Daniel D. Antonelli '89 (Alumnus Trustee)
Daniel Antonelli graduated with a degree management and business from Skidmore Education, studying at the London School of Economics in his junior year. He went to earn an MBA the New York University Stern School of Business in 1994. Dan has spent the past 14 years at J.P. Morgan and currently runs the Global Institutional Equity Sales business in the U.S. This group provides proprietary equity research, investment ideas, IPOs/ follow-on offerings and corporate management access to over 1,000 hedge funds, mutual funds, and investment management firms across the U.S.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Dan was an analyst for 10 years and portfolio manager for four years at Ark Asset Management Company, where he managed a $2 billion equity value fund. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997.
In addition to his current role as Skidmore College Alumnus Trustee, Dan served as Class Fund Chair from 2007 to 2017. He has also served as President of Board of Trustees for Boston Children’s Theatre.
Joshua A. Boyce '81 (Alumnus Trustee)
Joshua A. Boyce, M.D., is the Albert L. Sheffer Professor of Medicine in the Field of Allergic Diseases at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the Director of the Jeff and Penny Vinik Center for Allergic Disease Research and the Associate Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He leads one of the nation’s largest and most successful Allergy research and training programs. He is the principal investigator on one of only nine Asthma and Allergic Disease Cooperative Research Center grants awarded in the US by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published over 100 original articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals dealing with the immunologic basis of asthma and over 50 reviews and textbook chapters. More than 20 of his former MD and PhD trainees are full-time faculty at US medical schools, as well as comparable institutions in Europe and Japan. He has served as the Chairman of the Expert Panel that drafted the 2010 and 2016 versions of the NIH-sponsored guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy, and in an advisory capacity to the NIH on several committees. He has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the premier journal in the specialty, since 2003. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He has been named faculty Teacher of the Year by the Residents at both the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts General Hospital, and has twice been recognized by Boston Magazine as one of Boston’s best physicians.
After graduating from Skidmore in 1981, Dr. Boyce obtained his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he also did his residency in Pediatrics. After serving as Chief Resident, he spent two years practicing general Pediatrics before returning to academia to do fellowships in Pediatric Pulmonology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Allergy and Immunology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He joined the Harvard Medical School faculty in 1996. He has been a strong advocate for the sciences at Skidmore and for its students. Since starting his research program twenty years ago, he has employed 18 Skidmore graduates as full-time research assistants in his lab, almost all of whom went on to M.D. or Ph.D. programs. He has also sponsored payed summer lab internships for 12 Skidmore undergraduates, and has hosted several students as part of Skidmore’s Career Development Center Job Shadowing program. He is a regular participant in the Skidmore Career Jams program.
Logan Brenner ’12 (Chair of Young Alumni & Undergraduate Activities)
Gloribel Cruz ’98 (Skidmore Fund National Chair)
Stephanie Friedman '92 (Vice President for Programming)
Stephanie has 18 years of marketing research experience and is currently a Vice President, Assistant General Manager at Lieberman Research Worldwide. Her primary focus is on strategy, advertising evaluation, product development, brand management and development, with extensive experience in brand and franchise tracking, both domestically and internationally. She has had specific focus in understanding the influence of children in purchasing decisions and is an expert with children related research and methodologies. Industry related experience includes but is not limited to entertainment, retail, travel and tourism, consumer products, with a special emphasis on children’s related research. Stephanie earned her B.A. in Psychology from Skidmore College. Stephanie also had the opportunity to participate in the study abroad program spending a summer semester and a fall semester with the Skidmore Paris program. Following Skidmore Stephanie worked for American Express in New York in the Human Resources both in the Employee Relations and Compensation fields before returning to school. Stephanie received her M.B.A. at Babson College at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business with a concentration in Marketing. Through her M.B.A. program Stephanie was selected to the International Management Internship Program and had the opportunity to create a custom internship at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong.
