The work of the Community Foundation is supported by several active committees made up of diverse and knowledgeable volunteers who offer their expertise in many areas. We thank them for their commitment to connecting people who care with causes that matter.


This committee ensures that proper financial management is in place through oversight of the annual audited financial statements.

  • Bonnie Orr, CPA, Chair – PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
  • Meghan Taylor – Resorts World Catskills & New York
  • William J. Bratton – Focus Media


This committee oversees the Foundation’s financial and investment activities.

  • David Mistretta, Treasurer – Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
  • George Kinne, Asst. Treasurer – Jeff Bank
  • David Apps – Community Volunteer
  • LaTanya Bryant – TD Bank
  • Christopher Corallo – Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
  • Senta Curran – Curran Financial Group
  • Domenick T. Del Rosso, CPA, MST – PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
  • Donald Karlewicz, CPA – PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
  • Douglas Messina, CFP®, CRPC®, APMA® – Financial Advisor
  • Kurtis Nordahl, CPA – RBT CPAS, LLP
  • Maggie Smith – Community Volunteer


This committee is responsible for overseeing the grantmaking and scholarship program, including the Make a Difference and Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Funds.

  • Molly Crist, Chair – Onward Travel
  • Karen Ellsweig – Community Volunteer
  • Ron Feller – Community Volunteer
  • Heather Howley – Independent Helicopters
  • Scott Lerner – Washingtonville High School
  • Dali Levy – Catskill Promotions, LLC
  • Eileen Phillips – Community Volunteer
  • Gerald Skoda – Skoda Enterprises, Inc.
  • Amanda Wilson – Masci, Hale & Wilson Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry


This committee is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the Board of Directors and working committees are effective and compliant with generally accepted ethical and operational standards and legal regulations.

  • Gary Siegel, Chair — CD Trips, LLC
  • Bonnie Orr, CPA – PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
  • Eric Fuentes – Orange & Rockland Utilities
  • Gerald N. Jacobowitz – Attorney at Law
  • RJ Smith – RJ Smith Realty
  • Josh Sommers – Focus Media
  • Derrik Wynkoop – Walden Savings Bank
  • Richard Shapiro, Esq. — Blustein, Shapiro, Frank, & Barone, LLP


This committee develops and implements strategies related to diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas of the Community Foundation’s work including staff and volunteer training and education, grantmaking and scholarship distribution practices. 

  • Jay Anthony, Chair — Anthony Family Foundation for Autism Support
  • Kimian Adams – PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
  • LaTanya Bryant – TD Bank
  • Chris Corallo — Mid Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
  • Molly Crist – Onward Travel
  • Inaudy Gil – Executive Director, Orange County Human Rights
  • Adrienne Jensen – Community Volunteer


This committee supports Community Foundation events and activities throughout the year.

  • Molly Crist
  • Pamela LaLonde
  • Joann Menendez
  • Bonnie J. Orr, CPA
  • Christine Smallin
  • Allison Wynkoop
  • Patricia Zang-DeClue


This committee helps expand opportunities for fund development and partnerships in Sullivan County.

  • George Kinne, Chair – Jeff Bank
  • Barry Lewis — Regional Food Bank Hudson Valley
  • Timothy McCausland – Webster Bank
  • Gary Siegel – CD Trips, LLC
  • Gerald Skoda – Skoda Enterprises, Inc.


This council is comprised of attorneys, accountants, and financial planners who support the Community Foundation in developing trusted relationships with area advisors and professionals.

  • Ryan Coakley — Merrill Lynch
  • Maureen Crush, Esq. – Crush & Varma Law Group, PC
  • Todd Goldstein – The Misner Agency, Inc.
  • Thomas Gorman, CFP, CRPC
  • J. Sadler Hayes, CLU – Sadler Hayes Associates, Inc.
  • Gerald N. Jacobowitz, Esq. – Attorney at Law
  • Bonnie Orr, CPA – PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
  • Gary M. Schuster, Esq. – J&G Law, LLP
  • Richard J. Shapiro, Esq. – Blustein, Shapiro, Frank & Barone, LLP
  • Frank Skuthan — Orange Bank & Trust Company