Advisory Councils

ART ADVISORY COUNCIL

Evaluates and schedules art exhibits for the Karen and Ed Adler Gallery. Sponsors lectures, seminars and discussions about the creative arts.

Council Members:

Reuben Bechtold
Christina Byers
Raisy Derzie
Christie Devereaux De Cesare
Allan Fishkind
Barbara Fishman
Betty Gimbel
Shelley Holtzman
Rita Katz
Marion Klein
Rachelle Krieger
Bruce Laird
Eileen Neville
Toby Ozure
Patti Paris
Ann Pellaton
Eric Pick
Pamela Record
Armond Saidai
Ellen Hallie Schiff
Shellie Schneider
Lynda Schwartz
Elaine Walden
Catchi, honorary life member
Marian Goodman, honorary life member
Marion McManus, honorary life member
Vanessa Nastro, staff liason

CHILDREN’S ADVISORY COUNCIL

Advises the Library Director on programs for family audiences.

Council Members:
Nancy Gordon
Michele Hyde, chairperson
Susan Kass
Elise Tepper
Lori Tyras
Jeffrey Zeh
Rachel Fox, staff liaison
Joni Simon, staff liaison 

HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Health Advisory Council is appointed by the library’s Board of Trustees to advise on policies and programs that serve the health interests of the community.

Council Members:
Christine Alley, R.N. A.
A. Addison Barman, M.D.
Laura Leigh Carroll
Katherine Crean
Nancy J. Dintenfass, D.O.
Joan Easton, M.D.
Tina Fuchs, R.D., co-chairperson
Christine Anne Ganzer
Sarah Hogenauer, R.N., co-chairperson
William S. Knight, M.D.
Myron Blumenfeld, honorary life member
Brenda Turok, honorary life member
Janet West, staff liason

MUSIC ADVISORY COUNCIL

Evaluates and schedules performances for the Library’s music program. Presents lectures, seminars and discussions about music and dance in its broadest interpretation.

Council Members:
Betty Bock
Ruth Feingold, Chair Emeritus
Stanley Gerard
Frances Hettinger
Nettie Jonath
Jane Murphy
Bernard Schneider, co-chairperson
Jonathan Watkins
Mary Watts, co-chairperson
Jean Ritchie Pickow, honorary life member
Jessica Ley, staff liason

NAUTICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Advises the Library Director on nautical collections and services. Recommends and plans nautical programs for the public.

Council Members:
Craig Albrecht
Christopher Bain
Peter Bergen
Alan Bergman
William Brakman
MaryLu Dempsey
Alan Dinn
Sue Miller
Bill Palafox
Bill Simon
Joshua M. Smith, Ph.D.
Andrea Watson, chairperson
Joel Ziev
Joan Kent, honorary life member
Ginger Marshall Martus, honorary life member
Jeff Zeh, staff liason