Staff Biographies

Staff Biographies

The State University of New York
Office of General Counsel
SUNY Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
(518) 320-1400

The SUNY Office of General Counsel cannot provide legal advice to students or employees of the State University of New York on personal matters. If you have such questions, you should consult your personal counsel. Communications with office lawyers are protected by the privilege for attorney-client communications, and therefore are confidential, if they are made for the purpose of seeking legal advice on behalf of the University. Such communications can be revealed only to other university officials, on a need-to-know basis.

Unless otherwise noted, the General Counsel staff listed below can be reached at 518-320-1400.

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Lisa A. Alexander
Senior Managing Counsel 
Syracuse Office 
Counsel: Upstate Medical University

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Jessica M. Baker
Associate Counsel
Buffalo Office
Counsel: University at Buffalo

Susan Blum
Senior Managing Counsel 
Stony Brook Office
Counsel: Stony Brook University Hospital/ Health Sciences Center/The Long Island State Veterans Home

Dona S. Bulluck
Associate Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: Community Colleges, SUNY Potsdam

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Lisa S. Campo
Senior Paralegal
Albany System Office

Theresa Canino
Office Manager/Executive Administrative Assistant 
Stony Brook Office

Sandra M. Casey
Deputy General Counsel
Albany System Office

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Bonnie Davis
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Albany System Office

Anne Dotzler 
Assistant Counsel 
Syracuse OfficeCounsel: Upstate Medical University

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Geraldine Gauthier
Associate Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, Empire State College

Seth F. Gilbertson
Associate Counsel

Counsel: University at Buffalo

Cynthia Gonatas
Legal Administrative Assistant
Stony Brook Office

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Adam Haney
Assistant Counsel

Kevin M. Hayden
Associate Counsel
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Office Counsel: SUNY ESF

Caroline A. Hill-Maggiore
Specialized Health Care Attorney
Stony Brook Office

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James L. Jarvis
Associate Counsel
Buffalo Office
Counsel: University at Buffalo

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Cindy Knickerbocker
Assistant to the Associate Counsel
Binghamton Office

Kimberly S. Krzemien
Paralegal
Buffalo Office

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Christine M. La Place
Associate Counsel
Farmingdale Office

Mark J. Lemire
Associate Counsel
Albany Office at SUNY Polytechnic Institute  
Counsel: SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Kelly Lester
Associate Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: Alfred State, College at Brockport, University at Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo,

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David Nida
Associate Counsel
Stony Brook Office

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Kevin P. O'Mara
Senior Managing Counsel
Brooklyn Office
Counsel: Downstate Medical Center

Kingsley Osei
Associate Counsel
Albany System Office

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Michael Pasternack
Associate Counsel
Stony Brook Office

Janna Pfluger-Boucher
Senior Associate Counsel for Labor
Counsel: Downstate Medical Center

Penelope D. Ploughman
Associate Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: SUNY Canton, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Maritime College

Joseph Porter
Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Albany System Office

Elise Rosen Puzio
Assistant Counsel
Albany System Office Counsel: Empire State College, Plattsburgh, Potsdam

 

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Wendy Ravitz
Senior Counsel & Legal Liaison to the Board of Trustees
Albany System Office Counsel: Optometry, Purchase

Lynne Reid-McQueen
Associate Counsel
Brooklyn Office
Counsel: Downstate Medical Center

John H. Reilly
Senior Counsel
Albany Campus Office
Counsel: University at Albany

Elisa Rodriguez
Special Assistant for the Regional Office
Counsel: Downstate Medical Center

Stephanie Rubino
Paralegal
Stony Brook Office

Robert E. Ruggeri
Senior Managing Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: Alfred State, College at Brockport, University at Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo

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Jean A. Sampson
Associate Counsel
Stony Brook Office
Counsel: Stony Brook University Hospital/ Health Sciences Center/The Long Island State Veterans Home

Barbara Westbrook Scarlett
Associate Counsel
Binghamton Office
Counsel: Binghamton University

Cara Palumbo Schrantz
Assistant Counsel and Special Liaison to the Office of Government Relations
Albany System Office
Counsel: SUNY Oneonta, SUNY New Paltz

Suzanne V. Shane
Associate Managing Counsel 
Stony Brook Office
Counsel: Stony Brook University Hospital/ Health Sciences Center/The Long Island State Veterans Home

Joseph C. Storch
Associate Counsel

Counsel: SUNY Cortland, Morrisville State College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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Janet M. Thayer
Associate Counsel 
Albany Campus Office
Counsel: University at Albany

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William Versfelt
Assistant Counsel
Brooklyn Office Counsel: Downstate Medical Center

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Debra E. Williams
Office Manager
Syracuse Office

Angela F. Winn
Paralegal/Contract Coordinator
Albany System Office

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