Hartwick College is led by the President, senior staff, and the Board of Trustees.
President: Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich became the 10th President of Hartwick College on July 1, 2008.
Dr. Dottie M. Lewis ’65, Vice President for Finance/CFO
Ms. Karen McGrath, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Experience
Dr. William J. Ehmann, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ms. Paula Lee Hobson, Vice President of College Advancement
Ms. Suzanne Janitz, Chief Human Resource Officer
Board of Trustees:
Margaret L. Drugovich, P’12, President, Hartwick College
Oneonta, New York
Margaret L. Drugovich is an advocate for the enduring power of liberal arts education enhanced by experience and practice. Dr. Drugovich became the tenth president of Hartwick College in 2008 and promptly developed the Organizing Principle and Strategic Framework to guide the College’s operations and planning. Her planning efforts have strengthened the College for its future by engaging faculty, staff, and students in the evaluation of innovative ways to support Hartwick students. The College has recently completed Hartwick225: Students First, a plan that will guide the College’s work as it anticipates the 225th anniversary of its founding in 2022.
With national attention on college access and affordability, Dr. Drugovich focuses the Hartwick community on the lasting value of the student experience. Milestones of her tenure to date include the Three Year Degree Program that saves families a full year’s cost of college attendance; the completion of a record-setting fundraising campaign with a primary objective of increased support for endowed scholarships; extensive campus renovations that fully support the student experience; and innovative programs, such as the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation and the Center for Craft Food & Beverage, that leverage the College’s intellectual capacity to enhance community creativity and the region’s economic development.
Dr. Drugovich contributes to higher education in ways that bring Hartwick to the forefront of national discussions. She serves as a member of the NCAA Division III President’s Council and its Strategic Planning and Finance Committee; as a member of the Board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities as well as the chair of its Committee on Accountability; and as a member of the Board of the New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, its Treasurer, and Chair of the Finance and Administrative Committee. Past service includes membership on the Council of Independent Colleges Steering Committee Project on the Future of Independent Colleges; membership on the U.S. Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education; and Chair of the American Council on Education Women’s Network Executive Council.
Dr. Drugovich earned a Doctor of Management degree from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where she also served as a Fellow of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. She received her Master’s degree from Brown University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Albertus Magnus College. Prior to the presidency, she served in various senior administrative and research roles at Ohio Wesleyan University, Bryant University, and the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research.
David H. Long ’83, H’14, Chairman
Trustee Long came to Hartwick from his native Liverpool, England, to play soccer and became not only a two-time All-American, but also a John Christopher Hartwick Scholar majoring in mathematics. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Finance from Boston College. Mr. Long is now the chairman and chief executive officer of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, a Fortune 100 company. He joined the company in 1985 as a financial analyst and has held positions in international operations, commercial markets, underwriting and financial, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Mutual since 2010. Mr. Long previously served on Hartwick College’s Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2011, including three years as its treasurer. His Hartwick family includes his wife, Stephanie Isgur Long ’84, his brother, Stephen Long ’79, and his godson, William Heydari ’14.
Kathleen M. Fallon ’88, Vice Chair
Trustee Fallon graduated from Hartwick in 1988 with a degree in anthropology. She served with the US Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa, and went on to earn a Master’s in Public Administration from UMass Boston’s McCormack Institute of Public Affairs, where she has served as a lecturer to graduate-level students for 10 years. Ms. Fallon has been with the Public Consulting Group in Boston, MA, for 18 years and now serves as the practice area director for the human services division. Previously, she worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in both the legislature and Executive Office of Administration and Finance, managing state budget and finance. Ms. Fallon was appointed by the governor of Massachusetts to serve on the state’s Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) and is a member of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) national work group on integration.
Colleen M. Connery ’83, Secretary
Trustee Connery graduated from Hartwick College in 1983 with a BA in Communications. She spent her career leading employee and executive communications and community relations for a range of companies including Lam Research, Gilead Sciences, Cisco Systems, Cable & Wireless, Levi Strauss & Co., Deloitte, and General Electric. In addition to providing communications consulting to small companies, Colleen enjoys running, reading and creative writing.
Keith J. Fulmer, Treasurer
New York, New York
Trustee Fulmer is a retired Partner and Executive from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and IBM. At PWC he led the Investment Management/Securities Operations Consulting Practice globally and was Chief Administrative Officer for Americas Management Consulting. At IBM he led the U.S. Financial Services Operations Consulting. Fulmer has a BA degree in Psychology and Economics from St. Lawrence University and an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University. He has been a member of American Bankers Association planning boards, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the major gifts committee at St. Lawrence and the Board of Directors for the Mohawk Valley Rehabilitation Corporation (MORECO) in upstate NY.
