Board Officers

Patrick O'Donnell, President of the Board

Noble Gas Solutions, Vice President, Sales


Michael Lawrence, Vice President of the Board

MVP, Director of Learning, Performance and Culture


Barrett Mack, Treasurer of the Board

Mack and Associates, Founding Attorney


Noelle Podoba, Secretary of the Board

M&T Bank, VP in Mortgage Division


Board of Directors

Peter Mortka, Northwestern Mutual

Shawn C. Moodie, Moodie Bluez Consulting

Ryan Faville, Stewarts Shops

Shanna Hoy99.5 the River

Jamie Stafford, PSCU

Alex Kutikov, Red Mark Realty

George LaMarche, LaMarche Safranko Law

Board Member Commitment

Our Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of individuals from different backgrounds and skill sets.  Each member represents Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region in a positive manner in the community by promoting our mission and vision. Board members act as advocates, friends, and supporters of the agency. Board members encourage partnerships with appropriate institutions, groups, and individuals. If you are interested in finding out more information about serving on our Board of Directors please contact our agency CEO Sabrina Houser at or 518-862-1250 x. 19.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Trustee Council

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Trustee Council is made up of our alumni Board of Directors that continue to stay engaged in our agency.  Meeting once a year, the Trustee Council represents a variety of perspectives and backgrounds.  The Council serves as a resource and acts as an integral part of the agency's leadership.

For more information about the Trustee Council, please contact Sabrina Houser at

How the Trustee Council Works

The Trustee Council works to further enhance the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. By engaging and inspiring community members on our work and vision, our Trustee Council is an integral part of our agency's success.

Our Members

George Hearst, Times Union
John Calareso Jr., Esq., The Calareso Law Firm
Guy Alonge, Amsure Associates
Robert McNamara, Financial Planning for Every Generation
Tom Donovan, Marvin and Company
Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D, Myers Middle School
Dan Hurteau, Nixon Peabody
Jim Morrell, Pamal Boradcasting
Paul Petell, BST
John Reilly, Dynamic Applications
Dave Taillon, Passero Associates
Terri Scalise-Roller, University At Albany
Jeff Weiss, GlennPeter Jewelers
Mark Jarocki, First New York Credit Union
Kevin Parisi, Trinity Realty Group
Alison Pase, Cengage Learning
Bernie Noonan, Community Member
Jamie Brown, Community Member
Daniel Landauer, Meridian Capital Partners
Ronald Zuba, M&T Bank