Welcome, New Board Members

January 01, 2022
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


Welcome, New Board Members


New Board members Sreeni Nair, Kalyan Ghosh, Barbara Evans, and Carol Ann Benton were appointed to the Trail Conference Board of Directors in November at the Trail Conference Annual Meeting.

Sreeni Nair lives in Mercer County, N.J. He has been an avid hiker all his life— first, in the mountains of India, and later in the States. He got introduced to the Trail Conference through the Trail Conference’s group hikes. Sreeni is also a well-known runner in the local community, where he has used his running fame to raise money for numerous causes. Professionally, he works for Bank of America. Sreeni is a member of the Trail Conference Strategic Planning Committee.

Kalyan “Kal” Ghosh is a senior programmer/analyst at Fisher Brothers and a graduate of DA College in Calcutta, India, with a degree in mathematics. Kal is an avid hiker, runner, skier, and swimmer. He has volunteered as a maintainer in the Catskills, attended the recent Gala, and participated in the Trail Conference DEI committee.

Barbara Evans is associate executive director, Institutional Advancement & Communication, at The City College of New York. She has extensive philanthropic fundraising and event management experience, including four years as a development officer at Appalachian Mountain Club. An avid hiker and trail runner, she recently completed section-hiking the Long Path. Barbara has participated in the Trail Conference Board Development Committee.

Carol Ann Benton is a retired public school administrator and special education teacher with degrees in special education from the University of Houston and Syracuse University. After completing her master’s degree, Carol Ann obtained a certificate of advanced studies degree in educational administration from Fordham University. She is a longstanding member of the Trail Conference, the AMC, the Sierra Club, ADK, Westchester Trails, and Tri-State Ramblers and is an avid hiker both in the U.S. and internationally. Carol Ann is a member of the Trail Conference Nominating Committee.

Board directors Ken Posner (secretary), Sue Barbuto, Charlie Gadol, Deanna Culbreath, and Mary Ann Villari were reappointed to 3-year terms. Additionally, the following individuals were appointed to 1-year terms serving as Delegates-at-Large for the Trail Conference:

  • Suse Bell
  • Kevin Bukowski
  • Daniel Chazin
  • Jane Daniels
  • Matt Decker
  • Jack Driller
  • William Gannett
  • Robert Lehmann
  • Deborah Padula-Genna
  • James Piombino
  • Anne Powley
  • Kristin Reeves
  • Peter Reiner
  • Ron Rosen
  • Ruth Rosenthal
  • Eddie Saiff
  • Susan Scher
  • Doug Sohn
  • Dave Stuhr
  • Lydia Zakim