MEET THE TEAM

 
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SUSAN HOLLAND

Executive Director

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Susan leads Historic Ithaca, Inc. by collaborating with the board of directors and the management team to create excitement for Historic Ithaca's mission. She enjoys working on education with the public through dialogues, lectures, tours and workshops in preservation. She is a true believer that preservation equals sustainability. As part of the CR0WD (Circularity, Reuse, Zero Waste Development) Network, she promotes salvage and works on sustainability issues with the local community to impact global climate change. Please contact Susan to discuss sponsorship opportunities at Historic Ithaca.

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SARA JOHNSON

Significant Elements & Work Preserve Manager

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Sara leads Historic Ithaca’s community development efforts through the Significant Elements Architectural Salvage Store and the Work Preserve Job Training Program, integrating job training activities into store operations. She oversees the store’s retail and material donations operations, key components of Historic Ithaca’s sustainability efforts. She provides training in historic building materials and retail skills to Work Preserve participants, and partners with local agencies, employers, and funders to create a network to support the success of Work Preserve participants. 

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CHRISTINE O'MALLEY, PhD

Preservation Services Coordinator

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Christine leads Historic Ithaca’s efforts in education, advocacy, and community engagement and consults with home and property owners, businesses, city and county government officials, and educators. She has worked on local designations of properties and National Register nominations. As part of the CR0WD (Circularity, Reuse, Zero Waste Development) working group, she participates in efforts to promote salvage and sustainability in our community.

Please contact her with your preservation questions or project research needs.

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ROBERT RECTOR

Significant Elements Assistant Manager

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Robert manages daily operations of the Significant Elements retail store and provides one-on-one retail training to Work Preserve job training participants. Knowledgeable in Significant Elements’ varied and ever-changing inventory, he works with clients to locate hard-to-find houseparts, finds creative solutions for old house dilemmas, and researches or sources period-appropriate hardware and lighting. 

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BETHANY PARISI

Design Specialist

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Bethany supports Historic Ithaca & Significant Elements's marketing efforts by utilizing her knowledge of design to amplify the messages of education, preservation, and empowerment through the community both in print and online. Her passion for photography has lent itself to multiple projects including Permanent Residents: Buried in Tompkins County a booklet by the Tompkins County Historical Commission New York, as well as, both Historic Ithaca's and Significant Elements's webpages which she also designed. 

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DAVE DIER

Bookkeeper

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Dave supports daily functions of Historic Ithaca and Significant Elements by lending his 40+ years of accounting knowledge. He oversees all bookkeeping & accounting duties to keep our non-profit organized and able to focus on community outreach, preservation, and education.

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NICK DIGIACINTO

Significant Elements Vintage Lighting Specialist

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Nick supports Significant Elements by offering a range of repair services for lighting to promote sustainability in our community. Vintage items were made to last decades and be repairable - Nick helps you extend their life. Some of the most common repairs are replacing sockets and plugs, rewiring table lamps and floor lamps, rewiring chandeliers and ceiling fixtures, finish restoration, and decorative finishes. 

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JORDAN GOVERNALE

Work Preserve Warehousing & Traditional Skills Trainer

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Jordan leads one-on-one and small group training for Work Preserve participants in hands-on job skills by processing and repairing items for sale at Significant Elements. He oversees transportation of donated materials, provides retail support in Significant Elements, and manages Historic Ithaca’s facility maintenance projects.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kim Hazelton, President

Suzy Attwood Kramer, 1st Vice President

Linda Jaffe, 2nd Vice President

Gary Bucci, Treasurer

Abby Peterson, Secretary

Nancy Brcak

Maya Gasuk

Andrew Rappaport

Caren Rubin

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Noah Demarest

Margaret Hobbie

Dan Hoffman

Neha Khanna

Jeff Mariani

Jenni Minner

Martha Preston

Dennis Stein

Tania Werbizky

Historic Ithaca, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Historic Ithaca, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Historic Ithaca, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of our employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.