Board of Trustees

Wharton Studio Museum - Ithaca NY, Silent Film History

Peter Bardaglio
Chair
Bardaglio is president of Black Oak Wind Farm, LLC and Seneca Strategic Consulting, LLC. He was provost and vice president of academic affairs at Ithaca College, interim vice president and academic dean at Goucher College, and member of the history department. Bardaglio serves on numerous local boards and is a former board member of The History Center in Tompkins County.

Constance Bruce
Vice-Chair/co-Founder
Bruce is Director of External and Academic Events at NYU Shanghai. She served as Director of Communications for the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Research Project, and as Director of Institutional Outreach for the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Prior to her work at Cornell, Bruce was part of the executive team that launched the National Geographic Channel worldwide. Constance has worked in various capacities for independent film production companies in the US and Europe and is currently advisor to and screener for the New York WILD Film Festival.

Cody Danks Burke
Treasurer
Danks Burke is a senior investment officer at the Cornell University Investment Office where he manages the University’s endowment investments in real estate and natural resources. Prior to joining Cornell, Mr. Danks Burke was an associate at the New York City Investment Fund and special assistant to the president of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He also served as press secretary and later deputy chief of staff for Colorado Congressman David Skaggs and his successor Senator Mark Udall.

Domenica Brockman
Brockman is an artist and local business owner with a background in arts administration and education. She managed the Ricco Maresca Gallery and the American Folk Art Gallery in New York City and was assistant to the director of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She currently owns Petrune, a clothing boutique in downtown Ithaca. Her specialties include period costume and antique textiles.

Barbara Desmond
Desmond is an Atlanta-based production designer and interior designer. She is an Executive Board Member of the Atlanta chapter of Women in Film & Television. Desmond grew up in Ithaca and has a strong affinity for the city and its history.

 

 

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