Board of Trustees

Peter Bardaglio
Chair
Bardaglio is president of Black Oak Wind Farm, LLC and Seneca Strategic Consulting, LLC. He was provost and vice president of academic affairs at Ithaca College, interim vice president and academic dean at Goucher College, and member of the history department. Bardaglio serves on numerous local boards and is a former board member of The History Center in Tompkins County.

Constance Bruce
Vice-Chair/co-Founder
Bruce is Director of External and Academic Events at NYU Shanghai. She served as Director of Communications for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Research Project, and as Director of Institutional Outreach for the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Prior to her work at Cornell, Bruce was part of the executive team that launched the National Geographic Channel worldwide. Constance has worked in various capacities for independent film production companies in the US and Europe and is currently advisor to and screener for the New York WILD Film Festival.

Cody Danks Burke
Treasurer
Danks Burke is a senior investment officer at the Cornell University Investment Office where he manages the University’s endowment investments in real estate and natural resources. Prior to joining Cornell, Mr. Danks Burke was an associate at the New York City Investment Fund and special assistant to the president of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also served as press secretary and later deputy chief of staff for Colorado Congressman David Skaggs and his successor Senator Mark Udall.

Bill Brauninger
Brauninger is a retired journeyman stagehand. He has worked on numerous films, including All the President’s Men and The Exorcist, theatrical and concert productions as well as entertainment systems integration and development for organizations and venues including the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, the National Theater Washington D.C., the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History and Walt Disney Imagineering R&D’s Advanced Technology Research group.

Barbara Desmond
Desmond is an Atlanta-based production designer and interior designer. She is an Executive Board Member of the Atlanta chapter of Women in Film & Television. Desmond grew up in Ithaca and has a strong affinity for the city and its history.

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