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

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

Lynn Eusden
Community Volunteer
Big Flats, 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

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