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

Jennifer Cooper

Special Projects Manager

Kim Hughes

Finance Manager

Teresa Knapp

Wine & Food Classic Coordinator

Paul Brady

NY Wine Brand Ambassador

Valerie Venezia-Ross

Director of Member Relations and Development 

Julie Hosbach

Communications Manager

Our Board of Directors

Gerry Barnhart

Victory View Vineyards

Jan Nyrop


Luke Haggerty

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

Charlie Marshall

The Marshall

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