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, Philanthropic Services Committee

Keith McCafferty works at Legal Assistance of Western New York, a not-for-profit law firm which includes seven offices and 145 staff spread over a fourteen county area which provides 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.

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.

Bill Currie

Bill Currie

Board Vice Chair, Philanthropic Services Committee Chair

Bill is a Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley. He has been providing advice, guidance and personal service to private clients for more than 25 years at the Ithaca, NY office.

He is a native of Watkins Glen, NY and a graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Management. Bill has served the local community through his involvement with the Lansing School’s Corporate Development Committee, baseball coach in the Town of Lansing’s recreation program and his long participation in the Ithaca Rotary Club. Bill has also been a long-time supporter of Family and Children’s Service of Ithaca in numerous roles including serving on the board of directors. He is also an active member of the Tompkins County Estate Planning Council.

Bill lives in Lansing, NY with his wife and family.

Mary MacAusland

Mary MacAusland

Board Treasurer, Financial Administration Committee Chair

Mary MacAusland, CPA, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the School of Hotel Administration in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, where she teaches courses in financial and managerial accounting and financial statement analysis. Prior to joining Cornell, she was actively engaged in both academe and industry, serving in senior positions in several organizations.

She was previously on the faculty at the University of New Hampshire and Franklin and Marshall College, and taught for several years at a small community college. MacAusland also worked in the life-care management and development field as a controller, and has held numerous positions with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), most recently as vice-chair of the audit committee. She served on the executive boards of USTA Middle States, and the Berks County Chapter of the American Red Cross for many years, and chaired several special events raising significant amounts for local charities.

MacAusland was also a longtime member of the investment committee for the Berks County Community Foundation, where she helped to establish investment guidelines and monitor performance for $50 million in managed assets, and was integral in establishing a permanent fund with the foundation to provide grants for tennis programs for at-risk youth.

Alice Moore

Alice Moore

Board Secretary, Nominating & Governance Committee, Board Liaison to Women's Fund

Alice learned the importance of community as a child growing up in a small, rural town near Ithaca and has been an active community volunteer for nearly 40 years.
She has served on the Boards of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, Hospicare and Palliative Care of Tompkins County, and The History Center. Alice worked at Cornell University for 22 years -- the last 12 years as human resources director of the Industrial and Labor Relations School and then of NYS Cooperative Extension. In 1986 she left Cornell to become a Realtor and is now with Warren Real Estate.

Alice and her husband, Robert Smith, have five children and thirteen grandchildren. Most of their children are in helping occupations. Alice enjoys travel immensely and cooking is her favorite pastime.

Christine Barksdale

Christine Barksdale

Nominating & Governance Committee Chair

Christine is an officer with the Ithaca Police Department. She is also an entrepreneur engaged with our community having been involved in a number of local retail endeavors. Christine serves on the board of directors of Loaves & Fishes.

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 & Community Relations 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. Both organizations experienced rapid growth in their membership base and revenue under her leadership. 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.

Board Members

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.

Theoria Cason

Development & Community Relations Committee

Theoria is the Training and Education Coordinator, as well as Co-Investigator, in the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at Cornell University. She serves as co-advisor to the Women of Color Coalition at Cornell. Theoria has an exceptional commitment to developing comprehensive diversity and inclusion programs that address race, gender, class, intersectionality, and other issues experienced within higher education and in the society at large. She serves as an Adjunct Faculty with Tompkins Cortland Community College teaching Introduction to Sociology. In an effort to further understanding of the human experience, Theoria visits at least one new country each year.

Janice Conrad

Janice Conrad

Development & Community Relations Committee

Janice moved here in 1978 when her husband, Jon, joined the Cornell faculty. Their two sons were raised here and both now reside in northern California. She instituted a plan to have restaurateurs participate in the Ithaca Festival and went on to become the Festival General Coordinator in 1980. When their boys were young she served as president of the East Ithaca Nursery School and of the Belle Sherman PTA. Janice was on the board of the Reconstruction Home, now Beech Tree Home. She maintains an ongoing interest in Delta Gamma Sorority and has served on both the House Corp and Alumnae Boards. Janice's career has been in Cornell Development working with high-level donors. She looks forward to applying those skills to helping build resources for this wonderful community.

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.

Clover Drinkwater

Nominating & Governance Committee

Clover is a partner in the Elmira law firm of Sayles & Evans, concentrating her practice in the areas of trusts and estates, not-for-profit organizations, personal income tax. She has lived in Ithaca for 35 years. She received her BA from Vassar College and JD from Boston College Law School. Both of her children are Cornell graduates. Clover's prior board service includes The Clemens Center, Glove House, the Arnot Art Museum, the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, and the Country Club of Ithaca. Currently she serves on the boards of Chemung Canal Trust Company, Planned Parenthood, Historic Elmira, and the Community Foundation serving the Elmira-Corning area.