George M. Allen
Trustee Allen is the President of Northern Eagle Beverages, Inc in Oneonta, NY. He graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 1988 with a BA in English and immediately joined Northern Eagle Beverages, working his way through the company to the position of President. George has served for United Way, The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Otsego County Development Corp, Fox Hospital Foundation Board and Oneonta Historical Association and is a past member of the Hartwick College Citizens Board.
Steven M. Bloom ’76
Trustee Bloom has held management and leadership roles both domestically and abroad with private sector companies, NGO’s, and multilateral organizations. During his career, Bloom served in senior positions with Shearson Lehman, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, and UNICEF in New York City; the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.; Greenpeace International in Rome, Italy; and, most recently, with GAVI (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations) in Geneva, Switzerland. Bloom’s responsibilities covered an eclectic range of administrative and operational issues and frequently took him to Africa, Central Asia, and points beyond. He considers “The Children of Chernobyl” project, launched in Kiev, Ukraine in 1988, as one of his most memorable involvements. Bloom, a long term supporter of the College, currently splits his time between Washington, D.C. and Città della Pieve, Italy.
Annie Chorbajian ’86
Scarsdale, New York
Trustee Chorbajian was born and raised in Lloyd Neck, NY, the youngest of seven children. She graduated from Hartwick College in 1986 with a degree in management and a minor in economics. She started her career on Wall Street at Sumitomo Bank, at One World Trade Center in New York City, as a junior currency and interest rate trader. In 1987, she joined Morgan Stanley, where she marketed and traded futures products, non-dollar bonds, US Treasuries and money markets. She was recruited onto the Institutional Foreign Exchange sales desk at Morgan Stanley in 1989, and has since served as a director in this area for several banks. Annie is currently with TD Securities in New York City. Over the years, she has served on a number of investment, recruiting, mentoring and gender committees.
Steven B. Epstein P’18
East Meadow, New York
Trustee Epstein is a founding partner of Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea and LoTurco, LLP, in Garden City, NY. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost DWI attorneys in the country, specializing in representing clients accused of DWI, vehicular homicides and other criminal offenses. He is a nationally recognized lecturer at continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys, and the author of numerous published articles relating to trial techniques, legal challenges to scientific evidence, legal updates and other criminal and DWI defense-related issues. Epstein is a faculty member of the National College for DUI Defense. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Pace University School of Law, an instructor at the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York, and as a Coach at Pace University School of Competitive Trial Teams. The father of Alexis Epstein ’18, he lives in East Meadow, NY.
Michael Finnerty ’92
Trustee Finnerty is the Associate Director of Investments at Yale University. He is responsible for managing and evaluating existing and new fund investments across all geographic regions and property types for Yale’s $4 billion real estate portfolio. Previously he held positions at Lehman Brothers in Public Finance Banking and at the Yale University School of Medicine. Finnerty serves on the Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation System Investment Committee. He also advises the Yale-New Haven Hospital on its debt financing and derivatives activities. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree with honors from Boston University in 1998 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Hartwick College in 1992.
Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88, H’19
Plainfield, New Hampshire
Trustee Herbert is the Manager of Ring Brook Farm in Plainfield, NH, and previously owned the Whaleback Ski Area in Lebanon, NH. She is the District Commissioner for a United States Pony Club, the founding officer of the Upper Valley Ski Snowboard Association, and guides the Kimball Union Academy Equestrian program. Griffiths Herbert served on the Hartwick College Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2018. In addition to service on numerous Board committees, she served as the Chair of the Facilities and Student Affairs Committee. The College named the Sally Griffiths Herbert ’88 Aquatic Center in honor of her singular support for renovations to that space. She and her husband, Tim, support The Sarah Griffiths ’88 and Timothy Herbert Endowed J Term Scholarship, and have endowed a fund to support the Griffiths Center for Collaboration & Innovation on the Hartwick campus.
Trustee Johnstone is an Operating Manager of Johnstone Cattle Company, LLC, located in both Adair and Big Cabin, Oklahoma. Johnstone Cattle is a cow/calf operation raising a breed of Angus Cattle. Ranching is his new career, having retired from GE Capital after 25 years. Trustee Johnstone’s last role at GE Capital was as Chief Risk Officer for GE Capital in Transportation and Energy, where he led the independent risk oversight function globally for $65 billion in assets. Tom has served as a volunteer for: the Connecticut Food Bank, the Corporate Advisory Board of The Darden School at U.Va., the Facilities Committee of the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association and was treasurer and board member for the Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Yankee Council. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BS in Accounting and earned his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, receiving the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence. He is a CPA and CGMA. Tom is also a Wilderness EMT and NREMT.
