Glenn R Marchi

Glenn Marchi ’99, Commissioner for the Office of Central and Information Services
Dutchess County Government in Poughkeepsie, New York

Glenn Marchi received his PhD in Information Science with a specialization in decision support systems. A chief information officer (CIO), military officer, and adjunct professor, he believes the interdisciplinary PhD program provided him the technological skills to excel in his field as a practitioner, researcher and educator.

Over the course of his career, he has served as programmer, systems analyst, certified project management professional (PMP), and has held director-level positions at Mercy College, Diageo and IBM.  He was a military first responder to the World Trade Center terrorist attack and was later deployed to Iraq as a battalion commander with the 42nd Infantry Division, U.S. Army where he was awarded the bronze star medal.  Since July 2016, Dr. Marchi has served as the Commissioner for the Office of Central and Information Services for Dutchess County Government in Poughkeepsie, New York which has been ranked #1 county in the nation for digital transformation and innovation.

He believes that CEHC’s unique interdisciplinary PhD program prepares you to make a difference as a leader shaping the world of technology management and research in the private and public sectors. 

His advice to those in pursuit of this degree: “Aspire to be a lifelong learner in your field. Build a professional network and continue to ask questions all the time to keep learning and growing.”



Caroline Buinicky

Caroline Buinicky ’13, Director of Research
Emma Willard School

Caroline Buinicky is currently the director of Research at Emma Willard School.  Ms. Buinicky has built their Makerspace, revamped their research program, and led multiple technology and reading-focused initiatives. She loves her position at Emma as it is the perfect culmination of her passions for educating girls, making, reading, and digital citizenship.  

Prior to her position at Emma, Ms. Buinicky was the CEHC Informatics Undergraduate Advisor and is still an adjunct currently teaching INF 301 Emerging Trends in Information and Technology.  

Ms. Buinicky is a two-time University at Albany alumna earning her BA in Sociology and her MSIS with a concentration in School Libraries.  

During her time at both UAlbany and Emma Willard, Ms. Buinicky has served on the organizing committee for the New York Celebration of Women in Computing (NYCWiC). Most recently, as the Program Chair for the last three conferences. She loves bringing the magic of NYCWiC to women, and the folks who support them.



Jacques Bastien

Jacques Bastien ’12, CEO
Boogie Brands

Jacques Bastien is a serial entrepreneur, college professor, and the CEO of Boogie Brands; the company behind,,, and Snappy Booth. He is also the founder of a children’s education company called Dahlia & Friends where they publish books, worksheets, and animated videos that teach children ages 2-8 about life.

After the last 13 years starting, growing and selling multiple businesses, Mr. Bastien now helps entrepreneurs do the same.

He earned a BS in Information Science with minor in Business at the University at Albany. It was here that he launched boogie in his college dorm room during his sophomore year.


Michael Apollo

Michael Apollo ’19, Chief Safety Officer
Manchester Transit Authority

Michael Apollo currently serves as the chief safety officer of the Manchester Transit Authority in Manchester, NH. In this role, he works collaboratively with transit agency employees, external partners, and the public to ensure the safe and secure operation of public transportation in New Hampshire’s largest city. 

He served as an EMT with the Larchmont Volunteer Ambulance Corp for nearly six years and worked as a medical logistician supporting a New York City COVID-19 field hospital, utilizing concepts and strategies he learned while a student at UAlbany. The COVID-19 pandemic thrust him into frontline public health emergency response roles in Queens, NY, Washington, D.C., and Nashua, NH.  

Mr. Apollo graduated from UAlbany with a BA in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity and Journalism in December 2019. 

Mr. Apollo was active in public engagement efforts while a student at UAlbany including post-Hurricane Maria service learning in Puerto Rico; an internship with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.; PIRE research in Taiwan; and an internship at NPR member station WAMC. Additionally, Mr. Apollo was a contributing writer and photographer for the Albany Student Press, served as president of UAlbany’s International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.


Elizabeth Buchanan

Elizabeth Buchanan ’19, Program Delivery Manager

Elizabeth Buchanan is a program delivery manager for FEMA Region 3. Prior to joining FEMA, she served as a closeout specialist for CohnReznick LLP in Austin, Texas, helping clients to finalize their public assistance projects with FEMA. In addition, she worked with Hagerty Consulting where she managed an emergency warming shelter during the Texas winter storms, supported data management efforts, and created and reviewed eligible FEMA projects for clients.  

Ms. Buchanan graduated in 2019 with a double major in EHC and Communications. During her time as a student, she surpassed CEHC’s training hours requirement by accumulating more than 300 trainings hours. She completed an internship and study abroad program for five months, participated in numerous prospective student events, and worked as an RA on a freshman quad for three years.  

Her experiences as a CEHC student solidified her passion for emergency preparedness work, and one month after graduation she became a team leader with FEMA Corps. There, she led a team through different rounds of emergency management-based community service and was chosen to lead a composite team in Saipan, CNMI helping FEMA respond to super typhoon Yutu. She plans on dedicating the rest of her career to public service and helping strengthening communities before, during and after disasters.


Monique Wade

Monique Wade ’21, Talent Acquisition Associate

Monique Wade currently serves as a Talent Acquisition Associate for PwC's entry-level talent identification team. She is also the Education Lead for PwC’s Cloud & Digital practice's Functional and Industry Application Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Network.  

Ms. Wade has participated in several prestigious programs including Google's Computer Science Summer Institute and the Harvard Business School's Virtual Venture in Management Program. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University at Albany ’21 with a BS in Informatics, a concentration in Data Analytics and a minor in Leadership. She was a Spellman Scholar and the recipient of the President's Award for Leadership’s Outstanding Senior Award. 

While at UAlbany, she held several leadership positions including serving on the executive board for the United Nations Association and the Student Philanthropy Council as well as serving as a Purple and Gold Ambassador with the Alumni Association. She is a member of two honor societies, the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, as well as the CEHC Advisory Board.