State Historic Preservation Office Contact

The Division for Historic Preservation is organized into three bureaus: the Community Preservation Services Bureau, Technical Preservation Services Bureau and the Bureau of Historic Sites & Parks. This contact page contains primarily information for the staff that administers the functions of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). These functions include the National Register of Historic Places, Survey and Evaluation, Outreach, Rehabilitation Tax Credits, Technical Assistance and Compliance, Archaeology, Grants, and the Certified Local Government program.

Within most units, each staff person is assigned a specific territory defined by multiple counties. Although regional boundaries differ among units (as illustrated by the maps on this page), staff members work together regularly in interdisciplinary teams.

Division for Historic Preservation

Ruth L. Pierpont, Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation/ Deputy SHPO, 518-268-2171
Julian Adams, Director, Community Preservation Services Bureau, 518-268-2172
John Bonafide, Director, Technical Preservation Bureau, 518-268-2166
Mark Peckham, Director, Bureau of Historic Sites & Parks, 518-268-2163

Mailing Address

New York State Division for Historic Preservation
Peebles Island State Park
P.O. Box 189
Waterford, NY 12188-0189
Phone: (518) 237-8643

Delivery Address

New York State Division for Historic Preservation
Peebles Island Resource Center
Delaware Avenue
Cohoes, NY 12047

Community Preservation Services Bureau

Survey & Certified Local Government Program (CLG) Unit

The Survey and Certified Local Government Unit oversees the statewide inventory of historic resources. This unit assists communities and agencies with surveys that identify and evaluate historic districts, buildings, sites, structures and objects worthy of protection and consideration in community planning efforts. Requests for third party determinations of National Register eligibility are submitted to the survey and evaluation staff. To find the staff member assigned to your county please View Map.

This unit additionally administers the CLG Program, which provides training and support to communities formally designated as CLGs by the National Park Service. To find the field & grants manager assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Kathy Howe, Coordinator, 518-268-2168
  • Counties: Erie, Orleans, Monroe, Niagara
  • Also covers CLG communities in Western New York
  • Paul Archambault, 518-268-2194
  • Counties:Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
  • Also covers Hurricane Sandy Waterfront Communities Survey
  • Linda Mackey, 518-268-2148
  • Counties: Albany, Broome, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington
  • Also covers CLG communities in Eastern New York
  • Daria Merwin, 518-268-2192
  • Counties: Allegany, Bronx, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
  • Anthony Opalka, 518-268-2177
  • Counties: Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Fulton, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins
  • Lorraine Weiss, 518- 268-2129
  • Counties: Genesee, Livingston, Nassau, Ontario, Suffolk, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

National Register Unit

The National Register (NR) Unit administers the State and National Registers of Historic Places programs in New York and assists the public the process of developing and completing official nomination forms. Additionally, the NR staff assists in the identification of buildings that are potentially eligible for Tax Credits programs and the processing of the program's Part 1 applications. To find the staff member assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Kathleen LaFrank, Coordinator, 518-268-2165
  • Counties: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Sullivan
  • Virginia Bartos, 518-268-2161
  • Counties: Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Yates
  • Jennifer Betsworth, 518-268-2189
  • Counties: Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Ulster, Westchester
  • Bill Krattinger, 518-268-2167
  • Counties: Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Rensselaer, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington
  • Daniel McEneny, 518-268-2162
  • Counties: Albany, Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
  • Jennifer Walkowski, 518-268-2137
  • Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara, Wyoming
  • Emilie Gould, 518-268-2201
  • Counties: Cortland, Fulton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Schenectady, Schoharie

Outreach Unit

This unit develops preservation planning initiatives, coordinates public outreach activities, and assists the public with NYS and OPRHP grant opportunities. To find the grant reviewer assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Stacey Matson-Zuvic, Grants, 845-786-2701
  • Counties: Albany, Bronx, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Kings, Montgomery, New York, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester
  • Daniel McEneny, Community Outreach, 518-268-2162
  • Counties: Community Outreach - Statewide
  • Marie Sarchiapone, Grants, 518-268-2183
  • Counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Franklin, Genesee, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Federal and NYS Commercial Tax Credit Program

These staff members assist property owners with application for the federal and NYS historic preservation tax credit programs. The NR staff noted above assists in the identification of eligible buildings for the program and the processing Part 1 applications. The technical staff listed below assist project teams in the processing of Part 2 and 3 applications. To find the staff member assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Sloane Bullough, 518-268-2158
  • Beth Cumming, 518-268-2181
  • Eric Kuchar, 518-268-2164
  • James Warren, 518-268-2182

Technical Preservation Services Bureau

Technical Assistance & Compliance Unit

The Technical Assistance and Compliance Unit coordinates consultation for SHPOs environmental review programming. This unit also provides general guidance to the public on building rehabilitation. To find the staff member assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Beth Cumming, Coordinator, 518-268-2181
  • Counties: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
  • Sloane Bullough, 518-268-2158
  • Counties: Albany, Broome, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster
  • Bill Krattinger, 518-268-2167
  • Counties: Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester
  • Eric Kuchar, 518-268-2164
  • Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Steuben, Tioga, Wyoming
  • Larry Moss, AIA, CDT – Weatherization, Disaster Recovery, 518-268-2187
  • James Warren, 518-268-2182
  • Counties: Cayuga, Clinton, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schuyler, Tompkins, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Yates

Homeowner Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program

  • Sloane Bullough, 518-268-2158

Archeology Unit

The Archaeology Unit guides the identification and protection of archaeological resources in environmental review and provides guidance to the public on the preservation of these resources. To find the staff member assigned to your county please View Map.

  • Nancy Herter, Coordinator & Native American Liaison, 518-268-2179
  • Counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming
  • Daniel Bagrow, 518-268-2160
  • Counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer Schenectady, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Washington, Warren
  • Andrew S. Farry, 518-268-2185
  • Counties: Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca, Wayne, Yates
  • Tim Lloyd, 518-268-2186
  • Counties: Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Schoharie, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
  • Philip A. Perazio, 518-268-2175
  • Counties: Allegany, Bronx, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Kings, Lewis, Madison, New York, Oneida, Onondaga, Queens, Richmond, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins

GIS and Information Technology

  • Michael Schifferli, GIS, 518-268-2180
  • Matthew Shepherd, 518-268-2169

NYS Historic Sites and Parks Technical Services

  • Christopher Flagg, Coordinator, Assistant Agency Preservation Officer, 518-268-2136
  • Erin Moroney - Building & Landscape Conservation, 518-268-2173
  • Michael Roets - Archeology, 518-268-2132
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