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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Harriet CornellHarriet Cornell
Member and former Chair of Rockland County Legislature. Chairwoman, Legislative Committee on the Arts, Culture and Tourism: Chairwoman of Rockland County Commission on Woman's Issues. Commissioner, New York State Board of Tourism 1977-84; Chairwoman, Rockland County Democratic Committee 1972-78.  B.A. Swarthmore College, M.P.A. New York University.
 
Harriet CornellMichael Patrick Davidson
is Head of the Americas East and NYC Headquarters Region Real Estate Portfolio at JP Morgan Chase and Co. Formerly, Senior Vice President and Corporate Workplace Executive at Bank of America, and Executive Director of Corporate Real Estate for Morgan Stanley. Davidson has completed 18 marathons, one on each of the seven continents. Member, Fordham University President’s Council, Chairman of The Fordham College Dean’s Board of Advisors, Palisades Parks Conservancy Board of Directors, as well as other NY area educational & charitable organizations. BA, Fordham University in Economics and Philosophy, MBA (TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program) from NYU Stern School of Business, London School of Economics and Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris.  Resides in Piermont, NY.
 
Victorine Froehlich
Growing up in a diplomatic family, Victorine has lived in Israel, India, the Philippines and Canada. This international experience has deepened Victorine’s passion for creating solutions and consensus building. She is also passionate about libraries and architecture and enjoys new adventures. Earning a Bachelor of the Arts from Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, and her Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, in New York City, her legal career took her to Albany, New York, where she served as an appellate Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Department of Labor before entering private practice. Victorine is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; member of the Administrative Law Committee; Subcommittee Chair, Pending Legislation and Rulemaking; participated in the Litigation Mentorship Circle and collaborated with the Civil Rights Committee in researching and drafting an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court.
 
Magda Fronek
Co-founder, co-owner and executive in charge of administration and accounting at Fronek Power Systems, LLC, Orangeburg, NY. Co-founder of Fronek Consulting, Inc., and Fronek Company, Inc. acquired by the Shaw Group. Former graphic designer at Lightolier Company, NJ, and Arthur Andersen, NYC. In addition to her professional work, Ms. Fronek is an artist, an avid gardener and treasurer of an investment club.   B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Plzen, Czech Republic.
 
Norman GalinskyNorman Galinsky
Fine artist. Solo exhibitions at the Katonah Gallery, Truman Gallery in NYC and Hopper House in Nyack. Group exhibitions include the Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Rockland Center for the Arts, Hudson River Museum, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Who's Who in American Art, B.S.Ch.E., University of Cincinnati; M.F.A., Columbia University.
 
Gary GraifmanGary S. Graifman, Esq.
Partner in the law firm Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, since 1990.  Leads the firm’s nationwide class action practice which regularly involves consumer fraud, defective products, securities and shareholder rights class actions.  Directly involved in the firm’s employment law practice and has litigated employment law and complex business law cases in state and federal courts to verdict.  Maintained an entertainment law practice and has represented artists, fine arts galleries, production companies, photographers, models and actors. Involved in development of the law of right of privacy and right of publicity in the State of New York, having litigated a number of landmark cases.  He has been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers 2010-2014.  Mr. Graifman has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell and is rated on AVVO.com as 10 out of 10 (“Superb”). Member, New York State Bar.  B.A. SUNY, New Paltz; J.D., New York Law School.
 
Barbara KalvertBarbara Kalvert
Consultant to non-profit cultural institutions, universities, public school systems, government agencies, corporations and foundations. Areas of advisement include long-range planning, program development, evaluation and development of public/private collaborations. Ms. Kalvert has worked as an advisor to the Public Education Foundation for Northern Westchester BOCES, Rockland Center for the Arts’ Arts-in-Education Initiative, New York State Council on the Arts, and Queens Botanical Gardens, among others. She was formerly the Deputy Director of Cultural Institutions for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. She has been an instructor and lecturer at Teacher’s College of Columbia University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has published arts education-related articles. Ms. Kalvert  holds an M.S.. in Museum Education from Bank Street College, NYC; an M.A. from Columbia University; and a B.A. from Barnard College.
 
Kenneth J. LinsnerKenneth Jay Linsner, ASA,SCV,AOA
President, Art Services International Group; Past President, American Society of Appraisers, New York. Undergraduate Degree from New York University, MA New York University Institute of Fine Arts and Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts.A Founding Lecturer of the Appraisal Studies Program, New York University, Mr. Linsner has advised private clients from America's leading families and major insurance companies, law firms and other corporate clients, both here and abroad. He has provided his services to various divisions of both the United States and foreign governments. He maintains offices in New York, Geneva, Switzerland and Moscow, Russia.
 
Jo Ellen PutterJo Ellen Putter
Former English teacher, North Rockland and Suffern schools. Served for twelve years on the Parent-Teacher Executive Board for the Rockland Country Day School. Served ten years on the Board of Governors and six years on Board of Trustees of the Helen Hays Performing Arts Center. Currently serving on the board of the Foundation for Children in the Performing Arts.  M.S. English.
 
   
Paulo Ribeiro
Senior equity analyst following Latin American companies at HSBC, one of the largest financial conglomerates in the world.  He has held similar positions at Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, Standard & Poor's and Bear Stearns. He and his partner received a Merit Preservation Award from the Rockland County Historic Society in 2005 for the restoration of the facade of the 1830 Ferdon Hall in Piermont, NY. Mr. Ribeiro was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), M.S.in Industrial Engineering from Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil), MBA, Cornell University.
 
   
Sherrie Tafuri (Treasurer)
is the current Senior Director Strategic Alliance for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She was formerly the Executive Director of Global Strategic Out Licensing and Asset Management at Merck as well as the Director of New Technology at Avon. Sherrie has a PhD in Cell Biology and Anatomy from Northwestern University - The Feinberg School of Medicine and a BA from Cornell University.