Advisory Council Members
Click on each council member to learn more about their professional background, in addition to contact information. Council members are here to work with you year round, and we invite you to reach out at anytime with questions, or advice related to your career goals. We look forward to supporting you!
- Katherine Allott
Class of 2003, Executive Director/ Massena Housing Authority, Massena, NY
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or KathA492@gmail.com
- Michael Beacham (View Biography)
Class of 1979, Assistant Vice President for Sales and Marketing Support, Columbian Financial Group, Syracuse, NY
- Tanya Dugal Buffham (View Biography)
Class of 2006, Analyst at NYS Authorities Budget Office, Albany, NY
- Achille Cavatassi
Class of 2004, Relationship Manager for JP Morgan Chase Bank, Rochester, NY
- Debra Copeletti
Class of 1976, retired Project Manager for Printed Packaging, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals/NYC; currently resides in Saratoga Springs, NY
- Joseph DeMart (View Biography)
Retired Executive Director, St. Lawrence County Housing Council, formerly Vice President at the Newton Falls Paper Company and recently retired as Director of Strategic Development for Kodak, where he was employed for 37 years.
- Jarrett Felton (View Biography)
Class of 2004, Financial Services Representative, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, Rochester, NY
- Pamela Griffin (View Biography)
Class of 2011, Account Executive, United Communications Corp., Watertown, New York
- Mark Hassenplug
Class of 1983, Managing Partner at Gryphon Citadel LLP. Mark lives near Philadelphia, PA.
- Allison (Charette) LaBarge
Class of 2009, Auditor, General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York
- Joshua LaFave, (Chair) (View Bio)
SUNY Potsdam Class of 2003, Director, Center for Graduate Studies, SUNY Potsdam
- George Normandin
SUNY Potsdam Class of 2003, Owner: Normandin Marketing, Queensbury, New York
- Duane Pelkey (View Bio)
SUNY Potsdam Class of 1989, Retired; Community Bank, based in Potsdam.
- Sarah Parker Ward (View Bio)
Class of 2009, Marketing & Media Relations Specialist, Saratoga Springs, Bidforyourbenefit New York.
- John Wicke (View Bio)
BS from Clarkson University with HR concentration, Development Officer, SUNY Potsdam, former General Manager, Penski, Inc. Staffing, Potsdam; Owner, CopyShop Business Center in Potsdam; and Town Councilman, Town of Massena.
- James Wilkes
Class of 2010, Global Business Consulting, International Business Machines
- Rob Zolner
Co-founder of Northern Music and Video, Potsdam,and Adjunct Professor with SUNY Potsdam's Crane Institute for Music Business.