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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

Our Board of Directors

Gerry Barnhart

Victory View Vineyards

Dr. Thomas Burr

NYSAES-Dept of Plant Pathology

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

Trent Preszler

Bedell Cellars

Linda Purdy

Pendleton Farms

Julie Suarez

Cornell University

Kevin Faehndrich

Opici Family Wines

Richard Sampson

New York State Restaurant Assoc.

Harold Smith

Smith Farms

Oscar Vizcarra

Becker Farms

Kim Wagner

Stoutridge Vineyard

Patrick Watson

Back Label Wine Merchants, Stinky Bklyn, The JakeWalk Wine Bar

Rob Smith

National Grape Cooperative