About The Chamber Foundation, Inc.

The Chamber Foundation, Inc., was established to promote education and training programs for area youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the future of economic growth in the Hudson Valley region.

The Foundation's mission is to provide educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service.

Chamber Foundation staff

Frank Castella Jr.


(845) 454-1700 ext. 1008

Audra B. Gerty

Vice President

(845) 454-1700 ext. 1007

Nicholas Shannon

Executive Director

(845) 454-1700 ext. 1026

Brianne Kelly

Programming Coordinator

(845) 454-1700 ext. 1025

Anne De Muro

Workforce Program Manager

(845) 454-1700, ext. 1024

Jessica Vitolano

Youth One Stop Coordinator

(845) 454-7629 ext. 1052

Rosemary Grabowska

Youth One Stop Assistant Coordinator

(845) 454-7629 ext. 1053

Danica Pierre-Louis

Youth One Stop Case Manager

(845) 454-7629 ext. 1051

John Pierre-Louis

Youth One Stop Case Manager

(845) 454-1700, ext. 1054

The Chamber Foundation Board of Directors 


Amy Dittmar, Chair Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.

Maureen Kangas, Vice Chair Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center

Barbara E. Ostrander, Secretary RBT CPAs, LLP

Peter Maher, Treasurer Mid-Hudson Subaru

Stephen E. Diamond, Of Counsel SRDD Law, LLP



José Carrion, Wappingers Central School District

Staci Cussick, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Tina Hawkinson, Red Cap Cleaners

Anthony Morando, Cuddy & Feder LLP

Matthew Mullaney, Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC

Jennifer Pawenski, The Chazen Companies

Al Torreggiani, Key Construction Services LLC

Robyn Williams, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

David Wise, Mackey Butts & Wise LLP