Jane Waters and her husband, Peter Caldwell, have been residents of Pine Plains nearly long enough to be considered “locals,” even though they didn’t reside here full time until 1996. At that time, Jane resigned from her position as Director of Social Work at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Since retiring, Jane has become immersed in land use issues, first advocating for zoning in Pine Plains and becoming a board member of Pine Plains United, a grass roots organization dedicated to keeping the countryside rural. Zoning was finally adopted in Pine Plains in 2009. Jane was then appointed to the town Zoning Board of Appeals and now is a member of the Pine Plains Planning Board. Jane has also been a Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation board member from 1999 to 2008 and a member of the Northeast Dutchess Fund advisory committee from 2002 to 2010.
Prior to her position at NYSPI, Jane worked as the Assistant to the Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she also served on the Jacobi Hospital Ethics Committee and became one of two Co-chairs of the medical school Admissions Committee under the Chair of Admissions. She has held faculty positions at Columbia, Albert Einstein and a number of adjunct positions at Social Work graduate programs in NYC and at Smith College.