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Board of Directors

Donna lackner-horn, president


TBD, Treasurer

Wendy Ahmed, Vice President


Michele Shaw, Secretary

Michele is a Hyde Park resident and FDR graduate.  She enjoys volunteering for Cub Scout Pack 153, Hyde Park Theatre Parents, and PTA.  Michele is a special education teacher currently providing home instruction to students in the Hyde Park Central School District.


David Roosevelt


Laurie G. Woolever

Laurie Giunta Woolever graduated from F.D.Roosevelt High School in 1974, began teaching music there in 1978, and retired in 2011. Since then, Laurie has kept busy playing piano for local community theater productions, singing in church choirs and in the Bard Symphonic Chorus, and helping take care of her beautiful granddaughter. She is also busy organizing entertainment for the Main Stage and activities for the Kid Tent at the Second Annual Field of Honor event!


Cathy Giammatteo


Johannes Vanderlee


Ex Officio Members


Dr. Greer Rychcik,
Superintendent of Hyde Park CSD

Dr. Rychcik received her BA in English, MS in English Education and Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY New Paltz.  In 2010, she received her Doctorate in Education from Fordham University.

Dr. Rychcik is a graduate of FD Roosevelt High School, class of 1978, and attended Haviland Middle School and Hyde Park Elementary.

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Deanna Gonzalez
Principal, Violet Avenue School


Our Volunteers and Contributors


Amy Lynn Tompkins, Web Design/Content

Amy Lynn Tompkins is a content and branding consultant, journalist, and advice columnist.

A 2006 graduate of FD Roosevelt High School, she received her AAS in Paralegal Studies from SUNY Dutchess, and her BA in Liberal Studies from Marist.


Heather Gold Casto, Volunteer