Board of Directors and Committees

The board of directors is the guardian of an ever-growing permanent charitable endowment for our community to be used today, tomorrow, and forever.

Executive Committee

Keith McCafferty

Keith McCafferty

Board Chair

Keith McCafferty works at Legal Assistance of Western New York, a not-for-profit law firm with seven offices and 145 staff spread over a fourteen county area to provide free legal aid to low-income and other vulnerable people with civil legal problems.

He was previously counsel in the Trusts & Estates, Corporate, Real Estate, Tax and Elder Law practice areas at Hancock Estabrook. His legal practice concentrated in the areas of estate planning and corporate governance. Mr. McCafferty assisted individuals on issues related to estate planning, trusts, planning for the elderly and disabled, and estate and trust administration. Mr. McCafferty also advises tax-exempt organizations on diverse legal issues, including formations, taxation and tax-exempt issues, corporate governance, corporate restructurings, regulatory matters, and a variety of commercial ventures, contracts, and transactions.

Theoria Cason

Theoria Cason

Board Vice Chair,, Development & Community Relations Committee

Dr. Theoria M. Cason is a corporate DEI practitioner, educator, and entrepreneur. In her role as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, she is responsible for the development and integration of Gulfstream’s global DEI strategy, which aims to hire and develop diverse talent, foster an inclusive work environment and ensure management accountability. Since she joined the company in February 2021, Dr. Cason has facilitated unconscious bias training for more than 450 company leaders and developed diversity and inclusion metrics for all the leadership development training curricula. Additionally, she managed the launch of Gulfstream’s first employee resource group for African American and Black employees and established a framework of policy and practices to systematize the expansion of future employee resource groups. Concurrent with her responsibilities at Gulfstream, she also serves as an E-Cornell Facilitator for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate program, and is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of her consulting firm, Theoria In Praxis, Inc.

Prior to her role at Gulfstream, Dr. Cason served as the inaugural Sr. Training and Education Consultant for the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at Cornell University. In this role, she created training and educational initiatives that focused on the prevention of sexual and related misconduct through the application of laws and policies that govern the institutional response to prohibited bias, discrimination, and harassment.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a master's degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ian Harrop

Ian Harrop

Treasurer & Financial Administration Committee Chair

Ian Harrop works for Corning Incorporated as a Finance Director. He has been with Corning Inc. for more than 20 years and has held various Finance roles; including Operations Manager for Corning’s APAC Shared Service Center, located in China. As a member of Corning’s Finance Team, he works closely with colleagues across the globe, which helps him enhance his global perspective.

Ian spent his formative years in Guyana, and he unhesitatingly credits good fortune for being blessed with exceptional parents. He also acknowledges the roles excellent teachers and exemplary individuals played in helping him along the way; therefore, he is passionate about “paying it forward.” Ian holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the SUNY Geneseo, and a MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ann Martin

Ann Martin

Community Impact Committee Chair

Ann worked with Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) as a Senior Extension Associate and, at times, Associate Dean. She taught interest-based bargaining to labor leaders and managers, facilitated negotiations, was a consultant on organizational change processes, and engaged whole organizations in strategic planning. The point of entry for much of her work was conflict, allowing her to use skills and knowledge gained as a community mediator with Tompkins County’s Community Dispute Resolution Center as well as what she’d learned in a Masters program at ILR. Late in her career, she earned a doctorate in adult education at Teacher’s College, Columbia, just to understand what she’d been doing all along. That “doing” had included, in addition to the Cornell job, a term on the Ithaca Board of Education, chairing the CDRC Board, and teaching adults in Norway how to conduct research with people rather than on people.

In retirement, Ann has worked with the Building Bridges Steering Committee and as Associate Research Fellow with the Dorothy Cotton Institute. She carries on her deep commitment to social justice in Tompkins County as a Family Advocate with the Village at Ithaca, a community mediator, and a volunteer facilitator when groups ask for help. She is most interested in finding ways for agencies and individuals to work together across habitual boundaries.

Lynn Swain

Lynn Swain

Development Committee Chair

Lynn joined the Cornell Botanic Gardens in Ithaca, NY as Director of Development in October 2016. Previously she served as Membership Director at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and as the Membership Manager at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Under her leadership, both organizations experienced rapid growth in their membership base and revenue. Prior to the Gardner, Lynn had a 30-year career behind the scenes in museums and history non-profits, serving most recently as the Registrar at the Winterthur Museum near Wilmington, DE. She holds an undergraduate degree in art history from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware.

