Members A - F
Marie Zuzzolo Amoruso, Ed.D.
Grandma Needs A Nap! with its animated DVD version
Reading and Learning Disabilities: Research and Practice (Garland Press)
“The Hawthorne Elementary School Primary Assessment Chart” in Preschool Assessment (Gilford Press); Language Arts Curriculum K-12; Academic Intervention Services Program K-12 (New York State Dept. of Education); Keys to Planning the Day (New York City Board of Education); Learning to Read (CD ROM); Articles in Professional Publications
Adjunct Associate Professor Psychology and Education, Teachers College Columbia University; Adjunct Professor Psychology and Reading, Manhattanville College; Presenter at State, National, International Reading and Special Education Conferences; Educational Lecturer and Consultant to School Districts on Diagnosis and Treatment of Complex Reading and Learning Cases
Recipient of Kelly Medal for Teaching Methods; Dr. Marie Amoruso Scholarship established by parents given annually to a student who demonstrates significant academic growth despite challenges in learning
Pi Sigma (Biology Research Honors Society)
Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society)
Council for Exceptional Children
International Reading Association
NYS United Teachers/ American Federation of Teachers
Irvington Faculty Association
Intergenerational (parent-child) Literacy Workshops
Owner of Grandma Press, LLC.
Artistic Director and Conductor, Gateway Classical Music Society
Apprentice Conductor, New York Grand Opera
Director, New York Grand Opera Chorus
Soprano soloist, regional opera companies
Guest appearances have included the Metropolitan Museum of Art and WQXR
At 12 years old, the youngest of four contestants chosen by the National Federation of Music Clubs and the University of North Carolina as the state’s ”most promising” musical talents
North Carolina School of the Arts, Peabody Conservatory, Indiana University and The Juilliard School, studying with Vincent La Selva, Konrad Wolff, Elaine Bonazzi and Margaret Harshaw.
Department of Communication Arts, Fordham University
Feature writer: Design + Decor, 2016—present
Frequent features contributor: “Sunday Arts & Style,” Hearst CT Media, 2015—present
Restaurant reviewer: Westchester Magazine, 2015—present
Associate editor, trade publications Luggage and Leather Goods;
Fashion and Accessories <spanhttps://greenwichpenwomen.org/members/members_a-f/”>
Reporter for weekly Westchester newspaper
Executive Editor/Food Editor Greenwich Magazine, 1987–2008
Executive Editor Westport magazine, 1998–2001
Founder/Editor, inGoodTaste: Greenwich, Westport, New Canaan-Darien magazines, 2004–2008
Other Work Experience:
Editor/writer, two soft-cover promotional cookbooks for new
subscribers to Greenwich Magazine
Developed style sheets for all Moffly publications so there was a consistency of style, grammar and spellings
Trained copyeditors who freelanced for publications
Editor of cookbook for St. Michael Women’s Association, with more than 240 recipes
Restaurant Reviewer, patch.com, 2010–2013, throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties
Freelance writer for Edible Nutmeg, Edible Brooklyn and Edible
Manhattan, Healthy Life, thedailymeal.com, Greenwich Time
Second Place Award from Connecticut Press Club for article in Edible Nutmeg about Joe Bastianich’s beehives (a natural immune approach to treating allergies in his son), 2010
Greenwich Botanical Center
St. Michael Women’s Association
Greenwich Branch of American Pen Women, Program Co-Chair, 2015 Program Chairman, 2016; Program Co-Chairman, 2017 and 2019-2021; Program Chairman 2022; Membership Chairman, 2023
Independent Curator & Writer
Executive Director, Silvermine Arts Center, 2010- 2016
Executive Director of National Dance Institute, 2004 – 2010
20+ years with The Jim Henson Company: Puppet builder; Director of Exhibitions; Executive Director of the Jim Henson Foundation; and Producing Director of the Henson International Festivals of Puppet Theater.
Out of the Shadows: The Henson Festivals and Their Impact on Contemporary Puppet Theater, InForm Press, 2020.
The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater, Katonah Museum of Art, 2010.
