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.


Board of Directors



Daniel J. Allen, President


Alyssa Loorya, Vice President


Susan Mathisen, Vice President


Christian Emanuel, Treasurer


Susan S. Hopper, Secretary


Anthony Wood, Chair Emeritus


John Bacon


Miriam Berman


Brendan Coburn


Matthew Coody


Gregory Dietrich


Thomas A. Fenniman


Doreen Gallo


Robert Kornfeld, Jr.


Jeffrey A. Kroessler


Alison LaFever


Marissa Marvelli


Liz McEnaney


Joyce Mendelsohn


Cristiana Peña


Jack Taylor


Susan Tunick


Board of Advisers


Hunter Armstrong


Angel Ayón


Penelope Bareau


Wayne Benjamin


Andrew Berman


Beth Bingham


Claudette Brady


Peter Bray


Hal Bromm


George Calderaro


Nikki Chung


Pat Courtney


Kerri Culhane


Andrew Scott Dolkart


Dan Donovan


Franny Eberhart


Marie Flageul


Susan Gammie


David Goldfarb


Alison Greenberg


Victoria Hofmo


Matthew Jenkins


Kyle Johnson


Linda C. Jones


Eve M. Kahn


Daniel Karatzas


Tara Kelly


Denish Kinariwala


Paul Kerzner


Sean Khorsandi


Edward S. Kirkland


Rachel Levy


Barry S. Lewis


Christopher W. London


Timothy McCabe


Richard Moses


Kate Burns Ottavino


Joseph S. Rosenberg


Thomas F. Schutte


Beverly Moss Spatt


Zulmilena Then


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

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