|Amanda Stoddard, President
Amanda Stoddard earned her B.A. in Public Communications from the College of St. Rose. After earning her degree, she worked as writer for the NYS Assembly in Albany. She went on to earn Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Biology from Bard College, and is professionally certified to teach both Biology and General Science. As a member of the Irish Ecosystems program, Mrs. Stoddard participated in ecological field work throughout Ireland. In the classroom for 10 years, Mrs. Stoddard teaches Physical and Life Science classes in the Red Hook Central School District, serves as the chair of a Building Level Team, co-produces the Charity Lip Sync, and is a member of the Dignity for All Students Act Committee. Mrs. Stoddard also chairs the annual Engineer’s Day event, and was an Armada Project mentee through the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. She is a member of the NYS Master Teacher Program. Amanda, her husband, and their twin sons currently reside in Kerhonkson.
|Richard Travers, Co-Treasure
Richard is the of Principal in Travers, O’keefe, LLC., an insurance consulting, brokering and advocate firm. Richard serves as the current President of the Rondout Valley Business Association and sits on the Ulster County Tourism Board. Throughout the years he has held a number of management positions in the insurance industry and has served on numerous public and private industry Boards. He and his partner Sherryl Pierre live in Accord.
|Nik Gerner, Co-Treasure
With over 35 years experience in the finance field, Nik retired and opened a farm in 2007. With his wife Sophie, they produce and sell naturally raised grass-fed beef. He has two children.
|Jillian Nadiak, Secretary
Jillian is an administrative assistant at the President’s Office at SUNY Ulster. In her free time, she can be found reporting for the Blue Stone Press, writing plays about local history, acting in community theatre, singing in her band, teaching martial arts to children and adults, and raising awareness for veterans’ issues through her fundraising efforts for the Adam C. Nadiak Memorial Scholarship at SUNY Ulster.
| Ligeia Garland
Ligeia Garland graduated from SUNY New Paltz with an M.S. in Communication Disorders. Ligeia is a New York State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Ligeia lives in Cottekill with her husband and two children.