Naromi Land Trust
Friday, September 25, 2020
Forever. Sherman.
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Naromi has a small Board of Directors that includes past Chairman of the Sherman Wetlands Commission, an attorney with extensive knowledge of land use issues, several local business owners, several financial experts, several people who are active in the schools and community groups in Sherman, and a horticulturalist. 

Board of Directors

President - Chris Jellen

Vice-President - Stan Greenbaum

Secretary - Michael Hertzberg

Treasurer - Lori Finck



Karen Cushnie

Jen Freed

Stan Greenbaum

Ian Gribble

Marge Josephson

Liz Mard

Chris Theodoros

Stephanie Warren 




Executive Director - Amanda Branson


 Amanda Branson has been working with Naromi Land Trust since 2007 supporting the Board of Directors, ensuring compliance with national standards, and managing Naromi’s program activities, like editing its popular eNewsletter and website since 2007. As Naromi's first Executive Director, Amanda is charged with helping our Board achieve Naromi’s goal to implement its creed: “Forever. Sherman.”


Amanda has been working with non-profit organizations since 2003 providing services to help groups connect to their community, accomplish their goals, and streamline their operations. Amanda leads the Connecticut Records Project, a joint program of the Land Trust Alliance and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council that teaches land trusts sound record-keeping practices and conduct audits of property and organizational records. Over the last few years, fifteen land trusts have participated in this project. Amanda also provides services to land trusts throughout Connecticut including coaching on sound record-keeping practices, accreditation preparation support, and building organizational strength. 

 Amanda lives in Kent with her husband Clark and their three young children.  Amanda has a BFA in Printmaking with a Minor in Art History from Maine College of Art. She has exhibited her art in Maine, Connecticut and New York and maintains a studio practice. 

Office Administrator & GIS Specialist - Joanna Wozniak-Brown, PhD 

Joanna Wozniak-Brown works closely with the Executive Director to complete certain Finance and Administration tasks and to assist in implementation of Naromi's Development & Outreach programs. She coordinates outreach events including scheduling and publicizing via social media, Naromi e-news, and print media. She also prepares GIS maps for Naromi as needed. Additional information is available at