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Staff, Board & Funders

Our dedicated staff combine years of diverse experience with a passion for the mission of alleviating hunger in New York.

Gail A. Cooney
Finance & Administration Associate

518-436-8757 x 111

Patricia Deubel
Director, Field Operations

518-436-8757 x 118

Emily DiMuria
Communications & Public Affairs Associate

518-436-8757 x 103

Laura Doherty
Finance & Administration Associate

518-436-8757 x 123

Nicole Gentile, MSW
Operations Manager 

518-436-8757 x 102

Krista Hesdorfer
Child Nutrition Programs Specialist

518-436-8757 x 137

Jessica Judge
Client Services Associate

518-436-8757 x 101

Diana Lezette
Training and Instructional Design Coordinator

518-436-8757 x 122

Misha Marvel, MSW
Child Nutrition Programs Specialist

518-436-8757 x 120

Jennifer Matrazzo, MA
Communications Manager

518-436-8757 x 133

Alexandra Mershon
Executive Assistant

518-436-8757 x 127

Connie Neidrauer-Brown
Contract Manager

518-436-8757 x 132

Katie Owens, MBA
Associate Executive Director

518-436-8757 x 108

Jennifer Ozgur
Creative Manager

518-436-8757 x 113

Jessica Pino-Goodspeed, LMSW
Child Nutrition Programs Specialist

518-436-8757 x 105

Dawn Secor
SNAP Policy Specialist

518-436-8757 x 142

Kayla Snyder
SNAP and Seniors Professional Network Coordinator

518-436-8757 x 106

Sheldon Taylor
Contract Manager

518-436-8757 x 104

Samantha Terry
Finance & Administration Associate

518-436-8757 x 116

Noelle Testa, MSW
Child Nutrition Program Specialist —WIC

518-436-8757 x 117

Sherry Tomasky, MA
Director, Communications & Public Affairs

518-436-8757 x 136

Andres J. Vives, MBA
Executive Director

518-436-8757 x 100

Kara Williams, LMSW
SNAP Prescreening System Manager

518-436-8757 x 134

Anthony Zumbolo, MS
Director, Accounting & Finance

518-436-8757 x 121

Karlene Zuranski
Contract Manager

518-436-8757 x 110


Our board is comprised of professionals from across the state who share a personal passion for alleviating hunger.

Dr. Anne Rogan, Registered Dietitian
President of the Board
Partners in Nutrition, LLC

Sandra Rhoades
Vice President of the Board
NYS Department of Health (retired)

Mark Quandt
Treasurer of the Board
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Maureen Murphy
Secretary of the Board
Price Chopper Supermarkets

Grace Begany
SUNY Cobleskill

Bernadette Cole Slaughter
SUNY Cobleskill (retired)

Christine Deska
Nonprofit Sector Strategies

Robert Frawley
Early Childhood Policy Associates

Irene Lurie
University at Albany (retired)

Michael Sattinger
University at Albany

Bridget Walsh
Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Dana M. Wolin
Conway & Kirby, PLLC


Hunger Solutions New York carries out its anti-hunger efforts in New York State with the support of the following contributors:

Government Support

  • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)
  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
  • NYS Department of Health (DOH)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Foundations and Supporting Organizations

  • Share Our Strength
  • AARP Foundation
  • New York Health Foundation

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