New York Wine & Grape Foundation Staff and Board

New York Wine & Grape FoundationStaff & Board

Sam Filler

Executive Director

Our Staff

Dana Alexander

Director of Operations

Paul Brady

New York Wine Brand Ambassador

Jennifer Cooper

Event Manager

Amy Ellsworth

Administrative Assistant

Julie Purpura Hosbach

Education & Member Services Manager

Kim Hughes

Finance Manager 

Valerie Venezia-Ross

Director of Programs and Marketing

Our Board of Directors

Gerry Barnhart

Victory View Vineyards

Jan Nyrop

Cornell Agri-Tech-Director

Luke Haggerty

Constellation Brands

Stefan Fleming

Empire State Development Corp.

Oskar Bynke

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

Jackie Moody-Czub

NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets

Russell Hearn

Premium Wine Group

Max Rohn

Wolffer Estate

Linda Purdy

Pendleton Farms

Julie Suarez

Cornell University

Kevin Faehndrich

Mazza Wines

Charlie Marshall

The Marshal

Harold Smith

Smith Farms

Oscar Vizcarra

Becker Farms

Kim Wagner

Stoutridge Vineyard

Rob Smith

National Grape Cooperative

Mike Colizzi

Kashong Glen Vineyards

Leah George

Greater Rochester Enterprise

Katie Roller

Opici: Upstate & Metro NY

Jamie Castellani

Wine & Liquor Outlet