Leadership

Board of Directors 2017-18

Fritz Messere
President - Founding dean (retired) of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts at SUNY Oswego (Oswego)

Kathryn Ruscitto
Vice President – St. Joseph’s Hospital (retired), Syracuse and Thendara

Dave Vogel
Treasurer - Retired investment banker, Citi Bank (Bonita Springs, FL and Old Forge)

Mary Duross
Secretary -  Retired Marketing Director for the United Way of the Greater Utica Area (Utica and Old Forge)

Elizabeth (Betsi) Dugan

Past President - Retired United Way executive; former trustee of Partners Trust Bank (Utica and Old Forge)

Robert Bischoff 
At-Large Executive Committee Member - General Manager of Trenton Technology, Inc. (Utica and Old Forge)

Kenneth M. Tompkins

At-Large Executive Committee Member – Retired Regional Director for Empire State Development’s Mohawk Valley Region.  He also serves as the Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council. (New Hartford  and Old Forge area).

Brian Bamberger
Construction Manager and active community volunteer (Old Forge)

Samuel Crocker
Retired Banking Executive and Nonprofit leader and active community volunteer (Old Forge and Connecticut)

Heather Timm Klein
Heather is an Associate Real Estate Broker with Timm Associates Adirondack Properties in Old Forge.

Charles (Chuck) Porter
Retired senior director of entertainment and director of merchandising information at Giant Eagle, he serves as a director of the Giant Eagle and Beacon foundations (Pittsburgh and Old Forge)

Donna L. Stoner  

Retired Volunteer Director for Upstate Medical University, Chair of the View Volunteer Task Force, and artist. (Forrestport and Syracuse)

Tim Trainor

As a principal of TRAINOR Associates, Tim is a nationally and internationally recognized brand strategist with over 30 years’ experience (Utica)