The Giraffe That Conquered Paris, American Theatre, 2005.
Open Form, Arts International, 2001
Articles have appeared in U.S. and international publications, and museum catalogues, including, Theatre Library Association’s Performing Arts Series, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Crunchy Colors, produced by The Children’s Museum of New York, 2000.
Isle of the Seal, produced by The Theatre of the Open Eye, 1979-80.
Executive Director, Silvermine Arts Center, 2010–2016
Executive Director of National Dance Institute, 2004–2010
20+ years with The Jim Henson Company: Puppet builder; Director of Exhibitions; Executive Director of the Jim Henson Foundation; and Producing Director of the Henson International Festivals of Puppet Theater
Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library: Not By the Book, January 14–February 24, 2021; Looking Forward, Looking Back, September 6–October 17, 2018; Of Art and Craft, October 26–December 5, 2017.
Katonah Museum of Art, The Art of Contemporary Puppet Theater, February 28-June 13, 2010.
The Art of the Muppets was seen at 21 top U.S. museums, including The San Diego Museum of Art, The De Young Museum of Art, and The Detroit Institute of Fine Arts.
Designed Int’l exhibit Muppets, Monsters & Magic, shown at venues including London’s Museum of the Moving Image, The Deutches Film museum, and The Vienna Rathaus.
Designed exhibition for The Museum of Television and Radio, Nov., 2000 – June, 2001.
For release of The Dark Crystal, produced exhibits at The Lincoln Center Library in N.Y., The Craft & Folk Art Museum in L.A., as well as exhibitions in Tokyo and three cities in Australia.
Conceived, curated and wrote all text for exhibitions for all 5 Henson festivals. Three with The Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, including the 1996 Puppets & Performing Objects of the 20th Century, viewed by over 200,000. In ’98 the exhibition, Puppet Inspirations was held at The Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Festival 2000’s exhibition, Forms in Motion, was developed with the Library of the Performing Arts, and held at The Cooper Union.
Jim Henson: The Greenwich Years/ 1964-1971, Hurlbutt Gallery Greenwich Library, 1994.
Chair, Flinn Gallery Committee; Board Member, Friends of the Greenwich Library; The Author’s Guild; Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County; Trustee, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
Susan Shapiro Barash
Susan Shapiro Barash has written over a dozen nonfiction books, including Tripping the Prom Queen, You’re Grounded Forever, But First Let’s Go Shopping and A Passion for More: Affairs that Make or Break Us. For more than twenty years she taught gender studies in the Writing Department at Marymount Manhattan College and has guest taught creative nonfiction at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.
For her fiction, Between the Tides, A Palm Beach Wife, A Palm Beach Scandal and her new novel, Maribelle’s Shadow, she writes as Susannah Marren.
She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Elle, Marie Claire, and has appeared on national television including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC.
Barash has been a guest on national radio including NPR and Sirius Radio. Speaking appearances include Credit Suisse, Bayer Diagnostics, UBS, United Way, Kravis Center and the Society of the Four Arts. Several of her titles have been optioned by Lifetime and HBO.
She has served as a literary panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, as a judge for the International Emmys, and as Vice Chair of the Mentoring Committee of the Women’s Leadership Board at the JFK School of Government, Harvard.
ASH ON WIND, poetry collection (Muse Ink Press, 2017);
Poems in volumes of Prairie Schooner, The Midwest Quarterly,
Arts Alive, Rhino, Willow Review, Colere, Thema, Trajectory;
“The Clock Shoe” anthologized in Best of Prairie Schooner
(University of Nebraska Press, 2001); AJN.
Reprints in “Spotlights” (Northwest Cultural Council), Whetstone,
“Alzheimer’s Association Greater Nebraska Newsletter”,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers,
Russian-Globe/American Poetry website;
“high coo-coo” selected for harpsichord composition
by Elizabeth Lauer.
