Photo: Nigel Kent

Board of Directors

The Finger Lakes Land Trust’s Board of Directors is ultimately accountable for ensuring that conserved lands stay protected forever.  It’s a big job and the Land Trust is grateful to have the following dedicated conservationists on our board:

FLLT Board of Directors

Fred Van Sickle, President
Vice President Alumni Affairs & Development, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Karen Meriwether, Vice-President
Senior Vice President, John G. Ullman & Associates, Inc.
Hammondsport, NY

Maria Fernandez-Gaige, Secretary
In-House Contracts Counsel, XGen Pharmaceuticals DJB, Inc.
Mecklenburg, NY

Bill Eggers, Treasurer
Senior Counsel, Nixon Peabody
South Bristol, NY

Lindsay Ruth, At-Large
Retired, Assistant Vice President, Major Gifts, Cornell University
Alumni Affairs and Development
Ithaca, NY

Amy Allyn
Community Volunteer
Skaneateles, NY

Lynden Archer
Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor in Engineering
David Croll Director of the Energy Systems Institute
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Gretchen Christenson
Owner, Gretchen’s Confections
Skaneateles, NY

Beth Dann
Retired, Director of Corporate Communications, Corning, Inc.
Corning, NY

David Fernandez
Founder and President, Cayuga Landscape Co
Ithaca, NY

Hadley Lundback
Partner, Faraci Lange, LLP
Rochester, NY

Sean O’Keefe
University Professor, Syracuse University
Former Chairman of Airbus Group, Inc.
Former Administrator of NASA
Skaneateles, NY

Kevin Parker
William F. May Professor of Engineering
Dean Emeritus, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Marjory Rinaldo-Lee
Retired Hydrogeologist, Former President of GeologicNY
Ithaca, NY

Wade Sarkis
Owner and Managing Principal, Canandaigua Financial Group
Canandaigua, NY

Myra J. Shulman
Retired, Senior Research Associate, Cornell University
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ithaca, NY

Jan Suwinski
Retired, Professor of Business Operations at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management
Ithaca, NY

Kristin Swain
Retired, Executive Director of The Rockwell Museum
Corning, NY

Jim Walsh
Government Affairs Counselor for the firm K&L Gates
Retired, U.S. Representative for New York’s 25th congressional district, 1989-2009
Spafford, NY

Patty Weisse
Consultant, Director Emeritus, Baltimore Woods Nature Center
Skaneateles, NY