Our Community Advisory Board helps us identify ways we can better serve and communicate with the people of Ithaca, its surrounding communities, and beyond. This group meets quarterly and alternates between the Museum and the Nature Center.

If you are interested in joining, please contact our Development Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 607-273-6623 x15.

  • Martha Armstrong, Vice President and Director of Economic Development Planning, Tompkins County Area Development
  • Lorna Bayer
  • Fred Bonn, ‎Finger Lakes Regional Director, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
  • Brett Bossard, Executive Director, Cinemapolis
  • James Brown, President & CEO, United Way of Tompkins County
  • Laura Winter Falk, Co-owner, Experience! The Finger Lakes
  • Gary Ferguson, Executive Director, Downtown Ithaca Alliance
  • Molly Fitzpatrick, Community volunteer
  • Tony Ingraham, Owner, Owl Gorge Productions
  • Jim Johnston, Retired Pres/CEO of Family & Children's Services
  • Joanne Lamoureux, Owner, Pack n' Ship store
  • Te-Wen Lo, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Ithaca College
  • Abby Peterson, Marketing Communications Business Partner, Tompkins Trust Company
  • Andrew Rappaport, Architect, Chiang | O'Brien Architects
  • Roger Sibley, Retired Executive Director, Racker Centers
  • Gary Stewart, Assoc. VP for Community Relations, Cornell University
  • Helen Talty, Senior Vice President, Tompkins Trust Company
  • Jennifer Tavares, President & CEO, Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Taylor, Director of Investment Planning and Portfolio Implementation, Wilmington Trust
  • Carol Travis, Community volunteer
  • John Turner, Vice President Public Relations, Cayuga Medical Center

updated: 2017-12-08