John Green Preservation Coalition Board Members
The board of the JGPC consists of men and women from a variety of backgrounds and expertise who all believe that "restore, remember and reuse" describes the best path forward for the John Green House. They are listed below in alphabetical order following the JGPC President.
Winston C. Perry (Jr.), President - After a 50-year career as an architect, Mr. Perry is devoting his time in retirement to local history and historic preservation. A lifetime resident of Nyack, he is a member of the Rockland County Historic Preservation Board, Village Historian of Upper Nyack and President of the Historical Society of the Nyacks.
Shakira Chin - Ms. Chin has been in Hospitality Management for over 25 years. She has always had a deep love and appreciation for historic, character filled homes. She is elated and adheres to the vision of seeing the John Green House completed. Through her unquenchable love for art, music, history and the outdoors, she has spent her weekends for many years in the Nyack area, to where giving back in the community is her driving force. Ms. Chin serves on the committee of The Great Nyack Get Together and is a member of the Nyack Art Collective.
Claudia Cooney - Ms. Cooney grew up in Nyack where she developed a love of old houses that continues today in her professional role as a historic preservationist in New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley, as a member of Rockland County's Historic Preservation Board, and involvement in local preservation efforts.
Ben Falchuk - Mr. Falchuk is a computer scientist and longtime resident of Upper Nyack where he and his spouse are raising a daughter. He has contributed to many benevolent and creative initiatives in the region and is interested in the intersection of art, science, and community. He holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering and is a published author.
Thomas Morrison - Mr. Morrison was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, where his father was one of three brothers running that city’s oldest store. Most of his workaday life has been devoted to inner city ministry and social work, and he is presently a case manager with Loeb House, a provider of housing for needy people in Rockland County. He helped found and is lead organizer for Friends of Wickers Creek Archeological Site (FOWCAS), which safeguards an ancient Native American site in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County. Mr. Morrison lives in an historic (1860) house in Nyack with wife Evelyn, a photographer and an archivist with the Historical Society of the Nyacks.
Ken Sharp - Mr. Sharp has long had a love for Nyack, and a passion for celebrating its past as well as improving its future. He looks forward to the day when The John Green House will actively serve in both those capacities. Mr. Sharp has served on the boards of the Nyack Parks Conservancy as well as Nyack MusicWorks, and has been on the executive committee of The Nyack Hunger Coalition and the steering committee of The Great Nyack Get-Together since their inceptions.
Robert (Chris) Sorenson - Mr. Sorenson has lived in an 1800’s sandstone house in Rockland County’s New City since 1985 and has been a college professor of political science for over 40 years. To Mr. Sorenson the loss of Rockland's Dutch Sandstone buildings has been a source of disappointment over what is gone and inspiration to save what is left.
Gini Stolldorf - Ms. Stolldorf has lived in Nyack for many years. She has a teaching background and taught in Rockland. She has always been interested in history and has served on Boards of local history organizations. She is a tour guide for some historical sites in the area.
Rev. Bebb Wheeler Stone - Ms. Stone, PhD. is a retired Presbyterian minister. She lives in the Village of Nyack and seeks to support community-backed redevelopment such as the Riverwalk, including the John Green House as a destination. She also serves as a Trustee of the Nyack Public Library and as an officer of the Garden Club of Nyack.
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John Green Preservation Coalition Advisory Board
The JGPC benefits from an esteemed Advisory Board comprised of:
Bill Batson - nyacknewsandviews.com columnist; artist, activist
Mary Cardenas - Historian of the Town of Orangetown; Director of Orangetown Museum
Kim Cross - Executive Director of Nyack Center
Andrew Fuge - Vice President Lloyds Bank, PLC, New York City
Jennifer Patton - Executive Director of Hopper House
Jennifer Rothschild - Preservation attorney; Historical Society of the Nyacks Trustee
John Patrick Schutz - Historian of the Village of Nyack; realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
Clare Sheridan - Co-chair Preservation Committee of the Historical Society of Rockland County; broadcaster, writer, historian