Staff Bios

Emily Collins

Communications Manager
contact: or call (212) 396-5873

Emily Collins 2As the Communications Manager for Washington Square Park Conservancy, Emily gets to connect people from all around the world with the beauty of the Park, both digitally and in-person. Before joining the WSPC team, Emily was a part of the Brilliant Earth team in San Francisco and was the inaugural Marketing and Communications Fellow at GlobalGiving in D.C. After graduating with her degree in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University in 2015, Emily knew she wanted to work for mission-driven nonprofit organizations. When she’s not “geeking” out over the latest digital media trends, you can often find Emily exploring Manhattan’s food scene, listening to her favorite podcasts (she is always open to suggestions!), or making funny faces at babies on public transportation.

Sheryl Woodruff

Community Development Director
contact: or call (212) 588-5659

Sheryl Woodruff joined as Community Development Director in January of 2015 and works to build the Conservancy’s base of supporters and funders. Previously, Sheryl served with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Paley Center for Media, the Connecticut Historical Society, and the Nathan Hale Homestead. From 2008-2013 she served on the board of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. Currently, she serves on the board of Convergence Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing and promoting the art of improvisation. Sheryl holds a BA from Boston University and an MA in History from the University of Connecticut. When not working on behalf of Washington Square Park, Sheryl enjoys hiking, reading, and baking.