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OLLI at SBU Executive Council (OEC)

The primary responsibility of the Executive Council is to work in conjunction with the OLLI Program Director & their designees on all aspects of the OLLI program. 

The Executive Council is charged with ensuring that the program's mission and vision are adhered to. The Executive Council shall work collaboratively with the OLLI Program Director to address issues as they arise. If an issue remains unresolved, it shall be addressed according to the policy found in the Operations Manual.

The Executive Council works to encourage a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and engaged membership that fosters mutual respect, understanding, and collaboration amongst the membership, OLLI staff, and Stony Brook University.

For more information on joining the Executive Council , please contact the following:
Ella Nyc

Ella Nyc

OLLI Executive Council President

ella.nyc@stonybrook.edu

Member Since: 2011

Sue Mruz

Sue Mruz

OLLI Executive Council President-Elect

suemruz@yahoo.com

Member Since: 2006

 Mary Hance

Mary Hance

OLLI Executive Council Immediate Past President

mfhance@aol.com

Member Since: 2017

 Helen Emmerich

Helen Emmerich 

OLLI Executive Council Secretary

hjemmerich@gmail.com

Member Since: 2004

Faye

Faye Graber

OLLI Executive Council Arts Committee Chair

fayebula@yahoo.com

Member Since: 1999

Rob

Robert Stone

OLLI Executive Council Arts Committee Chair

rstone67@optonline.net

Member Since: 2009

Jane Cash

Jane Cash

OLLI Executive Council Curriculum Committee Co-Chair

janecash_6@msn.com

Member Since: 2021

Karen Dipaola

Karen Dipaola

OLLI Executive Council Curriculum Committee Co-Chair

kadipaola@gmail.com

Member Since:  2017

Ed

Ed Metzendorf

OLLI Executive Council Finance Commitee Chair

saab92@optonline.com

Member Since: 2013

 Doreen Day

Doreen Day

OLLI Executive Council Member Relations Committee Chair

jtsdor@optonline.net

Member Since:  2019

 Bunnye Avril

Bunnye (Merna) Avril

OLLI Executive Council Travel & Leisure Committee Chair

bunnye1@yahoo.com

Member Since:  2006

  Carmela Gustafson

Carmela Gustafson

OLLI Executive Council Member-at-Large

cbg2120@gmail.com

Member Since: 2022 

  Ira Kurtzberg

Ira Kurtzberg

OLLI Executive Council Member-at-Large

ibkurtz@hotmail.com

Member Since: 2011

Fran Leiboff

 

Fran Leiboff

OLLI Executive Council Member-at-Large

beachhouse1848@gmail.com

Member Since: 2014

Jay Zuckerman

 

Jay Zuckerman

OLLI Executive Council Member-at-Large

joanjayz@aim.com

Member Since: 2015

Past OLLI Executive Council Presidents

Ruth Pasternack, 1988-1990  

James A Fowler, 1990-1991

Myron Ledbetter, 1991-1992

Howard Goldberg, 1992-1993

Hank Foglino, 1993-1994

Judith Kertzner, 1994-1995

Theodore Moorman, 1995-1996

Rhoda Spinner, 1996-1997

Carl Siegel, 1997-1998

Joseph Parella, 1998-1999

Egon Neuberger, 1999-2000

Edward C. Johanson, 2000-2001

Beverly Smith, 2001-2002

Richard Cunningham, 2002-2003

Fran Robinson, 2003-2004

Barbara Korin, 2004

Kenneth Buxbaum, 2004-2005

Robert Belsten, 2005

Joe Quinn, 2006-2007

Ellen Guarnieri, 2007-2008

John Gobler, 2008-2009

Mark Salz, 2009 - 2010

Jerry Ebenstein, 2010-2011

Fred Friedman, 2011-2012

Arnold Katz, 2012-2013

Helen Emmerich, 2013-2014

Stephen Goldstein, 2014-2015

Jeff Hollander, 2015-2016

Paul Knel, 2016-2017

Bob Mirman, 2017-2018

Ira Kurtzberg, 2018-2019

Edward J. Metzendorf, 2019-2020

Jothi Curcio, 2020-2021

Mary Hance, 2021-2022