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Sheila Rauch


Sheila is a watercolor artist and has lived in Cold Spring since 1980. She has served on the boards of the Yorkville Common Pantry in NY, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and is currently on the board of the Philipstown Depot Theatre. 

Claudio Marzollo

Vice Chair

Claudio is a 47-year resident of Philipstown and has lived on Lane Gate Road since 1976, where he and his wife Jean raised their two boys, He is very fortunate to now have two grandchildren living across the road. He has long been active in local government and non for profit organizations. He was appointed a member of the Town’s Recreation Commission in 1982 and was for many years its Chairman. He was instrumental in the acquisition and construction of both the Philipstown Park and the eponymously named Community Center in Garrison. From his position on the Recreation Commission, in 1996 he lead the group that founded the Philipstown Depot Theater as a quasi governmental entity. He was also a founding member of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust and is still a long time Board member of that organization. More recently he has been a member of Philipstown Aging At Home Board and a member of the Fjord Trail Design council. He also coached many youth sports team when his kids were young as well as being Scoutmaster of the local Troop. He is an avid sailor who keeps his sloop, a 40 foot J 40, at the Cold Spring Boat club where he has served on the Board of Governors.

Hope Scott Rogers


Hope escaped New York City to Philipstown seven years ago. Her background includes teaching and a variety of volunteering.

Ellen Raphael Collins


Ellen has lived in Cold Spring for the past 10 years. She began her career in theatre on and off Broadway. She later moved to Los Angeles where she won an Academy Award Nomination, two Emmys, and a Peabody award. A favorite project was  work on “A Place of Our Own” and “Los Ninos en Su Casa”: a PBS series designed to help caregivers prepare children for success in kindergarten. She is currently working on a civil rights documentary and another on artist Michelle Stuart. 

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John Allen

John has lived in Philipstown since 1970. He was married here and his son was born in Butterfield Hospital in 1972. He has loved living and working here as a carpenter, building contractor and artist (and, with his wife, as a swimwear manufacturer). He would like to stay here as long as possible, aging at home.

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Susan Freeman

Susan lives in Cold Spring and currently works as a geriatric Care Manager and volunteer at Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. Susan was a NYC in-patient hospital social worker at Mt. Sinai and St. Luke's hospitals for thirty years. She graduated from Hunter School of Social Work in 1990 and continued graduate work at Columbia University School of Social Work.

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Martee Levi

Martee is a working artist and co-founder and Director of the Buster Levi Gallery in Cold Spring. With an art education from RIT,  Columbia University and Arts Students League, she is now sharing her talent as an art educator. She teaches private  classes and has taught at the Art Students League in NYC. She created programs and taught teens in Harlem for  MOMA’s outreach program and the summer Art Institute at the Garrison Art Center. She has volunteered as curator for the Garrison Art Center’s Galleries as well as Boscobel’s summer sculpture garden.

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Carol Marquand

Carol moved with her family to Garrison in 1993, leaving behind a several decades long career in documentary film at BBC Television in London. She has served on several nonprofit boards, including Common Ground Farm and five years as President of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. 

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Sara Yano

Sara worked at Whitman-Walker Clinic, the country’s largest HIV/AIDS clinic, dealing first with end of life issues and later as it became more of a chronic disease.  She sat on three boards, including one that dealt with AIDS.  Her MSW is from Catholic University in DC.  She was licensed in Maryland and DC. Sara lives in Philipstown. 


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