New York Wine & Grape Foundation Staff and Board

New York Wine & Grape FoundationStaff & Board

Sam Filler

Executive Director

Our Staff

Dana Alexander

Director of Business Development

Jennifer Cooper

Special Projects Manager

Kim Hughes

Program Manager

Teresa Knapp

Program Manager

Susan Spence

Vice President

Valerie Venezia-Ross

Director of Member Relations and Development 

Our Board of Directors

Gerry Barnhart

Victory View Vineyards

Jan Nyrop


Nichole Malec

Constellation Brands

Stefan Fleming

Empire State Development Corp.

John Martini

Anthony Road Wine Co., Inc.

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

Richard Sampson

New York State Restaurant Assoc.

Harold Smith

Smith Farms

Oscar Vizcarra

Becker Farms

Kim Wagner

Stoutridge Vineyard

Rob Smith

National Grape Cooperative

Mike Colizzi

Kashong Glen Vineyards