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Wassaic Project appoints new Board Members

by Carola Lott
Wed May 11th, 2016

The Wassaic Project (TWP) has recently appointed four new members to its board of directors: Jennifer Dowley of Millerton, David Rosenberg of Wassaic, Dan Sternberg of Millerton, and Karen Zukowski of Pawling. 

Chair of the Board, Janet Offensend, said, “We are delighted to have such diverse and talented people join our hard working board. They will help extend our reach into the communities we serve and bring great value to our work.”

Jennifer Dowley

As president of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation for over 16 years, Jennifer Dowley led the organization from a nonprofit with $10 million in assets to one with $120 million by December 2015. Previously she served as Director of Museums and Visual Arts at the National Endowment for the arts in Washington, D.C.

David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg, the former owner of iWeiss, Inc that manufactured and installed stage equipment, retired last June to become a full time resident of Wassaic. Mr. Rosenberg also serves on the Board of Friends of Karen, The Sharon Playhouse, the Maplewood School Arts Advisory Board and the Amenia Town Planning Board. 

Dan Sternberg

Dan Sternberg is a Senior Counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Mr. Sternberg is also a director of the Ali Forney Center, a trustee of The Storefront Academy South Bronx and a member of the Advisory Board of the North East Community Center.

Karen Zukowski

As an historian of late 19th century American visual culture, Karen Zukowski’s publications include a website for the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For ten years Ms. Zukowski was the Curator of Olana State Historic Site, the home and studio of Frederic Edwin Church. She is currently on the boards of The Olana Partnership and the Victorian Society in America.

The Wassaic Project is serves the community around the Hamlet of Wassaic with programs in Webutuck and Dover Schools, as well as with the North East Community Center in Millerton. The four new directors are joining seven other board members from the area who are working to advance the mission of the Wassaic Project.