Board of Advisors

  • Joshua H. Heintz, Esq., L'69

    Chairman, BBI Board of Advisors
    Joshua H. Heintz has retired from the law firm of Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, P.C., in Syracuse, New York, where he practiced for 31 years concentrating on a wide variety of energy, commercial and industrial development projects, including brownfield redevelopment, power generation, solid waste management and surface mining facilities. Mr. Heintz also serves as a trustee to Syracuse University and is the former Chair of the Syracuse University College of Law Board of Advisors.Read More: Joshua H. Heintz
  • Robert Balk, M.B.A.

    Chairman, Athletes' Council, International Paralympic Committee, Moravia, NY
    Robert Balk is the Chairperson of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Athletes’ Council. He is a six time Paralympian having earned six Paralympic medals competing in both winter and summer games. He also currently serves as a member of the IPC Governing Board, the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission, and the US Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Athletes Advisory Council.Read More: Robert Balk
  • Edward Blatt, Ph.D., '81 A&S

    Senior Managing Consultant, IBM Corporation, Albany, NY
    Ed Blatt is a Senior Managing Consultant – Child Welfare, Public Health and Family Assistance in the IBM Social Services and Healthcare Center of Competence. Newly established in 2010, the Center of Competence is a global team of experts dedicated to assisting government organizations that support the most vulnerable citizens.Read More: Edward Blatt
  • Matthew Dietz, Esq.

    Partner, Law Offices of Matthew W. Dietz, Miami, FL
    Matthew W. Dietz has been practicing in the area of civil rights litigation since 1996 and litigated over 250 cases in trial and appellate courts involving Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act and other civil rights laws regarding the rights of Personswith Disabilities, and others seeking equal rights under the law.Read More: Matthew Dietz
  • Edwin J. Kelley, Jr., Esq. L'81

    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Syracuse, NY
    Edwin J. Kelley, Jr., is Chair of the Business Law Department and the Public Finance Practice Group at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, in Syracuse, New York. He concentrates in public finance, tax, commercial transactions, real estate and commercial lending. Read More: Edwin J. Kelley, Jr.
  • Janice Schacter Lintz, J.D.

    CEO, Hearing Access & Innovations, New York, New York
    Janice Schacter Lintz is a passionate, accomplished hearing loss consultant and advocate. She is well known and respected for her ability to assess situations, identify areas for improvement, recommend solutions and implement programs that help organizations improve customer service and grow profits. Her ability to break down issues and do what is needed to affect change has earned her unprecedented access to business leaders, government officials, political leaders and respected academians around the world.Read More: Janice Schacter Lintz
  • James H. Nicoll, J.D.

    Partner Mackenzie Hughes LLP
    James H. Nicoll, Esq. is a partner in the Business Department at Mackenzie Hughes LLP.  James represents public companies, private companies, private investment funds and investment banks in a wide spectrum of matters, including mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, commercial lending, commercial contracts, ongoing securities law compliance and corporate governance. His mergers and acquisitions experience includes representing clients in domestic and cross-border mergers, stock sales, asset sales and joint ventures, and representing investment banks in connection with the delivery of fairness opinions. Read More: James H. Nicoll
  • Howard Olinsky, Esq. L'85

    Partner, Olinsky Law Group, Syracuse, NY
    Howard D. Olinsky, Esq., is a partner at Olinsky Law Group. His practice is exclusively focused on Social Security Disability Law, Workers Compensation, Veterans Disability Benefits and Long Term Disability Law. Mr. Olinsky is a 1985 graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and a 1981 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego. Read More: Howard Olinsky
  • John Robinson, '90 NEW

    General Manager, AXXESS Media
    John Robinson is General Manager for AXXESS Media, a video production company of WCNY Public Broadcasting, working with clients from Montreal to New York City. In 2010, Mr. Robinson started a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating people in schools and businesses about people with disabilities titled Disability Education Forum of New York (DEFNY). Read More: John Robinson
  • Elyn Saks, Ph.D, J.D.

    Director, Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy & Ethics, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
    Elyn R. Saks is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Her recent research focused on ethical dimensions of psychiatric research and forced treatment of the mentally ill.Read More: Elyn Saks
  • Laurence Silverman, Esq.

    Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP, New York, NY
    Laurence Silverman is a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP, a leading civil litigation practice, in the firm's New York office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigations and investigations representing corporations and investment firms in corporate governance litigation, antitrust litigation, securities class actions and derivative suits. His clients are primarily prominent financial institutions and multinational companies.Read More: Laurence Silverman
  • James Smith, MBA, FACHE

    Senior Vice President with The Camden Group
    Mr. Smith is a senior vice president with The Camden Group.  He is a nationally recognized strategy and business healthcare consultant, author, and speaker.  Mr. Smith has more than 30 years of experience as a consultant and leader of provider-owned, for profit, and not for profit health plans, hospital, and health systems, as well as a large physician group. He leads the New York office of The Camden Group and focuses on strategic and implementation advisory services.Read More: James Smith
  • James T. Snyder, Esq.

    Professor of Practice, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
    Mr. Snyder is an attorney in private practice in Syracuse, where he concentrates in personal injury and consumer rights litigation, trial and appellate practice, and class actions. Previously, he was a speechwriter, Senior Staff member, and an Assistant Counsel to Governor Mario M. Cuomo of the State of New York, and a senior trial attorney with the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York, in the Criminal Defense Division. For 20 years, he was an adjunct professor in the Legal Studies Program at Syracuse University, teaching litigation and civil practice, tort law, and alternative dispute resolution.Read More: James T. Snyder
  • Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas, Ph.D.

    Director for Retention in the Office of Academic Programs, Syracuse University
    Dr. Kal Srinivas is the Director for Retention in the Office of Academic Programs at Syracuse University.Read More: Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas
  • Vijay Srinivas, M.S., M.B.A., A.C.E.

    Senior Director, Corporate Relations and Technical Alliances, Syracuse University
    Vijay serves as the Senior Director, Corporate Relations and Technical Alliances, at Syracuse University, since 2010. Vijay’s responsibilities include the identification and development of university-corporate partnerships – both domestic and international to best leverage the strengths and competencies of the university and in furthering the strategic initiatives and goals of the several colleges, and the university as a whole.Read More: Vijay Srinivas
  • Michael Tannenhauser, '63 A&S

    Chief Executive Officer, North Shore Plumbing Co. Inc., New York, NY
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  • Robert Tannenhauser, '63 A&S

    Chief Executive Officer, The Ruxton Capital Group, New York, NY
    Robert Tannenhauser, chief executive officer of The Ruxton Capital Group LLC, is the founder of BoeFly, a premier online marketplace connecting lenders with business borrowers, secondary market loan buyers and professional service providers. He also serves as board chairman of the Children’s Health Fund, founded by singer-songwriter Paul Simon and Dr. Irwin Redlener. Read More: Robert Tannenhauser
  • Barbara Huntress Tresness, LMT, RCST

    Program Advisor, CHAT (Communication Hope through Assistive Technology)
    Barbara Huntress Tresness's journey to becoming a leading advocate for nonverbal communicators and limited communicators and to founding the CHAT Collective began in 2000, when her son, Graham, was born with cerebral palsy.  Finding herself, the local medical community and the public school system poorly equipped to meet the needs of a nonverbal child, she embarked upon a worldwide search for techniques, technologies and treatments to free Graham from the walls of silence that imprisoned him.Read More: Barbara Huntress Tresness
  • Michael Tumen, D.P.M.

    Director of Foot Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage, New York
    Dr. Michael L. Tumen, Director of Foot Surgery at the St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, New York, has been a practicing podiatrist for thirty-three years. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery; the most highly regarded certifying board in the field of foot surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.Read More: Michael Tumen
  • Joshua R. Tumen, J.D.

    Litigation Associate at White and Williams LLP
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    Joshua R. Tumen, Esq., is a Litigation Associate at White and Williams LLP in New York, New York. He represents corporations, commercial entities, and insurance agencies in matters including complex litigation, contractual disputes and tort claims.Read More: Joshua R. Tumen
  • Angela Winfield, J.D.

    Director of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
    Angela Winfield is the Director of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at Cornell University. In this role, she provides leadership, vision, energy, and a unified philosophy to the university’s diversity, inclusion, and engagement efforts.Read More: Angela Winfield