The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is run by committed staff and governed by a board of knowledgeable, civic-minded citizens. VCF's board of directors ensures that the strategy, grantmaking, and donor stewardship activities all support and advance the institution's mission.

Staff

Beth Colette

Donor Services Associate

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Sharon L. Closius

President and CEO

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Valerie Knight-DiGangi

Director of Programs

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Marcie Monaco

Chief Financial Officer

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Victoria Vilaysane

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

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David Rivera

Marketing and Communications Manager

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Board

Aleta Miner

Vice Chair

William C. Bassett

Tammy L. Burrell

Treasurer

Lynne Bassett Perry

James E. Cohen

Susan Coyle*

Timothy P. Dillon, Esq.

Rick Dunne

William W. Ginsberg

David M. Grant

M. Elizabeth Kennard

Rob Lesko

Ernestine Luise

Jennifer Magri

Francis H. Michaud Jr.*

Bill Nimons

Raymond Oppel

Fred Ortoli

Joseph A. Pagliaro Jr.

Joseph A. Pagliaro Sr.*

Mary L. Pepe

James E. Ryan

David M. Rifkin

Kenneth E. Schaible

Donald W. Smith, Jr. PE

Marianne Smythe

Karen Stanek*

Diane L. Stroman

Thomas M. Sutnik Esq.

Leon Sylvester

Patricia Tarasovic

Secretary

Alan J. Tyma

James White*

John Zaprzalka, CPA

Current Board

Aleta Miner

Vice Chair

Tammy L. Burrell

Treasurer

William W. Ginsberg

Patricia Tarasovic

Secretary

Past Board

Jennifer Magri

Dates of Board Membership: (2015 – 2022)


William C. Bassett

Dates of Board Membership: (2004 – 2012)


Lynne Bassett Perry

Dates of Board Membership: (2013 – 2019)


James E. Cohen

Dates of Board Membership: (2004 – 2007)


Susan Coyle*

Dates of Board Membership: (2011 – 2016)


Timothy P. Dillon, Esq.

Dates of Board Membership: (2007 – 2015)


Rick Dunne

Dates of Board Membership: (2012 – 2015)


David M. Grant

Dates of Board Membership: (2004 – 2011)


James A. Hodge Jr.*

Dates of Board Membership: (2018 – 2020)


M. Elizabeth Kennard

Dates of Board Membership: (2004 – 2014)


Rob Lesko

Dates of Board Membership: (2015 – 2019)


Ernestine Luise

Dates of Board Membership: (2009 – 2011)


Francis H. Michaud Jr.*

Dates of Board Membership: (2017 – 2019)


Bill Nimons

Dates of Board Membership: (2010 – 2017)


Raymond Oppel

Dates of Board Membership:


Fred Ortoli

Dates of Board Membership:


Joseph A. Pagliaro Sr.*

Dates of Board Membership: (2004)


Joseph A. Pagliaro Jr.

Dates of Board Membership: (2005 – 2014)


Mary L. Pepe

Dates of Board Membership: (2004 – 2013)


Angela G. Powers

Dates of Board Membership: (2018 - 2023)


David M. Rifkin

Dates of Board Membership: (2004 – 2005)


James E. Ryan

Dates of Board Membership: (2004 – 2009) and (2012 – 2018)


Kenneth E. Schaible

Dates of Board Membership: (2004 – 2011)


Donald W. Smith, Jr. PE

Dates of Board Membership: (2014- 2021)


Marianne Smythe

Dates of Board Membership:


Karen Stanek*

Dates of Board Membership: (2013 – 2016)


Diane L. Stroman

Dates of Board Membership: (2017 – 2022)


Thomas M. Sutnik Esq.

Dates of Board Membership: (2019 – 2020)


Leon Sylvester

Dates of Board Membership: (2007 – 2015)


Alan J. Tyma

Dates of Board Membership: (2004 – 2012) and (2014 – 2020)


James White*

Dates of Board Membership: (2015)


John Zaprzalka, CPA

Dates of Board Membership: (2007 – 2016)


*deceased
Italics indicates Member of the Founding VCF Board of Directors