Mary Pat Lindsley ’86
Severna Park, Maryland
Trustee Lindsley graduated from Hartwick College in 1986 with a BA in Individual Studies Program and Biology. Mary Pat currently serves as the Women’s Health Regional Manager for AbbVie, Inc, where she has worked since 1997. Previous sectors of the company include Metabolic Sales Franchise, Cardiovascular/Primary Care, Pharmaceutical and Endocrinology sales. Mary Pat has served as a volunteer for various organizations including Hartwick’s MetroLink program, the Junior League of Annapolis, Health Care Business Women’s association, the Women’s Center in Vienna, VA, and the Literacy Council of Boston. Mary Pat resides in Maryland.
Randy L. McCullough ’86
Amsterdam, New York
Trustee McCullough is the Deputy Executive Director for the New York State Funeral Directors Association, Inc., where he has served for the past 12 years. Randy graduated from Hartwick College in 1986 with a BA in Political Science. Randy has also studied at The George Washington University, and is a graduate of the Public Affairs Council’s Public Affairs Institute. Randy has served on numerous boards, including serving as the Chairman of the Empire State Society of Association Executive, Inc., the Hartwick College Alumni Association, and the American Red Cross (Northeastern New York Chapter). Randy resides in both Saratoga Springs, NY and his hometown of Amsterdam, NY.
Bertine Colombo McKenna
Cooperstown, New York
Dr. McKenna was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Bassett Healthcare Network. She has broad experience in corporate and operations management and has held a variety of senior administrative positions in the healthcare industry over her career and has expertise in medical staff affairs, performance improvement, managed care, case management, long-term care and regulatory guidelines. She was the recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award in 2009. Dr. McKenna is a member of several professional associations, has published numerous articles, and has been a presenter at many conferences. She graduated from Johnson College in 1979 with a BS in Human Services. She earned her MBA and her Ph.D. in Healthcare Management from Century University.
Neal Miller ’72
Oneonta, New York
Trustee Miller is the President of Miller Financial Services, a privately held company that he founded in 1976. Prior to starting his own company, he was the Assistant Director of Admissions and Director of Transfer Students for Hartwick College. Miller is a life and qualifying member of The Million Dollar Round Table, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. He has remained involved at Hartwick College since his graduation. He was one of the founding members of Hartwick’s Coaches’ Club, now known as the Wick Athletic Association, served as a member of Hartwick’s Alumni Association Board for thirteen years, serving two terms as President, and has also served as a member of Hartwick College Citizens Board Executive Council. He is the founder and Treasurer of the Unatego Central School District Dollars for Scholars. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Oneonta and serves on the finance committee. Miller graduated from Hartwick College in 1972 with a BA in History Education.
Raymond “Larry” Miller ’73
North Hampton, New Hampshire
Trustee Miller came to Hartwick believing he would be a teacher and believing in second chances. He graduated from Hartwick in 1973 with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry. In 1980, he started his journey at Northern Composites, a composite, metal bonding and tooling firm serving companies from aerospace equipment to hockey sticks, based in Hampton, NH. He began as a Technical Sales Representative and was eventually promoted to Vice President, President, Co-President, and eventually his current position of CEO. Trustee Miller has been a long-time supporter of the College.
Janet G. Mitchell ’71
Mendham, New Jersey
Trustee Mitchell graduated from Hartwick in 1971 with a BA in Sociology and earned her MS in Industrial Psychology from California State University, Hayward. In 1971, she entered the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant and served in the Army until 1978, earning the rank of Captain. Upon leaving the Army, Mitchell entered the California National Guard as a Personnel and Military Police Officer, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She retired from the National Guard in 2009 and has a total accumulated military service of 22 years. After receiving her graduate degree, she worked for Siltec as a Technical Training Specialist and Training Supervisor, and MCI Telecommunications as a Manager for Training and Development, Citizens Telecom as a Human Resources Manager, and General Telephone & Electronic Corporation as a Training Manager. She became Director of Human Resources Development for Verizon Communication when GTE merged with Bell Atlantic. She retired from Verizon in 2007.
Joel Patterson ’96
Trustee Patterson majored in Theater Arts and graduated from Hartwick College in 1996, Cum Laude with Honors. After graduating from Hartwick, Joel built a career in the media and entertainment industry as a producer and writer for a variety of television networks including CBS News, MSNBC, A&E, IFC, Discovery, and the History Channel. He began his career in broadcast journalism at 60 Minutes and 48 Hours where he received several Emmy Award nominations and Emmy Award recognition. He later became the Executive Producer of the History Channel’s popular show Pawn Stars, overseeing more than 300 episodes. He also created History’s Counting Cars, which remains the network’s highest rated unscripted series premiere. He launched Letter 10 Productions and has produced projects with the Science Channel, National Geographic, and Lifetime while having many others in development.