Christine Barksdale

Christine Barksdale

Nominating & Governance Committee Chair

Biography coming soon.








Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy

Immediate Past Board Chair, Ex Officio on Executive Committee

Susan H. Murphy has served Cornell University as Vice President for Student and Academic Services (SAS) since July 1994. She is a graduate of Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences and has master’s degrees from Stanford University and Montclair State College. She also earned a Ph.D. in Educational Administration at Cornell. Susan joined Cornell in 1978 following work as a guidance counselor and head of the guidance department at Chatham Borough High School in Chatham, New Jersey. For sixteen years, she worked in Admissions and Financial Aid, including nine years as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.

In addition to her current responsibilities at Cornell, Susan is a member of the Policy Committee of the Council of Ivy Presidents. She serves as an Emeritus Director of the United Way of Tompkins County and is a member of the Visiting Committee for the Dean of Student Life at MIT. She also is a Trustee of Adelphi University and is a member of the Board of Directors for Acme United, Inc., a company listed on the NYSE.

Board Members

Josephine Allen

Josephine Allen

Community Impact Committee

Dr. Allen is Professor Emerita of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She is also Professor Emerita of Social Work in the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. In addition to her affiliation with NASW as President of the National Association of Social Workers (1997-1999), she has held other positions within that organization at both the state and national levels including, national First Vice President, program committee chair, Vice President of the New York State Chapter, Delegate Assembly representative, Legal Defense Fund board member, and editorial board member for Social Work. Dr. Allen is also a former NASW Insurance Trust chair and trustee.

Her research focuses on comparative social welfare policy, intergenerational communication and reproductive health, empowerment and family support, juvenile justice, and gender. Dr. Allen was formerly Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University and co-principal investigator of a US Department of Agriculture, HATCH funded project entitled, “Rural ROAD” (Reach Out AIDS/HIV/STD Discussion with Parents, Teens, and Health/Human Service Providers communicate about sex, drugs, alcohol, and HIV/AIDS acquisition, prevention and treatment.

Jessica Custer-Bindel

Jessica Custer-Bindel

Community Impact Committee

Jessica is originally Ethiopian, Somalian, and Italian, and arrived to Ithaca in 2009 by way of Rome, Riyadh, Montclair, Barcelona, and New York City. Living in Ithaca has been, by far, her longest stay in one place. Jessica taught for 15 years, and currently works at the Child Development Council as the Infant & Toddler Specialist for Tompkins and Cortland counties, and as a Childcare Specialist for Tompkins county. Jessica enjoys working with children, and is passionate about issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in childhood education.

Jessica has a Masters in Childhood Education, and New York State teaching certificates in Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, E.S.L, and Italian. Prior to working at the Child Development Council, Jessica worked at Downtown Ithaca Children’s Center, ICSD, Community Nursery School, Cornell’s Latin American Studies Program, and Directed her own Spanish Through the Arts Program at GIAC through the Cornell Civic Leaders Fellowship. Jessica is an NLI grad, and finds that community work brings her joy. Jessica is a mother to two kind, imaginative, and sometimes mischievous children and lives in Fall Creek with her husband, David. Occasionally, you can find Jessica around town singing Bossa Nova with her band mate, Lynn Wiles, or sharing poetry at open mics.

Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Financial Administration Committee

Biography coming soon.








Kristin Dade

Kristin Dade

Nominating & Governance Committee

Kristin is originally from southern California and always considered herself to be a West Coast girl, but when she moved to New York her loyalty changed. She moved to Ithaca in 2015 with her mother and daughter and began working at Cornell University. Kristin works in the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) and has a passion for serving underrepresented populations. She is the Senior Associate Director in OADI as well as the Director of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Kristin holds a Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University.

In addition to her role with the Community Foundation, she serves on the board of the South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) and is an active member of the Freeville Elementary School PTA. Kristin enjoys international travel, playing cards and dominos, and spending time with her friends and family.

Stamie Despo

Stamie Despo

Development Committee

Stamie is currently the Executive Director for Leadership Annual Giving, Annual Giving Programs, at Cornell University.

Stamie brings over 20 years of experience in philanthropy, most recently serving as the Executive Director of Susan G. Komen spanning 13 counties in the greater Charlotte, NC, area. She was honored as a 2019 nominee for the Charlotte Athena Leadership Award for Service for engaging women donors and advocating for health disparities. Stamie’s focus in philanthropy is engaging donors in a meaningful and authentic way, creating a culture of philanthropy, building relationships and providing visionary leadership.

Prior to Komen, Stamie served as Director of Alumni Relations for the William States Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She was also the founder, treasurer and trustee of a nonprofit that provided art therapy to children with cancer. This foundation awarded grants to health care institutions on the Eastern coast and eventually created an endowment at Massachusetts General Hospital. Stamie continues to participate in an advisory role for the endowment’s annual giving campaign.

Stamie holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics, Cum Laude, from Smith College, a Masters in Teaching degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Monmouth University, a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Duke University, and an Event Planning Certificate from UNC Charlotte.

Stamie lives in Ithaca with her husband, Aris, who works with Cornell’s Center for Technology Licensing. They both enjoy exploring the region’s surrounding communities and Cayuga Lake via kayaking and boating. They have two sons, Alexander and Orion.

Nicole Eversley Bradwell

Nicole Eversley Bradwell

Community Impact Committee

Nicole is the director of admission at Ithaca College, where she leads a team of dedicated admission professionals committed to offering the highest level of student-centered personalized service to prospective students and families. During her tenure at IC, Nicole has pursued interests in student-centered recruitment and enrollment, staff development, and intercultural communication. She has engaged in many projects and special committees including Middle States Self-Study and Reaccreditation, the Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and the President’s Advisory Committee on Innovation. In 2016, she received the Student Government Council Administrator of the Year award. A student advisor and mentor for the Caribbean Students’ Association and the Martin Luther King Scholar Program, Nicole remains excited about engaging audiences in forming authentic connections with the Ithaca College community.

Nicole and her spouse, Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, have one child and one grandchild, and they all live on West Hill. Their commitment to relationship building extends beyond the Ithaca College campus, and they are devoted to the Ithaca community.

Linda Gasser

Linda Gasser

Community Impact Committee

Linda has lived in Ithaca since 1981 and retired from a 42-year career working in higher education and outside as an administrator, faculty member, staff person, consultant, trainer, and executive coach. She has designed and provided trainings, workshops, executive education, and undergraduate & graduate level courses to students, faculty, administrators, business leaders, for profit & not-for-profit organizations, and other groups on a wide range of topics for professional, career, and organizational development. Her particular interests include organizational development and change, leadership and management development, personal and career development, emotional intelligence, diversity and cross-cultural awareness, strategic planning, executive coaching, and interpersonal dynamics. She has degrees from Grinnell College, Indiana University, and Cornell-ILR.

After working and traveling extensively abroad in Central/Eastern Europe and elsewhere (to 65 countries and all 7 continents), she also has substantive cross-cultural experience. She still teaches a career development class and engages with foreign scholar exchanges at Cornell and also teaches in a leadership development program in Central Europe for NGO leaders who are trying to further democratize their countries-something she finds very rewarding. Linda has a wonderful extended step-family that includes 10 grandchildren created from her marriage to husband, Lenny Nissenson, who has 2 children still living in Ithaca and one other and 3 stepchildren in other states. Together, they enjoy family, nature, cooking, theatre, mystical subjects, reading, helping others, and living in Ithaca! Linda is looking forward to learning more deeply about people & issues in Ithaca & collaborating in creative ways to extend the reach of the Foundation.

Aisha Jasper *ON LEAVE* until 2023

Aisha Jasper *ON LEAVE* until 2023

Development Committee

A native of Endicott, NY, Aisha relocated back to The Southern Tier after living abroad for six years in Australia and Israel. She holds her Masters of Business Administration and Non-Profit Management from the University of South Australia.

Aisha currently enjoys a career in philanthropy as a member of the Community Development team at Visions Federal Credit Union. Most recently as Co-chair of the Emerging Leaders Society, she assisted in the formation of the ‘Let’s Get Real’ Series: a candid discussion amongst young professionals on topics surrounding race, racism, and social justice. In that same vein, she also currently serves as the Co-chair to the Community Foundation of South Central NY’s Racial & Social Justice Fund, the first of its kind at the foundation. Aisha also serves as a Board member for the Conrad & Virginia Klee Foundation & Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES).

Prior to joining the Board, Aisha proudly served on the Community Foundation’s Philanthropic Services Committee. She is extremely honored and excited to be a part of the Board of Directors.

