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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


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


Vice Chair, Development
Chip Simon, CFP
Taconic Advisors, Inc.


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

Vice Chair, Grants
Linda B. Clarke
Retired Educator

Vice Chair, Governance
Myrna Sameth

Vice Chair, Investments

Steven R. Tinkelman, AIA
Tinkelman 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


Eleanor Charwat
Community Volunteer​




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

Robert J. Cotter
Community Volunteer​

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

Ashley Knox, MPS
Go Beyond Greatness, Inc.
Peter Krulewitch
Kingston Investors


Wesley Lee
SUNY Dutchess

Cora M. Mallory-Davis
Community Volunteer

Darlene L. Pfeiffer
Former Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchise Owner
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