Our Leadership

Our board of directors and advisory council are made up of diverse and dynamic individuals who volunteer their time to our organization, offering us guidance and expertise in a wide range of issues, and are motivated solely by their deep commitment to the City's birds.

Board Officers

President - Karen Benfield
Executive Vice President - Robert Bate
Vice President - Sarah Jeffords
Vice President - Lawrence Levine 
Vice President - Rachel "Kellie" Quiñones
Treasurer - Drianne Benner
Secretary - Deborah Laurel
Immediate Past President - Jeffrey Kimball

Board Directors

Seth Ausubel 
Marsilia A. Boyle
Shawn Cargil
César A. Castillo
Christian Cooper
Steven A. Dean
Alexander Ewing
Richard H. Fried, VMD
Tatiana Kaletsch
Jenny Maritz
Elizabeth Norman
Alan Steel
Michael Tannen
Richard Veit, PhD
Michael Yuan

Board Committee Chairs

Executive - Karen Benfield
Audit - Mike Yuan
Conservation - Robert Bate, Marsilia A. Boyle
Education and Public Programs - Richard Veit, PhD
Engagement - Shawn Cargil
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility - Rachel "Kellie" Quiñones
Finance - Drianne Benner
Fundraising - Tatiana Kaletsch
Nominating - Jeffrey Kimball*
Publications - Marcia T. Fowle*, Lauren Klingsberg

Advisory Council

Co-Chair - Marcia T. Fowle*
Co-Chair - James R. Sheffield
Richard T. Andrias
Sarah Grimké Aucoin
Claude Bloch, MD
David Burg*M
Albert K. Butzel
Cliff Case
Rebekah Creshkoff
Andrew Darrell
Joseph H. Ellis
Andrew Farnsworth, PhD
Catherine Schragis Heller
Lynne Hertzog
Mary Jane Kaplan
Robert J. Kimtis
Lauren Klingsberg
Kimberly Kriger
Janice Laneve
Harrison D. Maas*M
Pamela Manice
Peter Rhoades Mott*
Dorothy M. Peteet, PhD
Don Riepe
Lewis Rosenberg
John Shemilt
David Speiser
Tom Stephenson
* Past President
M In Memoriam