Foundation House

Board of Directors for the Fredonia College Foundation

2019 Board of Directors, 
Fredonia College Foundation


Chair, Michael A. Marletta, Ph.D., '73

Chair, Michael A. Marletta, Ph.D., '73; CH and Annie Li Chair in the Molecular Biology of Diseases Department of Chemistry and Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Vice Chair, Joseph Falcone

Vice Chair, Joseph Falcone, '74; Owner, Falcone Farms, Silver Creek, N.Y.

Louann Bahgat

Treasurer, Louann Laurito-Bahgat, '88; Vice President, Bahgat, Laurito-Bahgat, CPAs, Fredonia, N.Y.

Secretary, Rachel Martinez-Finn, ’82

Secretary, Rachel Martinez-Finn, ’82; Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Dennis Costello

Immediate Past Chair, Dennis Costello, '72; Senior Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures, Boston, Mass.



Matthew Anderson, Student Rep

Matthew Anderson, Class of 2019 (Student Rep.); Fredonia, N.Y.


Phillip Belena

Phillip Belena, '92; New York, N.Y.


Prudence Bradley, '68

Prudence Bradley, '68; Cranford, N.J.


Gopal Burgher

Gopal Burgher, '94; Partner, BurgherGray, New York, N.Y.


Diane Burkholder, '76

Diane Burkholder, '76; Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase IMA Operations (Ret.), Eden, N.Y.

Julia Butchko

Julia Butchko, Ph.D., '93; Chief of Staff, BioMedicines Business Unit, Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, Ind.

Jeffrey L. Fancher, '82

Jeffrey L. Fancher, '82; First Vice President and Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management, Williamsville, N.Y.

James Foley, '79

James B. Foley, '79; U.S. Ambassador (Ret.), Falls Church, Va.

Dennis Hefner

Dennis L. Hefner, Ph.D.; President Emeritus, SUNY Fredonia, Cary, N.C.

Karl Holz

Karl Holz, '73; President, Disney Cruise Line (Ret.), Windermere, Fla.

Kirk Krull, '78

Kirk Krull, '78; V.P., Real Estate and Development, ShoeShow, Charlotte, N.C.

Kurt W. Maytum

Kurt W. Maytum; President/CTO, DFT Communications, Fredonia, N.Y.

Christopher Mirabelli

Christopher Mirabelli, Ph.D. '77; CEO/President, Leap Therapeutics, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Shaun Nelms, Ed.D. ' 99

Shaun Nelms, Ed.D. ' 99; Superintendent East High EPO Center for Urban Education Success, Rochester, N.Y.


Charles Notaro, ’68; Associate Vice President and FSA Director (Ret.), Fredonia, N.Y.

Patrick.Michael 2016

Michael Patrick, '82; RE/MAX United Real Estate, Edgewater, Md.

Michael Schiavone, J.D., '78

Michael Schiavone, J.D., '78; Senior Partner, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, LLP, Buffalo, N.Y.

Debra Horn Stachura, '75

Debra Horn Stachura, '75; Owner, Buffalo Advertising, Buffalo, N.Y.

Michael C. Steele

Michael C. Steele; President, Markey & Sons. Inc., New York, N.Y.

James J. Stroud, '82

James J. Stroud, '82; Senior Portfolio Manager, UBS, Hudson, Ohio

Clifton C. Turner, '84

Clifton C. Turner, '84; General Manager, Staples, New York, N.Y.

Susan Uszacki-Rak, '81

Susan Uszacki-Rak, '81; Business Manager, Double A Vineyards, Fredonia, N.Y.



Dr. Horvath

Virginia Schaefer Horvath, Ph.D.; President, State University of New York at Fredonia

Betty Gossett

Betty Catania Gossett, '76; Executive Director, Fredonia College Foundation


Greg Gibbs, Ph.D., '71; Fredonia Alumni Association Representative

Kevin Kearns

Kevin Kearns, Ph.D.; Vice President, Advancement, Engagement and Economic Development

Honorary Members

  • Robert E. Coon, '50
  • Gileen W. French
  • Richard A. Gilman, Ph.D.
  • Amos Goodwine Jr., '72
  • Walter J. Gotowka, '81
  • Stan Lundine
  • Douglas Manly
  • Jean Malinoski, '68, '81
  • Robert A. Maytum
  • James H. Mintun Jr.
  • J. Brien Murphy, Ed.D., '53, '56
  • Jeffrey J. Wallace Sr., Ph.D., '68
  • Henry K. (Mike) Williams, '95
  • Nancy L. Yocum, CPA, '90