A nonprofit incorporated organization, TAUNY is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board meets bi-monthly, usually on the third Friday of each month.
President Jackie Sauter, Canton, is Program Director at North Country Public Radio. She is a member of a variety of community groups, with a special interest in the arts and in assisting individuals with disabilities and their families. Her particular interests include world, traditional, and folk music, which she features on her own public radio program, Music for a Monday Afternoon.
Vice President Karen Johnson-Weiner, Canton, is a linguist and cultural anthropologist and chair of the anthropology department at SUNY Potsdam. She has a national reputation for her research and writing about Anabaptist culture, particularly about the Old Order Amish communities in northern New York. Her book on Amish education was released last fall and she will soon be developing another book on Amish communities in New York State. Karen lives in Canton.
Secretary Fred Hanss, Potsdam, is the Director of the Village of Potsdamís Planning and Development Office. He is the past Executive Director of the St. Lawrence County Housing Council Inc. Among his professional interests are affordable housing, historic preservation, and downtown revitalization. Fred is also interested in early American and local history. He serves on the boards of several professional organizations and community groups. He and his wife Lisa have two sons at home and a grown daughter.
Treasurer Peter Beekman, Canton, is director of principal gifts at Clarkson University. Prior to joining Clarkson, he worked at St. Lawrence University and the University of Vermont. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and values community service. He enjoys spending summers at Trout Lake with his wife Barbara and their two children.
Hallie Bond, Long Lake, is Curator at the Adirondack Museum, where she has been since 1986. She is the author of Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks: 1840-1940, an accounting of the regionís boating history. She also contributed to and is editor of the museumís upcoming book on childrenís camps, A Paradise for Boys and Girls. She is a member of the Long Lake Central School Board of education and enjoys quilting, knitting, and canoeing. She is married to Adirondack author and boatbuilder Mason Smith; they have two children.
Peg Kelsey Cornwell, Wooster, Ohio, and summer resident of Tupper Lake, is Associate to the President for Community, Donor, and Trustee Relations at the College of Wooster. The mother of two boys, Peg has served on the Canton Central School District Committee and as a Make A Wish Granter. She is past president of the TAUNY Board. In her free time, Peg likes to garden, hike in the Adirondacks, knit, and read.
Steven Engelhart, Keeseville, is the executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the historic preservation organization for New York Stateís Adirondack Park. He is the author of Crossing the River: Historic Bridges of the AuSable Riverand he speaks frequently about Adirondack architecture and historic preservation throughout the region. He is involved in a number of local and statewide organizations, including the Preservation League of New York State, the Ausable Valley Grange No. 973, and the Arto Monaco Historical Society board.
Angela Gray, Waddington, is a certified public accountant and partner of Gray & Gray, CPAs in Canton.
Ruth McWilliams, South Colton, co-owns and manages Catamount Lodge & Forest LLC with her husband Joe. She is a native of St. Lawrence County, raised on a family-owned dairy farm in Lisbon. Ruth is interested in sustainable approaches to community development and natural resource management. She recently retired from the US Department of Agriculture after 30 years of public service; she last served as the Forest Serviceís National Sustainable Development Coordinator in Washington, DC. She also currently serves as president of a local family foundation created in honor of her parents. Ruth and Joe have a grown son who lives in Virginia.
Allan P. Newell, Hammond, is a private investor and president of The Sweetgrass Foundation. A philanthropist, he is an active supporter of many causes in the North Country. He is a St. Lawrence University trustee, a director of the Newell Rubbermaid Company, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Frederic Remington Art Museum, and a trustee of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton. He is also a charter member of the TAUNY board. He enjoys finding and collecting antiques of local origin.
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