public Spaces as a Senior Fellow involved with downtown and Main Street revitalization issues. Mr. Mintz, whose professional career in downtown revitalization began with his directorship of the Market Street Restoration Project in Corning, New York where he became recognized as the first Main Street Manager, has taught at Columbia and Cornell Universities and at the Pratt Institute. He co- authored Cities Back From the Edge: New Life for Downtown with Roberta Brandes Gratz.
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.
Anne G. Older has long been involved in historic preservation, educational, and civic activities in and around the Capital District including numerous leadership positions at the Preservation League. She serves on the board of the Albany Symphony.
Robert C. Quinlan, a real estate developer in New York City, has restored many buildings on Columbus Avenue in Manhattan, including the Endicott Hotel. Active in historic preservation in New York City and in Dutchess County, he is past chairman of the Historic House Trust of New York City and a member of the executive committee of the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. He is on the Advisory Committee of the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Mr. Quinlan holds degrees from Yale and Columbia Universities.
Daniel Romualdez is Principal of Daniel Romualdez Architects, P.C. of New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University where he received his Bachelor of Arts. He received his Masters in Architecture at Columbia University. Mr. Romualdez was associated with Dimitri Dalamotis Associates (1987 - 1988) and Robert Stern Architects (1988 - 1993). He opened his own business in 1993. He has been responsible for many important architectural designs including a range of commercial work for Yves St Laurent and Tory Burch. Mr. Romualdez has worked on numerous residential projects including the McNiff Barn conversion outside of Philadelphia PA, the Zoullas Apartment, the Lauer Apartment, and the Mortimer Apartment in New York City. His work has been featured in many national and international magazines.
Janet Ross is an artist whose commissioned works include portrayals of interiors, houses, portraits, and floral studies. She has served as a board member of the Municipal Art Society, the Blair House Restoration Fund, the East Hampton Library, and the New York Botanical Garden.
Thomas J. Schwarz is formerly a partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom LLP, the law firm he joined in 1969 and currently is President at SUNY Purchase. He has held numerous offices on the local and state levels, including as counsel to the Governor’s Statewide Judicial Screening Committee and counsel to the Commission on Government Integrity. Mr. Schwarz has been a Trustee of Hamilton College, in Clinton, New York, since 1987, where he also served as acting president.
Robert D. Snedeker is involved with a number of civic and preservation activities. He served as chairman and a trustee of the Jay Heritage Center, a National Historic Landmark restoration project in Rye, New York. He is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an M.B.A. in finance from Harvard University. During his business career he held a variety of positions in the airline industry, including executive vice president and member of the board of directors of Continental Airlines. He resides in Larchmont, New York.
Robert A.M. Stern FAIA is a practicing architect, teacher, and writer. Mr. Stern, founder and senior partner in the firm of Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York, is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and received the Medal of Honor of its New York Chapter in 1984. Mr. Stern is the Dean of the Yale School of Architecture and was previously a professor of architecture and Director of the Historic Preservation Department at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. Mr. Stern's particular interest and experience in the development of New York City's architecture and urbanism can be seen in his books, New York 1900, New York 1930, New York 1960, and New York 1880. Mr. Stern hosted "Pride of Place: Building the American Dream," an eight-part, eight-hour documentary television series that aired on the Public Broadcasting System in 1986. Mr. Stern has served on the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company since 1992.
Cynthia C. Wainwright retired as Deputy Director of Corporate Social Responsibility of JPMorgan Chase in 2001. She was a founding director of the Historic House Trust of New York City. She is president of The Bridge and of The Churchill School and Center. She is president emerita of the Children’s Museum of the Arts. She lives in New York City and Dutchess County.
Diana S. Waite is the president and founder of Mount Ida Press, which is based in Albany and provides consultant services for historical research, publishing, editing, and writing projects. Her firm has undertaken historical research projects for the University of Virginia, the Baltimore Cathedral, and Tweed Courthouse, as well as publications for the New York Yacht Club, Princeton University, and the Fort Orange Club. She is editor of the APT Bulletin, an international, peer-reviewed journal on historic preservation, and her work on regional history, architecture, and building materials has been published nationally. She served as executive director of the Preservation League from 1976 to 1986. She lives in Troy and Washington County.
Arete Swartz Warren is an architectural historian, lecturer, and author of Glasshouses: An Architectural History of Greenhouses, Conservatories, and Orangeries. She was appointed to the New York State Board for Historic Preservation in 1998 and also serves on the Empire State Plaza Art Commission and formerly the Mayor’s (Guiliani) Commission for Protocol in New York City. Mrs. Warren is past chairman of the National Council of the Ackland Art Museum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a trustee of and chairs the American Council of the American Museum in Britain. She was the founding executive director of the Royal Oak Foundation and has held various positions in museums in the United States and Britain. She is incoming chair of The Millbrook Garden Club of the Garden Club of America where she served as National Chair of its Garden History and Design Committee.
Steven J. Weiss is one of the founding partners of Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP and concentrates his practice in the areas of affordable housing and community development law and corporate finance transactions using Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC’s), New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Brownfield Tax Credits and other tax incentives. He has testified before the United State House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee and before the New York State Assembly Committee on Housing regarding the LIHTC program. Prior to forming his own law firm, he was a partner and served as Chair of the Corporate Department and the Multi-Family Housing and Community Development Group, of a large Buffalo, New York law firm.