BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Matt Toporowski is a former prosecutor, complex commercial litigator, and criminal defense attorney. He is the founder of Toporowski Law, PLLC, a full-service law firm based in Albany, New York that focuses on employment/labor law, commercial litigation, municipal law, personal injury, HOA representation, and criminal defense. Matt is also a Senior Counsel with the City of Albany’s Law Department. He is lead counsel for the city on all police department disciplinary matters and internal labor disputes. He also manages special projects like the city’s Conviction Sealing Clinic and Community Resource Fair. Matt is an experienced trial attorney and has represented clients in state and federal court as well as before the American Arbitration Association and FINRA. He is admitted to practice in New York and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Dona Smith Bulluck
Dona Smith Bulluck has resided in the Capital District area for the past forty-three years. Admitted to the New York State Bar in June, 1982, her legal career included private practice at the firm formerly known as Roemer & Featherstonhaugh, P.C., and employment with the State of New York as an Administrative Law Judge at the Public Employment Relations Board, Director of the Office of the Ombudsman at the Division for Youth, and as a Principal Administrative Law Judge at the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. Ms. Bulluck retired from the State University of New York, Office of General Counsel as a Senior Attorney, in 2019 after nineteen years of service at SUNY. Ms. Bulluck received her Bachelors of Arts from the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, and her J.D from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Bulluck is the mother of two sons and a grandmother to seven grandchildren. She has resided in the Village of Colonie for over thirty years. Believing that one should give back, she has volunteered in her community by serving on various boards over the years, and various community service projects as a proud member of the Albany (NY) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Member of the Board
Pam has been a member of the Green Tech Board since 2011 and its President for several of those years. A graduate of Smith College, she earned a Master’s Degree from Stanford University and a J.D. from Albany Law School. After teaching school for some years, she worked for SUNY’s Counsel’s Office and then the Office of Labor Relations at SUNY. She and her husband, Hal, raised five children in the Albany area beginning in 1969. Each of their children followed her into education and three still are involved with schools. After years spent on the Greenville and then the Bethlehem School Boards (some years as President of each), Pam was recruited by Green Tech as a Board member. The ensuing decade was incredibly rewarding as the school expanded and found a suitable permanent home. Pam, with the assistance of Paul Miller, helped negotiate the lease and then purchase of our current building – a goal of hers from the outset. The archdiocese of Albany was supportive and engaged along with the Bank of Greene County and the Raymond and Touhey families. Pam is extremely grateful to the staff, teachers, administrators, and families who have created this wonderful school and opportunities for the young men of the Capital District.
Member of the Board
Barry Walston is a lifelong activist, community servant, and mentor to youth in the Albany community. Barry is emeritus of the Albany Black Child Development Institute who worked on responding to the unique strengths and needs of Black children. The majority of his professional career has been dedicated to working in human services and supporting programs that service populations at risk. Recently, he retired from the New York State Department of Health of thirty years as a public health practitioner. During his tenure he worked in the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute in the Bureau Division of HIV, where he piloted a number of initiatives within the Division of HIV Prevention. Barry is the President of Literacy NY of the Greater Capital Region, and the Grants Chair of the Albany Fund Education. He is a Board Member on the Juvenile Community Accountability Board and a member of the Albany Chapter of the NAACP and serves as their Youth Advisor to the NAACP Youth Council. Previously, he served as the Board President of TASC - Treatment Alternatives to Street Crimes and the Interim Director of the Whitney M. Young Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program based in Albany, NY.
Member of the Board
Marie Allen-Campbell has been a resident of Albany County for thirty five years. Marie retired from the New York State Department of Financial Services as Director of Human Resources Management in 2016. During her 30 year career with New York State Marie also served as the Director of Personnel for the Education Department; and Director and Assistant Director of Personnel for the Thruway Authority. In addition, Marie was employed with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Social Security Administration for nine years.
Marie earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Baruch College in New York City and her Master’s of Business Administration from Russell Sage Graduate School in Troy, New York. She also holds a Certificate of Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Rockefeller College. As a retiree, Marie volunteers in various capacities, including with Catholic Charities; as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for abused and neglected children and serves on the boards of Literacy Volunteers of Albany and Rensselaer counties and the Green Tech Charter School. Marie currently resides in Delmar, NY.