Frank Kruppa

Frank Kruppa

Financial Administration Committee

Frank Kruppa was appointed in 2011 as the Public Health Director of the Tompkins County Health Department in New York and added Mental Health Commissioner duties in 2015. Mr. Kruppa began his public health career in 2001 as an Environmental Specialist at the St. Lucie County Health Department in Florida. His career progressed through the ranks serving as a supervisor and Environmental Health Director until he was appointed Administrator of the Okeechobee County Health Department in Florida in 2008.

Mr. Kruppa has focused his public health work on preventing teen pregnancy, decreasing the incidence of tobacco use in youth and developing strong public health organizations. He has extensive emergency preparedness and response experience having served in the Incident Command Structure for 7 hurricanes.

Mr. Kruppa is a Past President of the New York State Association of County Health Officials and currently serves on their Board of Directors. He previously served as Chair of the Tompkins County Health Planning council and is currently on the Care Compass (DSRIP PPS) Board of Directors. He spent seven years on the Town of Danby Planning board with three serving as Chair.

Mr. Kruppa has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Central Florida, a Master of Public Health degree from Albany University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University.

Carol Mallison

Carol Mallison

Community Impact

Carol Mallison arrived in Ithaca in 1982 on the weekend of the Ithaca Festival. The bulk of her career has been spent in affordable housing while working as a Section 8 Rental Assistance Manager, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services Rental Manager, and as the Executive Director of McGraw House from which she retired after 23 years in 2019. A lifelong member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and former Talking Circles participant, Mallison has served on boards of directors of a variety of community organizations, and spent many hours volunteering on their projects, including the Ithaca Festival, Cayuga Waterfront Trail, Sister Friends, Cayuga Trails Club, Diversity Consortium of TC, Landlords Association of TC, Ithaca’s Public Art Commission, Gadabout, COFA, the United Way fund review committee, Social Service League, Newfields of Fun Playground and Cayuga Nature Ctr. Treetops builds, and the Newfield Food Pantry. Mallison looks forward to serving the community from a new perspective through the Community Foundation.

Mudit Nopany

Mudit Nopany

Financial Administration Committee

Biography coming soon.








Megan Omohundro

Megan Omohundro

Board Liaison to Women's Fund

Biography coming soon.








Rick Page

Development Committee

Rick has been active in the financial services, manufacturing, and high technology industries for the past 20 years. Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Buffalo and an MBA degree in Finance and Innovation Management from Syracuse University.

Rick held executive positions at PAR Technology, Tompkins Financial, IBM, IBSI and CFCU. He is a certified Lean Sigma Black Belt and provides insights and solutions related to the optimization of workflows and supply chains. With his lean sigma evaluation focus, Rick is able to provide leadership, expertise and technical solutions of various business challenges. Rick also owns several commercial properties focused on providing affordable housing in Tompkins County.

Rick’s prior community service includes Lansing School’s Corporate Development Committee, Lansing School Budget Committee, and the United Way. In addition, as an involved parent, he coached several sports in the Lansing Recreation community. Rick holds board positions on several industry-based boards, also. Rick lives in Lansing with his wife Kellie and their two sons, Zack and Quinn.

Richard Rivera

Community Impact

Richard Rivera is the Associate Director of Cornell’s Prison Education Program. He is also the Outreach and Reentry Coordinator for Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (“OAR”) of Tompkins County. Richard is also an ethnographic researcher looking at the intersectionalities of mental health, substance use, and homelessness in Ithaca’s homeless encampments commonly referred to as “The Jungle.” A social justice advocate, Richard has published scholarly articles and has appeared on several panels covering such issues as the traumatic effects of serialized parole denials to pandemics and carceral environments.

Basil Safi

Basil Safi

Philanthropic Services & Community Relations Committee

Basil has served as the Executive Director of Cornell University's Office of Engagement Initiatives since June 2015. He has 17 years of international and domestic experience in the management, design and implementation of public health, engineering, agricultural, and strategic health communication programs. Basil is accomplished in the areas of stakeholder negotiation, business development, creative problem solving, navigating complex national/state policies, and improving operational efficiency. He has expertise in higher education administration, program management, strategic project design, capacity building, advocating for policy change, and technical facilitation.

Peyi Soyinka-Airewele

Peyi Soyinka-Airewele

Philanthropic Services & Community Relations Committee

Biography coming soon.








