Board of Directors of Kendal on Hudson

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Marlene Calman

Marlene Calman

Scarsdale, 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.

Elizabeth Enloe

Elizabeth Enloe

New York, NY
Elizabeth Enloe served between 1983 and 2012 with the American Friends Service Committee as Regional Director in the Southeast based in Atlanta, Georgia and with the New York Metropolitan Office.  She was responsible for program supervision, public outreach, personnel leadership, and fiscal management of 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 with 15th Street Friends Meeting in New York City.  Elizabeth’s past board service includes three terms on the Friends Seminary Board of Trustees and twelve years on the Board of Manager of Haverford College.

Aubrey Hawes

Aubrey Hawes

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.

Kruskal Hewitt

Kruskal Hewitt

Kruskal Hewitt is a financial risk professional. With 40 years of banking and securities experience, working in foreign exchange, options and derivatives valuation, he is an expert at directing risk and compliance of treasury and trading activities for leading international banking and investment firms. The Hewitt family has a long association with Kendal. His father, David L. Hewitt, is a founding board member of the Kendal Corporation and two of Kruskal’s grandparents and his mother are former residents at Kendal-Crosslands Communities, where David is a current resident. Kruskal earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and an MBA, both from Northeastern University, and spent 25 years out of the country. In his free time, he volunteers with the Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corp. as an EMT and is a lifelong member of the Religious Society of Friends.

Bernard J. (Joe) Lillis

Bernard J. (Joe) Lillis

Sleepy Hollow, NY – Treasurer
Joe is a retired Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for U.S. Bank’s National Corporate Specialized Industries Group, where he managed 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

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.

Barry Morris

Barry Morris

Irvington, NY
Barry Morris has 30 plus years in financial management and is the founder of Morris Capital Markets Communications LLC, a financial consulting firm assisting small businesses with financial management, accounting and tax preparation.  He is also the past chairman of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of the Tarrytown YMCA, board member and president of Richmond Hill Homeowners Association and an elder of the Irvington Presbyterian Church.

Joanne Murray

Joanne Murray

Tarrytown, NY – Secretary
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 currently serves in various volunteer leadership positions The Tarrytown Music Hall, RSHM, and Tarrytown Halloween Parade.

Bert Pepper

Bert Pepper

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.

Caroline Persell

Caroline Persell

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

Howard Smith

Tarrytown, NY – Chair
Howard Smith retired from his position as Superintendent of Schools for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns in 2013.  He has a PhD from Columbia University and served as an educator in various capacities for 36 years.  He is a 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.

John Sorice

John Sorice

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 experience include purchasing, personnel, acquisitions and divestitures, finance, 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. At Kendal on Hudson, he served on year on the Resident Council prior to joining the KOH Board of Directors. On the Board, he is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and chairs the Strategic Planning Committee.

Lynn Tepper

Lynn Tepper

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Dr. Tepper is Clinical Professor at Columbia University, in the School of Public Health and the College of Dental Medicine.   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 America.  She has published over 30 professional papers, book chapters and textbooks.  She has been the Primary Investigator for several NIH-funded projects and US Department of Education grants and has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of “Indicators of Mental Health in the Older Population.”

Lynn M. (Chip) Wagner

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 35 years of experience in providing financial management advice and services to individuals, families, businesses and charitable organizations.  He is an instructor with MY MONEY WORKSHOP providing financial literacy workshops at schools, universities, various community-based organizations and institutions in the New York Tri-State area. 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.