SUNY New Paltz Foundation Mission Statement

Adopted March 3, 2023

The mission of the SUNY New Paltz Foundation is to seek, secure and manage gifts and grants to fund scholarships and programs that enrich and support the academic, cultural and community life of SUNY New Paltz, and to build a lasting endowment for the University’s future.


SUNY New Paltz Foundation Board of Directors

Executive Officers

Tamah Wiegand - Chair

Tamah Wiegand
The Brearley School


Colonel Joseph Davidson '90 United States Military Academy (Ret.)

First Vice Chair
Colonel (Retired, USA) Joseph Davidson '90 
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Jeffrey Korn - Second Chair

Second Vice Chair
Jeffrey Korn '79 
Crexendo, Inc.


Fitzarnaz Drummond ('06)

Fitzarnaz Drummond '06 
Westpac Group

Michele Di Palo-Williams '77

Michele Di Palo-Williams '77
Volunteer & Philanthropist

Board Directors

Fahad Ahmed ’06

Fahad Ahmed ’06 

Board 2022

Dion Baccus '92
NTT Data

Philip M. Berkowitz '75
Littler Mendelson

Vilicia Cade '88

Vilicia Cade '88
Capital School District

Regina Calcaterra

Regina Calcaterra '88
Calcaterra Law Group

Ed Carroll '85

Edward Carroll '85 '22 HON
Entrepreneur & Former COO of AMC Networks

Barbara Esmark '84 Director Term start 2021

 Barbara (Bobbi) Esmark '84
Bravo Echo Gallery

Sean Foote

Sean Foote '96
Morgan Stanley

Jo Ann Golden

Jo Ann Golden '69
Dermody Burke and Brown

Sharif Jamal

Sharif Jamal
CPD Energy

Myra Kressner '76

Myra Kressner '76
Kressner Strategy Group

Daniel Leader 
Bread Alone Bakery

Paul Llewellyn ‘91

Paul C. Llewellyn '91
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Dennis McShane

Dennis McShane '77
Jadestone plc

James Passikoff
Passikoff and Scott

Audit Committee 2022

Ita M. Rahilly

Ira Schreck '74

Ira Schreck '74
Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham

Jessica Sillins

Jessica Sillins
BTP Real Estate

Giancarlo Traverso
SUNY New Paltz Professor Emeritus


Committee Members

Governance & Nominating Committee 2022

Governance & Nominating Committee
Anthony Grice '08g
Newburgh Enlarged City School District

Development Committee 2022

Development Committee
Everton H. Henriques '78 '83g '22 HON
E.H. Hall

Mackenzie McMorris '22

Finance & Investment Committee
Mackenzie McMorris '22
Deloitte Tax

Paul Tucci

Audit Committee
Paul Tucci
State University of New York

Warren Wiegand

Finance & Investment Committee
Warren Wiegand
Town of Gardiner

Operating Officers

President Darrell Wheeler

Darrell P. Wheeler
President, SUNY New Paltz

Erica Marks

Erica Marks
Executive Director and
Vice President for Development
and Alumni Relations, SUNY New Paltz

Julia Davis, Chief Financial Officer Director of Finance, SUNY New Paltz

Julia Davis
Chief Financial Officer
  Director of Finance, SUNY New Paltz