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Active Board Members
Danielle Guggenheim - Education Director
Danielle H. Guggenheim started Storytime with the James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center (JBOLC) in the summer of 2020, during the height of the Covid Pandemic. "Communities are powerful when they come together, and each person plays a role and/or contributes. My role is to care and nurture The New Ones (our children)."

Danielle is most passionate about public education. In her own words, "My driving force both personally and professionally is to meet the challenge of "What does high quality, academically rigorous education look like, feel like, and sound like in classrooms, irrespective of class, ethnicity, or zip code"

With over twenty years' experience in education, that includes middle school administrator, graduate school adjunct professor, elementary school teacher and teacher of children with disabilities, Danielle Guggenheim is on a mission to work and collaborate with leading experts to bring best practices in education, environmentalism, and sustainability to youth of The Bronx.
Sung Kim - Secretary & Treasurer

Sung Kim has been an aspiring artist for many years and found joy and healing in Mother Nature. She feels blessed to be involved in the work of JBOLC and hopes to help connect people, especially young children to Mother Nature, gardening and the merriment of art-making.

She is a certified permaculture designer, gardener and master composter.
Sharon Lungrin

Sharon Lungrin is an experienced finance and operation not for profit professional and entrepreneur.

As a JBOLC Board Member, Sharon focuses on strategic planning and working to deepen JBOLC relationships with local organizations, elected officials and community members in order to create and sustain a thriving network of good information about resources and opportunities in the Bronx and beyond.
Raymond Pultinas - President

Ray Pultinas(he/him) is responsible for organization's recognition and realization of its mission, maintaining relationships and expanding networks and capacities.
Richard Wooley - Sustainability and Community Engagement

Richard Wooley is a former constituent correspondent for the US Senate and speechwriter for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He co-founded several small businesses and coached over 500 startups and emerging companies, helping them re-examine strategies and draw roadmaps to their goals. He's also consulted for non-profits, including DoSomething, Super Dville and ZanaAfrica, which focus on community impact, social-emotional learning and economic injustices caused by lack of health resources. In media, he produced original news video content for CBSeye and, for seven years, co-authored a weekly political opinion column for the Huffington Post. He's an invited editorial writer for CNN.

As a board member, he helps reaching out to broader community through social media and other engagements.

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