Dr. Deborah Popper elected to Greenbelt Conservancy Board

The Greenbelt Conservancy recently elected four new board members to its 19-member volunteer board of directors.

Dr. Deborah Popper teaches geography at the College of Staten Island and Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She also teaches as a visiting professor at Princeton University’s Environmental Institute. Dr. Popper is director of CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island.

Also elected were James Devine, president and CEO of Global Container Terminals; Monique Kusick, project director for the New York Academy of Medicine in Harlem; and Mark Vogt, property and financial manager for Morgan Stanley Realty.

Greenbelt Conservancy officers for 2011 are: Kathleen E. Vorwick, president; Beverly Garcia-Anderson, first vice president; Paul Eklof, second vice president; Paul Ainslie, treasurer; Eileen Kavanagh, secretary.

Returning board members are: Christopher H. Benbow, Dr. Craig Campbell, Romaine Gardner, Donna Hakim, Catherine Morrison Buck; Catherine Morrison Golden; Louise Petosa; Dr. Kenneth Saccaro, Henry J. Stern and Sally Williams.

The Greenbelt Conservancy’s mission is to promote, sustain and enhance Staten Island’s 2,800-acre Greenbelt through education, recreation, conservation and research. The conservancy works in partnership with New York City Parks.

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