She very much looks forward to this opportunity to serve the Ithaca community.

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, the President’s Advisory Committee on Innovation, and in 2016 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, Eversley Bradwell 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

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 and was 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.

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 in 2008 he was appointed Administrator of the Okeechobee County Health Department in Florida.

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.

Jim Mazza

Jim Mazza

Development & Community Relations Committee

Jim Mazza’s professional career has spanned more than thirty years in a wide variety of leadership roles in higher-education alumni engagement and philanthropy. In his first professional role, in 1988, Jim created a comprehensive alumni affairs program for Tompkins Cortland Community College. More recently, as Associate Vice President of Alumni Affairs at Cornell, he led a team of fifty staff members whose efforts engaged some 90,000 alumni annually. He strengthened staff and program support for a number of growing alumni populations, with particular commitment to young, diverse, and international alumni.

Earlier, as AVP for Colleges and Units at Cornell, Jim worked closely with Cornell’s provost and deans to develop campaign plans for the university’s record-breaking $6.3 billion Cornell Now! Campaign. Jim began a ‘phased retirement’ in July 2018 and continues to serve Cornell as a Senior Advisor for Campaign Operations.

An Ithaca native, Jim has been involved with a number of community non-profit organizations. With, Bess Mennen Dailey, he founded the Hangar Theatre’s teen-education program, The Next Generation. He is past president of the Kitchen Theatre Company’s Board of Directors. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Cornell in 1988. An avid amateur pianist and photographer, Jim travels through life with his wife, Nancy Osborn.

Rick Page

Development & Community Relations Committee

Rick is the CEO of CFCU Insurance and CEO of CFCU Technology. He 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.

Before joining CFCU, Rick held executive positions at PAR Technology, Tompkins Financial, IBM and IBSI. 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.

Stephen Pope

Stephen Pope

Financial Administration Committee

Stephen is the Sibley College Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University, where for the past 33 years he has been teaching and conducting research in fluid dynamics and combustion. He was born and educated in England, and came to the U.S. in 1977, first to Pasadena, CA, then to Cambridge, MA, and finally to Ithaca in 1982. When his two children were younger he was active in the Ithaca School District and served twice as President of the PTA at both Boynton Middle School and Ithaca High School. Since then he has been actively involved in a number of community organizations.

Stephen and his wife Linda live on Ithaca’s South Hill and enjoy its natural beauty and walking on its many trails. Stephen is excited to be joining the board of the Community Foundation and intends to make the most of this opportunity to assist the Foundation in achieving its goal of using philanthropy to enhance the lives of those who live and work in Tompkins County.

Ben Renberg

Ben Renberg

Development & Community Relations Committee

Ben is a Senior Associate Vice President at Cornell University. He has been active in the higher education and nonprofit professional communities for more than 20 years and earned a bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Baylor University.

Before joining Cornell's Alumni Affairs and Development team in 2016, Ben was associate vice president for development at Rice University and previously was assistant dean of external relations for the university’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. In addition to his work in higher education, Ben was a partner with Dini Partners, a consulting firm specializing in service to nonprofits.

Ben’s prior community service includes: member of the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Nominating and Development Committees; member and former chair of the finance committee at Houston Baptist University Board; and member of Epilepsy Foundation of Texas board.

Steve Ruoff

Steve Ruoff

Community Impact Committee

Steve was born in Ithaca, NY and has resided here for 60 plus years. He received a great
education at Northeast, Dewitt, Ithaca High School and then Cornell. He graduated Cornell
with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering. After working at Morse Chain and Cornell as a
Materials Scientist, he founded a materials testing company in 1984. It grew over the years to
have locations in Lansing, NY, Charleston, SC, Louisville, KY, Portland, OR and Singapore.
Curtiss Wright Corporation purchased the company in 2011 after 27 years of growth.

Steve has been on the board of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Fingerlakes, on the
Lansing School’s Corporate Development Committee and coached youth soccer in Ithaca and
Lansing. Steve built a soccer clubhouse and soccer fields in Lansing, NY and is an Angel
investor in local startups.

Steve lives in Lansing, NY with his wife Sue. They raised two boys, homeschooling them for
most of their early education.

Basil Safi

Financial Administration 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.

Kevin Shreve

Kevin Shreve

Financial Administration Committee

Kevin began his career in financial services in June of 1978, and has been a Financial Consultant for 30 years. He joined AXA Advisors in 1985, and began doing business as Financial Designs in 1990. Kevin attended King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA as an engineering major in the early 70s. He received his CLU and ChFC designations from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA in 1984. He is past president of the Ithaca, NY chapter of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and is currently their Treasurer. Kevin is a Life and Qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), an international association of leading financial professionals, recognized as the standard of excellence in the life insurance-based financial services industry.

