Our Staff

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Nancy Proyect, President

Nancy has served as the president of the Orange County Citizens Foundation since 2006, prior to which time she served as its Communications Director. Under Nancy’s tenure, the Foundation has increased outreach and programming, begun publishing Quality of Life Report Cards, and introduced its Placemaking program, along with a number of other new community initiatives.

Before joining the Citizens Foundation, Nancy owned a public relations consulting firm serving the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. Nancy has also worked for the Orange County Partnership, Prentice Hall Publishing, Market News International, and the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Nancy is active in several community organizations, including Leadership Orange, the Orange County Arts Council, Cornwall Community Cooperative, Temple Beth Jacob, SUNY New Paltz CRREO, and RE-Think Local.

 

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Olivia Baldwin, Seligmann Center Director

Olivia holds a BFA in painting and a BA in writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has lived, worked, and exhibited her work in the United States, Austria, and Italy, and has co-curated exhibitions and performances in rural communities both nationally and internationally.

Prior to coming to the Seligmann Center, Baldwin worked in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department and the Education Departments of deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

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Bonnie Neucall, Executive Assistant

A lifelong resident of Orange County, Bonnie began working at the Citizens Foundation in January of 2006. She is responsible for all of the Foundation’s daily operations, including administration, finances, membership, and facilities.

Bonnie is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Orange, and serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of Hudson Valley Honor Flight. She can also be found staffing the registration tables at many non-profit events throughout the county.

Bonnie lives in New Windsor and is the proud mother of two adult children.