The Trustees of the New York City Fire Museum lead the Museum’s governing process and oversee the Museum’s programming and collection activities in partnership with the professional staff and volunteers.
Ted Grant Jr., President
Ted is currently the Managing Partner of the international advisory firm Sagamore Global Advisors where he works with large corporate and non-for-profit institutions focused on improving senior executive effectiveness, organizational performance, innovation, and transformational change. Ted has served as Special Assistant/Chief of Staff to the President of the Rockefeller Foundation and as a Senior Vice President, Office of the CEO and Chairman of J. P. Morgan Chase. Throughout Ted’s career, he has served as a critical business partner to senior executives across the private and non-for profit sectors, advising them in improving the management and future potential of attractive business opportunities. Ted is currently President of the Board of Directors of the New York City Fire Museum; the Advisory Council of The Resolution Project, and the US Leaders Council for Cordaid, an international NGO organization based in The Netherlands. He has served on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board's Advisory Council and Capital Campaign Steering Committee (SASB); as an Advisor for the Partnership for New York City; and as an Ambassador for Carnegie Hall.
Pat Stahl, Vice President
Mr. Stahl is the Vice President of Technology for Disney-ABC in New York. In his role he oversees technology across ABC’s 8 owned stations in the United States. In this role, one that he has held in several media companies, he is not only responsible for the technical aspects of the job, he oversees large staff of operators and engineers. Pat holds a BA from Rutgers University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Paul Magda, Treasurer
During his tenure at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Magda spearheaded a relationship with the NYC Fire Museum when he organized a display in the building’s lobby of historic artifacts from the museum’s collection. Other displays followed and inspired Paul’s participation in the museum’s governance. He has actively promoted fire safety education and been recognized by appointment to the FDNY with the honorary rank of Battalion Chief.
Jeanne D’Onofrio, Secretary
Jeanne D’Onofrio is chief of staff for the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York and serves as a member of the executive team responsible for management, strategic planning, and oversight of the administration and programs. She has an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a BBA from Baruch College, City University of New York. D'Onofrio grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island in close-knit community of firefighter families and was truly inspired by their dedication and commitment to their work, especially when that meant putting their lives on the line in order to save others.
Ray Bermudez is a Human Resources professional currently serving as Vice President of Human Resources at First Data, a financial services company with over 22,000 employees. When first joining First Data, Ray was the head of military and veteran’s affairs with the responsibility of fulfilling the company’s commitment to support and hire our country’s service men and women. His father is retired from the FDNY having served his career during the historic “war years” in the Bronx.
Dominick R. DeRubbio
Dominick is the President of Salvus Group, LLC, a New York City-based health and safety company, and has worked as a safety consultant for close to 20 years. He currently maintains professional designations with the National Fire Protection Association, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and the Rutgers School of Public Health. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in emergency response studies from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he also lectures on health and safety for first responders. Dominick is active in the September 11th memorial group “Friends of Postcards” based in St. George, Staten Island. He is also the son of retired FDNY Battalion Chief Dominick A. DeRubbio and nephew of Firefighter David P. DeRubbio, who was killed in the line of duty on September 11th, 2001.
Patrick J. Mahaney, Jr.
Colonel Mahaney served in the US Army for thirty years until his retirement in 2017. He was a member of the Special Forces (Green Berets). He served as Director and Senior Military Fellow for the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group. His service includes deployments in Operations Just Cause, Desert Storm and seven times to Enduring Freedom. He commanded the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, a tactical Special Forces battalion, and a Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. Colonel Mahaney is the son of an FDNY Captain and holds the honorary rank of Battalion Chief in FDNY.
Ms. Marks has served on the Board of the NYC Fire Museum and its predecessor, Friends of the NYC Fire Department Collection, since its inception. Dorothy has a legacy of helping found and support first responder organizations in New York City. She was a founding member of the Central Park Medical Unit and served on the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of NYC. She also serves on the Board of the FDNY Honor Emergency Fund and holds the rank of Honorary Commissioner in recognition of her dedication and commitment to the FDNY.
William B. Norden
Trustee of the Museum for more than 20 years; Director and VP of the Honorary Fire Officers Association (FDNY); Director of the Honor Emergency Fund (FDNY); Member and Past Director of Fire Bell Club of NY; Honorary Assistant Chief (FDNY); practicing attorney in NYC.
Bruce Twickler organized New York City Fire Museum’s exhibit, “Colonial Firefighting and the American Revolution” (2023), the basis for which was the research for his book New York Firefighting and the American Revolution (2022) Before the Museum project, Bruce produced, wrote, and directed the acclaimed PBS documentaries Damrell's Fire and Broadside. Before filmmaking, as a software publisher, he published the product that defined microcomputer animation, VideoWorks (1985), and a decade later the award-winning animation/video software, VideoCraft (1995). Later he founded an Internet company, Andover.net. After graduating from MIT (BS/MSEE, 1967/68), he was a Research Engineer at MITRE Corp in the digital signal processing group, then founded and built a chain of hifi stores in Illinois, Texas, and Ohio and, in 1980, became VP Marketing for Pioneer Electronics. He now lives with his wife on Cape Cod while visiting his grown kids and very rapidly growing grandkids.
James Vreeland, Volunteers Advocate
Retired FDNY Captain who served with Engine 222, Engine 33, Ladder 149, Engine 245, and Engine 7. He is a liaison between our retired firefighter docents – an integral part of the visitor experience at the Fire Museum – and the Board.
John J. Hodgens
FDNY Chief of Department