SUGAR LOAF — Lisa-Ann Weisbrod has joined the staff of the Orange County Land Trust as development director.
Weisbrod has more than 10 years of experience in development and public relations. Most recently, she was employed by the Garden Conservancy, a national nonprofit based in Garrison as the national membership manager.
As development director, Weisbrod will be responsible for managing all aspects of fundraising to support the operations and conservation efforts of the land trust.
“I am excited and humbled to serve the mission of the Orange County Land Trust,” said Weisbrod in the land trust's press release announcing her appointment.
A Warwick resident, Weisbrod has a deep appreciation for the lands she calls home. “Between our farms, scenic landscapes and open spaces: I feel so fortunate to be able to raise my family here," she said. “I want future generations to enjoy these very lands just as I have.”
Board President Marlena Lange said Weisbond's “experience in development and fundraising, as well as her passion for land conservation, will prove to be an asset to the land trust, Orange County and the families that live, work and play here.”
Weisbrod graduated with a bachelor of arts in English and philosophy from Fordham University.
She served as board member of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Government Relations Chairperson of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
She enjoys hiking, gardening, yoga, running and spending time with her husband Brian and children, Brigid and William.
Since 1993, Orange County Land Trust has worked to preserve Orange County’s important natural resources, scenic landscapes and working farmland, resulting in the protection of nearly 5,000 acres of land; including seven public nature preserves.
For more information, call 845-469-0951 ext. 14 or visit www.oclt.org.