board & committees
To contact our board of directors or committee chairs, please use the contact information for Saw Mill River Audubon.
As a not-for-profit organization, Saw Mill River Audubon relies on the talents of our volunteer board of directors to help our organization thrive. Board members bring a broad range of personal and professional experience to Saw Mill River Audubon. The board oversees the financial well-being of our organization, develops long-range planning, and maintains overall vision.
President: Valerie Lyle
Vice-President: Tom Ruth
Treasurer: Tom McEnerney
Secretary: William Kellner
Board Chair: Richard Saravay
Listed by Term Expiration
Debbie van Zyl
Michael Madias, Jr.
Volunteers are our strength.
Many members and friends volunteer at special events, during fund drives, at sanctuary work days, on committees, and in many other ways during the year.
Our dedicated committee members are the real story behind our effectiveness. From membership to field trips to finance, committees help us carry out our mission and achieve our goals.
Major Committee Chairs
Advocacy: Tom Ruth
Field Trips: Debbie van Zyl
Finance: Phil Heidelberger
Newsletter Mailing: Jean Sparacin
Seed Sale: Ken Novenstern
Sanctuaries: Michael Madias,
Trail Maintainer Coordinator:
Trail Walkers & Maintainers
* Lead Maintainer
Brinton: Michael Madias, Jr.*, Rudy Fasciani, Erik Brodsky
Choate: Phil Heidelberger*, Kathy Elliot
Pinecliff: Lynn & John Salmon*
Pruyn: David Watson*, Rhys Healy
(Pruyn Arboretum: Tom McEnerney)
(Pruyn Garden: Donna Lassiter)
Graff: Mark Magel & Nina Romanoff*, Terry Mcgarty
Haas: Phil Heidelberger*, Lindsay Korotkin, Jonathan Sorkowitz