Marina Y. Regelman ’95
Trustee Regelman came to Hartwick from her native Russia after being recruited by Dr. John Lindell, now a professor emeritus of political science. Ms. Regelman graduated from Hartwick Summa Cum Laude with a major in computer science and a minor in mathematics and went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is now vice president of strategic planning for Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, MA, where she focuses on the company’s future in the context of its past and works closely with the Office of Innovation. Before joining this 200-year-old privately owned and managed financial services firm, Ms. Regelman was a director at Fidelity Investments, L.L.P.; a consultant at Bain & Company, Inc.; and a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.
Santo F. Russo ’91
Yonkers, New York
Trustee Russo is the Chief Legal Officer for Fidelis Care New York, where he has worked since 2012. He received his BA in Political Science from Hartwick College in 1991 and his Juris Doctor in Law from Fordham University in 1994. Santo is a recipient of both the John Christopher Hartwick (JCH) & William Tendy Scholarships. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar Association and resides with his family in Yonkers, New York.
Sony Sherpa ’17
Trustee Sherpa graduated Hartwick in 2017, earning a B.S. in computer science, with a minor in mathematics, in just two-and-half years. While at Hartwick, she earned an Andrew B. Saxton Undergraduate Fellowship in Computer Science, a Hanft Scholarship for Internship Support, and a Duffy Family Ambassador Fund Scholarship, which she used to study in India. Sony was also a resident advisor and member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society. Today, Sony is an assistant vice president at the Bank of America in Charlotte, NC. She is originally from Kathmandu, Nepal. Her sister, Pema Sherpa ’12, is also a Hartwick graduate.
Georgette “Gigi” Smith ’85, P’18, Ph.D.
Charleston, South Carolina
Trustee Smith has held several leadership roles the field of nursing. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Hartwick in 1985, and went on to earn her Ph.D. in nursing science from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2012. She joined the University in 1994 as an advanced practice nurse to assist in opening the Pediatric Epilepsy Program, and later the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as part of the Neurosciences Department. She joined the College of Nursing in 2004 as faculty and later served as the executive associate dean for academics. Today, she serves the university as the associate provost for education innovation & student life, and as a professor for its College of Nursing. In 2016, she received the designation as a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society for her clinical, research and leadership in epilepsy.
Steven Suleski ’76
Trustee Suleski began his career as a summer associate and law clerk for Foley & Lardner, LLP. He spent fourteen years at Foley & Lardner, working through the ranks and becoming a partner in 1993. Steve left Foley & Lardner in 1996. In 1999 he joined CUNA Mutual Group where he is currently the Senior Vice President, Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary, and Manager for Governance, Risk, and Assurance at CUNA Mutual Group where he leads a group of more than 50 staff responsible for supporting the company’s Board of Directors, its governance framework and ethics program, Enterprise Risk Management, and Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance. Steve graduated from Hartwick College in 1976 with a BA in History and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1984. Steve served on the Hartwick College Alumni Association Board from 2008 to 2015.
Maria L. Vezina ’73
New York, New York
Trustee Vezina is the Chief of Nursing and Vice President of Nursing at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, NY, where she has worked in various capacities since 1982. Maria graduated from Hartwick College in 1973 with a BS in Nursing; she continued to receive her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from NYU, a Master of Education majoring in Communications and Instructional Media from Columbia University, and her Doctorate of Education Degree from Columbia University. Maria resides with her family in New York City.
Susan Schroeder Warner ’84
Trustee Warner is a 1984 graduate of Hartwick College with a BA in English. She is the Senior Vice President of Internal Communications with Mastercard. Susan has been a Special Olympics volunteer for over twenty years, has previously served Girl Scouts of America, the Greenwich Youth Cheerleading League and is the founder of Girls4Tech, a STEM-based program. Susan resides with her family in Riverside, Connecticut.
Cathy J. Weeks ’81
Fort Worth, Texas
Trustee Weeks is the CEO of CJ Weeks Inc. in Irving, Texas. She graduated in 1981 from Hartwick College with a BA in Economics. She participated in the Leadership Fort Worth program in 2016, is the President of Townhomes of Remington HOA, served on the Board of Directors of Farmers Political Action Committee, is a March of Dimes volunteer and served on the Hartwick College Alumni Board of Directors. She and her husband, Dr. David Mack, reside in Fort Worth, Texas.
Betsy Tanner Wright ’79
Lakewood, New York
Trustee 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, Chautauqua County Health Network and is board chair of the Veterans Health Administration Empire Metro.
Lisa Corbett ’02, Senior Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees