doane stuart


school leadership

cecil f. stodghill

head of school

cecil joined the doane stuart school community on july 1, 2019 as the head of school.  cecil said, “i am humbled, flattered, and excited to serve this community.” cecil is enthused by the opportunity to lead an outstanding faculty and administration, with the full support of the board of trustees, as we approach the next iteration of doane stuart’s successful impact upon the capital region. let’s go, thunderchickens!!

cecil earned a master of education in school leadership from the university of tennessee, and a bachelor of business administration (marketing concentration) from the university of miami.  he has spent nearly 20 years working in administrative leadership positions – particularly in the area of admissions – at both day and boarding schools that serve students in grades k through 12.

phone:(518) 465-5222 ext. 200

education:b.b.a, marketing, university of miami; m.ed, educational leadership, university of tennessee at chattanooga

board of trustees





sharon m. duker, cpa, president of the board
the college of st. rose (m.s.ed., adolescence business and marketing, 2015)
siena college (b.b.a., accounting, 1976)
sharon is the parent of west ’05. she also served as the interim head at doane stuart from 2018-2019, and a part-time faculty member from 2009-2013. 






ginna m. roeding, ph.d., vice president of the board
university at albany – state university of new york (ph.d., counseling psychology, 1989)
st. lawrence university (b.s., psychology, 1983)
ginna is the parent of emily lagan ’11 and robert lagan ’14. she is a new york state licensed psychologist, who has maintained a private therapy practice working with individuals, couples, and families since 1991.





marjorie gorelik, secretary
university at albany school of business (b.s., management information systems)
marjorie is the parent of sam ’20. marjorie, now retired, was an ibm sales and systems engineering manager.





dandan wu, ph.d., treasurer
washington state university (ph.d., finance, 2010)
beijing university of aeronautics and astronautics (b.s., finance, 2000)
dandan is the coordinator for ms accounting program and an associate professor of finance at the college of st. rose.





noel hogan, ed.d., cpa, president emeritus
university of pennsylvania (ed.d., 2004)
university at albany (m.b.a., 1986)
pace university (b.b.a., 1978)
noel is the senior vice president and chief compliance officer at albany medical center.





john b. robinson, jr., president emeritus
adelphi university (m.b.a., 1975)
fairfield university (b.a., economics, 1968)
john is the parent of claire ’89, leanne ’94 and greg ’98. john had a distinguished, more than 30-year long career in banking. he retired from the position of managing director of government banking at fleetboston financial group in 2002.





tricia asaro
the george washington university law school (j.d., 1997)
amherst college (1991)
tricia is the parent of kate kroll ’21 and jack kroll ’25. she is a shareholder at greenberg traurig, llp.




alan s. boulos, md
albany medical college (md, 1994)
alan is the parent of mateo ’17, nicholas ’21, and lucas ’25. he is a third generation neurosurgeon, and currently serves as the chair of the department of neurosurgery at albany medical center. in addition to his surgical duties, alan is a prolific researcher, working to bring technical advances to the field of endovascular surgery.





sr. margaret “meg” canty, rscj
manhattanville college (m.a., history/english, 1996)
loyola university (m.a., counseling psychology, 1976)
manhattanville college (b.mus., 1956)

sr. meg is the facilitator for elder care at society of the sacred heart (2010-present). previously, she served as the heads of elementary school at doane stuart (1976-1988) and the boarding school at kenwood academy (1969-1974). for several years, she was the dean of students (grades 9-12) at kenwood.






cynthia “cyndy” kavanagh, sa ’70
tompkins cortland community college (associate’s degree – business administration, 1979)
tompkins cortland community college (associate’s degree – accounting, 1977)
syracuse university (1970-1971)
cyndy is an alumna of st. agnes ’70, and a member of the ds alumni/ae association 2014-present. she is also the granddaughter of dorothy ackroyd greeley, st. agnes 1917. now retired, cyndy spent her career in finance/investment, last serving as vice president of risk and compliance at fidelity investments (2007-2015).





karl e. lampson
state university of new york at potsdam (b.a., economics, 1978)
karl is the parent of phoebe ’19. he is the director at rensselaer technology park campus, rensselaer polytechnic institute.





winifred a. mccarthy, ka ’66
syracuse university (1971)
nazareth college (1970)
wynnie, now retired, worked over 35 years as a speech therapist in public schools and at the yorktown heights boces.





seth powell
university of florida
seth is the parent of annabel ’26 and finn ’29. he is the managing partner at rock creek reserve (2015-present) and the owner/producer/engineer at the soundcheck republic recording studio (2003-present).





patrick turley, esq., ds ’79
the catholic university of america, columbus school of law (j.d., 1986)
colgate university (b.a., 1983)
patrick is a partner at dechert international, washington d.c.





hildy marinello, esq., ds ’07

Associate Attorney at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP