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.

As of July 1, 2023


Chip Simon, CFP
Community Volunteer

First Vice Chair
Robert J. Cotter
Community Volunteer

Anita Rice

Edward L. McCormick



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

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

Michael Cannon
Merrill Lynch

Eleanor Charwat
Community Volunteer

Yu-Shin Chen - Chair, Dutchess Advisory Committee
Dunkin Donuts Francisee
Robert J. Cotter - Chair, Putnam Advisory Committee
Community Volunteer

John Finch
Ulster Savings Bank

Kevin Hamilton

Ashley Knox - Chair, Ulster Advisory Committee
Go Beyond Greatness, Inc.

Cora M. Mallory-Davis
Community Volunteer

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

Melanie Matero
Community Volunteer

Edward L. McCormick
McCormick Management

Rebecca J. Reynolds, CPA, MBA - Chair, Audit Committee
Anita Rice

Myrna Sameth
Community Volunteer

Chip Simon, CFP
Community Volunteer

Steven Tinkelman
Tinkelman Architechture PLLC
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