Serve on the Alumni Board or a Committee

The Stony Brook Alumni Association is governed by a 27 member volunteer board. The Alumni Board, supported by the Office of Alumni Relations, plans and organizes alumni programs and services, serves on University appointed committees, and establishes and maintains fiscal policies and procedures for the Association, while working to build support for its alma mater.

Mission Statement

Stony Brook University alumni are a proud and engaged community that serves and supports the University, celebrates the achievements of students, faculty, and fellow alumni, and works tirelessly to ensure that Stony Brook University stands with the finest universities in the world.

Interested in serving on the Board? Contact the Alumni Office at 1-877-SEA-WOLF or

Alumni Board of Directors

Volunteer Committees

"The friendships and connections I've made while volunteering on the Alumni Board have added a valuable dimension to my life. It's also been fun to witness the new developments on campus and interact with younger generations of Stony Brook students."  - Ahmed Belazi '06.

Find out first hand just how rewarding it can be to serve as a volunteer on the Stony Brook Alumni Association Board or a Committee. Your experience with the Alumni Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, lets you hone skills transferable to your profession and volunteer opportunities elsewhere.

Don't live near campus? No problem. Many of our volunteers live across the country and around the world. Unless otherwise noted, committee membership is open to all alumni, as well as interested University faculty, staff, and students, pending approval by the Alumni Association President.

If you are interested in learning more about these and other volunteer opportunities, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 1-877-SEA-WOLF.


Alumni Ambassadors for Admissions

Recruits and coordinates alumni volunteers and assists University Admissions with recruiting prospective students, especially related to out of state recruitment and admitted student receptions.

Chairs: Bedel Saget
Alumni Staff Liaison:
Kristin Matthews
Committee Membership:
Open, appointed by Association President
Board Members:
  Heather Dufficy-Lampone, Nilda E. Rivera, Tracy King-Sanchez, Robert Stafford, Ann Teng, Tomasz Bakowski
Volunteers:  Silvia Castro, Kaitlyn Cozier, Heather Dufficy-Lampone, Sean Hoffman, Brandyn Itzkowitz, Anna Lubitz, Nilda E. Rivera, Ann Teng, Catherin Zeigler

Ambassadors for Career Development

Works to increase Alumni Career Advisors, providing internships, hiring opportunities, mentoring, shadowing; and coordinates alumni volunteers and assists in supporting the Career Center alumni programs.

Chair: Errol Cockfield
Staff Liaison(s): Nikki Barnett
Committee Membership: Open, appointed by Association President
Board Members: Ahmed Belazi, Sabina Sebastian, Tracy King-Sanchez, Bedel Saget, David Sanchez, Michelle Stein and Ann Teng

Alumni Awards (40 Under Forty, Distinguished Alumni Award)

Responsible for alumni outreach, supporting the call for nominations, volunteer relations and recruitment.  The committee also works to increase alumni participation in event which profiles alumni award recipients.

Chair: Michelle Stein
Staff Liaisons: Mary Hoffmann/Kristin Matthews
Committee Membership: 
Board of Directors: Morgan Cato, Robert Cuccaro, Kent Gustavson, Keith Kowalsky 


The Audit Committee ensures that an annual, independent audit of the Association is performed by a qualified independent auditor.  (closed committee)

Chair: David Mollow
Staff Liaison: Matthew Colson/Danielle Engel
Committee Membership: Three (3) Directors only, elected annually in September by the Board
Board Members:  Carol Gomes, Patrick Cunningham

Business Development and Networking 

Responsible for developing network programs and exposure between alumni owned businesses to grow their professional contacts and business opportunities.  The committee will afford valuable access to alumni and experiences, in an effort to foster meaningful relationships for business development. 

Chair: Robert Stafford
Staff Liaison:  TBD
Board Members:  Ahmed Belazi, Anthony Casino and Alphonzo Grant
Volunteers:  Joan Dickinson, Tammy Mehlsack, Joe Crook, Scott Middleton/Joe Campolo, Camille Ambroscato, Mark Palermo, Mark Snyder, Larry Roher


Responsible for the oversight of the Association's budget and finances, including the development of the Association's annual operating budget, grant and sponsorship approvals, as well as oversight/approval of affinity marketing agreements, and resource planning. 

Chair:  Robert deBrauwere, Treasurer 
Staff Liaison:  Matthew Colson
Committee Membership: Directors only, appointed by the Association President
Board Members:  Alphonzo Grant, Joseph Manopella, David Molow, Bedel Saget


Responsible for ensuring the Association's governance is both ethical and consistent with applicable laws and regulations, as well as the Association's Bylaws and policies, and applicable University policies. 

Chair:  Bedel Saget, President-elect
Staff Liaison: Matthew Colson, Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Committee Membership: Directors only, appointed by Association President
Board Members:  Ernie Canadeo, Alphonzo Grant, Tracy King-Sanchez


Responsible for increasing visibility and accessibility of the Association, expose alumni and friends to the happenings and accomplishments of the University, athletics, Faculty, students and fellow alumni. Beyond Faculty/Staff Alumni, this committee will focus on marketing to the community at large (locally and nationally). 

