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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 PartnershipSusan Cotner
Astoria BankMichelle Bage
Citibank, NALinda Owens
CNYCNChristie Peale
Davis and Prager, P.C.Larry Davis
Premium MortgageJulie Symes
Key BankPhilip Swetz
Freedom MortgageJoyce Frazzitta
Freedom MortgageGerard Troha
Genworth Mortgage InsuranceMichelle Buretta
Genworth Mortgage InsuranceRowan Ramsaran
HSBC Bank USA, NALarry L. Gilmore
HSBC Bank USA, NAPaul Battaglia
loanDepot.comKelly Zeigler
M&T BankMark Monile
M&T BankKelley Godino
M&T BankKim Knoll
Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit UnionDenise Quinn
NeighborWorks AmericaEileen Anderson
New York Mortgage CoalitionRebecca Senn
New York State Association of RealtorsDuncan MacKenzie
1st Priority MortgageChristine Nothnagle
SEFCU Mortgage ServicesKathy Street
Tompkins Trust Co.Greg May
Embrace Home LoansFrank Virga
Wells Fargo BankTerence Floyd
Long Island Housing PartnershipMichelle DiBennedetto


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.