BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky, Director and President
Ivan is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at AB – a global investment management firm.
Justin Bohan, Director and Vice President
Justin works for Synchrony Financial heading up digital marketing in retail online financing.
Peter Klose, Director and Secretary
Peter is an attorney in Nyack, NY, where he is also currently chair of the Planning Board.
Joseph Devoe, Director and Treasurer
Joe is Chief Representative of DVB Bank SE’s Representative Office New York and is Managing Director in its Land Transport Finance Division.
Alec Almond, Director
Alec is Vice President, Global Technical Sales for Silver Spring Networks, a technology company focused on the Internet of Things.
Ron Gold, Director
Ron is CEO and Co-Founder of LeanOnWe, the eHarmony of Home Care.
Peter Fernberger, Emeritus – co-founder of River Rowing Association.
Peter is an independent film-maker, avid rower and sailor.
Bronwyn Woodhead, Emeritus– co-founder of River Rowing Association.
Bronwyn is an independent film editor, avid rower and sailor.
Rockland Rowing's coaching staff is led by our Director of Rowing, Melissa Boyd. Our coaches are critical to our success and to the safety of our rowers. All coaches are experienced rowers, many with years of coaching experience. We provide our coaches regular training in first aid and general safety and offer continued coaching education opportunities to keep them growing as instructors in the sport of rowing.
melissa Boyd, Director of Rowing and head coach
Melissa joined the RRA in 2015 after working as the Assistant Director of Rowing at Pelham Community Rowing Association. Melissa brings extensive rowing and coaching experience to her role. She was captain of the University of Oregon's women's crew, and rowed post-college with NYAC and Vesper - winning in both sweep and sculling events at USRowing Nationals and Canadian Henley. Melissa has coached juniors teams that have qualified for USRowing's Youth National Championships and have won many regional regattas.
Leslie has been coaching Rockland's recreational masters and both youth and adult learn-to-rows since 2015. She was a collegiate basketball player who took up rowing as an adult. Since beginning to compete, Leslie has won several large regattas in a double with her racing partner. Leslie attained the level 2 coaching certification from USRowing.
Greta joined Rockland in the fall of 2015 and currently coaches the competitive masters team. She previously coached novice at Mountain Lakes Rowing Club and Piermont Rowing Club.
She learned how to row as an adult and has rowed competitively with Piermont Rowing Club and Rockland Rowing.
Ryan is the assistant coach for the youth competitive and development teams since 2016. Ryan began rowing his sophomore year at Iona Prep and continued all four years at Iona College where he medalled multiple times at the MAAC Championships and was team captain. Most recently Ryan rowed on the New York Athletic Club's summer team and earned a national sculling title.
Kathy is our volunteer business manager. Not a rower herself, she is married to one of our masters rowers and one of her children rowed for the RRA and is now rowing at Cornell University. One day we'll convince her to row, in the meantime, she crushes the erg every year at our Pull-With-Purpose row-a-thon.