Leadership

Robert Bylancik, Chair, retired from Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital where he spent his entire professional career, first as a social worker, until finally serving as President and CEO from 2000-2007. Since retiring, Mr. Bylancik served as interim CEO at Hometown Health, Schenectady’s federally qualified health center. He is a retired member of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association of Social Workers.  He also serves on the boards of St Peter’s Health Partners and Living Resources.

Jennifer Kenneally, Vice Chair, served as Vice President and Treasurer of the Golub Corporation with responsibility for all treasury functions of the company. Her community involvement includes the City Mission of Schenectady and the Schenectady Rotary. Ms. Kenneally is an alumnus of Siena College (1985) with a B.S. in Finance, and chairs the Distribution Committee's Audit Committee.

Teresa Little, Secretary, is a former teacher and active community volunteer. She is on the Board of Directors of Safe House, Inc., is past Vice President of the Junior League of Schenectady, a charter member of the Niskayuna Community Foundation, a past member of the Niskayuna High School PTO and has served on several area fundraising committees. Terri and her husband Mark, GE Senior Vice President and Director of Global Research, have a private family foundation that has supported Ellis Hospital Foundation, the Schenectady Museum and Proctors, along with several other community groups.

Herbert L. Shultz Jr., Treasurer, former President and COO of Fenimore Asset Management, shares his expertise with a wide range of organizations in the Captial Region. He has served on the boards of Capital Repertory Theater, Parsons Child and Family Center and the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Shultz is a member of the advisory board of The Community Foundation of Capital Region's Health Committee and a board member of the Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar, Inc., 15-Love and Proctor's Theatre.

Wes Holloway is Vice President of Diversity for the Golub Corporation/Price Chopper Supermarkets. After retiring from a 28-year career with IBM in 1992, he was president of W.L. Holloway Public Affairs, working as IBM's lobbyist for New York state until 1994 when he joined the Golub Corp. Wes is widely regarded as an exemplary business and community leader who has been a role model and resource for literally hundreds of people and organizations. Among his many community involvements, he has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Schenectady Boys and Girls Clubs, the Board of Gilda’s Club of Albany, and has been active in the New York Special Olympics Annual 5K Run and the Ellis Hospital Annual Skins Game.

Deborah Mullaney has a distinguished record of community service, having been a member of numerous boards of charitable institutions, including Ellis Medicine Board of Trustees, Boards of Ellis Medicine, Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady.  Among Mrs. Mullaney's leadership positions, she has served as  Chair of Ellis Medicine Foundation, President of Niskayuna High School PTO, President of Niskayuna DARE, President of Northeast Parent & Child Society, President of Schenectady Theatre for Children, Founder and Chair of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), President of the Junior League of Schenectady. Among her community awards are: Niskayuna High School Hall of Fame Inductee, YWCA Woman of Achievement, Junior League Volunteer of the Year and Kay S. Rozendaal Volunteer Award Nominee.

Joseph Tardi is President of Joseph Tardi Associates, a public relations, marketing and advertising firm. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, independent and chain retailers, and has been a consultant to ABC Television and CBS Records. A graduate of Siena College, he serves on the Board of Associates for the College of Saint Rose, is a member of the Board of the Saratoga Automobile Museum and is President of the Schenectady Arts and Entertainment District. He has served on numerous additional boards including the March of Dimes and Northeast Association of the Blind, and supports neighborhood landscape projects to promote neighborhood pride.

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Robert A. Carreau, Executive Director, has had a distinguished career in the field of grant-making and community change. Carreau joined the Foundation in 1992 as Secretary to the Distribution Committee. He formerly served as president of United Way of Schenectady County, and as a consultant has advised corporations and foundations on their strategic philanthropy programs. His volunteer activities have included the Community AIDS Partnership of the Capital Region, Rotary, Empire State Youth Orchestra and the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Michael Ozimek, Assistant Treasurer, is Senior Vice Pesident and Chief Financial Officer of Trustco Bank.