Dr. Vincent Tamagna, Chairman
Frederick Obsorn III, Vice Chairman
John Greener, Secretary
Alethea Schepperly, Treasurer
It's always exciting to add new members to our team.
Take a minute to meet the trustees who join us for the 2023-2026 term.
Barbara is a lifelong resident of Putnam, married for fifty years, mother of two and Grandmother of two. She attended the Bronx Botanical Gardens and has worked as a florist ever since. Barbara also had a strong political career, starting on the Philipstown Town Board then moved up to serve on the Putnam County Legislature for six years. Currently, she serves on the board of the Cooperative Extension of Putnam and the Putnam Housing Corporation.
Barbara spends her free time at the stable with her horse Otto and donkey Logan. This passion for horses led her to spend several years teaching therapeutic riding and assisting similar programs in the area. She is looking forward to working with the Constitution Island Association and is determined to do all she can to preserve the wonderful county she calls home.
Laura is a technical project manager by trade, mother of two, and Army spouse. Originally from Kentucky, Laura has lived throughout Virginia and Japan and has been a resident of the Hudson Valley for over 16 years. A lover of history and the outdoors, Laura has been an active member of the West Point Ladies Reading Club that celebrates its May meeting on Constitution Island each year.
She is passionate about Constitution Island preservation and the Warner family legacy. She resides on West Point with her husband, Chris, daughter Libby (in college), and son, Hudson (you guessed it - born by and named after the river). She is excited to join the board and is looking forward to helping the CIA reach its goals.
Andrew is a longtime resident of the Hudson Valley Community and has dedicated his filmmaking talents to many local non profits. His background includes his early years in the broadcast industry working for CNN, NBC, GE, Texaco, and the NY Yankees. Andrew has produced many local historical media news video releases for Historic Hudson Valley, and created award winning documentaries on the Croton reservoir system and the History of the town of Brewster. He has worked to help promote local projects for seniors by creating a video series called The Great American Jukebox and makes presentations about the history and magic of the jukeboxes to the elderly, and students as well.
A hiking leader for Club Fit for nearly 30 years, he enjoys leading many hikes throughout the Hudson Valley.