NYG&B Leadership

Board of Trustees

Members of the Board of Trustees provide guidance and oversight to the NYG&B. In certain cases members of the Board of Trustees are given the status of Trustees Emeritus, which honors long-standing service to the NYG&B. 


  • William C. Hallett, Pharm D., Chairman
  • Kathleen Hill Tesluk, Vice Chairman
  • D. Joshua Taylor, President, Trustee ex Officio
  • Sharon W. Vaino, JD, Secretary
  • Lorraine D. Bell, Treasurer


  • Bruce W. Addison
  • Adrienne Auerbach
  • Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD
  • Iain H. Bruce
  • Anne Sibert Buiter, PhD
  • Elbrun Kimmelman
  • Stephen S. Madsen, JD
  • William G. Pomeroy
  • Luke Ives Pontifell

Trustees Emeriti

  • Robert F. Hendrickson
  • Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG
  • William P. Johns
  • Anita Anderson Lustenberger, CG, FGBS
  • W. Francis Price, Jr.
  • Waddell W. Stillman
  • Walter Wilmerding, FGBS


Fellows of the NYG&B (FGBS)

The NYG&B honors noted New York scholars with the designation of Fellow of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (FGBS). At the present time, the NYG&B recognizes twenty distinguished individuals with this esteemed recognition.

  • Leslie Corn, CG
  • John Blythe Dobson, CG
  • Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG
  • James D. Folts, PhD
  • Karen Mauer Jones, CG
  • Frederick C. Hart, Jr., CG, FASG
  • Charlotte Megill Hix, CG
  • Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG
  • Henry Z Jones, FASG
  • Roger D. Joslyn, CG, FASG
  • Arthur C. Kelly
  • Nancy V. Kelly
  • Anita Anderson Lustenberger, CG
  • Harry Macy Jr., FASG
  • David Kendall Martin, FASG
  • Suzanne McVetty, CG
  • Meriwether C. Schmid
  • Edward H. L. Smith, MLS
  • Francis J. Sypher
  • Walter Wilmerding