board_of_directors

Linda Allard

A graduate of Kent State University, Linda Allard is the former Design Director of Ellen Tracy, a position she held for her entire career of more than forty years. Under her guidance, Ellen Tracy evolved into a leading fashion icon offering designer sportswear, dresses, accessories, fragrances, and a collection of home furnishings. She is the author of Absolutely Delicious, a handwritten collection of her favorite recipes, abundantly illustrated with her own watercolor paintings. Linda is a former board member of The Garden Conservancy and continues to participate in and support their programs. She, her home, and her garden designs have been featured in many trade, home, and garden publications. In a special partnership with New York Restoration Project, Linda, an avid gardener, designed and helped implement the 111th Street Community Garden. She continues to support the efforts of NYRP and currently serves as a member of its board as well as the boards of American Ballet Theatre and the Shakespeare Society.

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Anne H. Bass

Anne Bass has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committees of the Fort Worth Ballet, New York City Ballet, the School of American Ballet, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. She is also on the board of the American Friends of the Paris Opera Ballet and co-chairs the Friends of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library. Anne’s interest in supporting the arts extends to Cambodia, where she is Vice President of the Board of the Center for Khmer Studies. Most recently, she produced and directed the documentary, Dancing Across Borders, along with serving as a member of the Board of the Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust. She has been an important catalyst in Weantinoge’s work in stewardship, acquisitions, and development.

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David De Luca

David De Luca is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in New York. He holds a B.A. from Brown University, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
He is a former aide to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. David serves as vice chairman of the board of the Winterthur Museum. He and his family have lived in Northwest Connecticut for over fifteen years.

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Margery Feldberg

Margery Feldberg is a co-owner of De Hoek Farm in New Milford, Connecticut, a breeder and purveyor of Angus beef. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia Business School, Margery spent three decades in commercial real estate development prior to taking up farming. She was a founding partner of National Development, the largest commercial real estate developer in Massachusetts, and was a director of the privately held firm for 19 years.

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Christine A. Flynn
Recording Secretary

Christine Flynn is a lawyer and a consultant in real estate matters. She has spent her career involved in housing and urban development, both for the State of New York and for private and nonprofit entities. She divides her time between Manhattan and Bridgewater. Christine is particularly interested in raising awareness about local land planning and development decisions that have an impact on our increasingly limited open spaces. She serves as the board’s recording secretary.  

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V. Charles Jackson

Charlie, and his wife Susan, moved to Washington, Connecticut, in 2013 after having lived in Los Angeles for the prior thirty years. Susan’s family has lived in Washington for five generations. Her grandfather, Hamilton Gibson, was Headmaster of The Gunnery and a founding member of both the Washington Art Association and Steep Rock Association. Their son, Dana Jackson, publishes The Edible Nutmeg magazine.

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Helen “Lennie” Lillis
Secretary

Lennie opened up Lennie’s Flower Shop in New Milford in November of 1983, thus beginning her career as a professional full-service florist. She is a certified Master Florist and Designer, as well as a Master Judge for flower, garden, and landscape design.

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Jim Millstein
Treasurer

Jim Millstein is the Chairman of Millstein & Co., LLC, a financial advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. He previously served as Chief Restructuring Officer of the United States Department of the Treasury. Before joining Treasury, Jim was the Co-Head of the Restructuring Group at Lazard Freres & Co., LLC., having begun his career as a lawyer at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Jim splits his time between Washington and South Kent with his family.

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Kirsten Peckerman

Kirsten Peckerman is a resident of Washington and a quiet leader of community service in Northwest Connecticut. She is an active member of Weantinoge’s Board, as well as the Steep Rock Association, and is a tireless and dedicated conservationist. Born in Denmark, her first job was at a museum of modern art outside Copenhagen.  

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Hiram P. Williams
President

Hiram Williams is a Partner at Millstein & Co.  He has more than three decades of experience as a real estate advisor and investor. 

Hiram served as the Founding Partner of Albrizzi-Williams LLC, an investment banking firm specializing in private placements of both equity and debt, property sales and, financing and advisory work with clients accessing the capital markets for real estate acquisition and development.

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