Board of Directors

Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York is privileged to have a Board of Directors comprised of outstanding individuals concerned for the future of our young people. The Board is comprised of leading business executives, prominent educators, and community leaders from the greater Capital Region. There is also representation from the Adirondack and Mid-Hudson Regional Advisory boards. These individuals are committed to supporting and promoting the mission of Junior Achievement.

JA of Northeastern New York appreciates the dedication of the following individuals who donate their time, energy, and resources to serving on our Board.

Executive Committee

Richard H. Ferro
Berkshire Hathaway Blake, REALTORS
Chair Elect
John Tattersall
Frank Murken Products, Inc.
Johanna Robbins
CAP COM Federal Credit Union
Anthony Suraci
CISCO Systems
Immediate Past Chair
John Blowers
Chair Special Events
Thomas Hayden
Golub Corporation
Chair Board Development
Sarah Halliday
NBT Bank
Vice Chair Board Development
Albert Picchi
Realty USA
Chair - Hall of Fame
Elmer Streeter
St. Peter's Health Partners
Chair Brand & Marketing
Robert Clancy
Spiral Design Studio
Vice Chair Brand & Marketing
Ron Romines
Vice Chair Volunteer Recruitment
Robert Schneider
New York State School Board Association
Chair Volunteer Recruitment
Chris Wessell
Pinnacle Recruiting & Staffing
Chair Program Operations
Dr. Patrick McGrath
Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Central Schools
Vice Chair Program Operations
Mark Poskanzer
Troy Web Consulting


Robert Blackman
Realty USA
Jennifer Boll, Esq.
Bond Schoeneck & King
Dean Burns
JPMorgan Chase
Scott L. Card
Bank of America
Brendan Casey
Upside Collective
Sharon Cates-Williams
NYS Department of Education
John Daniels
Merrill Lynch
Renee Devine
National Grid
Martin Dunbar
Steve Eichorn
GE Renewable Energy
David Ensminger
M & T Bank
Rocky Fitizzi
U.S. Trust
Michael Gutierrez
Bryant and Stratton College
James Harris, Jr.
Daniel Jacques
Matthias Keib
Advantage Tree Service
Peter Lauricella
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman& Dicker
Thomas McHale
New York Business Development Corporation
John Nolan
New Country Motor
James O'Keefe
UL (Underwriters Laboratory)
Kevin Parisi
Trinity Realty Group
Michael Poveda
Grant Thornton
Carol Ryan
GE Global Research
Kenneth Seeber
Berkshire Bank
Stan Simkins
Management Advisory Group
Matthew Tedeschi
Jaeger & Flynn Assoc.
Alfred Testa
NBT Bank
Dan Yamin
Cornerstone Telephone