The Heckscher Museum of Art Announces New Additions to the Board of Trustees

The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to announce new members to its Board of Trustees.

Susan Futter has been associated with The Heckscher Museum of Art since 2018 as a member of the Development Committee and now a member of the Board of Trustees. She has co-chaired several Celebrate Achievement Benefits and been involved in public programs including Art in Bloom. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Susie holds a master’s in special education and an MBA from the University of Virginia and has a background in Corporate Training and Development.  Susie is a past President and and current board member of Save the Children’s Long Island Council. She also serves on the board of the Three Harbors Garden Club. Susie and her husband, Jeff, raised their three daughters in the Huntington area where they have lived for the past thirty years.


Elizabeth (Liz) Halpern has years of involvement with The Heckscher Museum. She is a Co-Chair of the Development Committee and is a lead Co-Chair for the 2024 Celebrate Achievement Benefit.  Liz also served on the Benefit leadership teams for the past  three years, including for the Centennial celebration.  A graduate of Boston College, Liz received her JD from Fordham University School of Law and worked in the field of Bankruptcy law before pivoting to in-house legal recruiting.  She and her husband, Joshua, have two children and are active members of the Cold Spring Harbor community where they live.

Susan Van Scoy, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Art History at St. Joseph’s University. She received her MA and PhD at Stony Brook University. Her current research projects include the photo-documentation of Fire Island and Kenji Nakahashi’s drawings, paintings, and photo-conceptual work. Susan was the Guest Curator of The Heckscher Museum’s 2023 exhibition Viewfinders: Photographers Frame Nature, and a juror for the 2022 Long Island Biennial exhibition. In 2023, Susan was an honoree at the Celebrate Achievement Benefit. She is a member of the Museum’s Collection Committee. Susan resides in Laurel Hollow with her family.