Board of Trustees

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is governed by a Board of Trustees that includes local leaders in business, philanthropy and our community. Each is dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the organization, while targeting meaningful investments to meet the needs of the community. In addition, the Foundations is supported by local advisory boards in Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties. To see a list of former trustees, please click here.


Chip Simon, CFP
Taconic Advisors, Inc.

First Vice Chair and Chair, Finance
Brenda K. Santoro, CPA
Prager Metis CPAs

Eleanor Charwat
Community Volunteer​



Aziz M. Ahsan, Esq.
Ahsan & Associates, PLLC

Darrelyn A. Brennan CFP
Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.

Michael Cannon
The Walker/Gaffney Group - Morgan Stanley
Yu-Shin Chen
Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Owner

Robert J. Cotter
Community Volunteer​

Charles A. Freni Jr.
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
Kevin Hamilton

Ashley Knox, MPS
Go Beyond Greatness, Inc.

Cora M. Mallory-Davis
Community Volunteer

Melissa A. Manna-Williams, Esq.
Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP

Edward L. McCormick
McCormick Management

Thomas J. Murphy
M&T Bank
Nathaniel S. Prentice
Prentice Investment Management, LLC

Rebecca Reynolds, CPA

Anita Rice

Myrna Sameth
Community Volunteer

Steven R. Tinkelman, AIA
Tinkelman Architecture
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