President, Senior Staff, and Board
Hartwick College is led by the President, senior staff, and a 29-member Board of Trustees.
President: Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich became the 10th President of Hartwick College on July 1, 2008.
James Broschart, Vice President for College Advancement
David Conway, Vice President for Enrollment Management & Communications and Marketing
George Elsbeck, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Meg Nowak, Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Michael G. Tannenbaum, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Diane Hettinger '77. Acting Chair
Mendham, New Jersey
Ms. Hettinger is Director of Health and Wellness at Prudential Financial. She earned a BSN from Hartwick College and a Master of Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Rutgers University. Ms. Hettinger has been certified in Occupational Health Nursing and is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist. She served on the Hartwick Alumni Association from 1998 to 2006, serving as Chair from 2001 to 2003.
Betsy Tanner Wright '79, Secretary
Lakewood, New York
Ms. Tanner Wright is the President and CEO of WCA Hospital in Jamestown, New York. She graduated from Hartwick College as a Medical Tech major and earned her MBA from William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. She is active in her community, serving on the boards for HANYS, WCA Hospital, Chatagua County Health Network and is board chair of the Veterans Health Administration Empire Metro.
John K. Milne '76, Treasurer
Mr. Milne is the Chief Executive Office and Chief Investment Officer at JK Milne Asset Management. He has 34 years of investment management experience, having served as President and Chief Investment officer of Mellon Bond Associates LLP, as a Senior Portfolio Manager with the Grumman Corporation Pension Fund and as an Officer with Marine Midland/HSBC Personal Trust Operation. He serves as an Investment Board Trustee for Misericordia College and serves on the Advisory Board of NuVentive, a software development company. He is a former Trustee of the Lutheran Senior Life Foundation. John graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in economics and earned his MA in economics from the University of Georgia Terry School of Business.
A. Bruce Anderson '63
Coral Springs, Florida
Mr. Anderson retired as Vice President of Sales for Hoerbiger Corporation of America in Pompano Beach, Florida. He earned a BS in Business Administration from Hartwick College and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi/Beta Rho. Prior to becoming a Trustee, Bruce served as President of the Hartwick College Alumni Association, serving on the Institutional Advancement Task Force, the class volunteer solicitor program, the alumni communications committee and the homecoming/reunion committee.
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Mr. Bertuzzi is the Director of the Bertuzzi Family Foundation. He was a former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, retiring in 2010. Prior to joining Goldman, he was a Senior Vice President of energy derivative trading at Lehman Brothers, an Executive Vice President of oil trading at a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., and a Senior Vice President of oil trading at Metallgesellschaft Corporation. John earned his undergraduate degree from the University at Albany and his MBA from the University of Michigan.
Carol Ann Hamilton Coughlin '86
Cos Cob, Connecticut
Ms. Coughlin graduated from Hartwick College with a degree in economics and earned her MBA from New York University. she worked for several years as an economist at a commercial bank in New York City and also worked in research and development in the trade show business. She currently devotes her time to several community organizations including her PTA, serving as Treasurer and President, the Girl Scouts and the Den for Grieving Kids, a support group for grieving children. She served on the Hartwick College Alumni Association Board from 2006 to 2010.
Jeanette S. Cureton
Dr. Cureton is a higher education researcher, author and lecturer. She has conducted national research on contemporary college students, resulting in a jointly authored book with Arthur Levine. At the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she and Dr. Levine collaborated in research on multiculturalism and the curriculum, and on poverty and access to higher education. She also served as assistant to the President at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bates College, holds a master's degree from both John Hopkins and Harvard Universities and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Elmhurst College.
Elaine A. DiBrita '61
Baldwin, New York
Ms. DiBrita earned a BS in Music Education from Hartwick College and a MA in Secondary Education form Hofstra University. She began her career as a music teacher at Seaford Junior High School in Seaford, New York where she taught voice and directed the choir. Elaine taught at the New York State Music Camp at Hartwick College for three summers, taught private piano lessons for 15 years and has directed and produced several musical productions over the course of her career. In her retirement, Elaine is an extensive traveler, visiting four of the seven continents. She maintains her interest in theater, while balancing her time with swimming, gardening, and crafts.
Edward B. Droesch '82
New York, New York
Mr. Droesch is Managing Director in the Municipal Bond Department at Goldman Sachs in New York City. In 2007, he rejoined Goldman as head of the firm's municipal syndicated desk. Prior to rejoining Goldman, he was a Managing Director at Citigroup where he also managed the syndicate desk. Mr. Droesch is a former board member of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Youth Lacrosse Program. He is currently Vice Chairman of the municipal executive committee of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. He graduated from Hartwick with a BA in Management.
