Senate Approves Members To Small Business And Historic Preservation Boards, MTA And State Council On The Arts

The New York State Senate confirmed thirteen appointees to key boards today, including members to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Small Business Advisory Board, the State Board for Historic Preservation, the Long Island State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation, the Taconic State Park, Recreation, & Historic Preservation Commission, and the State Council on the Arts.
Patrick J. Foye, Esq. (Sandspoint)
Member, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Mr. Foye currently holds the position of Deputy County Executive and Executive Director of Assessment Reform Team with Nassau County. Prior to his involvement, Foye was a Corporate Partner at Rivkin Radler LLP which has the accreditation of being Long Island’s largest law firm. Patrick Foye is both a past or present member of Long Island Community Foundation, Long Island Association, LIA Health Alliance, Malloy College, Catholic Charities of Long Island and many other organizations and boards. Most prominently, he  is the founding Board Member of an equity money manager with over $1 billion in assets under his management. Mr. Foye attended Fordham College where he received his B.A. in history and philosophy.
Doreen M. Frasca (New York)
Member, Small Business Advisory Board

Ms. Frasca currently provides financial advice to the PANY/NJ on $6 billion of projects, including LaGuardia Central Terminal redevelopment, Delta Terminal redevelopment (JFK), and Terminal A redevelopment (Newark). In 1997, she formed Frasca & Associates, a New York certified WBE. She spent the previous 20 years of her career on Wall Street, which lead her to the Public Finance Division at Merrill Lynch & Co., ultimately heading the Airports and Transportation Group. Ms. Frasca is a recognized transportation expert with specialized knowledge of project and capital formation. She  was appointed a Commissioner of New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation in May 2004, and also serves on the Board of Big Apple Greater. Frasca attended Wheaton College where she earned her B.A. in history and Columbia University where she received her M.B.A. in finance.
Michael J. Garner (New York)
Member, Small Business Advisory Board

Mr. Garner is currently the Senior Director of Business Development of the New York City School Construction Authority. He was awarded a record $460 million in contracts during a twelve month period of certified and qualified Minority and Women-Owned Businesses. Mr. Garner is currently a Board Member of New York/New Jersey Minority Purchasing Council, Harlem Business Alliance, and National Minority Business Council. Michael Garner attended SUNY Buffalo and received his B.A. in Business Management.
Lisa M. Quiroz (New York)
Member, Small Business Advisory Board

Ms. Quiroz is currently Senior Vice President of Time Warner where she transformed Time Warner’s Corporate Social Responsibility function into a strategic, market focused, integral component of the overall business strategy. Ms. Quiroz is a marketing and new business development expert and her achievements include but are not limited to, conducting the first original research into Spanish-language readers and Hispanic market segments, and conceived, launched, and rapidly built the first brand spin-off for Time magazine. Ms. Quiroz received her M.A. at Harvard in both Business Administration and Arts.
Michael Devonshire (Brooklyn)
Member, State Board for Historic Preservation

Michael Devonshire is currently the Principal, Director of Conservation at Jan Hird Pokorny Associates. While being employed there, he continues to consult for owners of historic properties, both private and public. Mr. Devonshire obtained his education at Roger William University, R.I. School of Design and the Aegean School of Fine Art.
Paul Stewart (Albany)
Member,  State Board for Historic Preservation

Paul Stewart is currently the Director of Training and Technical Assistance at Capital District Community Loan Fund, Inc. There Stewart manages training programs for micro-enterprises, manages individual development account programs and client relations. Mr. Stewart is the past President, current board member and co-founder of the Underground Railroad History Project of Capital Region, Inc. Additionally, he is a board member of the Albany County Historical Society, the Arbor Hill Redevelopment Plan Implementation Team, the Delaware Avenue Neighborhood Association and is the co-founder and past board member of the Hunger Action Network of NYS. Mr. Stewart received his B.A. at SUNY Albany and his M.B.A. at Loyola University.
David Bender (Middle Island)
Member, Long Island State Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commission

David Bender is currently a science teacher at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, N.Y where he specializes in topics such as the Living Environment and Marine Science. Mr. Bender started his teaching career in 2001 at Cornell Cooperative Extension and is a member of the NY State Teachers Union. He received his B.S. at Frostburg St. University and his M.B.A. at Long Island University.
Frederick H. Osborn III (Garrison)
Member,  Taconic State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation Commission

Prior to his retirement in 2006, Mr. Osborn held the title of Director of Philanthropic Services at the Episcopal Church Foundation where he was for nine years. Before serving in his last role with the church, he was the Director of Development at The Nature Conservancy of New York and also the State officer for Development and Planned Giving, among many other titles achieved at the Episcopal church. Mr. Osborn received his B.A. at Colby College.
Lucy R. Waletzky (Pleasantville)
Member, Taconic State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation Commission

Ms. Waletzky is currently employed at Phelps Hospital as a Courtesy Staff and at Sleep Hollow Family Resource Center. Ms. Waletzky is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Westchester Psychiatric Association, and the American Society of Psychiatric Oncology/AIDS. She is the Chair of the Taconic Region Parks Commission and since 2004 a member of the New York State Council on parks. Ms. Waletzky received her B.A. at Wellesley College and her M.D. at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Jill E. Braufman (New York)
Member, State Council on the Arts

Ms. Braufman facilitated the creation of a program in women’s reproductive health, freedom and rights at Brown University. This program is becoming the model for other schools providing medical education in the care of women. Ms. Braufman is currently the Board Chair of the Center for Arts Education, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee, and National Institute for Reproductive Health NY. She attended Brown University  and the Parsons School of Design.
Laudelina Martinez (Albany)
Member, State Council on the Arts

Ms. Martinez is currently the Owner and Director of the Martinez Gallery. She has owned and directed this art gallery since 2001, focusing on Latino and Latin American art. She has served as curator at more than 40 exhibitions while conducting an on-going public education program in the  area of art and culture. She was the President and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities from 1992-1995 where she represented Hispanic-serving institutions, associate colleges and universities, and international members. Ms. Martinez received her B.A. from the College of New Rochelle, her M.A. from Fordham University and her Ph. D. From the University at Albany.
John Morning (New York)
Member, State Council on the Arts

Mr. Morning has been a graphic designer in Manhattan since 1960, specializing in publications and materials for leading arts, cultural and philanthropic institutions. From 1997-2002 Morning was the Trustee to the City University of New York. He was appointed by Governor Pataki to the 17-member board of the third-largest public system in the country. Mr. Morning was a director of Dime Savings Bank of New York for 23, years which led the way for his future leadership positions. Mr. Morning received his B.A. at Pratt Institute and also attended Wayne State University and Harvard Business School Institute for Arts Administration.
Hal D. Payne (Buffalo)
Member, State Council on the Arts

Mr. Payne is currently the Vice President for Student Affairs at SUNY College at Buffalo where he has served for 20 years. Currently, Payne is on the President’s Executive Council, the College Planning Council, the Budget Priorities Committee, the Enrollment Management Steering Group, the Intercollegiate Athletics Board, and the College Priorities Task Force. Also, Mr. Payne is involved in the U.S. Department of Education/Council for Opportunity in Education Legislation and Regulations Seminars and received The Walter O. Mason Jr. Award  (Highest Annual Award of the Council for Opportunity in Education) in September of 1996. Mr. Payne received his B.A. at Western Reserve University and his law degree at Cleveland State University.