Our Board of Directors

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


Leah Laben, Secretary
Associate University Counsel
Cornell University


Caroline Cope
Retired Special Education Teacher and Administrator


Carla Ingrando
Director of University Corporate and Foundations Relations
Cornell University

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

AnnMarie Streeter, Vice President
Retired Kindergarten Teacher
Dryden Elementary School


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


Aly Evans
Donor Relations Manager
Boyce Thompson Institute


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


Derek Burrows, Treasurer
General Counsel
GrammaTech, Inc.


Jessica Casey
D.O., Pediatrician
Buttermilk Falls Pediatrics


Keith Harrington
Associate Principal
Ithaca High School


Nancy Schuler
Retired Legislator
Community Advocate