1982-2000 co-editor, Whetstone, awarded eleven Illinois Arts
Council/NEA awards and American Literary Magazine Award,
1995, for editorial excellence; Recipient of Hugh J. Luke Poetry
Award, 1996, for poems in Prairie Schooner; Finalist for Randall
Jarrell Poetry Prize, 1996, Inkwell’s Poetry Competition, 2001,
and “The Look of Love” International Poetry Competition, 2007;
Honorable Mention, Nonfiction, New Millennium Writings, 2005-
American Academy of Poets
The Authors Guild
AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs)
Poetry Society of America
Nancy B. Burke
A Year of Haiku, 17 Haiku poems edited by Joanna Herman
Lecture on “The Art of Political Speech Writing,” Telluride Writers Guild in Telluride, CO
Wrote several columns for The Greenwich Citizen entitled “Life on the Greenwich Waterfront.”
Grant from The Telluride Writers Guild
AB Vassar College (History of Art)
MFA Manhattanville College
Palm Beach Writers Group
Representative Town Meeting since 2000
Elizabeth Burleson received her LLM in International Law from the London School of Economics, is a Fulbright Senior Specialist on energy-climate-water security, and founder of www.BurlesonInstitute.org – a nongovernmental organization committed to creating and sharing insights that bring together equity and environmental integrity.
As a law professor, she has taught Energy Law, Human Rights and Environment, International Environmental Law, Public International Law, UN Law, International Law and China, Property Law, International Economic Law and the Environment, Water Law, and Environmental Law.
Focusing on emerging international law, she has been an advisor to UNICEF’s Senior Advisor for the Environment and to the New York Director of UNEP.
She has also written reports for UNESCO and UNDP.
She has presented on treaty making for the UN Office of Legal Affairs, having participated in the drafting process for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Agenda 21, and the Rio Declaration. She is an expert contributor to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She was a member of the UNICEF delegation to the Bali Climate Conference; the NWF and UNEP delegations to the Copenhagen Climate Conference; and the IUCN and ASIL delegations to the Cancun, Durban, Doha, Warsaw, Lima, and Paris Climate Conferences. Burleson is on the International Law Association’s Committees on Sea Level Rise and on the Principles Relating to Climate Change, IUCN’s Climate Change & Energy Committees, and the NWF President’s Advisory Council.
She has also conducted legal research for Amnesty International’s London-based International Secretariat and New York-based research division and has provided climate-energy expertise to the French, Peruvian, Japanese, Uruguayan and US governments. She has also provided legal advice to small island states and least developed countries through the Legal Response Initiative coordinated by Columbia University School of Law.
Ann F. Caron, ED.D
Don’t Stop Loving Me: A Reassuring Guide for Mothers of Adolescent Daughters (HarperCollins)
Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Raising the Next Generation of Men (HarperCollins)
Mothers to Daughters: Searching for New Connections (Henry Holt)
Articles in magazines
Columnist for Greenwich Citizen
Lecturer and workshop leader for parents of adolescents throughout the country.
Frequent guest on television and radio, including Oprah Show, Today Show, and others
Authors’ Guild, American Society of Journalists and Authors
Photos published in book American Vision; in North American Gardener, Nature Conservancy and Country magazines; Santa Fe Workshops brochure; postcards for Adirondack Museum; solo calendar for Bank of New York. Delivered 50 lectures on nature photography.
Articles published in New York Times, Garden Magazine and e-magazine FOCUS. Monthly column for Woman’s Day. Judged Greenwich High School Art Competition 2009-2015.
Solo shows at Bendheim Gallery, PepsiCo, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Three- and two- person shows at Kershner Gallery CT and Gannett Gallery SUNY Utica. Greenwich Art to the Avenue four years and Community Artist Show at Greenwich Historical Society. Images in collection of Vassar College.
1990-Present: juried into shows at Gallery of Sacred Heart CT, International Print Show Graphic Arts Center CT, Under 500 Invitational at Bendheim Gallery CT, Silvermine Guild Spectra show; Mattatuck Museum Gallery, National Association of Women Artists shows at Bausch & Lomb and Lever House NY; Flinn and Bendheim Galleries CT.
