Mitch Rose

President and Chief Executive Officer and Trustee of The Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy


Mitch has worked in the death care industry for over 30 years, serving as past President of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and Vice President of education on the Board of Directors for the International Cemetery Cremation Funeral Association (ICCFA). He also serves on the New York State Association of Cemeteries (NYSAC) Board as Secretary and is a member of the Government and Legal Affairs Committee.

Prior to joining Woodlawn, Mitch served as Area Manager at Service Corporation International for 10 years, and he was a Managing Partner at Carriage Services for 11 years, both leading industry national firms. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Florida, an associate’s degree in funeral service from Ogeechee Tech Community College, and an associate’s degree in ornamental horticulture from Santa Fe Community College.

Mitch is a resident of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and enjoys gardening, bicycling, and staying active in local community organizations.

Meg Ventrudo

Executive Director Woodlawn Conservancy



Meg has more than 25 years of experience working in historic houses, art, and history museums. From 2004-2020, she was the executive director of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art. Meg also worked as the Assistant Director for Exhibits and Education at the Museum of American Finance in Manhattan, and in research capacities at Gunston Hall in Fairfax, VA, and Mount Clare Mansion in Baltimore, MD.

She earned a master’s in American history from George Mason University and a bachelor’s in history from Loyola College. Meg was a founding board member of the Staten Island Not-For-Profit Association and served as an officer from 2016-2020. She also volunteers her time assisting with programming at the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication, SI, and with the Notre Dame Club of Staten Island.

Meg lives in Staten Island, considers herself a foodie, and has completed the High Rock Challenge, a 10K adventure race, every year since 2012. An avid traveler, Meg has led museum trips to Tibet, Nepal, London, India, Japan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka.