Our Board of Directors

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


Nancy Schuler, Secretary
Retired Legislator
Community Advocate


Caroline Cope
Retired Special Education Teacher and Administrator


Dick Shafer
Business Consultant
Organizational Agility Associates


Derek Burrows, Vice President
General Counsel
GrammaTech, Inc.


Merry Buckley
Communications Manager,
Baker Institute for Animal Health and Cornell Feline Health Center


Melissa Reif
Cornell HR Generalist 3


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


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


Jessica Casey
D.O., Pediatrician
Buttermilk Falls Pediatrics


Crystal Sessoms
Associate Principal,
Ithaca High School


Not pictured:
Marianella Casasola