Arnold M. Drogen
Oneonta, New York
Mr. Drogen attended Union College, majoring in English and Theater, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He studied in Paris at the Sorbonne and also received a Thomas J. Watson Traveling Fellowship. He was the recipient of the Pearl Hickman Fellowship from University of California, Berkley, earning a MA/MFFA degree in directing and has professionally directed theatre. For 31 years Mr. Drogen has served as the President and CEO of Drogen Electric Supply and the former Drogen’s Home Furnishings in Oneonta. He is the current director and vice president for the Foothills Performing Arts Center and current trustee and former Chairman of the Board for the SYDA Foundation. He is as also a former board member of Friends of Bassett Hospital and Affiliated Distributors National Board.
Virginia Elwell '77
Ms. Elwell is the Executive Director of Development at the School of Arts and Sciences at the College of William & Mary. Previously, she was the Director of Development for the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. After earning a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Hartwick, Ms. Elwell received an MBA in marketing/multinational enterprise from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She has also served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Debra Fischer French '80
North Andover, Massachusetts
Robert Hanft '69
Sarah Griffiths Herbert '88
Plainfield, New Hampshire
Ms. Herbert graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire and then attended Hartwick College. She graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in Anthropology with departmental distinction and a minor in Biology. She was a field archaeologist for the Office of Public Archaeology at Boston University. She currently manages Rink Brook Farm and runs the Kimball Union Academy Equestrian program in New Hampshire. She is the District Commissioner for a United State Pony Club and is the founding officer of the Upper Valley Ski Snowboard Association.
Kathi Hochberg '73
Harrison, New York
Ms. Hochberg graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in French. While at Hartwick, Kathi was a member of Delta Tau Omega, captain of the swim team, student senate representative, member of French Club, Editor in Chief of the yearbook, and studied in Paris, Dijon, and Brittany. Ms. Hochberg earned her MAT in Education and Psychology from Manhattanville College and began her career at Harrison High School where she taught languages to grades 6-12. She chaired the Middle States Foreign Language Committee in 1995 and was honored with a Hartwick Meritorious Service Award in 2005. She retired in 2006. She is a U.S. gold medalist in Ice Dance and is a gold/ international level judge. She also enjoys tennis, skiing, reading, and traveling.
Rochester, New York
Mr. Johnson is the father of Hartwick Alumna Janice (Johnson) Stainton '86. Mr. Johnson graduated from the University of Rochester and earned his MA from American College. He is President and Owner of The Johnson Organization, LTD, an insurance consulting and chartered financial consulting company. He is certified as a financial planner and is a nationally recognized expert on financial estate planning, having helped the industry lobby at the congressional and executive levels in Washington, DC. He was a member of the Dorset Field Club Board of Governors, was chairman of Hartwick College's Annual Parent fund and is a life Trustee of the University of Rochester.
Paul R. Johnson '67
Mr. Johnson graduated from Hartwick with a BA in Business Administration. He is a CPA and a principal in the firm of Johnson, O’Connor, Feron & Carucci, LLP in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The company deals with a large number of small private companies and high net-worth individuals. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Board of Advisors of a Boston-based Dimmock Community Health Center, Treasurer of Bethany Homes Inc. in Haverill, MA, a national leader in senior housing with services, Trustee of the Chopra Foundation in LaJolla, CA, and Trustee of the Strazzula Foundation in Boston, which provides educational grants for inner-city youths in Massachusetts. He is a past member of the Alumni Association Executive Committee.
William J. Kitson '86
Mr. Kitson is the President and CEO of United Way of Greater Cleveland. Prior to taking the reigns in Cleveland, he held other positions in the United Way including President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Toledo, Vice President of Campaign for United Way of Greater Milwaukee and President and CEO of United Way of Champaign County, IL. Mr. Kitson graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in Political Science. He was named Hartwick's Distinguished Young Alumnus of the Year in 2002.
Francis D. Landrey
Chappaqua, New York
Mr. Landrey is the parent of Hartwick College graduate, Owen Landrey '06. Mr. Landrey is currently a Senior Counselor in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the Insurance Recovery and Counseling Group at Proskauer Rose, LLP. an international law firm. Mr. Landrey is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts and his practice has covered numerous subject areas, including insurance coverage disputes, SEC regulatory proceedings and anti-trust litigation. Mr. Landrey earned a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and graduated from Boston University School of Law.
Ronald P. Lynch '87
Erna Morgan McReynolds
Nancy M. Morris '74, H'06
New York, NY
John W. Nachbur '85
Christopher Provino '08
Las Vegas, NV
Lisa Schulmeister '78
River Ridge, LA
Robert Spadaccia '70
Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich
President, Hartwick College
Assistant Treasurer, Ex-Officio
Assistant Secretary, Ex-Officio