Marybeth Tarzian

Marybeth Tarzian

Development Committee

Marybeth has dedicated nearly 30 years of her career to fundraising and constituent engagement across the higher education spectrum. She has held various leadership roles, specializing in results-oriented collaboration that lead to meeting strategic objectives.

Marybeth joined the Cornell University Division of Alumni Affairs and Development in 1998, after having worked in fundraising capacities at Ithaca College and Philadelphia University. Her career at Cornell began as the director of the annual fund for the Cornell Law School and later the Johnson Graduate School of Management. In 2005 Marybeth became the assistant dean for alumni affairs and development in the College of Human Ecology (CHE). During her 12 year tenure at CHE, Marybeth led a successful comprehensive campaign to raise $95 million for the College. More recently Marybeth served as Associate Vice President for College and Units, overseeing 9 fundraising teams. In 2021 Marybeth reestablished her focus on working directly with donors and is now serving as a philanthropic liaison to Cornell supporters as a Major Gifts Officer.

Marybeth has lived in Ithaca for 33 years. She has been an active community volunteer serving as a board member for the Ithaca Voice, Child Development Council, Bryant Park Civic Association, the Belle Sherman PTA as well as serving as a committee member for the Planned Parenthood Development Committee and most recently, the Community Foundation Development Committee. She received her bachelor’s degree from Alfred University and her master’s degree from Ithaca College (both in communications). Marybeth and her husband, Rob Gearhart, live in the Belle Sherman neighborhood when they aren’t visiting their son, Wilson, in NYC (or spending a precious two weeks fulfilling their need to be near the ocean on Block Island).

Natasha Thompson

Natasha Thompson

Nominating & Governance Committee

Natasha Thompson is the President & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in Elmira, NY. She has over 22 years of experience in food banking and started her career as an Americorps*VISTA volunteer at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in 1997. Natasha has been with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier since 2001 and in her current role since 2008.

Natasha holds a BA in Psychology & Religion and an MBA, both from the University of Rochester. She served as the Chair of the Food Bank Association of New York State from 2016-2018 and a member of Feeding America’s National Council of food banks, representing the Eastern Region, from 2012-2016. Natasha believes that food brings people to the table, both figuratively and literally, where conversations happen, relationships take root and communities are transformed.

Jumoke (Jum) Warritay

Jumoke (Jum) Warritay

Nominating & Governance Committee

Biography coming soon.








Reginald White

Reginald White

Development Committee

Reginald H. White is the Senior Director, Human Resources for the Research Division at Cornell University. In this role, he manages the delivery of human resources services for the division and the research centers that report to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. He is also responsible for the Research Communications function which helps to tell the stories of Cornell researchers. Reginald is a strategic partner to the Vice President and in that role helps to influence the future of research at the university. In addition, he serves as an executive coach to faculty and staff and conducts presentations across campus on Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion. He has spent a significant portion of his career focused on designing strategies and programs to create more equitable communities.

Reginald also serves as the Chair for the Men of Color Colleague Network Group.

Prior to returning to Cornell, he was President of a consulting firm, Toran Enterprises, LLC that specialized in executive coaching, diversity and leadership development. In this role, he has traveled extensively and facilitated sessions in South Africa, Amsterdam and London. Prior to that he was at Merrill Lynch as Vice President, Divisional Marketing Manager. Before joining Merrill Lynch, he spent a number of years at Fidelity Investments in various roles including Vice President, Marketing, Internal Management Consultant and Vice President, Human Resources.

Reginald is an active Cornell Alum who has served as Past President, Human Ecology Alumni Board and Cornell Council, He currently serves as a member of Mosaic at Large and the University Board of Trustees. He received his B.S. in Psychology at Cornell University and his Executive M.B.A. at Boston University.

Celebrating Board Members and Community Volunteers Service on Our Committees

2022 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD COMMITTEES (in formation, subject to change)

COMMUNITY IMPACT
3rd Wednesdays at 4pm
Ann Martin (Chair)
Josephine Allen
Jessica Custer-Bindel
Nicole Eversley Bradwell
Linda Gasser
Carol Mallison
Richard Rivera

Community Members:
Robin Dubovi
Sara Knobel


DEVELOPMENT
1st Mondays at 5pm
Lynn Swain (Chair)
Theoria Cason
Stamie Despo
Aisha Jasper
Rick Page
Marybeth Tarzian
Reginald White

Community Members:
Janice Conrad
Lisken Cordes
Alan Mathios
Jim Mazza



FINANCIAL ADMINSTRATION
4th Wednesdays at 5pm
Ian Harrop (Chair)
Rob Brown
Frank Kruppa
Mudit Nopany

