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Historic House Trust Staff


Meredith S. Horsford

Executive Director

Meredith holds dual roles as the Executive Director of HHT and Director of Historic Houses at NYC Parks. She most recently led the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance where she significantly expanded community engagement, fundraising, and interpretation of the museum. She has spent her career stewarding NYC historic house museums, including previous tenure as Deputy Director at HHT and as Executive Director of Gracie Mansion Conservancy.


Amy Woodin

Architectural Conservator

As a member of the HHT Capital Team, Amy oversees all aspects of public and privately funded design, construction, and conservation projects. Prior to joining HHT and NYC Parks, she was a Landmarks Preservationist with the NYC LPC and worked at the New York Landmarks Conservancy. She holds an MFA in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art & Design.


Giulietta Fiore

Associate Director of External Affairs

Giulietta is responsible for a variety of fundraising and engagement initiatives at HHT. She attended McGill University and has a background in archaeology and house museum management. A beginner open water swimmer, she hopes to one day swim past the Little Red Lighthouse.


Danielle Monopoli

Architectural Conservator

As a member of the HHT Capital Team, Danielle oversees all aspects of public and privately funded design, construction, and conservation projects. Prior to this role, she worked as the Project Development Coordinator for HHT managing all routine and emergency maintenance. She holds an MS in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute.


Lexi Echelman

Project Development Coordinator

Lexi is responsible for managing all routine and emergency maintenance at our partner sites. His internship with our partner site Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum inspired him to complete his M.A. in Museum Studies at NYU. Since then, he’s worked with the Stepping Stones Historic Home, Urban Park Rangers, and Bronx River Alliance. His passions for connecting the public to their neighborhood parks and bringing NYC’s historic homes to life spans ten years in the field.

Board of Directors

Tour of Gracie Mansion & Reception
  • Lisa Ackerman
  • Franny Eberhart
    Vice Chair
  • Renee Ring
    Vice Chair
  • Cynthia C. Wainwright
    Vice Chair
  • Scott L. Sanders
  • Betty Cohen
  • Christopher Shyer
    Board Development
  • Suzanne Stirn Ainslie
  • Myra J. Biblowit
  • Julie Blackburn
  • Catherine Bradley
  • Diana Chapin
  • Kevin Dieterich
  • Michael Goldblum
  • Shirley Hackel
  • Theodore S. Hammer
  • Paul R. Provost
  • Francesca Romano
  • Richard W. Southwick
  • David E. Stutzman
  • Dr. Nicole E. Vartanian
  • Thérèse Braddick
    Ex-Officio, Dep. Commr. of Capital Projects, NYC Parks
  • Laurie Cumbo
    Ex-Officio, Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs
  • Susan M. Donoghue
    Ex-Officio, Commissioner, NYC Parks
  • Jonathan Kuhn
    Ex-Officio, Director of Art & Antiquities, NYC Parks

Directors’ Council

  • Loycent Gorden
  • Peggy King Jorde
  • Erica Harper
  • Phil Ballman
  • Mona Abdelfatah
  • Adrian Benepe
  • Susan Berotti Boscarino
  • Wanda Chin
  • Olivia Cothren
  • Alice B. Diamond
  • Gary Ross
  • Bruce D. Dixon
  • Jamie Drake
  • Arthur Norman Field
  • Nonnie Frelinghuysen
  • Donald Friedman
  • Dr. Charlotte Pickman Gertz
  • Dr. Robin Harper
  • Margize Howell
  • Michael Devonshire
  • Regina T. Kraft
  • Deborah Krulewitch
    Chair Emerita
  • Jack T. Linn
  • Joseph Pierson
  • Robert C. Quinlan
  • Frank E. Sanchis III
  • Joan N. Taubner

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