New York-New Jersey Section
2020-2022 NY-NJ Section Leadership
Shannon Osborne, Governor; Frances Englund, Vice-Governor; Lisa Hotung, Treasurer; Deb Henneberry, Secretary;
Rosemary Albrecht, Director; Terry Caputo, Director; Rosanne Isom, Past Governor
Current NY NJ Section Leadership
Governor - Shannon Osborne
I solo’d a plane before I had a drivers license. With the many directions life takes you, I did not fly for nearly 20 years but in 2010 I earned my private pilot certificate. It may not have happened had it not been for the help with a few of my then new friends, the 99’s. I have been a member of the 99’s since 2004. It has been a privilege collaborating with many of the great ladies before me. One common thread I have seen from many is truly walking the talk and promoting women in aviation. A pilot is a person who takes charge. It is important to know that we may not all do things the same way, but to gain the perspective from the many accomplished pilots before us has made a real difference for me! I hope to be able to continue to learn and grow as a pilot and along the way share what I have learned with other aviators that have yet to visit our exciting skies.
Vice - Governor - Frances Englund
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to fly. In 1984 I accomplished my dream and earned my private pilot certificate. I flew off and on for about 5 years, and then I let other things in my life take precedence. I kept saying I was going to get “around to it” again, but it wasn’t until 2006 that I made good on that promise to myself. I joined the 99s in 2007 where I’ve been privileged to serve as both Chapter Chair and Vice-Chair of the Finger Lakes Chapter, and as a Director, a member of the Nominating Committee, Treasurer and Vice-Governon of NY-NJ Section. I’ve enjoyed meeting other women who share my passion for the skies. It is these women who have encouraged me to make another dream a reality. I recently became an airplane owner when I purchased a Cessna 172. It is my hope and my intent to be that spark for another woman who is interested in flying.
Treasurer - Lisa Hotung
I have always loved flying. I wanted to be an astronaut as a young child, but changed my mind at the age of 10 when a real astronaut came to my classroom and described what life as an astronaut was like. My first ride in a GA aircraft was in my neighbor’s Piper Cherokee when I was about 12 years old. It was love at first sight! However, childhood dreams and aspirations have a tendency to change multiple times, as we allknow, and I did not pursue flying.
In 2010, I purchased a discovery flight at a school auction, and the flying bug was
unearthed again. After studying hard for 3 years with 4 different instructors and in 2
different airplanes, I earned my private pilot’s certificate in September of 2013. The help and encouragement I received from the 99s was invaluable! I then went on to earn my instrument rating in January of 2017. I currently own a 1975 Piper Cherokee 180 which I keep at Lancaster Airport, KBQR.
I have been a member of the 99s since 2011 and am currently serving as the Secretary of the WNY Chapter. I am also a member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) and EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 46. I feel very
fortunate to be able to fly and to be a part of these wonderful groups. I hope to use my flying in a volunteer capacity in the future.
Director - Terry Caputo
Secretary - Deb Henneberry
Deb Henneberry is a professional pilot and flight instructor. She holds commercial ratings for airplane single engine land and sea and multi-engine land. Deb also has her CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, and IGI certificates. She currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Aviation Department at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in New York City.
In 2018, Deb graduated from St. John Fisher College with a doctorate in education. Her dissertation addressed the lack of female pilots and how to interest young girls in an aviation career.
Deb is a member of the Greater New York 99s and is co-host of the monthly webinar series for the International Ninety-Nines.
Director - Rosemary Albrecht
I first joined the ’99’s in 1997. I am currently the Scholarship Chairman for the New Jersey Chapter and a member of the board. My aviation journey began when I first knew I wanted to fly, I was 10. I began flying while I was in college and obtained my private license at Kupper Airport (47N.) After finishing my degree in Education I headed to California and Sierra Academy of Aeronautics to work on my instrument, multi and commercial ratings. I became a flight instructor and taught ground school and flight instructed in California and in New Jersey. I taught flying, flew on demand charter and towed gliders to build time. The regionals were my next stop. Continental Express hired me to fly the ATR 42 and ATR 72. Then American Airlines hired me as a B-727 engineer. I have flown the MD-80, B-757, B-767, B-777 as a first officer and the B-737, B-757 and B-767 as a captain. My day job is working for American Airlines as an international Captain of a Boeing 757/767 out of Philadelphia. I also hold a private glider rating and a commercial sea plane rating.
My spare time finds me volunteering and hiking the national parks as well as helping out wherever I am needed.
Past Governor - Rosanne Isom
I joined the Ninety Nines in 2005 and earned my Private Pilot License in 2009 with the help of my friends and mentors within the Ninety Nines organization.
I have always been an active Chapter participant and later served two terms as the Chapter Chair of the North Jersey 99's.
My husband and I own a Cessna 182 G1000, we fly to visit family and friends in Florida frequently. I love flying to our customers' sites - it sure beats driving 300 miles a day.