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SONYMA Advisory Council

Welcome to the SONYMA Advisory Council Homepage

SONYMA is pleased to announce the creation of the SONYMA Advisory Council. The council is comprised of lenders and other industry professionals in New York State who play vital roles in the home buying process.

The purpose of the SONYMA Advisory Council is to provide input and recommendations to help SONYMA maximize its role as an important provider of affordable and sustainable mortgages to low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers across New York State.

To carry out this mission, the SONYMA Advisory Council will offer advice and make recommendations on issues such as:

  • SONYMA programs, policies and procedures;
  • Key issues and challenges facing SONYMA and its Participating Lenders; and
  • Future SONYMA initiatives.

SONYMA Advisory Council Members:

Affordable Housing Partnership    Susan Cotner
Astoria Bank    Michelle Bage
Citibank, NA    Linda Owens
CNYCN    Christie Peale
Davis and Prager, P.C.    Larry Davis
First Niagara Bank    Julie Symes
First Niagara Bank    Philip Swetz
Freedom Mortgage    Joyce Frazzitta
Freedom Mortgage    Gerard Troha 
Genworth Mortgage Insurance    Barbara Martin
Genworth Mortgage Insurance    Bill Wippich
HSBC Bank USA, NA    Larry L. Gilmore
HSBC Bank USA, NA    Paul Battaglia    Judith Capote-Liu    Kelly Zeigler
M&T Bank    Mark Monile
M&T Bank    Kelley Godino
M&T Bank    Kim Knoll
Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union    Denise Quinn
NeighborWorks America    Eileen Anderson
New York Mortgage Coalition    Rebecca Senn
New York State Association of Realtors    Duncan MacKenzie
Nothnagle Home Securities Corp.    Christine Nothnagle
SEFCU Mortgage Services    Mike Curtis
Tompkins Trust Co.    Greg May
Ulster Savings Bank    Lisa Schatzel
Wells Fargo Bank    Robert L. Silva, Jr.


SONYMA would like to thank all of its council members for their contributions and continued support of SONYMA and its programs designed to encourage first-time homeownership in New York State.

Please click here to view SONYMA Advisory Council Updates.

If you are a SONYMA Advisory Council Member, view our council member's page.