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.

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

Lisa DeFrees-Lovett

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

David T. Griffith

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

Greg McLean

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

Eve Van de Wal

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

Ron Cuccaro

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

James A. Engler, Jr.
President at Engler Electric
– Elected 2017

Merritt Locke
Partner at Saunders Kahler, LLC
– Elected 2017

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

Randy VanWagoner

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

Burt Danovitz

Burt Danovitz, PhD
President at Danovitz Consulting
– Elected 2012

Keith Fenstemacher
Senior Consultant
at Yaffee & Co.
Trustee – Elected 2009

Manzelmann Web

Dave Manzelmann
Market President at
M&T Bank
Chair-elect – Elected 2015

Jawwaad Rasheed

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

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

Timothy Daly
AVP Branch Manager at
Berkshire Bank
Trustee – Elected 2017

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

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

Robert Umidi

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

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Trustees Emeriti

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

Mary Griffith
Muriel Hineline*
Joseph H. Hobika, Sr.
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*
Roy C. Van Denbergh*
Dwight E. Vicks, Jr.*
William Westcott*
Addison White*