Board & Staff

Advisory Council

Advisory Council - 2021 Members

  • Phil Barrett
    Phil Barrett

    Phil is currently serving his seventh term as Clifton Park's Town Supervisor. In 2011, the Town Board combined the positions of Town Supervisor and Town Administrator and asked Barrett to work full time at the Town. He subsequently resigned from Key Bank, where he worked as a commercial lending officer for several years. Phil is a member of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors and served as Chairman for Saratoga County government in 2007. He is also a regional leader and currently serves as a board member of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission, Capital District Transportation Commission and Clear Channel Radio Community Board. Phil graduated from Providence College with a degree in Business Administration, and served his country as an officer in the United States Army. He has three children.

  • Dennis Brobston
    Dennis Brobston

    Dennis has served as the President of the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation for the past 5 years, where he is working to better Saratoga County through balanced economic growth. He is a graduate of SUNY Empire State College with a degree in Business Management. Dennis currently serves on the Saratoga Hospital Board and is a member of the Captial Region Economic Development Council.

  • Bill Casey
    Bill Casey

    Bill is retired from State of New York, former 1st Deputy Commissioner NYS Office of General Services and Asst. Deputy Comptroller for NYS. He is currently a part-time management consultant to Albany County Airport Authority. He has served on the Shenendehowa School Board, the CAPTAIN Board over 15 years (two years as president and two terms as interim Executive Director), and currently serves as Secretary of the Board for the Shenendehowa Educational Foundation, and as an Elder at Grace Chapel, Clifton Park.

  • Belinda Cross Kucharski
    Belinda Cross Kucharski

    Biography coming soon!

  • Gary Dake
    Gary Dake

    Gary is a native Saratogian who earned a BA in Economics from St. Lawrence University. He is the President of Stewart's Shops, serves on the Leadership Saratoga Advisory Board, and has been a member of the Saratoga National Bank Board of Directors for the past fifteen years.

  • C.J. DeCrescente
    C.J. DeCrescente

    C.J. DeCrescente is the President of DDC, a wholesaler of beer, soft drink, wine and spirits. C.J. began at DDC in 1979 and worked various positions before being named President in 1997. He has served on notable industry-related National councils, including Heineken USA and MillerCoors, and currently is serving on Crown (Corona) and North American Breweries (Labatt). The local and family-run business has been honored as one of the Capital Region's Best Places to Work by The Business Review for four consecutive years- 2010 through 2013- and has achieved distinction as one of New York State's Best Companies to Work by New York State Society for Human Resources Management and the Business Council of NYS for four consecutive years- 2011, 2012, 2013 (placing # 3) and now 2014. DDC was also honored nationally in 2013 as #1 Craft Beer Distributor of the Year. C.J. lives in Rexford, New York, with his wife, Marybeth, and daughter, Payton. In addition, C.J.'s other three children, Jessica, Carmine III, and Matthew, all hold positions in the family-based company. His passions include the NY Yankees and all things family and business-oriented.

  • David DeMarco
    David DeMarco

    Dave is the President of Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company. He earned a BA in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He is a member of the Saratoga Springs Rotary and is an avid golfer who recently scored a hole in one.

  • James Doern
    James Doern

    James is a part-time City Court Judge in Saratoga Springs and a partner in Rodrigues and Doern, PLLC. He earned degrees from Skidmore College and Albany Law School. He is a member and past president of the Saratoga Springs Rotary and the recipient of the 2005 NYS Bar Association Pro Bono Award. He is also an accomplished fisherman.

  • Tom Flynn
    Tom Flynn

    Biography coming soon!

  • Dale Gleason
    Dale Gleason

    Dale has been the Business Manager for G. Kirk Gleason, DDSPC, for 35 years. She is a long-time community activist who has served on the Shenendehowa School Board, CAPTAIN Board, the Town of Clifton Park Ethics, Planning and Zoning Boards, as well as the Southern Saratoga YMCA and Ellis Hospital Foundation Boards.

  • Mike Holley
    Mike Holley

    Biography coming soon!

  • Bill Long
    Bill Long

    Bill has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, presently in practice in Clifton Park. He and his wife, Anne, have three grown children who attended Shenendehowa, and seven grandchildren who live in Boston, MA, Laramie, WY, and Charlotte, NC. They have been Clifton Park residents for more than 40 years. Bill has held previous positions in Orange County, CA, Albany Medical College, Saratoga Mental Health, and Skidmore College. He helped to develop the Saratoga Child Custody Project and CAPTAIN. He is a current CAPTAIN CHS Board Member and Vice President for Programs. In his free time, Bill enjoys running and skiing.

  • Kevin Luibrand
    Kevin Luibrand

    Biography coming soon!

  • Anthony Mashuta
    Anthony Mashuta

    Biography coming soon!

  • Tom Savino
    Tom Savino

    Tom has been licensed real estate broker since 1984 and joined CBRE-Albany in 1996. Prior to his real estate career, he had a successful 20-year career in the health care industry specializing in business operations and facility management.

  • Todd Shimkus
    Todd Shimkus

    Biography coming soon!

  • Marcy Steiner
    Marcy Steiner

    Biography coming soon!

  • Kevin Tollison
    Kevin Tollison

    Biography coming soon!

  • Virginia Touhey
    Virginia Touhey

    Virginia is a licensed Massage Therapist who has been in practice for over 13 years. At Fascial Connections and A Peaceful Place Massage and Wellness, she addresses chronic conditions through the technique of Myofascial Release together with deep tissue and other advanced techniques. Virginia currently serves as President of the Board of To Love a Child and has travelled to Africa on several occasions to help in underserved villages. In addition to her membership in Business Network International and fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Virginia is an accomplished triathlete.