Board Members and Staff

2014 Board of Directors



Dianne Barber-Kansas
Kansas Eye Surgery Center


Daniel Kumlander 
Roback Kumlander and Pehl CPAs, LLC


Scott Rajeski 
1st Vice Chair, Treasurer 
Latham International


Jim Wachala 




Paul Milton
Immediate Past Chair
Ellis Medicine


2014 Directors

Vic Abate
GE Power & Water 

Pauline Bartel
Bartel Communications Inc.  

Michele Brown
Belmonte Builders

John DeMaria
DeMaria Financial, LLC

P. Christopher Frances
Planning Matters, LLC 

Michael Green
Hudson Valley Community College 

Jenifer Marten 
Ballston Spa National Bank 

Chris Meyer
Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP 

Josh Spain
Momentive Performance Materials

Jim Wachala
Turner Construction 

Panos Angelopoulos
Cleveland Polymer 

Joe Berman
Golub Corporation 

Sandeep Dave

Anthony DePasquale
Malta Med Emergent Care 

Matt Grattan
Schenectady County Community College

Alex Kutikov
Redmark Realty, LLC

Kindra McHale
YMCA - Southern Saratoga

Neerav Patel
Emprire Broadcasting Group

Todd Peterson
Times Union

Elizabeth Wood
Shenendehowa Central School District



Pete Bardunias
President & CEO

Pete is "the face and the voice of the Chamber". Follow him on Facebook to join in his travels throughout Southern Saratoga County and beyond as he advocates for the business community and works to connect members with new opportunities. Pete also works closely with the Board of Directors to create and implement a shared vision for the Chamber.


  Nigar Hale, MBA
Vice President of Membership and Marketing  

Nigar oversees the recruitment and retention of new and existing Chamber members.  By working with the Chamber's Membership Team she makes sure that each member is treated like one of the family and is taking advantage of all of the great benefits the Chamber has to offer.  

  Christine Donohue, MBA
Vice President of Finance and Administration

Christine oversees the Chamber's daily financial operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, and overall coordination of the Chamber's finances. 


Liz Roggenbuck
Manager of Member Services

Liz serves as the editor of the monthly Bottom Line newsletter as well as the Chamber Annual Directory and Resource Guides.  Additionally, Liz is staff liaison to the Women in Business Committee and the Education and Business Partnership

  Sabrina Heilmann
Chamber Membership Manager

Sabrina coordinates member recruitment and the efforts of the membership committee, known as diplomats and emissaries. She will also continue in her role as the Chamber's benefit specialist for Bouchey and Clarke Benefits, Inc., which administers the Bright Choices program offered to chamber members.

  Sheila Whinnery
Member Services Assistant 

Sheila provides day-to-day assistance to both the members and the Chamber staff.  She greets visitors to the office, answers the phone, maintains our database, and assists with events and other key operations of our Chamber. 


Mary Anne Murphy
Health Insurance Administrator
(518) 272-9866

Vice President, Bouchey & Clarke Benefits, Inc. - Mary Anne has served Chambers of Commerce as an expert in benefits administration for over 20 years.  As a partner with the Chamber, Bouchey & Clarke Benefits and Mary Anne, are an integral part of the staff.  If a Chamber member has questions or concerns regarding the various health and benefits plans available, Mary Anne is a phone call way and is prepared to answer questions immediately. 

Staff photos courtesy of Mark Morand of Mainframe Photography