Directors / Officers

Meet Our Board Members & Officers 

Bob Dietrich

Board Member 20+ years

Founding Member

Past President

LIPS Member since 1985

Big Bird!



Diane Hyde

President 2021

Board Member 2010; Treasurer 2011

LIPS Member since 2004

Ruled by a Quaker!




Susan Chamberlain

Past President

Past Co-President

Board Member

Recording Secretary

Corresponding Secretary

LIPS Member since 1996

Amazons Rule!

Anne DePietri

Vice-President since 2021

Board Member since 2008

President 2014-2021

LIPS Member since 2004

All about the GREYS...

Pat LoRusso

Board Member 2017

LIPS Member since 2010

"It was love at first sight"


Robert Gross

Board Member since 2019

LIPS Member since 2009

Bird Man of Wantagh!


Paula Basso

Returning Board Member 2019

LIPS Member since 2012

It's all about greys and macaws


Donna Barbaro

Board Member 2021

LIPS Member since 1990

Greys, cockatiels & chickens!


Shawn Florman

Board Member since 2020

LIPS Member since 2018

Webmaster / Parrot Placement / Volunteer

Three shades of grey