Our Team

Ann Paul


Email: apaul@westmorelandsanctuary.org
Phone: 914-666-8448

Ann has been a member of the Westmoreland Sanctuary Board since 2001 and is passionate about ‘all things outdoors’. She served as a member of Westmoreland Sanctuary’s Board of Directors through 2015, and during that tenure served as Chair of the Nominating Committee for four years and then became President of the Board for two years. Ann is also a member of the Bedford Garden Club and St. Matthews Church where she enjoys volunteering for both organizations. In addition to her Not-for-Profit work and strong commitment to the environment and conservation issues, she has a strong background in fiduciary management. Ann spent 15 years at J.P. Morgan Chase in their private wealth management and estate trust division. There she worked with clients from across the country, most of whom with assets in excess of $50 million. Ann is a native to Westchester and lives in Bedford Hills, New York, with her husband and three daughters.

Stephen Ricker


Director Of Conservation and Wildlife Management / General Manager
Email: sricker@westmorelandsanctuary.org
Phone: 914-666-8448

A graduate of Unity College in Maine, one of the leading environmental colleges in the country, he joined the Westmoreland family in 1990. Steve’s environmental philosophy is, “it is most efficient to work with nature as opposed to trying to do the work of nature ourselves”. Education is the most useful tool to shape the future of our planet and our local communities. Recently, Steve has enjoyed training and teaching summer college interns about environmental management techniques, such as, bird banding, flora and fauna identification, invasive species removal and habitat restoration. Steve regularly helps people with wildlife problems and offers consultations to homeowners who want to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife to their property, no matter how big or small.

Stephen Sciame


Director of Education
Email: ssciame@westmorelandsanctuary.org
Phone: 914-666-8448

Stephen is a long time nature enthusiast with a Master’s in Education in Park and Recreation Administration from Lehman College He has been teaching about the environment and recreation since his Eagle Scout project helping to educate the public about hawk migration at the State Line Lookout at the Palisades Park Commission in New Jersey.  For the Last several years he has been working with the New York State Parks department as a maintenance worker and nature guide. At Rockefeller State Park he lead many well attended public programs covering a variety of subject topics from scavenger hunts to edible plant identification. Although comfortable teaching different subjects Stephen’s main interests are birds of prey, wilderness survival skills, and animal adaptations. One of his favorite educational experiences is showing people the amazing properties all around us, even in something as simple as a feather or the dandelions in your yard.

Board of Directors 2017

  • Graham D.S. Anderson – President Emeritus
  • Howard Arden – Vice-President
  • Michaela Beitzel
  • Matthew Bromley – President
  • Miles Cameron
  • Mary Cox
  • Cindy Feureisen
  • Susan Greenwald
  • Timothy Hall
  • Christopher Hayward -Treasurer
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Debbie Stanley – Secretary 
  • John J. Stockbridge
  • Glenn T. Ticehurst -Vice-President
  • Bonnie Tisi

Advisory Board Members 2016

  • Jeremiah Bogart
  • Christopher Burdick
  • Patrick Brennan
  • Carolla Bracco
  • Helen Clay Chace
  • Elizabeth Clymer
  • Christopher Davis
  • Evelyn Goodhue
  • Kathryn Hoenig
  • Stephanie McCaine
  • Jennifer Morello
  • Leslie Needham
  • John Ryan
  • Brain Skanes
  • Rodman K. Tilt, Jr.
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