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Chapter Staff

Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York’s staff is dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

Dr. Trigg

William C. Trigg, III, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Bill is a native of St. Louis, Missouri.  He holds a doctorate in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany.  From 1984-2005, Bill served as CEO of the New York State Trooper Foundation, where he helped to establish and fund programs benefiting the New York State Police, including the NYSP Disaster Relief Fund, the Trooper Foundation Scholarship Fund, and the State Police Survivors Program.  In February 2006, Bill became the Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York.

Bill resides in Stillwater, NY with his two daughters, Genevieve and Amelia. When he is not involved in pastoral work with his local church, Bill enjoys running, downhill skiing, reading, and a good cigar.

Bill’s heartfelt wish is to meet Toby Keith (which was just recently fulfilled).

Kirsten Broschinsky

Kirsten Broschinsky
Director of Development

Kirsten Broschinsky joined the chapter in January, 2013 as Manager, Special Events and Annual Fund.

Her responsibilities include planning annual events such as A Wishful Evening Gala, helping outside groups with their fundraisers to benefit Make-A-Wish, and working to develop and implement an Annual Fund plan that invites donors to support Make-A-Wish throughout the year.

Kirsten was raised in Wyoming and Utah and graduated with a BS in American Studies from Utah State University in 2002, and received  her Masters of Public Administration from The George Washington University in 2007.

Her experience includes nearly five years as Manager of the Annual Fund at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera in Salt Lake City where she worked closely with donors and volunteer organizations, as well as planned events. She moved to the Capital area in 2011, and worked for a year at WMHT.

Kirsten lives in downtown Albany with her husband, Solon. She enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, running, exploring the history of the Northeast and spending time with those she loves.

Kirsten’s heartfelt wish is to go on an archaeological dig.

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Robert E. Bullock
Chief Operating Officer

Bob has spent virtually all of his personal and professional life in the Capital Region and the Adirondack North Country. A student of management with degrees from SUNY Potsdam (B.A.) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MBA), he has lectured on related topics throughout the United States. Prior to arriving at Make-A-Wish in September of 2017, he held positions at leading not-for-profits throughout the region. In addition, he is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel with assignments that took him from Saudi Arabia to the South Pole. 

Bob resides in Saratoga Springs with his wife, Ann, and has two grown daughters, Kate and Emma. When not working, he is an active cyclist, golfer, tennis player, and classical guitarist. During the summer, he is the announcer at the world-class Saratoga Polo Club, where he has been on the microphone for more than 30 years. He is also a sub-deacon and verger at his home parish, Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs.

With his arrival at Make-A-Wish, his wish has come true: to be part of an organization dedicated to helping others. As for a personal wish, he would like to someday play his guitar in front of a live audience.

Abby Connor

Abby Connor
Manager of Medical Referral Outreach

Abby joined the chapter in February 2019 as Manager of Medical Referral Outreach. She is responsible for keeping the medical community updated with the referral process and wish qualifications. The Syracuse native holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Human Development and Family Science from Syracuse University. 

Abby has always taken a strong interest in the non-profit sector and child healthcare. Her passion for the Make-A-Wish mission makes her proud to work for the organization where she interned.

She played lacrosse as an undergrad at SU, and now enjoys coaching youth teams in the area. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

Abby's heartfelt wish is to hang out backstage and meet artists at a country music festival.

Jennifer Cullen

Jennifer Cullen
Development Manager

Jennifer Cullen has joined the Make-A-Wish Northeast New York staff in a new position of development manager, serving directly under Director of Development Kirsten Broschinksy.

The development manager is responsible for the management and growth of: donor stewardship program and services; the Kids for Wish Kids® and Wishmakers on Campus® programs; the chapter’s direct mail program, and  all external fundraising events. Cullen will also provide administrative support to the director of development for all internal fundraising events.

Cullen previously served as board liaison/development assistant at Proctors, where she has worked since December 2014. In her role, she managed contact with boards and committees for both Capital Repertory Theatre and Proctors, as well as with donors.

Cullen also served at the Coalition for Fair Game and the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society.

A native of Siler City, North Carolina, who grew up in Goshen, New York, Cullen has a Bachelor’s degree in creative arts from Siena College. Her heartfelt wish is to be a presenter at the Tony Awards.
Karen Dominguez

Karen Dominguez
Wish Coordinator

As a volunteer wish granter, Karen Dominguez experiences the joy of making wishes come true for children. Now she is excited to join the Chapter as the wish coordinator for Disney and Orlando theme park wishes.

Karen is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, and has more than 15 years of experience in working with children and their families at public schools in Florida and New York.

Karen lives in Latham, New York, with her husband, two daughters and beloved dog. She loves to travel, see Broadway shows and listen to any type of live music. As an avid reader, Karen also enjoys a quiet night at home with a good book and a chocolate dessert.

Karen’s heartfelt wish is to travel to every Disney park around the globe!

Ray Gawlak
Manager of Volunteer Engagement

Ray has been a wish granter for almost two years and feels very passionate about the organization and all the families that it helps around the world.

Prior to joining Make A Wish Northeast New York Ray has spent the last 20 years working in the Recruiting and Research field and has always been very active in the community. During this time  he has developed many traits that will help him in his new role as Manager of Volunteer Engagement.

Ray lives in Tribes Hill NY with his wife Courtney and their 12 year old son Colin. He is a avid baseball fan and really enjoys the time that he gets to spend at the ballpark with his family either as a coach or attending a New York Yankees game together.

Rays heartfelt wish would be to watch his son Colin be a New York Yankee for a day.

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Scott V. Liloia
Senior Manager of Wish Granting

Scott joined the chapter in April, 2018 as Senior Manager of Medical Referral Outreach, and is now responsible for overseeing the wish granting process. Clifton, New Jersey, native, he moved to Upstate New York in 2011. Scott holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.

Scott has more than 10-years’ experience working with children with chronic or life-threating medical conditions with the SeriousFun Children’s Network. Within this network of camps, he held the positions of Program Coordinator at The Painted Turtle in California and most recently was the Program Director of the Hospital Outreach Program, “CAMP On-The-Go” for Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, New York.

As a cancer survivor, Scott understands how a critical illness can impact a child and the entire family unit. He is excited to be a part of the Make-A-Wish team and looks forward to bringing life-changing wishes to children and their families---at a time when they need it the most.

Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, skiing/biking/kayaking and dabbling in photography.

Scott’s heartfelt wish would be to go to the world premiere of an Avengers movie.


Mark McGuire
Director, Marketing & Communications

Mark joined Make-A-Wish Northeast New York in September 2018 after a long career as an award-winning newspaper reporter, columnist and editor.

The Northport, Long Island, native worked for newspapers in Gloversville, N.Y., and Passaic, N.J., before moving to the Capital Region in 1990. From 1990-2013 he worked for the Times Union of Albany, serving in a variety of roles, including as a news and political reporter and television/media and sports columnist.

From 2013-14, Mark served as Manager of Publications for Albany Medical Center, before returning to newspapers and The Daily Gazette of Schenectady.

From 2015-18 he was the newspaper’s executive sports editor. He has also written three books, for national magazines and served as an adjunct professor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University.

Mark is married with two daughters and lives in Delmar, N.Y.

His heartfelt wish is for his Jets to finally win a Super Bowl again. 

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