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.

2020-2021 Board of Directors




Mark Eagan
Capital Region Chamber








Vice Chair and Treasurer
Alicia D. Lasch
Foy Family Advised Fund







Jan Smith
Castle Rock Ranch Group, LLC






Immediate Past Chair
Kevin M. O’Bryan
Community Leader








Dorcey Applyrs, Dr.PH.
City of Albany







Christopher Cimijotti, CPA
Marvin and Company







Robert T. Hennes, CFP
Hugh Johnson Advisors







Belinda Hilton
Business Council of New York State, Inc.






Hyacinth Mason, Ph.D., MPH
Albany Medical College
Olga Seme Stain Memorial Fund






Murray C. Massry
Tri City Rentals







Eileen McLoughlin
State University of New York System Administration






Meaghan Murphy, Esq.
Barclay Damon, LLP.






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.






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





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Michael R. Breault,DDS
Niskayuna Community Foundation

Directors Emeriti




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




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Ellen Sax
Sax-Greene Family Fund