Sibyl Waterman Haley, '71 (President)
Sibyl majored in English at Skidmore and went on from college to jobs in academia. Initially employed by Harvard in their Freshman Dean's Office, she returned to Skidmore to work as Assistant Director of Admissions. That position was a defining one for her, as her relationship with the College changed to promoting it. She has promoted it zealously ever since. Subsequent jobs at Bowdoin College, first as an Editor, then as Assistant Director of Admissions were supplemented by extensive volunteer work in her community. Sibyl ran numerous school volunteer programs and assisted in many political campaigns. For many years she worked part-time at Sugarloaf/USA, and she worked for years in the offices of US Senator Olympia J. Snowe, until the Senator's retirement.Sibyl's deepest loyalty was always in service to her Alma Mater. Her contributions have been varied: Maine Club President, Class Secretary, Class Agent, AAC, Fund Chair, REGPAC member (Chair, Reunion Giving), First Vice President of the Alumni Association, National FOP Chair. She has experienced five terms on the Alumni Board, with two as President and two as Alumna Trustee. She has been active in all 1971 class and reunion activities, and received the Alumni Service Award in 2006. Sibyl's passion for Skidmore is a driving one in her life and she continues to spread the Skidmore message zealously. Born in Boston, raised in Iowa, she lives in Portland, Maine.
Bill Haydon '06 (Chair of University Without Walls)
A business major. Bill joined Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC as a Financial Advisor primarily to manage family money for affluent individuals. Bill began his career at UBS financial services where he was a Portfolio Manager and Account Vice President. During his career at UBS, Bill built a successful advisory practice and founded the Heritage Investment Group. In addition to a B.S. in Business from Skidmore College, Bill also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Bill's hobbies include being the archivist for his father, Inventor A.W. Haydon. He collects organizes and preserves biographical data and assists at museum shows in his free time. Bill lives in Madison, CT with his wife, Laura, and his three children, Will, Griffin, and Chloe.
Harold Herz '89 (VP for Strategic Communications)
Harold Herz is the owner of HKH Properties, a residential real estate company founded in 1994 with properties in Charlottesville, Va. and Kitty Hawk, N.C. A native of Framingham, Mass., he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology-Psychology from Skidmore. After graduation, he worked as a research associate in the Neurology Department at University of Pennsylvania Medical School in Philadelphia. In 1992, Harold relocated from Philadelphia to Charlottesville, Va., where he founded and operated the Outback Lodge, a restaurant and pub, until 2002. He is now the owner and manager of over 50,000 square feet of premium residential real estate in Virginia and North Carolina. Harold currently serves Skidmore’s Alumni Association Board of Directors as a member of the Nominating Committee and previously served a three year term on the Awards Committee. In October of 2016, he assumes the role of VP of Strategic Communications. Additionally Harold is a co-founder and director of the Give Back Festival Foundation of Charlottesville and the Trustee of the Dr. Matthew and Elise Herz Scholarship Fund based in Boston, Mass., both federally recognized 501c3 charitable entities. Harold lives in Charlottesville with his wife Lila Heymann and their seven-year-old son.
Craig Hyland '05 (Chair, Regional Programming)
Craig is originally from Canandaigua, NY and now resides in New York, NY. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of Major Gifts for Pace University. In this role, he oversees the entire frontline fundraising team and is responsible for setting the overall major gift fundraising strategy. Prior to relocating to New York, Craig spent eight years in Chicago working for the UIC School of Public Health in a variety of development functions. In June 2013 he assumed the role of Assistant Dean for Advancement, where he was responsible for setting the external relations goals and managing a team to achieve the school's fundraising goals. Craig earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2005. Since graduating he has remained actively engaged as a volunteer for Skidmore College. His class involvement has included Class Chair, 5-Year Reunion Chair, Friends of the President Chair, and Class Secretary. College wide involvement has included serving on the Alumni Board Awards Committee and representing the classes of 2000-2010 on the National Annual Fund Advisory Committee. In Chicago, he served as the Co-Chair of the regional alumni club and as an Admissions Contact. His involvement was recognized in 2010 when he was awarded the David H. Porter Young Alumni Service Award. Craig holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus in non-profit management and fundraising. He served on the board of Center on Halsted, Chicago's LGBT community center, for six years.
Melissa Milstein Jacobsen '81 (Chair, Awards)
Melissa Jacobsen graduated from Skidmore with a double major in Business and Economics. She interned in the executive offices of Bonwit Teller on Fifth Avenue during her junior year. She was a sales manager and assistant buyer for Bambergers Department Stores before joining the Kayser Roth Corporation during the launch of its Liz Claiborne Hosiery division. While pursuing her MBA she rose from New York metro sales representative to national marketing manager. Melissa left the retail world to join husband Glenn at Jacobsen Landscape Design & Construction, Inc. as CFO, a position she has held for over 20 years. Together they also own Jacobsen Real Estate, LLC, a commercial and residential real estate investment firm, of which Melissa is Vice President. They have both been active in industry as well as community affairs.