Chair: Sabina Sebastian
Staff Liaison: Megan Dwyer
Board Members: Ernie Canadeo, Anthony Casino, Errol Cockfield, Rob deBrauwere, Kent Gustavson, David Molow, Navneet Singh and Michelle Stein
Volunteers:  Dillon Winegar


Responsible for submitting for Board approval, the names of prospective Directors to fill vacant positions for regular and un-expired terms, as well as nominees for election of the offices of Secretary/Parliamentarian, Treasurer, Vice President, and President-elect. The Nominating Committee shall establish criteria for selecting Board candidates, consistent with the mission of the Association, the Bylaws, and the needs of the Board. (closed committee)

Chair:  Carol Gomes, Immediate Past President
Staff Liaison: Mary Hoffmann and Matthew Colson
Committee Membership: President, the President-elect, and three (3) or more Directors not set up for re-nomination. The Vice President for Advancement shall serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Committee. 
Board Members:  Shashi Agarwal, Ernie Candadeo, Patrick Cunningham, Kent Gustavson, Tracy King-Sanchez, David Molow, Navneet Singh

Student Awards

Responsible for the Alumni Association Student Awards process and selection decisions, as well as Association-sponsored faculty, student, staff, volunteer award and/or scholarships. (Note: This committee is not responsible for grants and sponsorships.

Chair: Ahmed Belazi
Staff Liaison: Janet Masini/Danielle Engel
Board Members:  Alphonzo Grant, Kent Gustavson, Keith Kowalsky,  Bedel Saget
Committee Membership:  Cheryl Chambers, Joan Dickinson, Joanna Durso, Roy Flores, Kimberly Giacalone, Nadine Greenstein, Sandra Harvey, Katherine Hasard, Mary Hoffmann, Anthony LaViscount, Laura Lyons, Keith Kowalksy, Norma Reyes, Gloria Snyder, Ann Teng, Kate Valerio

Student and Young Alumni Engagement Committee

To encourage constant engagement of the Stony Brook University Alumni Association with current Stony Brook University students and recent graduates in order to educate and cultivate students of the alumni culture.

Chair:  Drazen Bacarra, Vahideh Rasekhi
Staff Liaison: TBD
Board Members:  Ahmed Belazi, Morgan Cato, Hilda DeJesus, Sabina Sebastian, Navneet Singh, Michelle Stein
Volunteers:  Dillon Winegar, Mallory Rothstein, Michael Yen

Signature Event Committees: 


Responsible for alumni outreach, volunteer relations and recruitment; committee also works the day of in hosting the event and the Alumni Tent.

Staff Liaison: Kristin Matthews
Board of Directors:  Ahmed Belazi, Anthony Casino, Errol Cockfield, Patrick Cunningham, Hilda DeJesus, Tracy King-Sanchez, Keith Kowalsky, Robert Stafford, Michelle Stein
Volunteers:  Nikki Barnett, Stephanie Brumsey, Robert Carley, Raymond & Frances Carr, Delfina Isaac, Heather Dufficy Lampone, Diane Fox, Todd Houslaner, Aminah Mosley, Althea Pollard, Jessica Raphael, Amber Steiger, Chris Tanaka, Christina Vargas, Kimberly Wodiska and Michael Yen


Responsible for alumni outreach, volunteer relations and recruitment, committee also works to increase alumni participation in Association's only fundraising event.

Chair: Anthony Casino
Staff Liaison(s): Matthew Colson/Kimberly Parris
Board of Directors:  Robert Cuccaro, Robert Stafford
Volunteers:  John Cierski, Joe Crook, Tim Ecklund,Guenter Jonke, David Leviton, Michael Yen


Responsible for alumni outreach, volunteer relations and recruitment and works to increase alumni participation at the Reunion.

Co-Chairs:  Phyllis Wilensky Akins, Martin (Marty) Meltz, Phil Mighdoll
Staff Liaison(s): 
Matthew Colson, Kristin Matthews
Committee Membership:  
Edward Abramson '65, Russell Dixon '90, Carol Gomes '90, Kathleen Fitzwilliam '65, Richard Gentile '65, Samuel Horowitz '65, Joseph Marchese '65, Kenneth McMahon '65, Althea Pollard '92, Shari Sacks '90, Eddie Shek '90, Dan Sith '90, and Christina Vargas '90.  

Ad-Hoc Committees


Responsible for advocating on behalf of Stony Brook University before elected officials and other policy makers at the federal, state, and/or local level and serves as the Community Outreach Ambassadors. 

Chair: Robert deBrauwere
Alumni Staff Liaison: Mary Hoffmann 
Additional Staff: 
Committee Membership:  
Board Members: Michelle Stein, Tomasz Bakowski