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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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A

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

 

B

Kelly M. Berger 
Associate Counsel
College of Environmental Science & Forestry Office
Counsel: SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

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

 

C

Lisa S. Campo
Senior Paralegal
Albany System Office

Theresa Canino
Office Coordinator/Manager, Executive Assistant to Senior Managing Counsel 
Stony Brook Office

Linda Corby
Special Assistant to the Regional Office
Brooklyn Office

 

D

Anne Dotzler
Associate Counsel
Syracuse Office
Counsel: Upstate Medical University - Labor

Martin Durkin
Associate Counsel
Syracuse Office
Counsel: Upstate Medical University - Health

 

F

Melinda Faulkner
Secretary
Albany System Office

Annetta Frank
Administrative Assistant
Farmingdale Office

 

G

Geraldine Gauthier
Associate Counsel
Albany System Office
Specialty Counsel: Contracts
Contract Specialist: SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, Empire State College, System Administration

Seth F. Gilbertson
Associate Counsel
Counsel: Alfred State, College at Brockport, University at Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Fredonia, and SUNY Geneseo
Buffalo Office

Cynthia Gonatas
Legal Administrative Assistant
Stony Brook Office

Colleen Glavin
Assistant Counsel & Liaison to Internal Audit
Albany System Office
Specialty Counsel: Investigations and Ethics

 

H

Heather Haglund
Associate Counsel
Syracuse Office
Counsel: SUNY Upstate Medical University - Health

Adam Haney
Associate Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: Empire State College, SUNY Plattsburgh, Purchase College, and Rockefeller Institute

Jessica Harris
Secretary
Albany System Office

Kevin M. Hayden
Associate Counsel
Counsel:SUNY Upstate Medical University

Kelly Hendricken
Assistant Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Potsdam

Caroline A. Hill-Maggiore
Specialized Health Care Attorney
Stony Brook OfficeCounsel: Stony Brook University Hospital/ Health Sciences Center/The Long Island State Veterans Home

Eileen Holloway
Associate Counsel
Buffalo Office
Counsel: University at Buffalo Academic Health Center - Health

 

J

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

 

K

Cindy Knickerbocker
Assistant to the Associate Counsel
Binghamton Office

Kimberly S. Krzemien
Paralegal
Buffalo Office

 

L

Christine M. La Place
Associate Counsel
Farmingdale Office
Counsel: Farmingdale State College

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 College, SUNY Fredonia, and SUNY Geneseo - Contracts

 

M

Bernadine M. Macy
Administrative Assistant

Amanda Maleszweski
Assistant Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: Upstate Medical University - Labor

Katie McCutcheon
Associate Counsel

Jeffrey A. Meyers
Associate Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: Old Westbury
Specialty Counsel: Real Estate & Contracts

K. Blaine Miller
Assistant Counsel
Albany System Office
Specialty Counsel: Contracts

 

N

David Nida
Associate Counsel
Stony Brook Office
Counsel: Stony Brook University Hospital; Health Sciences Center; The Long Island State Veterans Home

 

O

Beth Osborne
Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Counsel
Albany System Office

Kingsley Osei
Associate Counsel
Counsel: Downstate Health Sciences University - Contracts

 

P

Laura Palka
Secretary
Buffalo Office

Michael Pasternack
Associate Counsel
Stony Brook Office
Counsel: Stony Brook University Hospital

Charles Pensabene
Assistant Counsel
Albany System Office
Counsel: SUNY Cortland, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Morrisville, and assisting with SUNY Maritime College and System Administration 

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

April Polikoff
Associate Counsel
Counsel: Stony Brook University/University Hospital/ Health Sciences Center/The Long Island State Veterans Home - Contracts

Elise Rosen Puzio
Associate Counsel
Albany Office at University at Albany 
Counsel: University at Albany

 

R

Wendy Ravitz
Senior Counsel
College of Optometry Office
Counsel: College of Optometry

Lynne Reid-McQueen
Interim Managing Counsel
Brooklyn Office
Counsel: Downstate Health Sciences University

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, and SUNY Geneseo

 

S

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

Margaret (Peg) Sardinia
Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Albany System Office

Barbara Westbrook Scarlett
Associate Counsel
Binghamton Office
Counsel: Binghamton University

Cara Palumbo Schrantz
Associate Counsel & Special Liaison to the Office of Government Relations & Community Colleges; Ethics Officer
Albany System Office
Counsel: SUNY Oneonta

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

John Sierotnik
Assistant Counsel
Syracuse Office
Counsel: Upstate Medical University

Joseph C. Storch
Associate Counsel
Albany System Office
Specialty Counsel: Title IX, Clery Act, and Student Conduct

 

T

Janet M. Thayer
Senior Managing Counsel
Albany Office at University at Albany
Counsel: University at Albany

 

V

William Versfelt
Associate Counsel
Brooklyn Office
Counsel: Downstate Health Sciences University

 

W

Jacquelyn R. Weisman
Associate Counsel
Stony Brook Office
Counsel: Stony Brook University Hospital/ Health Sciences Center/The Long Island State Veterans Home

Debra E. Williams
Office Manager
Syracuse Office

Raquel A. Williams
Senior Associate Counsel for Labor
Brooklyn Office
Counsel: Downstate Health Sciences University

Yolanda Wilson
Legal Analyst
Brooklyn Office

 

Z

Lauren Zaccagnino
Associate Counsel

Counsel: Downstate Health Sciences University – Health

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