Region 14

Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island


Jean Kestel

Jean Kestel

Regional Director

East Meadow, NY

ufdcrd14@ufdc.org

I joined UFDC in 1992 and currently belong to two clubs, Doll Study Club of Long Island (where I have served president for four years and as vice-president for two years) and National Doll & Toy Collectors Club. Additionally, I’ve attended 23 national conventions and eight regional conferences. I am a UFDC judge. I served previously as Director of Region 14 from 2003-2006. It’s great to be back!

In 2013 I authored the book Dolls with a Mission: The Door of Hope Mission and It’s Dolls, An Illustrated Guide, and although I love oriental dolls and give seminars on the subject, I have found my interests have now become more varied and I have a new passion for cloth dolls, particularly Izannah Walker and the Alabama Baby, to name a few!

I look forward to meeting you all over the next three years. I am looking forward to engaging with clubs and members of Region 14. Please feel free to out to me with your questions and concerns. The more active you are in UFDC, the more you learn about dolls that you have not had the opportunity to meet!


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