Board of Directors

ORDA Board of Directors

The ORDA board meets several times a year.  Please visit the Board Meetings page under “Media” to learn more.

Our board members are:

  • Joe Martens, Board Chair
  • Bill Beaney, Town of North Elba Representative
  • Frank Cardinale, Ulster County
  • Cliff Donaldson, Assembly Representative
  • Hope Knight, Empire State Development (Designee- Steve Hunt)
  • Erik Kulleseid, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Designee- Chris Pushkarsh)
  • Andrew Lack, Town of North Elba Representative
  • Betty Little, Warren County
  • Art Lussi, Town of North Elba Representative
  • Diane Munro, Delaware County
  • Basil Seggos, Department of Environmental Conservation (Designee- Joe Zalewski)
  • Elinor Tatum, Senate Representative


The membership of the following committees was approved by the Board of Directors with Resolution #417 on June 25, 2021 and Resolution #438 on February 25, 2022:

Executive Committee:
Joe Martens
Betty Little
Art Lussi
Cliff Donaldson

Audit Committee:
Jeff Stefanko
Bill Beaney
Cliff Donaldson
Elinor Tatum
Frank Cardinale

Governance Committee:
Chris Pushkarsh
Steve Hunt
Diane Munro
Art Lussi