NLAPW Owl Award. Photography Prize Hortulus Garden Club. Photo awards include First Place New Art Annual Show Stamford CT. Best in Show Carriage Barn CT Annual Photography Exhibit; First Place Salmagundi Club, NYC; Randolph Chitwood Award; Ruth and Robert Newman Award; Fran Brooks Award; First Place Photography, Wesley Amick Show; First Place ASOG Sculpture/Photo Show; Sponsor’s Award Greenwich Art Society; Purchase Award ASOG.
National League of American Pen Women, Art Societies of Greenwich and Old Greenwich CT, Stamford Camera Club.
Int’l Center for Photography NY, Santa Fe Workshop, Maine Photography Workshop, Vassar College BA Phi Beta Kappa.
Publisher, Editor, Writer and Photographer
Unknown No More: Recovering Sanora Babb, Edited by Joanne Dearcopp and Christine Smith, 2021
Vincent Colyer: American Artist and Humanitarian by Madeline Hart, 2016 (editor, production) A Violinist’s Tale by Elliot Magaziner, 2012 (editor, production)
In the Company of Originals by Carla Wallach, 2009 (editor, production)
To Finish First by Phil Kerr, 2007 (photographs)The Nature of Joy, by Alexander Platt with Joanne Dearcopp, 2004
Enigma in Many Keys: The Life and Letters of a WWII Intelligence Officer by Col. Robert E. Button, 2004 (editor, production)
Whose Names Are Unknown by Sanora Babb, 2004 (editor)
“Wall Street East” article in Greenwich Magazine. (writer)
British Airways “Privileged Traveller” Newsletters (writer)
Can-Am Photo History by Pete Lyons, 1999 (photographs)
Muse Ink Press Bookswww.museinkpress.com
Cry of the Tinamou by Sanora Babb, 2021
The Dark Earth and Selected Prose from the Great Depression by Sanora Babb, 2021
Told in the Seed and Selected Poems by Sanora Babb, 2021
Ash on Wind by Sandra Berris, 2017
A Turn for the Verse by Lewis M. Gediman, 2015
The Lost Traveler by Sanora Babb, 2013
An Owl on Every Post by Sanora Babb, 2012
The Steinway Library of Piano Music
Piano Stylings of the Great Standards (Volume 1)
Joyce DiCamillo Trio Recordings
A Touch of Jazz, Anstu Records – all arrangements
Moment to Moment, Seaside Recordings – all arrangements
Freelancin’, Seaside Recordings – all arrangements, original title composition
Love Letters, InPulse Records
Sunrise Lady, InPulse Records
Kennedy Center – Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival
Kennedy Center Jazz Club
Syracuse Jazz Fest
Litchfield (CT) Jazz Festival
Guinness Jazz Festival – Cork, Ireland
Andria Jazz Festival – Andria, Italy
Southampton Jazz Festival – UK
Appearance on NPR’s Piano Jazz, hosted by Marian McPartland
Mexico, Chile and US tours as pianist for international artist Donna Summer
Pianist, Recording Artist, Educator, Composer/Arranger
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
Outstanding Young Women in America
Honorary Member, Sigma Alpha Iota, Women’s Music Honor Society, Syracuse University Chapter
Thumbelina Foundation – Christel Truglia Humanitarian Award 2019
NLAPW OWL Award 2021 PROJECT MUSIC Award – in recognition of ‘Visionary Guidance and Exceptional Leadership’, 2021
Tri-M Music Honor Society
International Association of Jazz Education (CT Chapter Treasurer – 2000 – 2008)
Founder/Chair Emeritus, PROJECT MUSIC, a public/private partnership providing immersive music education to Stamford, CT’s inner-city students
NYC Chapter of National Organization of Italian-American Women (NOIAW)
National League of American Pen Women – Greenwich, CT Chapter
Current Professional Work
Leader, Joyce DiCamillo Trio
Director, Jazz Alive!
Co-founder, Faculty, Summer Jazz Workshop
Kathleen Dooley DiGiovanna
All Greenwich Publications: Greenwich Time, Greenwich Citizen, Greenwich Post, Greenwich Magazine; various publications from Greenwich Hospital, local corporations, and many nonprofit and charitable functions
Greenwich Pen Women Owl Award, 2010
Verbier, Switzerland. New York Virtuoso Singers, James Levine, conductor.
