SUNY Jefferson

Foundation Leadership

The Jefferson Community College Foundation Board of Directors represents a diverse group of individuals who dedicate their time and resources in service to the Foundation for benefit of Jefferson Community College. This group of volunteers invests their time in making access to a quality, affordable education in the North Country possible—making a tremendous impact in our greater community.

Peter L. Walton '82  - President
Rodman, NY
Attorney, Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall, LLP

Mary M. Corriveau - Vice President

Watertown, NY
Retired City of Watertown Manager

Aaron D. Naklick - Secretary
Watertown, NY
Case Coordinator - Acute Rehab, Samaritan Medical Center

Michelle L. Capone '95 - Treasurer

Watertown, NY
Director of Regional Development, Development Authority of the North Country

Theresa L. Quintin -  Immediate Past President
Evans Mills, NY
Retired Director of Healthcare Resource Management, Samaritan Medical Center

Karen Abare, RN, BSN, CIC
Watertown, NY
Director of Infection Prevention, Samaritan Medical Center

James P. R. Ambrose
Black River, NY
Director of Admissions (Financial Aid), Jefferson Community College

Erica Bischof
Watertown, NY
Brand Manager, CAR-FRESHNER Corporation

Daniel J. Dupee, II
Dexter, NY
Vice President for Administration & Finance, Jefferson Community College

Elizabeth C. Fipps
Watertown, NY
Vice President - Foundation and Community Services, Samaritan Medical Center

Walt Hammond
Black River, NY
Vice President-Risk Management Advisor, Haylor, Freyer, and Coon, Inc.

James L. Leven
Sackets Harbor, NY
President/CEO, Community Broadcasters, LLC

Lisa L’Huillier Ruggiero
Watertown, NY
Owner/Broker, Hefferon Real Estate

John F. Penrose
Watertown, NY
Chemistry Professor, Jefferson Community College

Ryan Piche
Lowville, NY
County Manager, Lewis County

Stuart Schmitt
Watertown, NY
Director - Human Resources, Watertown Family YMCA

Ty A. Stone
Watertown, NY
President,  Jefferson Community College

Shawn H. West '01
Glen Park,  NY
New York Air Brake

Barbara N. Webber - Honorary Director
Black River, NY
Retired Teacher

Joseph L. Thesier '81 - Honorary Director
Watertown, NY
Principal/Engineer, Bernier, Carr & Associates


Jefferson Community College Foundation

1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Ben Foster
Interim Executive DIrector
(315) 786-2291

Alumni Development Officer/Assistant Development Officer
(315) 786-2327

Leigh Curtacci
Account Clerk
(315) 786-2458