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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.


Jeffrey D. Wood
Retired from Ulster Savings Bank


Vice Chair – Audit 
Brenda K. Santoro, CPA
D'Arcangelo & Co., LLP


Vice Chair - Development
Thomas J. Murphy
M&T Bank


Vice Chair – Finance & Treasurer
William A. Brenner, CPA
Citrin Cooperman

Vice Chair - Grants
Yu-Shin Chen
Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Owner

Vice Chair - Governance
Eleanor Charwat
Community Volunteer

Vice Chair – Investments

Steven R. Tinkelman, AIA
Tinkelman Architecture


Vice Chair – Dutchess
Charles A. Freni, Jr.
Central Hudson


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


Vice Chair – Ulster
Darlene L. Pfeiffer
Former Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchise Owner


Peter Krulewitch
Kingston Investors




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


Ellen L. Baker, Esq.
McCabe & Mack LLP


Peter J. Brent, CFP
Brent Financial Group LLC


Linda B. Clarke
Kevin Hamilton


Wesley Lee
SUNY Dutchess

Cora M. Mallory-Davis
Community Volunteer

Myrna Sameth

Chip Simon, CFP
Taconic Advisors, Inc.


Arthur R. Upright


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