Kevin has enjoyed a long history of community involvement and charitable giving in the Ithaca area. His prior board service includes the Franzska Racker Centers, The Country Club of Ithaca, The Community Dispute and Resolution Center, and Tompkins County Youth Board where he received the Governor’s Voluntary Service Award. His hobbies include Hunting, Golf, Racquetball, Bridge, Gourmet Cooking, and Gardening.

Khandikile Sokoni

Philanthropic Services Committee

Khandikile, aka Khandi, is originally from Zambia. She moved to Ithaca to attend Cornell Law School. Khandi is an attorney in private practice, a partner in the firm True, Walsh & Sokoni, LLP. Prior to moving into private practice, she worked in the Ithaca City Attorney’s Office for fourteen years, the latter six of which she spent serving as Assistant City Attorney, providing legal advice to the mayor, common council and the city’s senior staff team.

Khandi brings a wealth of nonprofit board experience to Community Foundation. She has served on the boards of Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga, the Drop-In Children’s Center, and Kids Count, Inc., the afterschool program at Northeast Elementary. She was also president of both the Tompkins County Bar Association and the Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association.

Until recently, she served on the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission (IJEQC), the body charged with screening and ranking candidates seeking election as judge in the Sixth Judicial District composed of ten counties, (Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler.
Khandi and her Mutale have three children.

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.

Celebrating Board Members and Community Volunteers Service on Our Committees

2020 COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD COMMITTEES (in formation, subject to change)

COMMUNITY IMPACT
TBD
Ann Martin (Chair)
Josephine Allen
Jessica Custer-Bindel
Linda Gasser
Nicole Eversley Bradwell
Steve Ruoff

Community Members:
Sara Knobel
Linda Madeo
Jenni Minner

DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
1st Mondays at 5pm
Lynn Swain (Chair)
Theoria Cason
Janice Conrad
Jim Mazza
Rick Page
Ben Renberg

Johnson Board Fellow:
Susan Freeman

Community Members:
Lisken Cordes
Arhlene Flowers
Rob Hazelton
Alan Mathios
Marybeth Tarzian

FINANCIAL ADMINSTRATION
4th Wednesdays at 5pm
Mary MacAusland (Chair)
Frank Kruppa
Steve Pope
Basil Safi
Kevin Shreve

Johnson Board Fellow:
Keith Jude Devas

Community Members:
Ross Feldman
Phil McPheron
Greg Mezey
Helen Saunders

NOMINATING AND GOVERNANCE
4th Mondays at 5pm
Christine Barksdale (Chair)
Clover Drinkwater
Alice Moore
Natasha Thompson

Community Members:


PHILANTHROPIC SERVICES
2nd Fridays at 12:15pm
Bill Currie, (Chair)
Keith McCafferty
Khandi Sokoni


Community Members:
Priscilla Crispell
Mario Gonzalez
Aisha Jasper
Phil McPheron
Rita Melen


EXECUTIVE (officers and cmte chairs)
1st Tuesdays at 5pm
Keith McCafferty
Bill Currie
Mary MacAusland
Alice Moore
Christine Barksdale
Ann Martin
Lynn Swain

Ex Officio
Susan Murphy

2019 FIELD OF INTEREST
ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Women’s Fund Advisory
2nd Tuesdays at 4pm

Board Rep
Alice Moore

Community Members:
Stacey Murphy (Chair)
Stephanie Bailey (Past Chair)
Pamela Bleiwas
Suzie Brache
Jill Burlington
Rachel Hogancamp
Mimi Melegrito
Megan Omohundro
Kim Rothman
Nancy Schuler
Kayla Wingert

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
Caroline Cox
Paula Davis
Fernando de Aragon
Sandy Dhimitri
Jeff Dobbin
Mary Pat Dolan
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
Linda Madeo
Robin Masson*
Alan Mathios
Diane McDonough
Philip McPheron
Nelson Mead
Liebe Meier Swain
Mimi Melegrito-Palmer
Nina Miller
Risa Mish, JD
Ed Morton
Bill Murphy
Bill Myers
Ron Poole
Nancy Potter
George Ridenour#
Michelle Rios-Dominguez
Frank Robinson, PhD
John Rogers
Kim Rothman
Jake Ryan#
Vilma-Santiago-Irizarry
Mickie Sanders-Jauquet
Helen Saunders
Diane Shafer
Caitlin Schryver
Anne Shelton
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 Cesar Chavez

In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.