The Board of Trustees


Well-respected leaders and members of our community make up the Board of Trustees at The Community Foundation. Their dedication, passion and commitment to the success of this great community helps us to do what we do best – leading Oneida and Herkimer counties. We are grateful for the commitment shown by these great men and women.

Mary Lyons Bradley

Mary Lyons Bradley
Community Volunteer
Trustee – Elected 2008


Burt Danovitz

Burt Danovitz, PhD
President at Danovitz Consulting
Trustee
– Elected 2012


Chip Hummel

Harrison (Chip) J. Hummel, III
Chairman at
Hummel’s Office Plus
Trustee – Elected 2015


Greg McLean

Gregory B. McLean
President and Founding Partner at Caruso Mclean & Co., Inc.
Trustee – Elected 2015


David Read
President at Day & Read, Inc.
Trustee – Elected 2016


Randy VanWagoner

Randy VanWagoner, PhD
President at Mohawk Valley Community College
Trustee – Elected 2013

Laura Casamento

Laura Casamento, EdD
President at Utica College
Trustee – Elected 2013


Keith Fenstemacher
Senior Consultant
at Yaffee & Co.
Immediate Past Chair – Elected 2009


Lisa DeFrees-Lovett

Lisa DeFrees Lovett
President at
True Media, Inc.
Trustee – Elected 2015


Cheryl Minor
Cheryl Minor, PhD
Principal at
Watson Williams Elementary School
Trustee – Elected 2015


Richard Tantillo
Vice President of Communications
at Hamilton College
Trustee – Elected 2008


Bonnie Woods
Managing Director and Division Trust Executive at
U.S. Trust Bank of America
Trustee – Elected 2012

Linda Cohen
Community Volunteer
and Owner at Old Forge Hardware
Trustee – Elected 2008


L. Michael Fitzgerald
Partner at
Fitzgerald, DePietro & Wojnas
Secretary/Treasurer – Elected 2012


Manzelmann Web

Dave Manzelmann
Market President at
M&T Bank
Trustee – Elected 2015


Mary F. Morse
Owner at
Kwik-Kut Manufacturing
Trustee – Elected 2009


Robert Umidi

Rev. Robert Umidi
Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church
Trustee – Elected 2012

Ron Cuccaro

Ronald Cuccaro
President and CEO at
Adjusters International
Chair – Elected 2012


David T. Griffith

David T. Griffith
President and CEO at
M. Griffith Investment Services, Inc.
Trustee – Elected 2016


Cathleen C. McColgin, PhD
President at
Herkimer College
Trustee – Elected 2015


Jawwaad Rasheed

Jawwaad Rasheed
Oneida County Family Court
Support Magistrate
Trustee – Elected 2016


Eve Van de Wal

Eve Van de Wal
Regional President at
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Chair-Elect – Elected 2010


Trustees Emeriti

Elizabeth P. Balch*
Rev. P. Arthur Brindisi*
Rosamond Childs*
J. Leo Coupe*
Victor T. Ehre*
Kenneth Fuller*

Mary Griffith
Joseph H. Hobika, Sr.
Muriel Hineline*
James S. Kernan, Jr.
John L. Knower*
Watson Lowery*

David Mathis
Walter Matt*
Harold Moore*
James E. Raymonda*
Earle C. Reed
Burrel Samuels*

William L. Schrauth
Arthur H. Turner*
William Westcott*
Addison White*
Roy C. Van Denbergh*
Dwight E. Vicks, Jr.*

*Deceased