PPSF Board of Trustees

PPSF has a wonderful board made up of community members, and alumnae/i that give their all to the Foundation and the mission to enrich the education of the students of The Poughkeepsie City Schools.

President ~ Ellen Staino ~ Retired Special Education Teacher – Marlboro Central School District, Past President – Poughkeepsie City School District Board of Education; Past President – Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie; Immediate Past-President – Poughkeepsie Garden Club 

Vice President ~ Tamoya Norwood ~ PHS Alum ’01 ~ PCSD Parent and PTA President ~ Member, PCSD Covid Re-opening Task Force ~ 1199 SEIU Administrative Organizer

Secretary ~ Yousra Khan ~ PHS Alum ’02 ~ PCSD Parent and former PTA President ~ Office of International Services & Special Projects – Vassar College

Treasurer ~ Jarrid Williams – PHS Alum ’11, KIPP DC College Preparatory – 9th grade History teacher

Immediate Past President ~ Diane Ruffin ~ Poughkeepsie Black and Latinx Coalition; N.A.A.C.P Local and National chapters; President of Health Outreach and Prevention Education- Beulah Baptist Church; Race Unity Circle; Poughkeepsie Housing Board


Melinda Aaron ~ Retired Poughkeepsie City School District Music Educator, PCSD parent, musician, vocalist, community youth music program coordinator

Marlon Agustin-Mendez ~ PHS Alum ’06, Forensic Social Worker – The Legal Aid Society
Fred Bunnell ~ Retired Professor – Vassar College

Felicita Cordero
John Doyle ~ PHS Alum ’05, Federal Aviation Administration
Rowan Flad ~ PHS Alum ’90, Department of Anthropology – Harvard University
G. Angela Henry ~ Executive Director – Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation

Edward Pittman, Ed.D., ~ PHS Alum ’78, Past President – Poughkeepsie City School District Board of Education, Senior Associate Dean of the College, Emeritus/Retired (Vassar College)
Robert Watson, Jr. ~ PHS Alum ’05, Director of Student Programs, Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School
Jarrid Williams – PHS Alum ’11, KIPP DC College Preparatory, 9th grade History teacher

Ex Officio
Gabriella Fryer ~ Program Manager – Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley