Our Board of Directors
Mark Little retired from GE in 2015 after a 37-year career. A company officer for 22 years, Mark served as a senior leader running both technology teams and mult-billion dollar global businesses. His last role at GE was Senior Vice President/Director of GE Global Research and Chief Technology Officer of GE.
Mark is active in his community as President of The Little Family Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Ellis Medicine, President of the Board of Rise High, a STEM program for Schenectady youth, and Director of Better Community Neighborhoods, an affordable housing organization. He and his wife, Terri, led the campaign to build the new Boys & Girls Club in Schenectady. Mark is also a Trustee of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Mark is engaged in business as a Director of Analog Devices, a Venture Partner at the Material Impact Fund, and as a director of four startup companies. He is also an advisor to Energy Impact Partners.
Mark holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts and Northeastern universities, respectively, and in 1982 earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
After earning a MSW from the University at Albany in 1981, Bill completed a certification in nonprofit administration rom New York University
Career highlights include responsibilities in inmate counseling and re-entry at the Albany County Jail; twenty-three years of service with Catholic Charities as a church-based youth and family direct-services worker, community organizer, program developer and manager, steward of the Diocesan Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Relief Services, executive officer of the McCloskey Community Services Corporation, and for the final twelve years-associate director. Following that, Bill served for six years as associate executive director and executive consultant for New York's largest child welfare association-the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies, (COFCCA) and executive consultant to the New Hampshire Alliance for Children and Families. In 2009, Bill joined the NYS Council on Children and Families as statewide Director of New York’s Children’s Plan and then as Director for Collaborative Solutions for Children and Families-a position he currently holds.
Bill has served on numerous community boards of directors and advisors, including the New York State Systems of Care governance board; Community Maternity Services of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany; the Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation, Inc. (MECF); Saint Anne Institute; Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region; Sounth End Children’s Café (Albany) and more.
He has two grown children—His son, Bill Przylucki and daughter-in-law Kendall Mayhew, both Boston College graduates, live and work with community-based organizations in Los Angeles, California and daughter, Erin Przylucki resides in Seattle, Washington, is employed as a senior program manager for marketing integration at REI Co-op, Inc. and attends Antioch University, earning a graduate degree in mental health counseling.
Maria T. Vidal is originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico. She graduated in 1976 from Catholic University of Puerto Rico Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. In 1979 she obtained a Master in Arts from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She taught at Catholic University's Political Science Department and practiced law in the Ramirez & Godreau Law firm in Ponce for a few years. In 1982 Maria moved to Albany, New York where she enrolled in The State University of New York at Albany, Rockefeller College, and completed advanced courses in the Political Science doctoral program. While at SUNY-A Ms. Vidal was selected to the New York State Senate Fellowship program, Class of 1984. Ms. Vidal was admitted to the New York State Bar and completed a 30 year career at the Department of Social Services, later known as The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance holding many positions including Compliance Specialist, Administrative Law Judge, Supervising Administrative Law Judge, and General Counsel, retiring in 2014 from the position of Director of Administrative Hearings. Ms. Vidal has served in the Albany Academy Mother's Association Board, One hundred Hispanic Women' s Board and volunteered at Centro Civico de Amsterdam where she helped create La Segunda Familia, a mentoring program for children and teens. Upon retirement Ms. Vidal relocated to Livingston County where she volunteered at the Genesee Center for Immigrants, until its closing in 2019. Ms. Vidal is married to William B. Day and they share four children and 6 grandchildren.
Vince Speenburgh earned his Bachelor of Science degree double majoring in biology and psychology, finishing with honors. He then went on to complete his Masters in Public Health with a concentration in health policy, management and behavior. During his studies, Vince worked in the clinical setting as a patient technician in the emergency department and critical care at St. Peter’s Hospital and St. Clare’s Hospital (now Ellis Primary Care), respectively. In addition to his studies and clinical work, he worked as a graduate assistant at NYS DOH Patient Safety Center and Albany’s Capital City Rescue Mission (CCRM). At NYS DOH he performed extensive evidenced-based research on medication errors and pressure sores in home care and presented best practice recommendations to the Patient Safety Enhancement Committee. He helped develop and evaluate a Healthy Hearts program for CCRM by conducting a needs assessment, developing a cardiovascular disease screening tool, and performing a process evaluation.
Vince has continued follow his passion and interest in delivery of high-quality healthcare services working across many sectors of health care. Vince has worked for a large integrated health system, health care consulting, and health plans. Vince’s current position is Network Program Manager at MVP Health Care. In this role, Vince is responsible for business development and execution of specific MVP Network programs.
Vince lives in Burnt Hills, NY with his wife, two children and chocolate lab. He enjoys spending time with his family and being the best role model for his kids. Vince stays active playing golf, basketball, slow-pitch softball, running road races, and triathlons.
Aaron is a global, Fortune 100 financial executive with a deep background developing and executing market value, revenue, margin, and cash flow growth strategies in $500 million to $15 billion organizations. During his 28-year, international career (Americas, EMEA, APAC) with General Electric he developed expertise across a large number of industries, technologies, and national/local cultures. Aaron currently serves as board advisor and consulting CFO to KIRSH Helmets, an innovative helmet technology startup based in Schenectady, New York.
Prior to his current role with KIRSH Helmets, Aaron served as CFO of GE Global Research for seven years where he partnered with the CTO and Chief Science Officer to build a strategic research portfolio to drive five to ten-year growth. He oversaw the investment of over $1 billion annually to develop early-stage opportunities, horizontal technologies impacting multiple businesses, and applied science to differentiate GE’s products.
Aaron has extensive international experience including as Global Controller for GE Oil & Gas where he led controllership, accounting, audit, treasury, and corporate financial reporting functions for a $15 billion, 400-entity, global, SEC-reportable operating segment. In that role he supported revenue growth from $4 billion in 2005 to $15 billion in 2012 (23% CAGR) and a 20%+ earnings CAGR that conservatively translated into a $20 billion market cap increase. He led the successful post-acquisition integration of five transactions valued at $10+ billion and built an effective risk management, control, and reporting culture and infrastructure in diverse, challenging locations across Africa, Latin America, Middle East, and Russia/CIS.
Aaron holds a BS in Finance and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of GE’s financial management leadership development program.
Dr. Leslyn E. Williamson has more than 25 years of diversified health care experience. She came to Ellis Medicine from Mount Sinai Brooklyn, where she served as Vice President of Patient Care Services. In this role, Dr. Williamson focused on leadership development and staff development, improving quality and patient experience outcomes, and transforming the work environment through staff engagement.
She has also served as the Director of Patient Care Services at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in Manhattan; Director of Inpatient Services at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York; and held a variety of positions at Montefiore Medical Center in the New York metro area between 2003 and 2013.
Dr. Williamson earned her DNP from Rutgers University, her MSN from Mercy College, and an MPH from New York Medical College. She is certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced through the American Nurse Credentialing Center. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, the New York Organization of Nurse Executives, American College of Health Care Executives, and the New York Academy of Medicine.
For the past 25 years, Paul has been employed at Union College as the Associate Director of Capital Projects. During this time, he has overseen the construction and renovation of many buildings on campus. Prior to being employed at Union College, Paul was a Project Manager for Masullo Brothers, a residential home builder, where he oversaw the construction of hundreds of single-family homes and townhomes. Paul’s entire working career has been in the construction industry. For 15 years, he operated Matarazzo Roofing Inc. and was a partner in RAM Building Associates. Presently, Paul is a licensed realtor with Whalen Distinguished Properties and a partner in the Rankin Group.