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Environmental Stewards Leadership

Emily Dougherty, Co-Chair

Emily joined the Environmental Stewardship Specialty Fundraising Group (SFG) with over a decade of experience in environmental, international trade and natural resources policy. She currently works in the financial services industry supporting US payments policy, and is committed to supporting financial inclusion and addressing climate-related financial risks. Emily and her husband love running and walking in HRPK, and observing sunsets and the changing seasons from Pier 26.

Lenore Vassil, Co-Chair

Lenore is a technology executive with deep experience driving digital transformation and operational excellence. Formerly with WeWork, Bank of America, and MTV Networks, she is currently a fractional technology officer for midsized companies and a start-up advisor. Like many others, she fell in love with HRPK during the pandemic. She enjoys getting her hands dirty as an active “Green Team” member and can be found kayaking on the Hudson during the summer months.

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Are you passionate about the stewardship of HRPK green and blue spaces and want to play a leadership role in your community? Learn more about the Hudson River Park Friends Development Committee and how you can get involved.