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




Name Office
Daniel J. Allen




John Bacon, Esq.


Vice President


Christian Emanuel


Vice President


Susan Mathisen


Vice President


Christopher W. London




Susan S. Hopper




Anthony Wood


Chair Emeritus




Penelope Bareau


Brendan Coburn


Matthew Coody


Gregory Dietrich


Thomas A. Fenniman


Jeffrey A. Kroessler


Alyssa Loorya


Marissa Marvelli


Liz McEnaney


Joyce Mendelsohn


Cristiana Peña


Beverly Moss Spatt


Jack Taylor


Susan Tunick


Board of Advisers


Hunter Armstrong


Angel Ayón


Wayne Benjamin


Andrew Berman


Miriam Berman


Beth Bingham


Claudette Brady


Peter Bray


Donald Brennan


Hal Bromm


George Calderaro


Pat Courtney


Kerri Culhane


Nikki Chung


Ian Danic


Andrew Scott Dolkart


Dan Donovan


Franny Eberhart


Doreen Gallo


Susan Gammie


David Goldfarb


Victoria Hofmo


Kyle Johnson


Linda C. Jones


John Jurayj


Eve M. Kahn


Daniel Karatzas


Tara Kelly


Denish Kinariwala


Paul Kerzner


Robert Kornfeld, Jr.


Alison LaFever


Rachel Levy


Barry S. Lewis


Timothy McCabe


Joyce Mendelsohn


Richard Moses


Kate Burns Ottavino


Joseph S. Rosenberg


Thomas F. Schutte


Zulmilena Then


Pablo Vengoechea


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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