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Board of Directors

We, at Family and Children’s Service, are honored to have a Board of Directors composed of professionals from a variety of fields who bring individual expertise and endless dedication to our mission.


Rev. Douglas Green, Chair
Pastor Emeritus and Community Volunteer
First Congregational Church of Ithaca

Bob Sprole, III, Vice-Chair of Assessment 
President & CEO
Therm, Inc.
Kevin Cartmill, Vice-Chair of Development
Vice President of Residential Mortgage Lending
Tompkins Trust Company

Marie Cope, MPH, MSW, Secretary
Research Support Specialist at the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Beebe Hall, Cornell University
Bill Murphy, Treasurer
Vice President & Sr. Wealth Advisor
Tompkins Financial Advisors

David Shapiro, MPA, Ex-officio
President & CEO
Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca


Amber Alpizar, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
HR Director for Alumni Affairs and Development Division
Cornell University

Chris Apker
Holt Architects

David Brown, PhD
Former Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

Claudia Brenner, Member at Large
Claudia Brenner Design

Dave Burbank
Dave Burbank Photography

Beverly Chin
Access/Worksite Coordinator
Health Planning Council

Dr. Colleen Colbert
Licensed Psychologist

Greg Eells, PhD 
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Cornell University

Catherine Hackett, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS-LA
Primus Equine Veterinary Surgery

Paul Kirk
CFCU Community Credit Union

Kevin Mahaney
Assistant Dean, Alumni Affairs and Development
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Andrea J. Mooney, Esq.
Clinical Professor
Cornell University Law School

Jason Trumble
Ithaca City School District

Bryan Warren
Warren Real Estate