Irvington, NY – Bard Bunaes is the retired Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Reinsurance Corporation of America. Mr. Bunaes career extended over 30 years. During his working years, Mr. Bunaes was a Director of the Reinsurance Association of America and its Chairman in 1980-81. Mr. Bunaes holds advanced degrees from both the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and the University of Oregon. He has an extensive record of volunteer leadership service in the community. He is a Trustee and Vice Chair for Norway of the American Scandinavian Foundation, a past trustee of the University of Oregon Foundation, and the immediate past chair of the Board of Phelps Memorial Hospital where he also chaired their $20 million fund raising campaign. Mr. Bunaes was the 1999 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Scardale, NY -Marlene has over twenty years of experience in executive management of healthcare insurance organizations. In 2013 she received her law degree from Pace University School of Law where she was the recipient of the Lawrence and Louise Ottinger Public Interest Scholarship. She is currently an associate of Edwin I. Gorski, Esquire and an attorney volunteer in the New York State Access to Justice Program.
Pelham, NY – Ed is the Executive Director of Youth Service Opportunities Project, a Quaker organization that engages students in service to needy people under the guidance of adults committed to volunteer service. Ed founded YSOP in 1983; and for 20 years prior worked for the American Friends Service Committee as a regional program director, fund raiser, and associate executive director for program development and fiscal management. Ed has served as a trustee of several Quaker Schools, was chair of the trustees of the Mary McDowell Center for Learning and has had leadership roles in a number of Quaker organizations. He is also a Board member of the Pelham Children’s Center and is a member of the Pelham Civic Association.
New York, NY – Elizabeth Enloe has served since 1983 with the American Friends Service Committee as Regional Director in the Southeast based in Atlanta, Georgia and, for the last 19 years, in the New York Metropolitan Office. She is responsible for program supervision, public outreach, personnel leadership, and fiscal management for programs focusing on conflict transformation, immigrant rights, and healing and transformative justice. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and is a member of the Religious Society of Friends with past membership in Scarsdale and Atlanta Meetings, and now of 15th Street Friends Meeting in New York City. Elizabeth serves on the Friends Seminary School Committee and on the Corporation and Board of Managers of Haverford College.
Aubrey Hawes, Chair
Sleepy Hollow, NY – Aubrey Hawes retired in 1998 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Director of Marketing Resources for the Chase Manhattan Bank. In addition to his 17 year career at Chase, he spent some 20 years in senior positions at several major US advertising agencies including Wells, Rich, Greene and Warwick, Welsh and Miller. Mr. Hawes has and continues to play leadership roles in a number of community organizations including Phelps Hospital, The Family YMCA of Tarrytown, The Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Center, The Historical Society Serving Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown, The Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns, and many others. He has been the Board Chair for WNET/13 Advisory Board of Directors and, during his professional career he has held leadership positions in The Advertising Council, The Advertising Club of NY, The Advertising Education Foundation, The Association of National Advertisers, and the Conference Board, among many others.
Bernard J. (Joe) Lillis, Treasurer
Sleepy Hollow, NY – Joe is Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for U.S. Bank’s National Corporate Specialized Industries Group, where he manages a team of 75 portfolio managers. Prior to U.S. Bank, Joe spent 25 years at JP Morgan Chase and its predecessor institutions. Joe is currently a Trustee of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and has served at various times as its President. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Kyle C. McGovern
Tarrytown, NY – Kyle C. McGovern is a founding partner of the law firm Lyons McGovern LLP located in White Plains, New York. Kyle has been practicing law for over 20 years and specializes in commercial litigation, labor and employment, and corporate governance. He has worked in both the private and public and private sectors, representing the County of Westchester as a Senior Assistant County Attorney and prior to starting his own firm he served as a Senior Litigation Associate with the law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP (now Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP). He is an active member of the Federal Bar Council and its Labor and Employment Section; the New York State Bar Association and its Labor and Employment and Municipal Law Sections; the Westchester County Bar Association; the Brehon Law Society of Westchester County; Westchester County Association; and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Westchester County.
He also serves on several Boards including the Sejong Korean Cultural Education Center, and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Board serving as Vice-President. He currently serves as Village Justice for the Village of Tarrytown, New York.
Joanne Murray, Secretary
Tarrytown, NY – Joanne joined the Allan Block Insurance Agency over 35 years ago and became a partner and principal in 1992. She has been president of the Westchester Independent Agent Association and an active member of the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown Chambers of Commerce and the Tarrytown Rotary – where she is a past president. She has service in various volunteer leadership positions at the Suffern Methodist Church and has also served on the Boards of the Arts Council and Tarrytown Music Hall.
Sleepy Hollow, NY – Dr. Pepper is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine; his specialty is psychiatry. While semi-retired, he remains active in private practice. Dr. Pepper was the Director of the Rockland County Mental Health Center and Commissioner of Community Services for Rockland County from 1975-88. From 1983-2002 he was the founder and Executive Director of The Information Exchange – a national not-for-profit agency working to improve treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. He has served on national boards and advisory committees for many organizations committed to care for those with mental illness and substance abuse challenges. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Sleepy Hollow, NY – Caroline recently retired as Professor of Sociology at New York University where her career spanned 40 years. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College and a PhD from Columbia University. At NYU, Caroline served on numerous department, school and all-university committees and two terms as Chair of the Sociology Department. She also served as President of the Eastern Sociological Society and Vice President of the American Sociological Association. She received numerous grants and is widely published on issues about education and inequality, research methods/statistics, and teaching sociology.
Howard Smith, Vice Chair
Tarrytown, NY – Howard Smith retired from his position as Superintendent of Schools for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns in 2013. He has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and served as an educator in various capacities for 36 years. He is past president of the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns and the Southern Westchester Chief School Administrators Association. He currently consults for an architectural firm specializing in school construction and serves as a graduate student advisor at Bank Street College.
Sleepy Hollow, NY – John has had a lengthy career involving executive management responsibilities at the Shell Oil Corporation and the Olin Corporation. His areas of expertise include purchasing, personnel, acquisitions and divestitures, marketing and general management. His volunteer leadership experience includes service as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Chappaqua Public Library, as treasurer of the New Castle Historical Society, and as a Board member at Teatown Lake Reservation and the Westchester Library System.
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY – Dr. Tepper is Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health and the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University. Her research focuses on lifelong health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the identification, prevention and treatment of patient fear and anxiety in dental and medical environments. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of American. She has published over 30 professional papers, book chapters and textbooks. She is current the Primary Investigator for three NIH-funded projects and two US Department of Education grants.
Lynn M. (Chip) Wagner
Briarcliff Manor, NY – Chip is Senior Vice President – Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch and a Certified Financial Planner. He has over 30 years of experience in providing financial management advice and services to individuals, families, businesses and charitable organizations. He has taught adult education at Westchester Community College for many years. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns and has played a pivotal role in managing the investments of its scholarship program for high school seniors.
Greensboro, NC – Barry Whitcomb is the former Chief Executive of the CIBA Corporate Facility and Research Facility in Greensboro, NC. He has spent over 40 years in human resources and labor relations. He is a past Board member of the Moses Cone Wesley Long Community Health Foundation, and served as Treasurer of the New Garden Friends Meeting. He is likewise a past member, and Chair of the Kendal Corporation Board.