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SONYMA Advisory Council

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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 Federal Savings Bank Michelle Bage
Citibank, NA Susannah Gillette
Citibank, NA Linda Owens
Continental Home Loans Gerard Troha 
Continental Home Loans Joyce Frazzitta
Davis and Prager, P.C. Larry Davis
First Niagara Bank Julie Symes-Hall
First Niagara Bank Philip Swetz
Genworth Mortgage Insurance Barbara Martin
Genworth Mortgage Insurance Bill Wippich
HSBC Bank USA, NA Paul Battaglia 
M&T Bank Jim Ahrens
M&T Bank Kelley Godino
M&T Bank Kim Knoll
Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Denise Quinn
Mortgage Master, Inc. Kelly Zeigler
NeighborWorks America Eileen Anderson
New York Mortgage Coalition Ken Inadomi
New York State Association of Realtors Duncan MacKenzie
Nothnagle Home Securities Corp. Christine Nothnagle
Reliant Community Federal Credit Union Kathy Forrett 
SEFCU Mortgage Services Mike Curtis
Tompkins Trust Co. Greg May
Ulster Savings Bank Lisa Schatzel
Wells Fargo Bank Robert Silva


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.

Last updated: 12/10/14