tanglewood nature center and museum

Board of Directors


Executive Board

Kintu Early, President

Linda Hillman, Vice President

Lauren Little, Treasurer

Jim Emmick, Secretary

Board of Directors members:

Michael Bono

Bob Butcher

Dean Butts

Janet Chilson

Frank Gudas

Merrill Lynn

Beverly Morrell

Anthony Pagano

Brice Pearce

Patrick Poppleton

Linda Roessler

Duane Saxton

Brandon Saylor

Bonnie Schweizer

Corey Stilts

Roger TenEyck

Interested in serving on our Board of Directors? 

We are welcoming applications from members of the community interested in serving on our Board of Directors. The application is linked here and may be emailed to Elaine Spacher, Executive Director, or mailed to the Nominating Committee at Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue Elmira NY 14903. 

Members of our Board of Directors have the following responsibilities:

  • attending Board Meetings, scheduled on the last Wednesday of the month at 8:00am
  • joining and serving on at least one Committee
  • remaining active, dues-paying members of Tanglewood, at the membership level of their choice
  • attending the annual fundraiser, and selling tickets to their personal and professional networks
  • advocating for the organization and being eager to talk to their friends, families, and communities about the work Tanglewood does

Committees generally meet once a month for an hour, and meeting times vary depending on the schedules of the committee members. 

Committees include:

Fundraising- Responsible for planning and executing major fundraisers including Spring Fundraiser and Haunted Happenings. If you like planning and throwing parties, join our Fundraising Committee!

Investment- Responsible for monitoring the Endowment and other funds, policy making and best practice. If you have a knack for the stock market, we’d sure love you on this committee.

Facilities- Responsible for maintenance of both buildings, all outbuildings and 250+ acres of land. If you like Home Improvement and talking about tractors and paint, you’ll love this Committee…

Human Resources- Responsible for maintaining personnel policies, hiring/firing and personnel budget. 

Marketing- Responsible for finding new and exciting ways to put Tanglewood into the public eye, reminding people of the crucial work we do, and why we need support.

Membership- Responsible for monitoring and growing Tanglewood’s membership base, from individuals and families to corporations.  If you have new ideas to attract members that don’t involve phone-a-thons, please join this Committee!                                                                           

Programs & Exhibits- Responsible for developing school and weekend programs as well as museum exhibits and animal decisions. We want you if you are passionate about education for ages 1-101, and have an eye for designing programs that will attract new people to Tanglewood!

Nominating- This Committee is responsible for recruiting, interviewing and orienting new Board Members, and providing on-going education for the whole Board.                            

Nature Center and Museum location:
443 Coleman Avenue Elmira NY 14903

Phone: (607) 732-6060
Fax: (607) 732-6210

Nature Center and Museum hours: OPEN Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Saturday 10am-4pm. CLOSED Sundays and Mondays. Trails are open dawn-dusk year-round.

Admission to the Nature Center and Museum is FREE to all. Please consider becoming a member of Tanglewood!

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