SPRYE President Lauren Miscimarra flanked by new board members Ellen Cacciapaglia and Meg Cameron, at left, and Dolores Eyler and James Alban-Davies.
SPRYE, the local non-profit organization that helps those 60 and up age in place in the homes and communities they love, is pleased to announce that, as it readies to resume in-person events and its new technology initiative, it has named new board members as well as a new president, Lauren Miscimarra.
Miscimarra takes over from Michele Thomas, who will remain on the Advisory Council. “Under the guidance of Executive Director Marie Johnson and her Administrative Assistant, we will leave no older adult unconnected in the communities we serve — Rye, Harrison, Rye Brook, and Port Chester,” said Miscimarra.
After moving to Rye in 1988, Miscimarra, who had a career in international finance, became a dedicated volunteer, active in the PTO’s, Rye Historical Society, Rye Youth Council, Agatha Durland Society, and Shenorock Shore Club, where she served as Entertainment Governor. She was also a substitute teacher in the Rye City Schools.
SPRYE’S four new board members are Jim Alban-Davies, Ellen Cacciapaglia, Meg Cameron, and Dolores Eyler.
Alban-Davies has a B.A. in Finance from London School of Economics and is now retired after a successful career in finance. A Rye resident since 1983, he and his wife Jenny and their two daughters are all active volunteers at local organizations, including the Carver Center and Bread of Life. While serving as chairman of the board at Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Jim helped increase enrollment and scholarship opportunities.
Since moving to Rye in 1991, Cacciapaglia has given generously of her time to community organizations, including POTS, a soup kitchen in the Bronx, Rye High School’s College and Career room, IMPACT, Helping Hands for the Homeless and Hungry, and Caritas, in addition to serving as a SPRYE driver. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Education and a Master’s in Counseling and Psychology.
Meg Cameron planned to be a research scientist but chose to stay home and raise her family. Among her civic activities are serving as an executive member of the board of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic and as chair of the Rye City Democratic Committee. She and her husband, Jim Glickenhaus, have lived in Rye for 35 years. The couple own SGC Cars, a boutique manufacturer of race and road cars.
Dolores Eyler has lived in Rye, and, more recently, Harrison since 1992. A dedicated volunteer, she has served on the boards of the Rye YMCA, the Little Garden Club of Rye, Rye Presbyterian Church, and the national boards of POSSE and Operation Respect. She has degrees in both journalism and education. In 1996, she founded The Rye Record. Dolores and her husband, Van Siler, have six adult sons and stepsons and ten grandchildren.