Melissa has been an involved Skidmore alumna volunteer since graduation, having served in numerous roles. She has been a long time class agent and Reunion Planning Committee member, as well as serving terms as class secretary, president and fund chair. For the past several years she has served as Presidents Society chair for her class. She served five years on the Awards Committee. She is also a member of the Legacy Society as well as an Alumni Admissions contact. Melissa and her husband recently relocated to Essex, CT. They are the parents of two children- Christopher Jacobsen '10 (and daughter-in-law Katie Lane Jacobsen ’11) and daughter Rachel.
Jane Feinberg Karlin ’72 (Chair Presidents Society)
Chuck Kaufman '82 (Chair of Class Council)
Chuck Kaufman '82 double majored in History and Government. A member of Skidmore's Periclean Honor Society, he was also the 1982 winner of the Warren Prize, awarded to an outstanding student majoring in History. An active volunteer, Chuck currently serves as president of his class, reunion planning co-chair and a class agent, as well as on the Alumni Association Board of Directors Nominating Committee. He earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from Babson College.
As the president of The Kaufman Group, a public relations and marketing consultancy, Chuck works with established and start-up companies in the financial services, consumer and technology industries. Active in his community, he served on the local little league Board of Directors for 10 years, and recently concluded a three-year term as co-chair of the planning committee for the local high school's annual post-prom celebration. Chuck lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children.
Romy Kushnick ’13 (Chair of Young Alumni Giving)
Melvis N. Langyintuo '12 (Chair, Friends of Athletics)
It’s not often that a young alumnus joins the ranks of a group that includes NBA greats like David Robinson and Magic Johnson. But that’s exactly what Melvis Langyintuo ’12 did several years ago, when Business Insider magazine profiled him, along with several professional athletes who left the game to launch careers in finance, among The 32 Best Basketball Players on Wall Street.
A global macro trader at Goldman Sachs who had launched his career at Morgan Stanley, Melvis is making his mark in a highly competitive industry. But his achievements involve far more than business acumen and athleticism. Melvis’ resume reveals another passion—a true avocation—that he was already pursuing during his student days at Skidmore. An advocate and philanthropist, he has been opening doors to education in impoverished communities around the globe, including those in his native Ghana.
Melvis was attending high school in Zimbabwe when he was selected for Africa Top 100 Camp, part of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders initiative, which expands opportunities for youth in underdeveloped countries. His drive and talent drew the attention of several NBA coaches, who suggested that he apply to the Lawrenceville School, a college-preparatory academy in New Jersey. Melvis landed a scholarship and enrolled, distinguishing himself in the classroom and on the basketball court. He graduated determined to play college basketball and get a great education. “Skidmore, he says, “was the perfect fit.”
In 2010, Melvis partnered with Johane Simelane ’13 to author and successfully executive a Davis Project For Peace proposal to build a sports complex and renovate a child care center for Swaziland’s impoverished Mpolonjeni community.
As he builds his career on Wall Street, Melvis continues to help children in developing countries receive the transformative gift of a good education. “It’s an investment really—in Africa and in the future.” As a member of the Leadership Council for nonprofit Pencils of Promise, he has raised over $115,000 to build primary schools, promote healthcare, and introduce e-readers to students in Ghana, Laos, and Guatemala. Not content to stop at fundraising, he has helped to scout building locations, participate in construction, and review student/teacher evaluations.
Closer to home, Melvis and his team of colleagues captured first place in the Wall St. Decathlon in 2015, raising $62,692 for pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Melvis, who won the vertical jump, raised more than $20,000 by himself. They remained victorious the following year, besting peer teams in all 10 of the competition’s events.
In 2017, he was recognized by the Alumni Association with the Palamountain Award for Young Alumni Achievement.
Neil I. McKinnon ’97 (Chair of Diversity)
Amy Munichiello '94 (Chair, Career and Professional Development)
Amy graduated Skidmore in 1994 with a degree in Business and Government and a passion for the “organizational psychology” side of business. She began her career at Accenture in Boston as a change management consultant providing solutions to Fortune 500 clients before moving into a global human performance consulting practice based in NYC. Following Accenture, Amy joined a boutique consulting firm focused on the development and implementation of competitive work/life/flexibility strategies to drive employee engagement and retention.
