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Friends of Olmsted-Beil House Board

Board Officers

  • President: Eileen Monreale
  • Vice President and Membership
    Secretary: William E. Bell
  • Treasurer: Paula Tramontano
  • Secretary: Barbara Avenoso
Sepia shot of Olmsted-Beil House
Photo: Max Wilde

Board Members

Barbara Avenoso

FOBH Board Member Barbara Avenoso, a Staten Islander since the age of 2, has a great appreciation for history. She volunteers her time for many historical events. Her fondness and

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Carl Alderson

FOBH Board Member Carl Alderson is the Coastal Habitat Restoration Coordinator and Landscape Architect for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the Howard National Marine Science Lab in

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Felicity Beil

FOBH Board Member Felicity Beil developed a deep love for historic buildings and the natural world while growing up in what is now known as the Olmsted-Beil House. She delighted in

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William E. Bell

FOBH Board Member William E. Bell has been a practicing lawyer for more than 40 years, specializing in maritime law and civil litigation. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Denison University;

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Jack Bolembach

FOBH Board Member Jack Bolembach is a U.S. Navy veteran and served as Plant Chief and Deputy Plant Chief for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, earning an M.S. degree through

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Carlotta DeFillo

FOBH Board Member Carlotta DeFillo grew up in what is now known as the Olmsted-Beil House. She has always loved history and insists that she could not help it—growing up

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Betsy Greene

FOBH Board Member Betsy Greene is the daughter of the prominent Staten Island landscape architect and environmental activist Bradford Greene, who spent many hours regaling the family on the accomplishments of his hero, the great Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Tina Kaasmann-Dunn

FOBH Board Member Tina Kaasmann-Dunn a native Staten Islander, is a well-respected Staten Island historian and preservationist. She is a past board member of the Staten Island Preservation League, the

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Maureen Stoddard Marlow

FOBH Board Member Maureen Stoddard Marlow is a fourth-generation Staten Islander with a deep appreciation for the Island’s history and landscape. She attributes her love of Staten Island’s open spaces to

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Eileen Monreale

FOBH Board Member Eileen Monreale is a fourth–generation Staten Islander with a passion for local narratives and history. She formerly worked with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

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Carol Obler

FOBH Board Member Carol Obler is a native Staten Islander and a founding member of the Friends of Olmsted-Beil House. She received her master’s degree in Education from Richmond College

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Sean Ryan

FOBH Board Member Sean Ryan a licensed landscape architect, graduated from the Rutgers University Landscape Architecture program and earned a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Drew University. For 25 years,

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Jenny Swadosh

FOBH Board Member Jenny Swadosh is a former Staten Islander, beginning her library career at the Staten Island Museum. An alumna of Queens College’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies,

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Jeffrey Tandul

FOBH Board Member Jeffrey A. Tandul, LLA, ASLA, M.Arch FOBH Board Member Jeffrey A. Tandul, LLA, ASLA, M.Arch, owner of ENVIRONMENTORS LLC Landscape Architects, is a licensed landscape architect and holds

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Paula Tramontano

FOBH Board Member Paula Tramontano Paula Tramontano, a native Staten Islander, is an educator at a local Staten Island elementary school. She is passionate about protecting and restoring the natural

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Advisory Board

  • Virginia Allen
  • Nancy Benbow
  • Chris Benbow
  • Chris Camuto
  • Matt Falber
  • Paul Hurst
  • Edward Johnson
  • John Kilcullen
  • Justin Martin
  • Ray Matarazzo
  • Patricia Salmon
  • Giuseppe Settinieri
  • Barnett Shepherd
  • Gabriela Staniszewski
  • Ashanti Storr
  • Ken Tirado
  • Nancy Zachariades