Newman Foundation Board

Mrs. Corinne Carndell


Corinne Haines Crandell is a parishioner at St. Paul’s Church in Binghamton, where for 23 years she has served as a lector, Confirmation teacher, Eucharistic minister, and RCIA team member. For 25 years she has been an adjunct professor of psychology at SUNY Broome Community College, mainly teaching Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and supervising the Human Services internship for 5 years.

Mrs. Christina Catarella


Christina Catarella graduated from Binghamton University in 1997 with a Bachelor's in Psychology. She is currently a special education teacher at Broome Tioga BOCES working with students on the autism spectrum. She is a parishioner at St. James in Johnson City and has been a member of the Newman Foundation Board of Directors since 2000.

Mr. Robert Gomulka


Mr. Gomulka is retired after 35 years of employment with United Health Services.  His positions ranged from Controller to Chief Financial Officer.  Previous to that, he was employed as an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand, LLC. Mr. Gomulka graduated from Binghamton University’s School of Management in 1994 with a B.S. in Business and an M.S. in Accounting and Finance.

Joe Graney

Joe Graney is a Professor of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies at Binghamton University. He is a member of St. Vincent de Paul - Blessed Sacrament Parish in Vestal where he is a cantor, lector, and choir member. He met his wife, Dawn, at the Newman House in Ann Arbor while he was pursuing graduate studies at the University of Michigan.

Beth Kreeger

Beth graduated from Binghamton University with a BS in Mathematics and MSEd in Childhood Education & Literacy.  She is currently a mathematics teacher for St. James School and a parishioner at St. James Church in Johnson City. She is married (husband - Dan) with two boys.

Jim Norris

Jim Norris is a lifelong member of St. Paul's Church in Binghamton, NY. He retired as the Director of Athletics from Binghamton University on December 31, 2011 after serving twenty plus years in a variety of capacities within the Athletic Department (including Senior Associate Athletic Director and men's basketball coach). Additionally, he has coached local basketball at the youth, scholastic, and collegiate levels for 40 plus years.

Jim is a 1979 graduate of SUNY Cortland, where he received a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and a master’s degree in recreation. Still active in the local community, Jim has offered his time for countless speaking engagements in the Southern Tier and served on numerous Boards of Directors (including BC CYO, BC Catholic Social Services, BC Arena/Forum, and St. Paul's Parish Council).

Jim and his wife, Lisa, reside in Binghamton and thoroughly enjoy spending time with their friends and family.

Mrs. Michelle O’Loughlin

Mrs. O'Loughlin is a life long resident of Binghamton.  She graduated from Binghamton University in 2003 with a B.S. from the School of Education and Human Development. A long career in the healthcare field as a Cardiac Sonographer within the UHS hospital system has been the focus of her work life. She has served on the City of Binghamton Planning Commission and currently volunteers at the Samaritan House.  The Newman House Catholic Community of Binghamton University is a vital asset to the students and our whole community and she enjoys supporting its mission.

Mr. James Orband

James W. Orband is a Managing Partner at Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s. He maintains an active legal practice focusing on financial institutions, construction law, and mergers and acquisitions, with participation in other areas of business law.  He is a 1984 Albany Law School of Union University and a 1981 Binghamton University.

Dr. Barbara Poliks

Barbara M. Poliks is a research professor of physics at Binghamton University.

Dr. Mark Poliks

Mark D. Poliks is a professor of engineering at the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University.

Fr. Jim Serowik

Fr. Jim is the Pastor of St. Vincent DePaul/Blessed Sacrament parish

James Tofte

President of the Board

Jim Tofte serves as President to the Board of Directors and has been a member since 2016. Jim is a 1991 Graduate of Binghamton University and the Watson School of Engineering.  Jim works as a Civil Engineer for Cornell University in Ithaca.