Board of Directors & Advisers

HDC’s small professional staff is directed by our dedicated Board of Directors & Advisers, whose members represent over two dozen historic neighborhoods and are drawn from the fields of architecture, education, history, marketing, law, design, public relations, journalism and community activism.

HDC’s board consists of people of wide-ranging disciplines from all over the city, each of whom works on two or more committees and serves without remuneration.

Please scroll down to learn about our Board of Directors & Advisers or click here to learn about the newest additions.


Board of Directors




Name Office
Daniel J. Allen




John Bacon, Esq.


Vice President


Leo J. Blackman


Vice President


Alison G. Greenberg, Esq.


Vice President


Susan Mathisen


Vice President


Christopher W. London




Susan S. Hopper




Anthony Wood


Chair Emeritus




Penelope Bareau


Françoise Bollack


Claudette Brady


Brendan Coburn


Matthew Coody


Pat Courtney


Kerri Culhane


Gregory Dietrich


Thomas A. Fenniman


Doreen Gallo


Jeffrey A. Kroessler


Alyssa Loorya


Marissa Marvelli


Liz McEnaney


Beverly Moss Spatt


Jack Taylor



Board of Advisers

Hunter Armstrong


Angel Ayón


Wayne Benjamin


Andrew Berman


Miriam Berman


Peter Bray


Donald Brennan


Hal Bromm


George Calderaro


Andrew Scott Dolkart


Dan Donovan


Franny Eberhart


Lynn Ellsworth


Christian Emanuel


Susan Gammie


David Goldfarb


Victoria Hofmo


Kyle Johnson


Linda C. Jones


John Jurayj


Eve M. Kahn


Daniel Karatzas


Tara Kelly


Paul Kerzner


Robert Kornfeld, Jr.


Rachel Levy


Barry S. Lewis


Timothy McCabe


Joyce Matz


Joyce Mendelsohn


Richard Moses


Kate Burns Ottavino


Cristiana Peña


Lisa Renz


Joseph S. Rosenberg


Julia Schoeck


Thomas F. Schutte


Barnett Shepherd


Susan Tunick


Brian Scott Weber


Kevin Wolfe


Kate Wood

About Us

The Historic Districts Council (HDC) is the advocate for all of New York City's historic neighborhoods. HDC is the only organization in New York that works directly with people who care about our city's historic neighborhoods and buildings. We represent a constituency of over 500 local community organizations.

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Historic Districts Council
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 614-9107
Fax: (212) 614-9127
E-mail: hdc@hdc.org

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