Board, Voting Member Nominations for 2020

October 18, 2019
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Board, Voting Member Nominations for 2020
Trail Conference Headquarters at Darlington Schoolhouse. Photo by Jeremy Apgar.


The Nominating Committee of the Trail Conference presents the following candidates for the Board of Directors for three-year terms and At-Large Voting Members for one-year terms. These nominations will be voted on at the Annual Meeting to be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Trail Conference Headquarters (600 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, N.J.).

David Felsenthal

David has been a member of the Trail Conference and an active hiker in the greater New York area for over 30 years. He has worked on legal issues for the Trail Conference, including recreational land use matters. A graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School, David is an attorney and a partner at Clifford Chance, a global law firm. Before moving to New York, David lived in Taiwan and Switzerland, where he hiked extensively.

Ned Whitney

Ned is a current Board Member and serves on the Audit, Finance, Membership and Development, and Governance committees. He is a retired investment banker. Ned grew up in northern New England and has been active in outdoor activities, particularly hiking, biking and skiing, for all of his life. He has been hiking in the Hudson Highlands for over 40 years.

Patsy Wooters

Patsy is a current Board Member and serving as Vice Chair. She is also active on Strategic Planning, Governance, Membership and Development, and Advocacy Committees. Patsy retired from a teaching career in 2007 and is a Trail Conference Life Member.

At-Large Voting Members

Suse Bell Robert Lehmann Peter Reiner
Matt Decker James Piombino Ruth Rosenthal
Jack Driller Deborah Padula-Genna Susan Scher
Harvey Fishman Anne Powley Doug Sohn
William Gannett Kristin Reeves Robert Ward


We are looking for five additional At-Large Voting members. If you are interested please contact Kathleen Bezik at [email protected] before Oct. 21. At-Large Voting members meet twice a year to vote for the election of Directors and to make changes to the Trail Conference by-laws.