The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s Board of Directors is representative of our community’s rich business, civic, and cultural diversity. With a demonstrated commitment to philanthropic endeavors, Board members inspire the Foundation’s success in strategic grantmaking, philanthropic services, and community leadership. The Board establishes policies, organization-wide priorities, and program strategies, and ensures operational integrity and financial accountability.
2019-2020 Board of Directors
Chair: Kevin M. O’Bryan, Community Leader
First Vice Chair: Mark Eagan, Capital Region Chamber
Secretary: Jan Smith, Castle Rock Ranch Group, LLC
Treasurer: Alicia D. Lasch, Adirondack Funds
Immediate Past Chair: Susan C. Picotte, Esq., Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP
M. Christian Bender, Bender Family Foundation
Christopher Cimijotti, CPA, Marvin and Company
Virginia C. Gregg, Retired Chief Financial Officer
Robert T. Hennes, CFP, Hugh Johnson Advisors
Donovan Howard, University at Albany College of Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Cybersecurity
Hyacinth Mason, Ph.D., Albany Medical College
Murray C. Massry, Tri City Rentals
Eileen McLoughlin, State University of New York System Administration
Victor A. Oberting III, Interstate Commodities, Inc.
Chet Opalka, Community Leader
Robert S. Reynolds, Esq., Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna
G. Neil Roberts, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator – Health Care Consultant
John W. Rodat, Public Signals, LLC.
Ann M. Sharpe, Esq., Cioffi, Slezak, Wildgrube, PC
James A. Sidford, Austin & Co., Inc.
Frank M. Slingerland, The Freddie Institute
Geographic Fund Liaisons
Jessica Backer Brand, Esq., Bethlehem Central Community Foundation
LeeAnn Mandrillo, Niskayuna Community Foundation
Matthew Bender IV
Phoebe Powell Bender
Marvin A. Freedman
Barbara Linell Glaser, Ed.D.
Charles M. Liddle III