Cornell Class of 1996 Alumni Association

Keeping Cornell ’96 alumni in touch and having fun


Officers are elected to 5-year terms after each reunion. Position descriptions are available in the Class Constitution.


Co-Presidents: Alexi Clinton & A’ndrea Van Schoick

Alexi Clinton <amc1[at]>

Alexi lives in Ithaca with her husband Dave Kornreich, PhD ’01, and two Maine Coon cats. She works as a registered dietitian at Cayuga Medical Center, and also serves on the Board of the Directors of the Ithaca Health Alliance, as well as the Nutrition Program Committee of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. She is also the past President of the Cornell Alumni Association of the Ithaca Area.

A’ndrea Van Schoick <alv1[at]>

Dr. A’ndrea Van Schoick is a veterinarian who divides her time between the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, where she is a Staff Fellow, and small animal clinical practice in a variety of locations throughout northern Virginia.  In her free time, she enjoys singing, spending time outdoors, and keeping her three cats out of trouble (a difficult task).  A’ndrea has maintained her ties to Cornell by serving on the Cornell Annual Fund committee, working with CAAAN and participating in Cornell Club of Washington activities.  Professionally, she is active with the Virginia VMA, AVMA, and is Vice-President of the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine.


Jennifer M. Lagnado <jml1[at]>

Jennifer Lagnado is a Principal at Lawrence High School in Nassau County on Long Island, New York.  Jennifer graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in Plant Sciences and an MAT in Science Education in 1997, both from the College of Agriculture & Life Science, and earned an Ed.D. from Columbia University in 2004.  She enjoys mentoring students and working with teachers and parents in helping children reach their highest academic potential.  In addition to her volunteer work with the Cornell Class of ’96 and the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, Dr. Lagnado is also a board trustee of the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan and an active member of the New York Junior League.


David Caleca <dc11[at]>

David Caleca is a graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences with a BA in Economics.  He also holds a General Course Economics degree from the London School of Economics. When not at work, you will find David on the golf course, playing soccer, or at Shea Stadium.

David has worked with the major gifts committee for the Cornell Annual Fund during the 10 year reunion and has been an active member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.  While studying at Cornell, he was an official and coordinating supervisor of the Intramural Sports Program and an active participant in the Italian Studies Club.

Reunion Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs: Katrina James and Carlton Griffin

Katrina James <kej2[at]>

Class council member Katrina is currently finishing law school at NYU. She is no stranger to the Class of ’96 leadership, having served as President from 1996 – 2002, and more recently as the co-reunion chair for our 10th reunion. She also served as president of the Cornell Black Alumni Association (CBAA), served on the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO) board, and is involved in a host of other alumni activities.

Carlton Griffin <cg10[at]>

Bio pending.

Affinity Networking Chair

Carlton Griffin <cg10[at]>

Bio pending.

Class Correspondents

Ron Johnstone <raj6[at]>

After graduating from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Ron went to law school and now works as an attorney in San Francisco.  Married with three children, Ron spends most of his free time coaching his kids’ sports teams, avoiding home improvement projects, obsessing about deep dish pizza and keeping a close eye on the Los Angeles Lakers.

Liam O’Mahony <>

Liam O’Mahony is the Corporate Communications Manager at Rich Products Corporation in Buffalo, New York. Prior to joining Rich’s, he was the Information Specialist for the City of Chandler (Arizona) Community Services Department from 2008-20112 and served in public relations positions for the Cornell University and University of New Hampshire athletic departments and the Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics and Seattle Storm professional basketball franchises. He earned his Accredited Business Communicator certification from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in 2012 and his Accredited Public Relations certification from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in 2011. He earned his B.S. in communication from the CALS school and received an M.B.A. with a marketing emphasis from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Carin Silverman <cdl2[at]>

After graduating from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Carin moved to NYC where she worked in accounting at Ernst & Young LLP and then as Vice President, Controller for USA Network and the Sci-Fi Channel.  She is now living in Boston with her husband, Josh (also CALS ’96), and “working” at home with her children Abigail and Jacob, and dog Maddie.

Class Council

Stephanie Cockerl <smc5[at]>

A native New Yorker, Stephanie is an award winning web designer, developer, speaker and web consultant.  When she is not blogging or being social online, she is keeping an eye on her grandmother.

Krishna Collie <kzc1[at]>

Krishna graduated from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1996.  He is the immediate past president of Class of 1996 and currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and 2 sons.

Jonelle Bradshaw de Hernandez <jdb12[at]>

Bio pending.

Rich Hovorka <rrh1[at]>

Bio pending.

Cornell Annual Fund Representative




Nicholas Grego <nmg1[at]>

Nicholas graduated from the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in 1996 with a degree in Managerial Economics.  He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two kids.


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