Leadership

Executive Director

Jennifer Zhao

Jennifer joined the International Center of the Capital Region as Communications Director in June of 2021, and moved into the role of Executive Director in November 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in material science engineering from Cornell University, and Executive Masters of Business Administration from the Quantic School of Business and Technology. Prior to the ICCR, Jennifer has 12 years’ experience in industry in renewable energy and biotechnology. She also has experience with running several startup businesses as well as serving on her local school board, the board of directors at the YWCA of Northeastern New York, and the Chinese Community Center of the Capital District.


Board of Directors

Michael O’Brien, Board President

Mike has been a life-long resident in Albany and he enjoys and he enjoys welcoming visitors from all over the world. Mike is a 1975 graduate of Albany Law School and was employed as an attorney for 35 years working for Albany County, for NY State Agencies, and as a JAG for the Army National Guard. Since retiring, he has volunteered with Legal Aid of Northeast NY providing legal assistance to military veterans. Mike has been active in community activities for many years. He has been a representative on the Albany Common Council since January 2002. He is a board member with the Rapp Road Historical Association, with the Albany County Historical Association, and with the Central Ave Business Improvement District.

Fred Erlich, Board Vice President

Human Services Executive with over 40+years of successful experience in strategic planning, organizational management, and donor development. Strong organizer, motivator, and team player with established record of success in identifying new and emerging business opportunities as well as revenue potential.

Bob Tangorre, Treasure

Gary McCann, Secretary

Gary is an Assistant Vice President with the Scotia, NY branch of Marshall & Sterling Insurance. He specializes in all lines of commercial insurance programs for both large and small businesses.  A dedicated and engaged community volunteer and advocate, Gary is the Founder and Board member of Family Promise of the Capital Region, an organization serving homeless children and their families. He is also active with the Hudson Mohawk Road Runners Club and Albany Running Exchange. Garrett McCann is married to Christine has three children, Molly, Brendan, & Connor. 

Gary Eichenbaum

Gary is a graduate of University at Albany 1973, Lewis and Clark law school, Portland Oregon, JD, 1976, and was admitted New York State bar 1977. He was employed with the New York State health department, Office of Legal Affairs, bureau of administrative hearings through 2008, then retiring to work on personal investing. Gary is married with 2 children, resident of Saratoga County, 1987 to present day.

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Lily Miaw

Lilly Miaw has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the National Tsinghua University in Taiwan and a doctorate degree in analytical chemistry from the Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Lilly worked at the GE Plastic Division in Selkirk for several years and is currently the owner of a chemical analysis firm located in the Albany County. Lilly has a passion volunteering and serving local communities and has been active as a community volunteer for the past 20 years.

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Fred Ricard

Fred Ricard is a professional photographer who worked in the political, commercial, social, and editorial realms.  He served as the official photographer for governors Carey and Mario Cuomo, as well as Attorney General Eliot Spitzer,  Fred was director of photography for the NYS Assembly, and senior photographer for the I Love NY campaign.  

Jennifer Richards

Jennifer is the Associate Executive Director for Programs at Living Resources Corporation. Jen has been employed with Living Resources since 2001. She became Director of the College Experience in 2007, then was promoted to the Director of Program Services for Living Resources in 2010, Assistant Executive Director in 2016, and Associate Executive Director for Programs in 2021.

In 2018, Jen was awarded the Champion of Character Civic Leadership Award.

Camerine Robinson

Camerine Robinson is the President and CEO of VQuesting Consulting and Chief Strategy Officer at Apollo Care LLC. As a sales and marketing strategist, Camerine is a results-oriented leader with fiscal, legislative, regulatory, and operational experience and guide state and federal regulations and recommending new policies and initiatives for the State of New York. In addition to her business acumen, Camerine is driven to enhance the lives of women, children, and the elderly. 

Jeff Saran

Born in London, England and raised in Upstate New York, Jeff has a true love for the Capital Region and everything it has to offer.  With over 30 years of investment and management experience,  he currently works as a financial advisor for Sunmark Credit Union members.  Jeff manages a diverse group of clients, advising them on retirement planning.  His team provides full service financial planning and collaborates with professionals in our community to ensure his clients accomplish their unique retirement goals.  Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Siena College and is active in his community. 

Mike Yevoli

Michael Yevoli is currently the Regional Director of the Capital Region’s office for Empire State Development, where he manages the daily operations of the Capital Region’s office, and promotes economic development policies to attract and retain businesses and create jobs in
the region. Additionally, he serves as Executive Director of the Capital Region Economic Development Council, coordinating the implementation of the region’s strategic plan. Michael is experienced in real estate, economic development, community development, and urban and
regional planning.