SSU Academic Foundation Membership

Board of Directors

Executive Members:

Dr. Judy K. Sakaki
President, Sonoma State University (SSUAF Chairperson)
Dr. Peter Smits
Interim Vice President for Advancement, SSU (SSUAF President)
Mr. Ian Hannah
University Treasurer, SSU (SSUAF COO)
Ms. Amanda Visser
Senior Director for Auxiliary Financial Services, SSU (SSUAF CFO)


Mr. Ricky Albanese
Vice President for Finance, SSU Associated Students
Ms. Jeannette Anglin
Alumni / Santa Rosa City Schools (Retired) / Graton Economic Development Authority of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Mr. Herm Benedetti
Retired / Vice President of Research & Development, Clover-Stornetta Farms
Mr. Sanford Bressick
Alumni/ Financial Adviser
Mr. Sam Brown
Exchange Bank/Retired; Santa Rosa Symphony Past President
Dr. Jean Bee Chan
Emerita Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Ms. Anita Christmas
Alumni / Retired Business Woman / Former VP SSU Alumni Association
Dr. Lynn Cominsky
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy, SSU
Dr. Jeri Echeverria
Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, SSU
Dr. Robert Eyler, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Extended & International Education, Professor, Department of Economics, SSU
Mr. Thomas Gillespie
Alumni / Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services
Ms. Emily Hinton
President, SSU Associated Students
Mr. Dan Lanahan
Retired Lawyer
Mr. Dan Libarle
President, Lace House Linen
Mr. Wallace Lowry
First Director of the SSU Wine Institute/ Retired Professor, School of Business & Economics / CPA
Mr. Mike Marovich
Retired Executive Vice President, Bank of America
Dr. H. AndrÄ—a Neves
Emerita Professor, School of Education
Mr. Stan Nosek
Interim Vice President for Administration & Finance / CFO, SSU
Mr. Kenneth Pennington
Alumni / CPA/ Creative Associates
Mr. Irwin Rothenberg
Partner Emeritus, Buckingham Asset Management
Dr. William Silver
Dean, School of Business and Economics
Mr. Michael Sullivan
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
Mr. Brent Thomas
Wealth Advisor, Buckingham Asset Management
Mr. Michael Troy
Retired CEO, KnowledgePoint

Board Support:

Ms. Kyle Bishop-Gabriel
Treasury/Foundation Analyst, SSU
Ms. Laurie Ogg
Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations, SSU
Mr. Bill Kidder
Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff, President's Office, SSU
Mr. Jeremy Olsan
SSUAF Counsel, Perry Johnson Anderson Miller & Miskowitz, LLP
Mr. David Bjornstrom
SSUAF Counsel, Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, PC
Mr. Todd Au
SSUAF Investment Management Consultant-Graystone Consulting
Mr. Tony Parmisano
SSUAF Investment Management Consultant-Graystone Consulting
updated 8/26/16