Czech Republic, Germany. Musica Viva, Walter Klauss, conductor
Nation-wide tours with the Waverly Consort, Michael Jaffe, director;
San Fransisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor;
Voices of Ascension. Dennis Keene, conductor.
Ongoing Choral Performances
New York Virtuoso Singers
Vox Vocal Ensemble
Bang on a Can Festival
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
Mark Morris Dance Company
New York City Ballet
Early Music New York
Voices of Ascension
Bard Music Summerscape
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
Adieu, Comment, Common Bill, Hallelujah, Iʼm a Bum, I dreamʼd in a dream, Christmas
Peace. For Charis Chamber Voices, Susanne Peck, director.
A Song for Yule. For the New York Gay Menʼs Chorus.
Woods. For the Society of Universal Sacred Music.
Vuestra Soy. For the Church of Saint Teresa de Avila.
Lake Isle of Innisfree. For Carroll College Department of Music.
Millenium. For Westchester County Parks and Recreation.
Stone Soup. For Cerddorion, Kristina Boerger, director.
Final Dove. For the Sorel Organization Medallion Competition.
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA)
Organist and Choirmaster, Church of the Transfiguration (“The Little Church Around the Corner”), 1 East 29th Street, New York, NY.
Orchestral and choral music, chamber music, oratorios, and operas by major composers in the Western tradition up to the present day.
Performances throughout the United States and Europe.
A Baroque Organ Trilogy: Works by Bach, Brühns and Buxtehude, Pro Organo CD 7054, 1995. In the Old World and the New, Pro Organo CD 7198, 2005.
Executive Board, American Guild of Organists, New York City Chapter. Council of the Episcopal Actors Guild, New York City.
Paisley International Organ Competition: finalist, 1992.
Northern NJ American Guild of Organists Young Artists’ Competition: First Place, 1991.
Manhattan School of Music: Claire Coci Performance Award, 1984 and 1987.
DMA, MM, and BM: Manhattan School of Music. Organ Performance Studies.
Dissertation: Stravinsky’s Religious Choral Music.
A Forgotten Heritage: The Story of John Long
Three poems in the anthology, Thursdays at the Ferguson.
Authored the chapter “Illness: A Call to Change” in the book Alternatives for Women with Endometriosis, A Guide by Women for Women, published by Third Side Press.
Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Spanish from Manhattanville College and Tufts University, respectively.
MBA in Finance, magna cum laude, from Babson College.
Greenwich Pen Women (Associate Member)
National League of American Pen Women (Associate Member)
Association of Professional Genealogists
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Middlesex Genealogical Society
New York Financial Women’s Association
You’ll Probably Forget Me: Living With and Without Hal, poetry, Wildfire Publications, October, 2016.
After, MuseItUp Publishing
If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor (print and ebook), MuseItUp Publishing
Queen: Global Voices of 21st Century Female Poets, edited by Sunita Paul
World Poetry Open Mic Anthology for 2017
World Poetry Open Mic Anthology for 2016
Prompted: An International Collection of Poetry
Beyond the Dark Room
Prompted: An International Collection of Poetry
Beyond the Dark Room
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Phi Beta Kappa, Manhattanville College
Awards and Recognition
National Owl Award Honorable Mention, NLAPW 2018
1st Prize – Short Romantic Comedy Film, Indie Gathering, 2017
Honorable Mention – Short Film – Dialogue, Action on Film, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa
Purchase: You’ll Probably Forget Me: Living With and Without Hal
Blog: Barbara’s Meanderings: http://barbaraehrentreu.blogspot.com
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraEhrentreu
Red River Radio Live Tales from the Pageshttp://www.blogtalkradio.com
Dr. JoAnne Ferrara
Dr. JoAnne Ferrara is the Associate Dean for undergraduate advising and the Professional Development School (PDS) coordinator at Manhattanville College in Westchester N.Y. JoAnne is excited to serve on the executive board as Membership Treasurer for the upcoming year.
