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





Kevin M. O’Bryan

Community Leader





First Vice Chair

Mark Eagan

Capital Region Chamber








Jan Smith

Castle Rock Ranch Group, LLC







Alicia D. Lasch

Foy Family Advised Fund





Immediate Past Chair

Susan C. Picotte, Esq.

Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP

Susan and William Picotte Fund







Christopher Cimijotti, CPA

Marvin and Company







Virginia C. Gregg

Retired Chief Financial Officer







Robert T. Hennes, CFP

Hugh Johnson Advisors







Hyacinth Mason, Ph.D.

Albany Medical College

Olga Seme Stain Memorial Fund






Murray C. Massry

Tri City Rentals







Eileen McLoughlin

State University of New York System Administration







Victor A. Oberting III

The Herzog Law Firm







Chet Opalka

Community Leader

Opalka Family Donor Advised Fund






Robert S. Reynolds, Esq.

Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna







G. Neil Roberts

Health Care Consultant







John W. Rodat

Public Signals, LLC.







Ann M. Sharpe, Esq.

Ballston Spa National Bank







James A. Sidford, RHU, ChHC

Austin & Co., Inc., an Alera Group Company, LLC.

Sidford Family Fund






Frank M. Slingerland

The Freddie Institute





Geographic Fund Liaisons




Jessica Backer Brand, Esq.

Bethlehem Central Community Foundation





Michael R. Breault,DDS, Niskayuna Community Foundation

Directors Emeriti





Matthew Bender IV

Bender Family Foundation







Phoebe Powell Bender

Bender Family Foundation







Marvin A. Freedman

Marvin and Sharon Freedman Fund







Barbara Linell Glaser, Ed.D.

Community/Land Preservation & Planning Fund







Barbara Hoehn

Hoehn Family Fund








Paul Hohenberg

Paul and Alane Hohenberg Fund







Charles M. Liddle III

Charles M. Liddle III & Nancy H. Liddle Fund







A.C. Riley

Almeda C. Riley Fund for Saratoga County







Ellen Sax

Sax-Greene Family Fund