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 2019-20

Christopher Ames
President
The Sage Colleges
Troy, New York

John Bellardini SGS ’96 (Vice Chair)
Chief Financial Officer
The Widewaters Group, Inc.
Jamesville, New York

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

Therese Bentley RSC ‘82
Elverson, Pennsylvania

Judith Campisi RSC ‘80
Sr. Director of Special Events
& Campaign Operations
Wilton, Connecticut

Jeanne Cioppa-Mosca RSC ‘82
Senior Vice President
City University of New York
Hastings on Hudson, New York

Christopher Dahl
President Emeritus
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Caroline Leavitt DeCota RSC ‘84
Retired
North Attleboro, Massachusetts

Kathryn Diamond RSC ‘60
Retired
San Francisco, California

Ann Duffield
President
Ann Duffield & Colleagues
Westchester, Pennsylvania

Francine Ebersman RSC ‘79
Controller
Scottsdale Hangar One
Cave Creek, Arizona

Marilyn Miller Fowler RSC ‘69
Retired
Concord, California

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

Julia Greenstein-Bleicher RSC ‘78
West Newton, Massachusetts

Catherine Hill
Founder and Acting Partner
CooperHill
Loudonville, New York

Belinda Hilton RSC ’97 (Secretary)
Director of Finance
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Guilderland, New York

Kevin O’Bryan SGS ‘88
Retired
Troy, New York

Deborah Onslow
Retired
Loudonville, New York

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

Tammy Parsons RSC’97, SGS’01
Watervliet, New York

Ronnye Berg Shamam
President/Owner
Shamron Mills, LLC
Troy, New York

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

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

Robin Livingston Taubin RSC’74
New York, New York

Nancy Valley RSC ‘81
Partner
KPMG LLP
Wynantskill, NY