ROSA began as a few engaged citizens coming together and has grown rapidly to include neighbors just like you.  We welcome your expertise, time and support into our organization.  If you relate to our mission and wish to become an active team member, here’s where ROSA could use your help. Please contact us to get started as a member of the ROSA team.

Join a Team

  • PR & Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Environmental
  • Traffic & Engineering

Volunteer a Skill

  • Bookkeeping
  • Writing
  • Event Planning
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Legal/Paralegal Services
  • Research
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Public Speaking
  • Film Editing


ROSA is a nonprofit organization comprised of many volunteers as well as a Board of Directors, department managers, functional work teams and a Steering Committee.

ROSA's success also relies on paid expertise, which is funded exclusively by your community donations.  To retain paid staff in such areas as law, hydrology and community planning, please continue to donate to ROSA regularly.

Board of Directors

  • Suzanne Mitchell
  • Jon Pousette-Dart
  • Ken Gobetz
  • Deborah Munitz
  • James Quinn

Department Heads

The ROSA group is comprised of many volunteers. Helping to head up the team of volunteers:

  • Suzanne Mitchell – Director
  • Deborah Munitz – Webmaster
  • Alice Disanto – Public Relations & Marketing
  • James Brunn – Fundraising
  • Susan Foord - Volunteers
  • Joanne Shepitka - Accounting
  • Dorothy Peteet – Environmental
  • James Quinn – Traffic and Engineering

Paid Experts

The purpose of ROSA is to educate the public and raise funds to hire professionals to represent the interests of the community at large. The funds raised by ROSA have paid for and will pay for contracted professionals including:

  • Jonathan Hyman – Consultant
  • Fran Perchick - Consultant
  • Alan Sorensen – Licensed Planner (Planit Main Street, Inc.)
  • Bob Miller - Hydrologist
  • William Kerniry - Attorney (Tabner, Ryan & Keniry)

Steering Committee

  • Noel Fernandez - Pomona, NY
  • David Lichtenstein-Wesley Hills, NY
  • Sarah Mondale - Suffern, NY
  • Leslie Sanderson - Pomona, NY
  • Dr. Robert & Mary Lou Smith - Chestnut Ridge, NY
  • Joan Wegman-Goldberg - Montebello, NY
  • Janet Wortendyke -  Nyack, NY