Our Board of Directors

Diane Conneman, President
Retired Leadership Program Director, The Empire State Food and Agriculture Leadership Institute


Leah Laben, Secretary
Associate University Counsel


Caroline Cope
Retired Special Education Teacher and Administrator


Crystal Sessoms
Associate Principal,
Ithaca High School

Derek Burrows, Vice President
General Counsel
GrammaTech, Inc.


Merry Buckley
Senior Writer and Researcher, Office of University Relations, Cornell University


Carla Ingrando
Director of University Corporate and Foundations Relations, Cornell University


Betsy Shrier
Associate Vice President of HR, Systems & Administration
Cornell University

Callyn Pyhtila, Treasurer
Branch Manager East Hill Plaza
Tompkins Trust Company


Jessica Casey
D.O., Pediatrician
Buttermilk Falls Pediatrics


Nancy Schuler
Retired Legislator
Community Advocate


Not pictured:
Keith Harrington
Ann Marie Streeter