The Board of Trustees is responsible for the policy direction of The Sage Colleges and its educational and administrative organization, as required by law. The institutional authority of the Board is paramount in all matters affecting the Colleges. Specifically the Board provides oversight of all fiduciary and policy matters, and is responsible for hiring and evaluating the President.

Board of Trustees 2017-2018

Mary Altpeter RSC ’71
Research Scientist
Center for Health Promotion and
Disease Prevention
UNC Institute on Aging
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Christopher Ames
President
The Sage Colleges
Troy, New York

John Bellardini SGS ’96 (Vice Chair)
Managing Director
Schneider Downs Meridian
Jamesville, New York

John Bennett, MD
President, CEO
CDPHP
Albany, New York

Therese Bentley RSC ’82
President
Wynsdorf Farm
Elverson, Pennsylvania

Judith Campisi RSC ’80
Executive Director
American Heart Association
Wilton, Connecticut

Jeanne Cioppa-Mosca RSC ’82
Faculty, Physical Therapy
Doctoral Program
City University of New York
Chappaqua, New York

Caroline Leavitt DeCota RSC ’84
Director, Managed Markets
Smith & Nephew Bio-therapeutics
Andover, Massachusetts

Kathryn M. Diamond RSC ’60
Retired
San Francisco, California

Ann Duffield
Founding Principal
Ann Duffield & Colleagues
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Francine Ebersman RSC ’79
Plan Administrator
Scottsdale Hanger One
Scottsdale, Arizona

Marilyn Miller Fowler RSC ’69
Retired
Concord, California

Eileen Witzman Goldblatt RSC ’67
President
LBD Systems, Inc.
New York, New York

Julia L. Greenstein RSC ’78
VP Discovery Research
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
West Newton, Massachusetts

Catherine Hill (Vice Chair)
Founder and Acting Partner
CooperHill
Loudonville, New York

Carrie Hillenbrandt, CMP (Secretary)
Director of Sales and Marketing
BBL Hospitality
Albany, New York

Belinda Hilton RSC ’97
Senior Manager of Accounting Operations
Albany Molecular Research, Inc.
Albany, New York

Paul Jaeckle SGS ’09
VP Asset Protection & Safety
Meijer Stores
Caledonia, Missouri

James C. Jones
Attorney
Law Office of James C. Jones P.C.
Winchester, Massachusetts

Kevin O’Bryan, SGS ’88
Retired
First Niagara Bank
Troy, New York

Deborah Onslow
Retired
Loudonville, New York

Chester J. Opalka, Jr. (Vice Chair)
Retired
Averill Park, New York

Tammy Parsons
Sr. Academic Advisor
Excelsior College
Albany, New York

Kimberly Peregrim RSC ’93
Physician
St. Peter’s Health Partners
Latham, New York

Ronnye Berg Shamam, RSC ’64
President/Owner
Shamron Mills, LLC
New York, New York

Nelson “Tip” Simons
Relationship Manager, Middle Market Banking
TD Bank
West Hartford, Connecticut

Patricia Timpano Sparrell RSC ’78 (Chair)
Retired
Oakton, Virginia

Nancy Valley, RSC ’81
Partner
KPMG LLP
Wynantskill, New York

Robert Zemsky
Chair
The Learning Alliance
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania