Our Board

Representing a diverse range of experience and backgrounds,

the Gifford Board keeps our foundation moving forward.

Michael Feng, Syracuse
Vice President, System Integration
Progressive Expert Consulting, Inc.

Vice President
Merike Treier, Cazenovia
Executive Director
Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc.

Ron Tascarella, Oswego
SVP Chief Credit Officer
Pathfinder Bank

Meg Tidd, Marcellus
Chief Operating Officer
VIP Structures

Jaime Alicea, Syracuse
Syracuse City School District

Vincent B. Love, Syracuse
Blueprint 15

Susan Katzoff, Syracuse
Bousquet Holstein PLLC

Maithreyee Dubé, Syracuse
Manager, Enrollment Services
IVMF, Syracuse University


Caeresa Richardson
Outdoor Lighting Department Manager
National Grid

Ryan York, Syracuse
York Wealth Management

Matt Gardner, Syracuse
Gardner & Capparelli

The Gifford Foundation’s Board of Directors includes (from left to right): Matt Gardner, Jaime Alicea, Susan Katzoff, Michael Feng, Maithreyee Dubé, Caeresa Richardson, Jennifer Sanders (former board member), Merike Treier, and Ron Tascarella. Not pictured: Ryan York, Meg Tidd, and Vincent Love.

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The Gifford Foundation believes that boards are most successful when they contain a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage organizations to be transparent about their leadership, and we strive to do the same.

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