Hammond Museum welcomes new board members


The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden is starting 2023 on an energetic note with the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Nancy Falls-Aronchick and John “Koki” Liao will each bring their skills, experience, resources and enthusiasm to help further the Hammond's mission.

Falls-Aronchick has a long-standing connection with the museum. She and her husband, Martin Aronchick, a North Salem town council member, have attended countless events at the museum throughout their 20 years as town residents. Falls-Aronchick recently retired from a 30-year career in physical therapy, including 10 years as the director of rehabilitation at a nonprofit nursing home. In her free time, Nancy belongs to a murder mystery book club, is an amateur author, dabbles in stand-up comedy, and is an avid gardener. As Hammond trustee, Falls-Aronchick will focus on facilitating greater interaction between local individuals and organizations and the Hammond.

Liao, an Eastchester resident, brings extensive business and financial experience to his new role as Hammond trustee. He spent over 25 years in the corporate world, working for companies including General Electric, NBCUniversal and IBM. He also has a military background, having served eight years in the U.S. Army. In his free time, Liao swims and plays squash. As trustee, he intends to play a transformative role in organizing and implementing critical data and financial systems and practices at the museum.

Of his new venture, Liao said, “I am excited to join the Hammond Board. I look forward to working with our Executive Director and the other Board members to carry on Hammond’s valuable mission in the community.”

The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden will open for the 2023 season on April 1.

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