Council of Directors

The Watershed Agricultural Council seats a 15-member Council of Directors, which represents the interests of farm and forest landowners within the New York City water supply region. Charged with the WAC’s policy making and fiscal oversight, the Board selects Council members from the Catskill, Delaware and Croton Watersheds.


2024 Council Members:

Dr. Dwight Bruno, Retired Veterinarian, Delaware County
James Darling, Dairy farmer, Delaware County
Paul Gallay, Columbia University Office of Research Lecturer, Putnam County
Wayland Gladstone, Council Chair, Beef farmer, Delaware County
Karl Gockel, Treasurer, Dairy farmer, Delaware County
Jennifer Grossman, Secretary,  Attorney, Delaware County
Barb Hanselman, Dairy Farmer, Delaware County
Jason Helmbold, Financial Advisor/Farmer, Delaware County
Fred Huneke, Retired dairy farmer, Delaware County
Tom Hutson, Vice Chair, Beef farmer, Delaware County
Steve Reed, Dairy farmer, Delaware County
John Verhoeven, Angus beef farmer, Greene County
Marilyn Wyman, Forest landowner, Schoharie County
John Vickers, Representative for DEP Commissioner Rohit T. Aggarwala
Jeff Wilson, Horse Farm, Delaware County

2024 Non-Council Committee Members:
Jan Blaire, Croton Watershed
Leda Blumberg, Croton Watershed
Kyle Clark, Dairy Farmer, Delaware County
Rob Clark, Retired US Forest Service
Gwen Deysenroth, Dairy farmer, Delaware County
Shannon Finn, Dairy Farmer, Schoharie County
Tom Ganz, NYC DEP
Paul Krickhahn, Jr, Forester, Delaware County
Tianna Kennedy, Organic vegetable farmer, Otsego County
Dennis Reinshagen, Dairy Farmer, Delaware County
Betsey Ryder, Beef, vegetables and flowers farm, Croton Watershed
Sara Storrer, NYC DEP
Michael VanderWerff, NYC DEP
Frank Winkler, Landowner, Delaware County
The Council oversees much of its policy and programmatic work through “Committees.” Click here for a complete list of 2024 committees and members.