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
Attorney, Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall, LLP

Michelle L. Capone '95 – Vice President
Director of Regional Development, Development Authority of the North Country

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

Ryan Piche - Treasurer
County Manager, Lewis County

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

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

Erica Bischof
Brand Manager, CAR-FRESHNER Corporation

Mary M. Corriveau 
Retired City of Watertown Manager

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

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

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

Philip James 
Alumni Advisory Council President
Staff Accountant, Samaritan Medical Center

Brian Peck 
Alumni Advisory Council Member 
Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush

John F. Penrose
Retired Chemistry Professor, Jefferson Community College

Robyn Rhyner
Director of Financial Aid, Jefferson Community College

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

Stuart Schmitt
Director of Human Resources, Watertown Family YMCA

Ty Stone, PhD
Jefferson Community College President 

Joseph L. Thesier (Honorary Director)
Principal/Engineer, Bernier, Carr & Associates

Barbara N. Webber (Honorary Director)
Retired Teacher

Shawn H. West
New York Air Brake


Jefferson Community College Foundation

1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Ben Foster, Foundation Executive Director
(315) 786-2291

Edie Roggie, Alumni Development Officer
(315) 786-2326