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.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Chair: Susan C. Picotte, Esq., Cooper Erving & Savage, LLP

First Vice Chair: Kevin M. O’Bryan, Community Leader

Secretary: Amy O’Connor, Esq., McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, PC

Assistant Secretary: Jan Smith, Castle Rock Ranch Group, LLC

Treasurer: Jeffrey Rosenbaum, JD, CPA, The AYCO Company LP

Assistant Treasurer: William M. Kahn, CPA, UHY, LLP


Dorcey L. Applyrs, DrPH., MPH, Excelsior College School of Health Sciences/City of Albany Common Council

M. Christian Bender, Bender Family Foundation

Mark Eagan, Capital Region Chamber of Commerce

Virginia C. Gregg, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Robert T. Hennes, CFP, Hugh Johnson Advisors

Donovan Howard, University at Albany College of Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Cybersecurity

Alicia D. Lasch, Adirondack Funds

Hyacinth Mason, Ph.D., Albany Medical Colleges

Murray C. Massry, Tri-City Rentals

Victor A. Oberting III, Interstate Commodities, Inc.

Chet Opalka, Community Leader

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

Christine Standish, Standish Family Fund

Geographic Fund Liaisons

Patricia Michaelson, Bethlehem Central Community Foundation

Maggie Rush Vinciguerra, Niskayuna Community Foundation