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.


Brenda K. Santoro, CPA
Prager Metis CPAs

First Vice Chair and Chair, Development
Chip Simon, CFP
Taconic Advisors, Inc.
Vice Chair, Finance and Treasurer
William A. Brenner, CPA
Citrin Cooperman

Eleanor Charwat
Community Volunteer

Vice Chair, Grants
Linda B. Clarke
Retired Educator

Vice Chair, Audit
Rebecca Reynolds, CPA

Vice Chair, Governance
Myrna Sameth
Community Volunteer

Vice Chair, Investments

Steven R. Tinkelman, AIATinkelman Architecture
Vice Chair, Dutchess
Yu-Shin Chen
Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Owner


Vice Chair, Putnam
Nathaniel S. Prentice
Prentice Investment Management, LLC


Vice Chair, Ulster
Thomas J. Murphy
M&T Bank​



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

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

Robert J. Cotter
Community Volunteer​

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

Ashley Knox, MPS
Go Beyond Greatness, Inc.
Wesley J. Lee
SUNY Dutchess

Cora M. Mallory-Davis
Community Volunteer

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