Johnson Board Fellows
Chris Anklin
Will Sargent

Community Members:
Phil McPheron
Steve Pope
Helen Saunders
Sue Schattschneider


NOMINATING AND GOVERNANCE
4th Mondays at 5pm
Christine Barksdale (Chair)
Kristin Dade
Natasha Thompson *ON LEAVE*
Jum Warritay

Community Members:


PHILANTHROPIC SERVICES & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
2nd Fridays at 12:15pm
Basil Safi
Peyi Soyinka-Airewele

Community Members:
Priscilla Crispell
Arhlene Flowers
Mario Gonzalez
Phil McPheron
Rita Melen
Khandi Sokoni


EXECUTIVE (officers and cmte chairs)
1st Tuesdays at 5pm
Keith McCafferty
Theoria Cason
Ian Harrop
Ann Martin
Lynn Swain
Christine Barksdale

Ex Officio
Susan Murphy



2022 FIELD OF INTEREST
ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Women’s Fund Advisory
2nd Tuesdays at 4pm

Board Liaison
Megan Omohundro

Community Members:

Stephanie Bailey
Pamela Bleiwas (Secretary)
Suzie Brache (Chair)
Stacey Dimas
Melissa Gallison
Tierra Labrada
Stacie Mastin
Alice Moore
Stacey Murphy (Past Chair)
Sheila Squier

Gratitude for Board Emeriti

Since 2000 many volunteers have contributed their time and expertise to guide our work and we acknowledge them with gratitude for tireless service.

Rick Banks
Jacki Barr
Beverly Baker
Fred Ballantyne
John Bailey
Donald Barber
Mary Berens
Percy Browning*
Max Brown
Tommy Bruce*
Penny Boynton
Sahara Byrne
Travena L. Byrd
David Call
Michael C. Cannon
Samantha Castillo-Davis
Luis Manuel Charris
Eric Clay, PhD
Tom Colbert
Fabina Colon
Janice Conrad
Caroline Cox
Bill Currie
Paula Davis
Fernando de Aragon
Sandy Dhimitri
Jeff Dobbin
Mary Pat Dolan
Clover Drinkwater
Randy Ehrenberg*
Ross Feldman
Marcie Finlay
Francille M. Firebaugh*
Jennifer Gabriel
Greg Garvan
Mariette Geldenhuys*
Jean Gortzig*#
Brad Grainger
Matthew Green
Wendy Hankle
Eldred Harris
Robert L. Harris, Jr.
Howard Hartnett#
Janet Hawkes
Margaret A. Hendricks*, Board Chair and Executive Director Emerita
Damayanthi (Dammi) Herath
Carman Hill#
John Moss Hinchcliff*
Mary Beth Holub
Anthony Hopson
Theodore Hullar
Joanne James
Bob Jewell
Sara Knobel
John Krout
Eric Lerner
Laurie Linn
Tim Little
Ken McClane
Mary MacAusland
Linda Madeo*
Robin Masson*
Alan Mathios*
Jim Mazza
Diane McDonough
Philip McPheron
Nelson Mead
Liebe Meier Swain
Mimi Melegrito-Palmer
Nina Miller
Risa Mish, JD
Alice Moore
Ed Morton
Bill Murphy
Susan Murphy*
Bill Myers
Ron Poole
Stphen Pope
Nancy Potter
Ben Renberg
George Ridenour#
Michelle Rios-Dominguez
Frank Robinson, PhD
John Rogers
Kim Rothman
Steve Ruoff
Jake Ryan#
Vilma-Santiago-Irizarry
Mickie Sanders-Jauquet
Helen Saunders
Diane Shafer
Caitlin Schryver
Anne Shelton
Kevin Shreve
Khandikile Sokoni
David Squires
Neal Stamp#
Carol Terrizzi
Tom Torello
Carol Travis
Jeffrey B. True, Executive Director Emeritus
Sally True
Lucia Tyler
Paul Velleman
Linda Wagenet
Julie Waters
Baruch Whitehead
Stephanie Wiles
Amy Yale Loehr
Gene Yarussi

* former board chair
# deceased

Incorporating Directors
Jeff Furman
Howard P. Hartnett#
William Myers
John Semmler
Diane Shafer
Bob Swieringa

quote Leo Buscaglia

Change is the result of true learning.