The people who keep the New York Preservation Archive Project running.
Because the Archive Project is a lean and efficient preservation organization, we rely on our devoted and engaged board of directors. These directors, along with consultants, volunteers, and interns, allow the Archive Project’s professional staff of one to expand its reach in remarkable ways. Below are the people that make the Archive Project great.
Board of Directors
Anthony C. Wood
Founder & Chair
Anthony C. Wood is a preservationist, author, teacher, historian, and grant maker. Currently the Executive Director of the Ittleson Foundation, he has worked for the J. M. Kaplan Fund, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the Municipal Art Society. For over 20 years, he was a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Historic Preservation Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. He is the author of Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks.
Elizabeth R. Jeffe
Elizabeth R. Jeffe is a writer, editor, educator, and philanthropist. She is founding editor of the Museum of the City of New York’s City Courant and has worked on publications for the New-York Historical Society. She served on the board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has taught in the Humanities Department of Marymount Manhattan College in New York. Ms. Jeffe currently serves on the board of Green-Wood Cemetery.
William J. Cook
William J. Cook is an associate general counsel at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and serves as a board member on the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation and the Valleys Planning Council. He teaches preservation law at Columbia University and lectures regularly to national audiences on issues related to property, land use, and historic preservation law.
Stephen Facey served for over two decades in the lay leadership of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where as Executive Vice President he administered the Cathedral’s programs and finances and coordinated the Cathedral’s restoration. He serves as president of the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund, sponsor of the Neighborhood Preservation Center, and on the Trustee Council of the Preservation League of New York State.
Lisa Ackerman is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the World Monuments Fund. Previously she served as Executive Vice President of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and currently serves on the boards of Historic House Trust of New York City and US/ICOMOS. In 2007 she received the Historic District Council’s Landmarks Lion award and in 2008 was named the first recipient of the US/ICOMOS Ann Webster Smith Award for International Heritage Achievement. She also holds an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute.
Daniel J. Allen
Daniel J. Allen is an architect and principal at CTA Architects PC in New York City. He is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology, the American Institute of Architects, and is President of the Board of Directors of the Historic Districts Council. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Michele H. Bogart
Michele H. Bogart has taught American visual culture studies at Stony Brook University since 1982, with areas of expertise in urban design and commercial culture. She has published on public art, memorials, animation, landscape history, photography, illustration, and advertising. From 1998 through 2003 she served as a member of the Art Commission of the City of New York (now the Public Design Commission), and was for four years its Vice President.
Matthew Owen Coody
Matthew Owen Coody is Development Manager for the Historic House Trust of New York City and previously served as Executive Director of the New York Preservation Archive Project. He is a co-founder of Preservation Greenpoint and serves on the Board of Directors of the Historic Districts Council and the Preservation Committee of the Municipal Art Society.
Susan De Vries
Susan De Vries is a preservation consultant in New York City. Active in the preservation field for over two decades, she has previously served as Director of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and held roles at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
Amy Freitag is Executive Director of the J. M. Kaplan Fund. During her years of professional and personal experience in greening, conservation, and historic preservation, she has served as Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project, U.S. Program Director for the World Monuments Fund, and Deputy Commissioner for Capital Projects in the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.
Shirley Ferguson Jenks
Shirley Ferguson Jenks is a fundraising and management consultant to not-for-profit organizations in New York, New England, and beyond. She has served as Chief Development Officer at the New York Landmarks Conservancy, the American Craft Museum, and the American Academy in Rome. She is also a board member of Women in Development New York and the American Foundation for the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Paul Onyx Lozito
Paul Onyx Lozito is a Bronx-based urban planner. He serves as the Director of Housing Policy and Affordable Housing for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery where his work includes funding for the rehabilitation of historic properties. An active member of the American Planning Association Metropolitan Chapter, he has served as New York Section Director. Paul has contributed to the dialogue on local issues including the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund, which supports the rehabilitation of historic properties.
Richard J. Moylan
Richard J. Moylan has served Green-Wood Cemetery with distinction for the last 44 years, and as its President since 1986. In addition to managing all cemetery operations, he has invested significant resources into the preservation of Green-Wood’s magnificent sculptures, monuments, architecture, landscape, and historic archive collections. He led the effort resulting in Green-Wood’s designation by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.
Kate Burns Ottavino
Kate Burns Ottavino has been a practicing conservator for over thirty years and is a third-generation partner in her family’s stoneworks, A. Ottavino Corporation. Prior to rejoining A. Ottavino Corporation in 1993, she was the Director of Preservation for the architectural firm of Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut and Kuhn. Kate lectures and publishes widely on the practice of conservation and preservation education. She is a member of the stonecutters’ union and board member of the American Friends of Coubertin, The Merchant’s House Museum, Historic Districts Council (Advisory), and advises several high schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Otis Pratt Pearsall
Otis Pratt Pearsall is a retired litigation partner of Arnold & Porter LLP. A long time preservationist, he is perhaps best known for leading the nine year campaign for Brooklyn Heights designation as the City’s first historic district. In addition to staying active in preservation issues, for 14 years he served as a member of the NYC Public Design Commission, and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Brooklyn Museum and an Honorary Trustee of Green-Wood Cemetery.
Gina Pollara is an architect, author, and urban designer. Formerly the Executive Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park and the President of the Municipal Art Society, she has also been involved with the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Archive.
John T. Reddick
John T. Reddick writes on Harlem’s architectural and cultural history and is currently researching its Black and Jewish music culture between 1890 and 1930. He has given lectures at the Apollo Theater and the Museum of the City of New York and led walking tours for El Museo de Barrio, Open House New York, and Harlem One Stop. Reddick has also spearheaded several of Harlem’s recent public space enhancement initiatives.
Anthony W. Robins
Author, historian, lecturer, and tour-leader, Anthony W. Robins has been guiding natives and visitors to New York City’s wonders of steel and stone for over 25 years. Formerly Deputy Director of Research and Director of Survey at the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, his preservation work earned him a “Rome Prize” from the American Academy in Rome. He teaches at Columbia and NYU, serves on the Board of the Art Deco Society of New York, and is the author most recently of New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture.
Brad Vogel served on the Board of the Archive Project from 2012 until 2018, as well as Vice Chair for a period, before being selected as Executive Director. Vogel served as an historic preservation fellow with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in post-Katrina New Orleans and was named Louisiana Preservationist of the Year in 2011. Vogel also worked as an attorney in New York City for over six years and has published a book of poetry. He currently serves as on the international board of the Circumnavigators Club and as Captain of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club.