Board of Directors

The RF Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring its corporate bylaws are consistent with all statutory and regulatory guidance and best practices in non-profit governance.  The Audit Committee is responsible for overseeing the audit function, material compliance and legal issues, and the overall RF system of controls.  The Executive Committee is responsible for ensuring good governance and practices within the board. Other committees include the Nominating Committee, the Finance Committee and its Sub-Committee for Investments.  Each committee is governed by the bylaws and a charter that outlines its specific responsibilities. The SUNY Chancellor serves as an advisory member on the RF Board of Directors.

Mr. Jeffrey Black Mr. Jeffrey H. Black, Chair
Retired Senior Partner and Vice Chairman
Deloitte LLP
Robert S. Azeke, Managing Partner, Farol Asset Management Mr. Robert S. Azeke
Managing Partner
Farol Asset Management
Ms. Patricia Caldwell Ms. Patricia A. Caldwell
Gordian Group, LLC
photo to be used in BOD grids Mr. Eric L. Cochran
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Mr. Steven Fischer Mr. Steven N. Fischer
Business consultant and attorney
Dr. Alan Gintzler Dr. Alan R. Gintzler
SUNY Distinguished Professor and Research Director,
Department OBGYN and Neurobiology of Pain and Addiction Laboratory
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Dr. Meng-Ling Hsiao Dr. Meng-Ling Hsiao
Executive Chief Engineer - Sciences & Technology 
General Electric
Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone Dr. D. Bruce Johnstone
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of
Higher and Comparative Education Emeritus
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Dr. Anne Kress Dr. Anne M. Kress
Monroe Community College
The State University of New York
Dr. Harvey Stenger  Dr. Harvey G. Stenger
Binghamton University 
The State University of New York
Daniel C. Tomson Mr. Daniel C. Tomson, Esq
Managing Director
Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
Sathish Tripathi photo  Dr. Satish K. Tripathi
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York  
photo to be used in grid  Ms. Eileen Whelley
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
XL Group


Advisory Members

Photo of Joseph Porter, General Counsel for SUNY Mr. Joseph Porter
Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel 
The State University of New York
Eileen McLoughlin photo Ms. Eileen G. McLoughlin
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer 
The State University of New York<


Board Emeritus

Mr. John Fitzgibbons Mr. John B. Fitzgibbons
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Basin Holdings

A committee structure facilitates the oversight work of the RF board.  The committees and their purposes include:


Board of Directors Staff


Secretary - Christopher L. Ashley
(518) 434-7045

Assistant Secretary - Joshua B. Toas
(518) 434-7145

Board of Directors Coordinator - Carol A. Mangano
(518) 434-7242