Board Members



Wildwood Programs, Inc. Board of Directors

Karen Nagy, Programs Board President

Karen Nagy is a certified special education teacher at Helping Hands School in Clifton Park, NY.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education from the State University at Oneonta and a Master of Science in Special Education from the State University at Albany.  Karen lives in Rexford, New York.

Joe Fitzgerald, Programs Board Vice President

Joe is currently a faculty member and administrator at Siena College. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a major in American Political Systems and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Memphis. Joe retired from the U.S. Navy in 2001, following 23 ½ years of active duty service. He is a member of the American Society for Public Administration, the U.S. Naval Institute and the Military Officers Association of America. Joe lives in Troy, NY.

Adam Breault, Programs Board Treasurer

Adam is an attorney with the law firm Meyers and Meyers, LLP.  He has served as Vice President and Director of Capital Alliance of Young Professionals, Inc. Adam earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Siena College in 2000 and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in 2003.  Adam lives in Albany, NY

Dawn Mengel, Programs Board Secretary

Dawn resides in Guilderland with her husband, Greg, and two children, Marin and Grant. She enjoys travel, golf, going to the theatre and cheering for her son and the rest of the varsity Basketball team at Guilderland High School.

Bill Hedberg, Ph.D.

Bill is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University at Albany.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York Collage at Brockport, and his Doctorate in Educational Foundations from the University at Albany.  Bill lives in Albany, NY.

Margie Castellana

Margie is employed as a Controller at New York State Industries for Disabled. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Russell Sage College.  Margie lives in Schenectady, NY.

Mary MacKrell

Mary is a Partner at LCS & Z, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Russell Sage College.  Mary lives in Greenwich, NY.

Scott Miller

Scott is a Landscape Architect at CLA Site in Saratoga Springs. He has a Civil Engineering Technology Degree and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from SUNY Buffalo.  Scott lives in  Queensbury, NY.

Martin Patrick

Martin is a Senior Human Resources Consultant/Manager employed at Pinnacle HR, LLC in Albany.  He received his Master’s Degree in HR Management from Pace University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).  Martin lives in East Greenbush, NY.

Richard Lipman

Richard Lipman is a Partner in UHY LLP and a Managing Director in UHY Advisors NY, Inc.  Rich is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York and Massachusetts. Rich provides a full range of accounting, auditing, consulting and tax services to a broad array of businesses.  Rich currently serves as a Board member of Wildwood Programs where he is  the Chair of Wildwood’s Finance Committee and Chair of Wildwood’s Audit Committee.

Greg Cowl 

Greg has worked for the State of New York in Nutritional Services for twenty eight years.  He is a graduate of Shaker High School in Latham and is served by Wildwood Programs.  He plays volleyball and loves to cook.  Greg resides in Albany, NY.

Peter Nickle

Peter is the President of Kinematic Technologies, Inc.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Peter lives in Niskayuna, NY

Robin Hickey

Robin retired from the New York State Developmental Planning Council, where she was a senior staff member primarily responsible for children, youth and family-focused initiatives.  Prior to her work at the Planning Council, Robin worked at the Commission on Quality of Care in Investigations and Advocacy Services, and in residential and day programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.   Robin lives in Schenectady, NY.

Richard Kehl

Rich is a product management executive with experience in developing portfolios of power generation rotating equipment, overall power plant configuration and air quality control components. Rich received a Bachelor’s degree in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College, as well as Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and in aero/astro engineering from MIT. Rich lives in Northborough, MA.

Carol Kriss

Carol retired from the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, where she was a Statewide Coordinator of Medicaid Service Coordination.  She holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Hunter College.  Carol lives in Latham, NY.

Roseanne O’Brien

Roseanne retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield after a long career as a Human Resource professional.  She also worked as an adult educator in a number of businesses and government agencies. Roseanne earned her Bachelor's Degree in English from Georgian Court University. She pursued graduate work in English at the University of Maryland, and in Business at Sage Graduate School.  Roseanne lives in Albany, NY.

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