Tom Baptist was the Founding Executive director of Audubon Connecticut and established its Board of Directors in 1999. An ornithologist and author, he is one of Connecticut’s leading conservationists, having piloted many open space and wetland protection initiatives during his 35 year career. In 2012, he was the National Audubon Society Senior Scientist.
Martha Bernstein is a Trustee and Member of the Executive Committee for the Connecticut Community Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee for the Litchfield/Morris Rotary and a Burgess for the Borough of Litchfield. Martha was Vice-President, Development and Communications at Graham-Windham Services until 1998 and Director of Development for the American Red Cross in Greater New York.
Elizabeth Dickey, Ed.D.
Elizabeth has recently retired from an expansive career in academia. Most recently, she served as the president of Bank Street College of Education in New York and previously was a professor, dean, and provost at The New School in New York and at City University of New York. She has also worked as an independent consultant for foundations and programs such as Philip Morris and the MacArthur Foundation. She received her B.A. in art history from Lake Forest College and went on to receive a Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her Doctor of Education from University of Massachusetts, as well as completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University in Clinical Psychology and Adult Development.