JoAnne divides her professional duties between teaching courses, supervising student teachers, and overseeing a network of Professional Development Schools partnered with the college. In 2002 she founded the School of Education’s first Professional Development School Partnership in a community school in Westchester County. She strongly believes in the power of school/university partnerships to inform educator preparation, professional development, and student achievement.
She is the author of Professional Development Schools: Creative Solutions for Educators and co-author of Whole Child, Whole School: Applying Theory to Practice in the Community School and Changing Suburbs, Changing Students: Helping School Leaders Face the Challenges. Dr. Ferrara is also the lead editor of Professional Development Schools Research, Volume 5, Book Series.
Certificate in Botanical Art from the New York Botanical Gardens;
Studied botanical art in England with Anne Marie Evens
Juried shows in New York and Fairfield County
Book: Hearts and Nature
Joyce N. French, Ph.D.
Reading and Study Skills in the Secondary School (Garland Publishing, Inc)
Adult Literacy: A Source Book and Guide (Garland Publishing, Inc)
Teaching Thinking Skills: Theory and Practice (Garland Publishing, Inc)
Reading and Learning Disabilities: Research and Practice (Garland Publishing, Inc)
Articles in professional journals
Greenwich Pen Women Owl Award, 2009
Lecturer at national and international conferences
Presenter at workshops for teachers and parents
Director of Teacher Education Department, Manhattanville College
Visiting professor, Teachers College Columbia University
International Reading Association
Maria C. Friscia
Herbert H. Lehman College, MFA – January 1997
Hebert H. Lehman College, B.A. – January 1993, Major: Art
Herbert H. Lehman College, B.A. – June 1979, Major: Spanish
Multiple juried shows for paintings and photography from 2006 to present
Solo show with Stamford Art Association, Greenwich Art Society/Greenwich Hospital Café, Beaux Arts Gallery, Loft Artists Association
Art to the Avenue from 2012 to present
2018 — Members Only Juried Art Show”, Art Society of Old Greenwich, Flinn Gallery, Second Place in Acrylic
2018 — “Art Society of Old Greenwich “Spring Show and Scholarship Award” First Place in Acrylic, Garden Education Center
2017 — “Members Only Juried Art Show”, Art Society of Old Greenwich, Flinn Gallery, First Place in Acrylic
2017 — “Marine and Coastal Art”, Rowayton Arts Center, First Place in Acrylic
2017 — “Opened Juried Show” Art Society of Old Greenwich, Bendheim Gallery, Third Prize
2017 — “100th Annual Bendheim Juried Exhibition”, Greenwich Art Society
2017 — “Abstraction” Rowayton Arts Center, Third Place in Acrylic
2016 — “Beyond Brushwork” Rowayton Arts Center, Second Place in Pastels,
2016 — “Spring Show and Scholarship Award” Art Society of Old Greenwich Second Prize in Mixed Medium, Garden Education Center
2015 — “Spring Show and Scholarship Award” Art Society of Old Greenwich, Second Prize Award in Graphics, Garden Education Center
2014 — “Connecticut at Work”, Art at the Furguson, Honorable Mention
2014 — “Opened Juried Show” Art Society of Old Greenwich Third Prize
2014 — “Sounds of Summer”, Art at the Ferguson, Honorable Mention
2014 — “15Th Annual Vivian & Stanley Reed Marine Show” Third Place, Stamford Art Association
2013 — “The Thirty Third Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show Stamford Art Association Juried Show Joyce and Bob Jones Award
2012 — “Far Away Places”, Stamford Art Association, Second Prize
2012 — “Opened Juried Show” Art Society of Old Greenwich, Second Prize
2011 — “Far Away Places”, Stamford Art Association Juried Show, First Prize
Serendipity magazine, Greenwich Times, Stamford Advocate
Stamford Art Association, Loft Artists Association, the Greenwich Art Association, the Greenwich Arts Council, the Art Society of Old Greenwich, Exhibiting member of Rowayton Arts Center and New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc.