SUNY Adirondack Foundation Board of Directors and Staff

2016-2017 SUNY Adirondack Foundation Board of Directors and Staff


Patrick Canavan, '91, President

Vice President, Commercial Loans, Trustco Bank

Edward L. Hanchett, President-Elect

Director, Medical Imaging and C.R. Wood Cancer Center, Glens Falls Hospital

Paul Dowen, CPA ’79, Treasurer

CPA, Partner, Whittemore, Dowen & Ricciardelli LLP

Kristine Duffy, Ed. D.

SUNY Adirondack President

Rachael Patten

Executive Director of Development, Alumni Relations and the SUNY Adirondack Foundation


Kevin Ankeny

Associate Professor of Radio/TV Broadcasting, SUNY Adirondack

Timothy C. Badger ‘69

Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company

Kathie L. Duncan ‘74

Regional President, North Country

The Adirondack Trust Company

Richard Ferguson

Senior Vice President, Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company

Arleen V. Girard, President

Vice President, Municipal Banking Officer, Glens Falls National Bank

Bill Hart 

Vice President, North American Operations, Irving Consumer Products

Erinn C. Kolligian

McGregor Village Development Corporation

Keith McAfee

Director of Operations, National Grid

Andrew Meader

Director of Corporate Alliance, Six Flags Great Escape

Elizabeth Miller 

Owner, Miller Mechanical

D. Michael Niles, CPA, Immediate Past President


Malcolm O'Hara, JD

Attorney, Principal, Bartlett Pontiff Stewart Rhodes P.C.

Ken Petrie-Tubbs

2nd Vice President, Travelers Insurance

Paul E. Pontiff, JD

Attorney, Principal, Bartlett Pontiff Stewart Rhodes P.C.

Alan E. Redeker

Redeker Management Consulting LLC

SUNY Adirondack Trustee

Sue Trumpick

Chief Information Officer, SUNY Adirondack

David Wallingford

Retired Marine Corps


Jill Vogel

Assistant Director of the SUNY Adirondack Foundation

Kim Thomas

Administrative Assistant


Our mission is to provide financial assistance to SUNY Adirondack and its students.  Our impact on the community is a source of pride and something we value as a board.  Please read what our students have said:

"...[I]t is an honorable privilege being a recipient of the SUNY Adirondack Foundation Grant...which will serve as a substantial contribution to the continuation of my education.  Gifts such as this grant provide one with a sense of encouragement, and for myself, a feeling of personal connection between an environment of academia and the attendee...I am planning to apply for the nursing program...My decision to return to school through SUNY Adirondack was shaped during my time working through Four Winds Hospital, having an opportunity to work alongside and observe a stellar team of nursing professionals (some of whom are SUNY Adirondack alumni).
Again I must express my gratitude for the gift your foundation has presented to me, and please know that it will be put to effective use."
A. Unser
"...I greatly appreciate you selecting me to be the recipient of the 2012-2013 SUNY Adirondack Foundation Grant.  The scholarship that I have been awarded will help me to purchase my books for this semester."
J. DeFoe
"It is because of the sacrifice that is made on the part of each one of you that I am able to event attend college at all, and for this I am eternally grateful...words cannot possibly express how truly appreciative I am for this honor and privilege that you have bestowed on my family and [me].  I pray and hope that my success within this academic community can allow for other lives to be changed much like you have all changed mine."
J. Patnode, Academic Excellence Scholar


close X