Open Space Institute OSI Staff Members

Photo Credit: Jerry Monkman

Open Space Institute Staff List

About OSI   Staff
Staff 2016 t harriman State Park

                                                                        Staff at Harriman State Park, 2016

Christopher j. (Kim) Elliman

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Anderberg

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Mike Baden

Manager of Administration

Nate Berry

Vice President

Tally Blumberg

Chief Program Officer

Charles burgess

Land Steward

May may Cheng


Samayla Deutch

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Brenda Dicento

Albany Office Manager

Dyaami d'orazio

Conservation Fellow

Jeff France

Office Coordinator             

Maria Garcia

Communications Associate


Director of Administration

Elissa Goonan

Administrative Associate


Land Project Manager

Melanie griffin

Grants Administrator

Dawn Haight

Conservation Easement Manager



Joel houser

Southeast Field Coordinator


Executive Vice President Conservation Capital & Research Programs

Merrilee Ingui

Fee Land Manager

Neil Jordan

Conservation Information Manager

Peter Karis

Capital Projects & Design Manager

erik Kulleseid

Senior Vice President
Executive Director of Alliance for New York State Parks

Eileen Larrabee

Director of Communications
Associate Director, Alliance for New York State Parks

Dene Hofheinz Lee

Senior Project Manager

Jeff LeJava

Associate Counsel

Joe Martens

Senior Fellow

Jennifer Melville

Vice President, Conservation Grants and Loans

LorijeanE moody

Director of Development

Susan Morningstar

External Affairs Manager

Terrence Nolan

Senior Vice President Conservation Transactions

Emily Offen

Development and Donor Relations Coordinator

Katie petronis

Northern Program Director

Rachel Pivnick

SVP, Chief Financial Officer

Jerry Polner


Kelly Proctor

Communications Specialist

Bill Rawlyk

Mid-Atlantic Field Coordinator

Linda Rosenthal


Allison Springer

Outdoors America Campaign Associate

Leslie Kane Szynal

Director of Outdoors America

Yasemin Unal-Rodriguez

Conservation Capital Associate

Joyce Vasquez

Accounts Payable Manager


Citizen Action Program & Education Manager

Kevin Webb

Associate Counsel

Maria Whitehead

Land Project Manager South


Director of Research

Kae Yamane

Cartographic Designer




What You Can Do

Donate to support OSI’s work

Become a part of our mission to safeguard at-risk places through your tax-deductible gift.


Subscribe to our newsletter

We get in touch once a month with our most important news, stories, and updates.

Please leave this field empty