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Steering Committee

The Greenprint Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the mission and strategic focus of the Greenprint Collaborative, helping to extend its reach and forging connections necessary to make the Collaborative successful.  The current members of the Steering Committee are:

Bernard AdamsBernard Adams

Barney Adams is the founder of Adams Advisory Services in Colebrook, CT which provides strategic business planning and consulting services, including business structure, staffing, marketing, finance, operations, technology, governance, and compliance. Barney was previously a co-founder of the ARX Funds and was, at various times, the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Investment Manager. He was Vice President of Tanager Financial Services Inc. ("Tanager"), where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his tenure with Tanager, he founded and served for 15 years as President of Legal Support Services, Inc.. Barney has taught law at Boston University School of Law and at the University of Virginia, School of Law, among other institutions. He received an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1969 and an A.B., cum laude and with honors, from Brown University in 1966. Barney is a member of the Bar in New York and Massachusetts, the Order of the Coif and a Certified Financial Planner (CPF). He is a member of the Colebrook Board of Education and volunteers for the Colebrook Historical Society.  He is a former member and past President of The Colebrook Land Conservancy.

Kevin CaseKevin Case

Kevin Case is the Northeast Director for the Land Trust Alliance (LTA). Prior to joining the Alliance in 2006, Kevin worked for the National Park Service in CT, where he supervised a federally funded Wild and Scenic River study for the Eightmile River and oversaw a National Scenic Trail Study for the Metacomet-Monadnock-Mattabesett Trail. Previously, he was executive director of the Farmington River Watershed Association. Kevin holds a master’s degree in natural resource planning from the University of VT. He is past board chair of both the Winchester Land Trust and Rivers Alliance of CT and serves on the steering Committee of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council. He lives in Harwinton, CT.

Barry Donaldson

Barry Donaldson has been active with Goshen Land Trust since 2005, becoming its President in 2012.   He graduated from Montanta School of Mines in 1962 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.  His professional career included four years as a nuclear fluid systems engineer with General Dynamics in Groton, Connecticut and 33 years with Mobil Oil International, where he was responsible for the design, construction and installation of offshore oil platforms.  He as lived and worked in such diverse places as Anchorage, Alaska, where he was also the President of a neighborhood youth group, as well as Dallas, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana.  In addition to his Land Trust work, Barry serves on Goshen's Conservation Commission.

Elaine Hecht

Elaine Hecht's extensive publishing experience includes a career in which she was a senior editor at Random House.   A licensed teacher in New York state, she was formerly an instructor at Marymount Manhattan College and its the author of educational textbooks.   Elaine is newsletter editor and writer for The Salisbury Association, a community based organization providing an  “umbrella” for the Land Trust, Historical Society, and Civic Activities committees of the Association.  Within the Salisbury Association Land Trust, Elaine serves on the Acquisitions Committee , chairs its Education and Outreach Committee, and is the Minutes Secretary.  She was the chair and publication editor of the highly regarded 2009 Natural Resource Inventory for Town of Salisbury.  She also serves as vice-president and program director of the Housatonic Audubon Society.  She and her husband Louis divide their time between New York and their home in Salisbury.

Barton T. Jones

Barton T. Jones is President of Cornwall Conservation Trust (CCT).  He is also a Board member of the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA), serving as it Secretary and chairing its Governance Committee.  Bart represents Cornwall on the Housatonic River Commission (HRC) and is on the Board of the Cornwall Foundation.  Barton holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Williams Collage (1968) and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University (1971).  He was admitted to the Bar in New York in 1972 and embarked on a legal career on Wall St. specializing in transportation industry transactions.  He was a partner with Haight, Gardner, Poor and Havens (1975-1991) and with Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (1991-1999).  He then served as Senior Vice President and General Council to the Church Pension Group of the Episcopal Church from 1999 until his retirement in 2011.  An avid fly fisherman, Bart is past president of the Anglers' Club of New York.

Margery JosephsonMarge Josephson

Marge Josephson has been President of Naromi Land Trust in Sherman, CT since 2005. She also chairs her town's Land Aquisition Advisory Board and is a member of Sherman's Inland Wetland & Watercourses Commission. She worked for 20 years at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale, New York.  She is on the Board of Sherman School and the Jewish Community Center in Sherman.


Rebecca Neary

Rebecca Neary is President of Warren Land Trust, which received its Land Trust Accreditation in 2015.  In addition to her land trust work, she volunteers for and supports the Warren Historical Society and Town Parks and Recreation.  Originally from North Andover, Massachusetts, Rebecca is a graduate of Tufts University with an M.A. and PhD in Russian History.  She has studied and lived in Russia and taught Russian at Drew University.  An avid long distance runner, she has competed in both the Boston and New York Marathons.  She and her family maintain a home in New York.

Catherine Rawson

Catherine Rawson is the Executive Director of Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust, which achieved Land Trust Accreditation in 2015 under her leadership.  A graduate of Bates College and Vermont Law School, where she studied environmental law, Catherine also has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Prior to joining Weantinoge, she served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Connecticut.   She is Vice-President of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council.

Lynn WernerLynn Werner

Lynn Werner has been the Executive Director of HVA since 1995, after 12 years prior service with the organization. Under her leadership HVA has quadrupled in size and capacity and achieved land trust accreditation in 2014. She was instrumental in forming and served as co-chair for the Clean Water Coalition, and served on the legislative Aquifer Protection Task Force. Lynn is a founding member and past president of the Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, a member and former chair of the Rivers Advisory Committee for the Department of Environmental Protection; and serves on the boards of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, Earthshare New England and Earthshare National. As the Executive Director of HVA she supervises the Greenprint Director.  In her hometown, Lynn serves as chair of the Kent Inland Wetland Commission, and is an appointed member of the Kent Land Acquisition Advisory Committee. 

F. Anthony ZuninoTony Zunino

Tony Zunino is an AIA architect associated with Zuberry Development Corporation, where he is was a founding partner in 1976. Zuberry Associates is a New York based real estate firm which has specialized in the purchase and adaptive reuse of 19th Century commercial building in Lower Manhattan and is currently involved with the restoration of a number of historic buildings in Wassaic, New York. Tony has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Grace Church School; as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Protection and as President of the Kent Land Trust. He also serves on the Boards of The New York Studio School, The Housatonic Valley Association, Kent Land Trust, The Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation, the Kent Center School Scholarship Fund, and as a Connecticut representative on the Executive Committee of the Highlands Coalition. He divides his time between New York and Kent CT.

Learn more about the governance structure of the Greenprint here.


 

 

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