Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Officers of the Gertrude & Morrison Parker West Side Republican Club

Andrew Aiken

Cathy Bernstein, Treasurer

Jean Blevins, Vice President

Jean Blevins is a business owner in NYC and has been with the West Side Republican Club for over 15 years. She has served as the Club’s vice president as well as a former meeting coordinator. She has seen the club grow from a few attendees to now over one hundred and continuing to grow. She feels our voices must be heard in order to keep our freedom, especially in today’s environment, and many voices are stronger than one. Come join us!



Marion DS Dreyfus

Marion DS Dreyfus is a communications specialist with significant experience in campaign politics, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, advocacy and teaching. Her career encompasses extended tenures as a journalist, film and theatre critic, and has been a professor of literature and writing in Colombia, Costa Rica, The People’s Republic of China, Thailand and Hong Kong as well as the United States. She is a published poet and a Mensan.

Marcia Drezon-Tepler, President


Marcia Drezon-Tepler, founder of Language Masters, is a published writer and editor, specializing in the Middle East, military affairs and terrorism. She’s been especially active in Republican politics since 2008 and currently works at New York City’s Board of Elections. By engaging speakers who attract large audiences and new members, Marcia has successfully raised the club’s profile. Hoping to encourage greater Republican registration, Marcia shares the fact that she was a Democrat until that party left her. She realized that it no longer made sense to remain a Democrat in order to vote in that party’s primaries, for one Democrat is worse than another. The Republican Party needs support, and Marcia works hard to help.

Hy Drusin

Peter C. Hein

Peter C. Hein is Of Counsel in the Litigation Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Hein’s practice has included securities, corporate, ERISA, real estate, insurance and other complex commercial litigation, arbitrations, appraisals and mediation.

Poul Hornsleth, III

A Florida native, Poul (Danish spelling of Paul) moved to New York City just prior to 9/11 after graduating with a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He has worked in fintech his entire career, including positions as Chief Technology Officer of both a hedge fund and a blockchain start-up. Poul is focussed on our technology initiatives and is always on the look-out for young Republicans to join the club.

James F. McDonnell

James F. McDonnell is a native ‘Manhattanite’ where he graduated from Regis High School and is an alumnus of Boston College. James holds MAs in Finance and in International Relations & Diplomacy (from Newcastle and SOAS – University of London, respectively). Working on two recent NY campaigns stirred an awakening in himself politically to advance Conservative ideals here in NYC. A resilient marathoner, James (aka ‘Mac Atac’) is raising funds for The Green Beret Foundation by road cycling. Whilst a football man at heart, he is a keen supporter of Arsenal F.C. & NYCFC, but follows London Irish through the prism of his playing days at the NYAC R.F.C.