This building was formerly the Caretaker’s Cottage for the Park, and is a two-story, frame and gable roof house with twin chimneys. It is the only building here that existed during the lifetime of the Park donor, Mr. Charles Pond. Documentation suggests it was most likely built around 1875, making it the oldest building in the Park. Theodore Wirth moved the Caretaker’s Cottage from Asylum Avenue to its present location in 1898 when he created the Farmstead as the working center for the Park. 

Elizabeth Park Conservancy Staff

President & CEO
Christine Doty
cdoty@elizabethparkct.org
860-231-9443, ext 102

Director of Park Operations
Kathy Kraczkowsky
gardens@elizabethparkct.org
860-231-9443, ext 103

Development Manager
Ann Drinan
development@elizabethparkct.org

Development Advisor
Margaret Tilney                                                                                                                      

Development & Marketing Coordinator
Kelly Nolen
admin@elizabethparkct.org
860-231-9443, ext 101

Visitor Center Manager
Susan R. Barney
visitors@elizabethparkct.org

Gardener
Wesley Gage

Gardener
David Rivera

Elizabeth Park Conservancy Consultants

Accountant
Ellen Deutsch
accounting@elizabethparkct.org 

Rosarian
Stephen Scanniello
roses@elizabethparkct.org 

Horticulturist
Rosemary Aldridge
plants@elizabethparkct.org

Gift Shop Manager
Stephanie Webb
giftshop@elizabethparkct.org

Horticulturist Emeritus

Robert A. Prill

Elizabeth Park Conservancy Board of Directors

Chair Ben Flynn
Vice-Chair Marian Kellner 
Treasurer David Jepson 
Asst. Treasurer Edward Samorajczyk 
Secretary Francine Christiansen 
Asst. Secretary Rosemarie Tate
Past Chair Charlie Ortiz

Current Directors 

Avery Buell
Joanne Eudy
Douglas Hyland
Kelly Jarvis
Leslie Smith
Donna Stout
Rosemarie Tate 
Roberta Woronow       

Honorary Lifetime Directors

Tina Collias *
Michelle Drain
Mike Fuss
Joanna Gerber, MD
Paul Grimmeisen
Victor Jarm *
Louis Lista
Marianne Lorenzo
Nancy Mixter
John Balf Morgan
Levette Perkins
Dave Peterson
Sali Riege *
Eve Silvester *
Lisa Silvestri
William Turull
Lina Wagner *
Kim Yarum
* deceased

Former Presidents/Chairs

Laura Berman
Mike Fuss
Garnette Johnson *
Helen S Kaman *
Kathy Kraczkowsky
Charlie Ortiz
Dave Peterson 
Anne Pinto *
Lisa Silvestri
Lina Wagner *
Milton Young *
* deceased

Elizabeth Park Conservancy Ambassadors

Beverly Baker
David & Sandra Bobowski
Eileen Buell
Kimberly Byrd
Susan Clemow
Adam Cohen
Halsey & Michele Cook
Anna Corcoran
Brad & Lauren Drazen
Jared & Clare Edwards
David Elovich
Ann Marie Fauliso
Ellen Flynn
Bill Gleason
Debbie Grazier
William Howard & Liz Kaplan
Karen Huhtanen
Susan Izard
Diana Jepsen                                                                                                                     

Louise Kaufman
Kitty & Jack Keane
Linda Kelly
Rob Kret
Paddi LeShane
Kathy Marr
Carole Mucha
Eileen Pollack
Nancy Porter
Nat Reeves
Sara Ellen Sargent
Lisa Silvestri
Michelle Souza
Jessie Stasulis
Elizabeth (Lisa) Stout
Mary Tulumaris
Jeff Verney
Connie Williams