Amy relocated to Boston in 2000 upon joining Ernst & Young, where she is currently the Director of Organization Effectiveness Consulting, Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY’s Financial Services Organization. Amy leads an internal Organizational Development consulting practice which designs consulting solutions to retain and develop leaders, enable the highest performing teams, build an inclusive culture, and drive employee engagement.
Merilee Mapes Perkins '76 (Chair of Reunions)
Merilee Mapes Perkins ’76 is the Senior Program Director of the Sanford-Springvale YMCA in Sanford, Maine where she manages all programs, develops organizational collaborations and is the liaison to community partnerships. Previous to her twenty years at the Y, Merilee worked as a fitness consultant, vocational rehabilitation counselor and physical education teacher. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she is a volunteer faculty trainer and instructor for YUSA. She continues to teach Pilates, Spinning, aqua fitness and TRX. Merilee has B.S. and M.S. degrees in physical education from Skidmore College and Purdue University, respectively. A class agent since graduation, Merilee been reunion chair and class president for the Spirit of ’76 since 2000. In 2016, she was recognized by the Alumni Association with an Outstanding Service Award. Merilee has served on the Board of several local organizations that foster the development of wellness and healthy living. She currently serves on the Maine Community Foundation County Committee, Partners for Healthier Communities Advisory Board, County District Health Council and SMHC Physicians Services Board. Merilee is a past chair of Goodall Hospital is currently vice-chair of Southern Maine Health Care. Merilee lives in Shapleigh, Maine with her husband John. They have two grown daughters.
Diana V. Perry ’89, MD, MPH is currently Associate Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, MA. She is also an Associate Attending in Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics Part-time at Harvard Medical School. She is Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. After graduation from Boston University School of Medicine in 1994, she entered and completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Upon completing her pediatric residency, Perry came to Boston Children’s Hospital in July 1997 as a fellow in the Harvard Combined Program in Newborn Medicine. Since 2009, Perry has been a member of the Women in Science Committee at the Museum of Science, Boston. She enjoys helping to develop programs at the museum that encourage young girls to enter science and medicine. Perry’s current academic interests include Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Simulation training, neonatal ethics, neonatal resuscitation and care of the extremely preterm infant.
Robert Resnick (Chair, Nominating)
Rob is a retired U.S. Army colonel who served in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps for 24 years including deployment to Iraq. He served as a staff judge advocate, the pinnacle JAG assignment, a rare three times, during which he was the primary legal counsel for senior commanders and supervised the legal office. Rob was considered among the Army's criminal law experts. He currently teaches at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL.
Prior postings include: Staff Judge Advocate at the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; Staff Judge Advocate at the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Chief, Defense Counsel Assistance Program for the U.S. Army where he trained and supported military defense attorneys worldwide; Staff Judge Advocate at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, AL; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Lewis, WA; Chief of International and Operational Law at Fort Lewis; and Chief of Criminal Law Division at Fort Stewart, GA, from 2002-2004, during which he was deployed to Iraq for combat operations in 2003, led the task force that established the first free court system in that country since the Ba'ath Revolution, and provided real-time support to the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division command during the war. A Government major, Rob holds a J.D. from New England School of Law and an L.L.M. in Criminal and Military Law. He has been admitted to the bar for the U.S. Supreme Court and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has previously served the College on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Class President, Reunion Chair, Class Agent, and Alumni Admissions Contact.
Claire Avins Solomon Nisen '10 (Chair, Admissions)
Claire is currently pursuing a dual master’s in Social Work and Public Health at Columbia University. Prior to her time at Columbia, Claire worked as a Program Associate at The Covenant Foundation, a Jewish educational foundation in New York City, and spent two years as an Education Fellow at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Mississippi. Claire majored in American Studies (it’s the best!) while at Skidmore, and was active in Student Government and Hillel. She currently is active in the Skidmore-New York Planning Group, serves as Class Secretary and FOP Chair, and is a member of the National FOP Committee. When she is not happily and proudly volunteering with members of her Skidmore family, she can be found volunteering with various Interfaith organizations, participating in her monthly book club, or singing in the Columbia/Barnard Chorus.
Millie Tan ’77 (Alumna Trustee)