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Potsdam Prepared: Spring 2022 Updates

Board of Trustees

The Potsdam College Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of members of the SUNY Potsdam community who are dedicated to the advancement of SUNY Potsdam. Trusteeship is open to select alumni, faculty, faculty emeriti and students, as well as regional and national community members. The full Board meets on campus biannually, and smaller Board committees meet regularly throughout the year.

For more information on the Foundation, contact Sal Cania at or (315) 267-2190.

Executive Director

Cania, Sal '79
Vice President for College Advancement & Executive Director, Potsdam College Foundation Board
(315) 267-2190

Amy Kellogg Photo


Kellogg, Amy '99
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

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Vice President

Fishbeck, Ronald '80
CEO, Retired
Systems Made Simple

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Haile, Christine '74
Retired Chief Information Officer
University of Albany

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Helander, Mary '83
Senior Research Scientist


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Berriman, James '80

Attorney and CEO
Evidox Corporation

Boles, Lynne '74
Past Foundation Board President 2012-2018

Consultant - Cincinnati Consulting Company
Retired VP of Global Advertising - P&G
Marjorie Chiafery Photo Chiafery, Marjorie ’69

Retired Superintendent
Merrimack, NH High School District

Covell, Rebekah "(Hon. '15)"

Professor of Music Emerita
Conductor, Crane Symphonic Band
Director, Music Business

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DeWitt, Brian '79

Executive Director, Sales and Business Development, Atollogy & Consulting Partner, Green Street Technologies

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Galane, Michael '74
Past Foundation Board President 2018-2021

Retired, VP of Technology Services Americas Indirect Channels, Enterprise Group
Hewlett-Packard Company

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Leous, Sean '86

Senior Vice President
Healthcare Westwicke, an ICR Company

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Miller, Christian '92

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
WellCare of North Carolina

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Neisser, Philip T. '79

SUNY Potsdam

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Oje, Adebisi '12

Director of Sales

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Schembry, Henrique '12

Operations Manager
MasTec Network Solutions

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Sipher, Justin '92

Founder and Principal
Justin Sipher Consulting LLC

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Struthers, John '97

President & CEO
Normont Motion Technology

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Wagner, Robert '75

Retired President and owner 
Northeast Analytical Inc.

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Wagner O'Brien, Erin '13

Senior Knowledge Analyst
Boston Consulting Group

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Wessing, Laura '15

Quantum Algorithms Researcher
Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate

Trustee Emeritus Representatives
  • Hind, Gary '77
    Retired Executive Vice President of The Ayco Company, L.P.
  • Linden, Roger '74

Faculty Senate Representative
Madore, Blair

Foundation Business Manager
Helenbrook, Julie

Student Government Representative
Wilkins, Kylie