Janet Chilson, President (Learn more about Janet here!)
Rich Gridley, Vice President
Kintu Early, Treasurer (Learn more about Kintu here!)
Lauren Little, Secretary (Learn more about Lauren here!)
Board of Directors members:
Dr. William Bishop
Dr. Charles Friend
We are welcoming applications from members of the community interested in serving on our Board of Directors. The application is linked here and may be emailed to Elaine Spacher, Executive Director, or mailed to the Nominating Committee at Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue Elmira NY 14903. Serving on the Board of Directors offers opportunities for expanding your network, exploring new professional skills ranging from budget management to personnel policies to investments, and ongoing professional development. Plus - it's rewarding to take a leadership role in protecting over 300 acres of land, and reaching over 35,000 people in seven counties of NY and PA!
Members of our Board of Directors have the following responsibilities:
Committees generally meet once a month for an hour, and meeting times vary depending on the schedules of the committee members. Board members should plan for an average monthly commitment of about 2-4 hours preparing for Board meetings, reviewing minutes, and participating in committees, plus a significant annual time commitment in outreach and networking on behalf of Tanglewood - including attending and enjoying the annual fundraiser with your friends!
Committees include: Fund Development, Nominating and Board Development, Human Resources, and Facilities and Trails.
Curious about what duties a Board member has? Check out this overview from the New York State Charities Bureau: it covers questions to ask before joining, explains the legal duties of care, loyalty, and obedience, and more!