Board of Trustees

Meet the Board of Trustees


  • Joseph Gantz, Chairman
  • John Thompson, Vice Chairman
  • Susan L. Parish, President
  • Brett Carroll, Treasurer
  • Narda Romero, Assistant Treasurer
  • Jessica Haber, Secretary

Richard Aks
Retired Investment Banker & Higher Education Administrator
Term: 2025

Gary Bernstein
Retired Executive, IBM
Retired Mercy University Faculty Member
Term: 2024

Patricia Blackmar
Vice President, Internal Communications Manager
Morgan Stanley
Term: 2023

Joseph P. Carlucci
Cuddy & Feder, LLP
Term: 2023

Alex R. Ferrari '82
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Viacom Music & Entertainment Group
Term: 2025

Joseph Gantz
Senior Advisor
Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC
Term: 2025

Bruce J. Haber
BJH Management, LLC
Term: 2024

Michael F. Hayes '92, H.D. '21
PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
Term: 2024

James B. Jenkins 
Canachagala Corp.
Term: 2025

David L. Johnson
Senior Managing Director
The Lawrie Group
Term: 2024

Cindy Lopez '07, M.S. '08, M.S. '11, H.D. '23
Superintendent, Charter School of Educational Excellence
Term: 2024

Susan Maklari
Senior Equity Research Analyst
Goldman Sachs
Term: 2024

Valerie Mason Cunningham, H.D. '20
Retired Vice President of Channel Marketing
for North America Operations
Xerox Corporation
Term: 2025

James M. McCormick
Founder and Past President
First Manhattan Consulting Group, Inc.
Term: 2023

Robert H. Niehaus
Founder and Chairman
GCP Capital Partners, LLC
Term: 2025

Sarah A. O'Connor '80
Retired Chief Legal Officer
and Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning
Arch Chemicals, Inc.
Term: 2023

Susan L. Parish 
Mercy University
Term: ex-officio

Carlos S. Passi
Former Vice President of Finance
IBM Global Markets
Term: 2025

Michele A. Quirolo '79, '82, M.S., R.N., H.D. '21
Former President/Chief Executive Officer
Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley
Principal, Quirolo Consulting, LLC
Term: 2023

Christopher J. Sobecki
Managing Director
Invus Group
Term: 2025

John R. Thompson '82, H.D. '18
Retired Senior Vice President and General Manager
Best Buy, Co., Inc.
Term: 2023

Marlene Tutera CNR SAS '71
Retired Educational Professional
Term: 2024

Gregory H. Williams '14, H.D. '17
Former President
The City College of New York and 
The University of Cincinnati 
Term: 2025

Walter Anderson '72, H.D. '89
Retired Chairman, Publisher and CEO
Parade Publications
Term: Emeritus

Gary W. Brown
Retired Chief Executive Officer
FirstCaribbean International Bank
Term: Emeritus

David T. Diamond, H.D. '94
President and Chief Executive Officer
Diamond Property Group
Term: Emeritus

Edward B. Dunn, H.D. '06
Term: Emeritus

Richard A. Rosenblatt
President & Chief Executive Officer
Rosenblatt Securities, Inc.
Term: Emeritus