Meet the Greenburgh Nature Center Staff
Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, Executive Director 914.813.1837
Ms. Goldberg is a 26-year resident of the Edgemont area of Greenburgh with longstanding ties to the Nature Center. She served on the Center's Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009, including two years as Board President. During that period she helped spearhead efforts to expand the Center's fundraising reach and developed valuable partnerships with local community businesses and organizations. In addition to her background in the non-profit arena, Ms. Goldberg has a law degree from Pace University School of Law, White Plains, and has extensive experience in the professional marketplace. Since 2004 she has served as Business Development and Operations Officer at Damar TriState Sales, Inc., a White Plains-based manufacturers representative agency.
Penny Berman, Director of Operations & Visitor Services 914.813.1834
Penny has worked at the GNC since 2003. She has a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education from Boston University. Before joining the GNC she worked in the field of environmental education at Westchester County Parks Department's Division of Conservation. Prior to that, she worked in educational publishing and marketing research.
Travis Brady, Director of Education & Living Collections 914-813.1830
Travis has worked at the GNC since 2006. He has a Bachelor's Degree in animal science from North Carolina State University and is working towards a Master’s Degree in psychology and animal behavior from Hunter College. Prior to joining the GNC he worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo in the mammal department and at the Kangaroo Conservation Center in Georgia. He is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and nuisance wildlife control officer.
Megan Bryant, Receptionist & Visitor Services Assistant 914.723.3470
Megan started with GNC in December 2012. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Dominican College located in Rockland County. Megan also played D2 Women's Lacrosse for fours years as well as managed the Women's Basketball team for five years and the Men's soccer team for two years. Megan is our Monday, Wednesday, Saturday receptionist.
Sara Cashen, Director of Finance & Development 914.813.1831
Sara has worked at the GNC since 2005. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Georgetown University and a Master's Degree in international and public affairs from Columbia University. Prior to joining the GNC she worked for the New York Botanical Garden and the Westchester County Parks Department's Division of Conservation. She also has experience in corporate communications.
Dean Fausel, Senior Naturalist, Grounds & Facilities Manager 914.813-1832
Dean has worked at the GNC since 1980. He has a Bachelor's Degree in environmental science from Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Emma Herrnstadt, Receptionist & Visitor Services Assistant 914.723.3470
Emma joined the GNC in 2013. She has a Bachelor's in Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook.
Anne Jaffe Holmes, Director of Conservation Education 914.813.1251
Anne joined the GNC in 2007. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Stanford University, where she got her start in environmental organizing by leading the effort to create the university’s first recycling program. Prior to joining the GNC, Anne was Teacher-Director at Yorktown Community Nursery School. She received training in environmental education as a participant in Westchester County's Volunteer-in-the-Parks environmental educator's program.
Kerrilee Hunter, Education and Living Collections Supervisor 914.813.1835
Kerrilee volunteered at the GNC in 2012, and officially joined the staff in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Science in Education, both from Sarah Lawrence College.
Juliana Leshi, Marketing Assistant 914.813.1812
Juliana came to us as a volunteer in the animal museum in March of 2006. In September of 2006 we were delighted to have her come aboard as a full time employee as the receptionist/administrative assistant. In August of 2011, she was promoted to Marketing Assistant where she oversees all social media including the online reservation system for school programs and birthday parties. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from New York University.
Jocelyn Lim, Data Manager & Bookkeeper 914.813.1836
Jocelyn joined the GNC in 2001. She has an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies with a major in Computer Systems Management Application from the College of Westchester and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems from Monroe College. Before joining the GNC, she worked as a computer consultant, specializing in database management.
John Mancuso, Senior Naturalist Educator, Information & IT Management 914.813.1833
John has worked at the GNC since 1987. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in wildlife management and botany from SUNY College of Forestry, and a Bachelor's Degree in science from Syracuse University.
Peggy Margaglio, Receptionist & Visitor Services Assistant 914.723.3470
Vicki Seiden Sherman, Director of Marketing, IT & Communications 914.813.1280
Vicki joined the GNC in late 2009. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts and Design from Cornell University. Before joining the GNC, she was President of VSS Consulting, a local advertising and promotion agency. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President, Director of Account Services for a large promotion agency handling national clients. Her experience also includes positions at advertising agencies in New York City.
Greg Wechgelaer, Naturalist Educator 914.813.1832
Greg joined the nature center in 2010. Prior to becoming a full-time staff member, he served as a GNC intern to fulfill his college requirements. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science from SUNY Oneonta.
Janet Yung, Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant 914.813.1833
Janet joined the staff in June 2012 as our marketing department intern. In Oct 2012, she was hired as the part time marketing graphic design assistant. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from SUNY Purchase.