Jefferson Foundation Board
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Jefferson Foundation Board

Michelle L. Capone '95 – President
Director of Regional Development
Development Authority of the North Country

Ryan Piche - Vice President
County Manager
Lewis County 

Brian Peck, ’98 – Treasurer
Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Blankenbush
Town of Champion Supervisor

Lisa L’Huillier Ruggiero - Secretary
Hefferon Real Estate

Peter L. Walton '82  - Immediate Past President
Kendall, Walton and Burrows

Daniel Dupee, Ed.D. - College President
Jefferson Community College

Nathan Hunter (Trustee Representative)
Senior Vice President/CFO
Northern Federal Credit Union

Walt Hammond
Vice President-Risk Management Advisor
Haylor, Freyer, and Coon, Inc.

Marc Thomas, ‘01 
Alumni Advisory Council President
Owner, MT Mechanical Group

Lynise Lassiter
Philosophy instructor
Jefferson Community College 

Robyn Rhyner, '93
Director of Financial Aid
Jefferson Community College

Stuart Schmitt
Director of Human Resources
Watertown Family YMCA

Stephanie Sutton
Sales Manager

Shawn H. West, ‘01
Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
New York Air Brake

Barbara N. Webber (Honorary Director)
Retired Teacher



Jefferson Foundation

1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Ben Foster, Foundation Executive Director
(315) 786-2291

Edie Roggie, Alumni Development Officer
(315) 786-2326