Mitrano & Associates
Advisors for Non-Profits and Higher Education
A little about what we do.
Our administrative advising services include consultation in higher education law, higher education policy, resource development strategies, cloud contracts and processes, and information management. We also provide full stack web development.
Our professional management coaching programs include individual and group leadership coaching, organizational development, personal and career aptitude testing, and video-recording skills assessment and coaching.
Meet our principal and advisory team.
Julie Buehler provides confidential advisement to select executives with a focus on Not-for-Profits, Higher Education and Academic Medical Centers. Her areas of expertise span strategic planning, revenue generation, corporate relationship building, information technology, finance, compliance, organization development, leadership and mentoring. Read more about the team- Julie Buehler
Gayle R. Barton is an experienced information technology professional with proven expertise in higher education leadership. She has been a visionary and transformational leader as CIO at Amherst College, CITO at Swarthmore College, and Director of Instructional Technology at Williams College. In addition, she held positions at Clarkson University and St. Lawrence University. She has extensive experience aligning organizational goals with institutional priorities, building teams, empowering individuals and groups, and providing high-quality service across the institution. Read more about the team- Gayle R. Barton
As CISO at Brown, David Sherry has institutional responsibilities to provide proactive security expertise and guidance, engineer robust security architecture, champion identity policy, and enhance the culture of security awareness. As the university spokesman for both information security and privacy, Sherry also plays a key role in the records management program, enterprise risk management and assessment, regulatory compliance, and copyright law. He is a frequent conference speaker on emerging security topics and best practices. Read more about the team- David J. Sherry
David Koehler has held positions in administrative computing in Higher Education for over thirty years. He has worked as a Systems Analyst, Project Leader, and Assistant Director before moving to a Director position at Cornell University in 1989. His breadth of experience increased by being the Director of Information Systems at Stanford University and Princeton University. At Princeton University, he also had responsibility for the Data Center and Networking. He returned to Cornell University in 2002 as the Director of Information Systems. Read more about the team- David W. Koehler
Paula E.F. Younger is an executive-level administrator with 20 years of leadership and management experience in both the public and private sectors, including extensive work with federal, state, and local governments, community-based organizations (CBOs), and research entities across 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Island territories. Her key areas of expertise include program development and sustainability, performance planning and monitoring, municipal government operations, regulatory compliance/quality assurance, and policy formation. Read more about the team- Paula E.F. Younger
Ben Cole is a product leader with a track record of developing software with a global social impact. He currently serves as a product manager for Kickstarter, where he is responsible for all of the company’s consumer-facing functionality. Before Kickstarter, Ben spent time launching new products at Google and analyzing data at Facebook. He received a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Gates Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in information science from Cornell University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Read more about the team- Benjamin Cole
Fritz Vandover has been a higher education technology professional since the early 2000s, having held positions in instructional technology development and digital humanities project management at Washington University in St. Louis, web project and creative personnel management for higher education clients at The Lawlor Group, and in instructional technology at Macalester College. Fritz has expertise and experience in IT organizational assessment, faculty development, technology application design, technology procurement, technology implementation, and in facilitating user adoption. Read more about the team- Fritz Vandover
Tracy Mitrano, Ph.D., J.D. is the former Director of Information Technology Policy at Cornell University. Dr. Mitrano has been a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges and universities on the subjects of “virtual global universities;” international inter-institutional courses; on-line education; digital literacy and undergraduate Internet competencies; social networking; electronic surveillance; policy development, organizational development and leadership programming; information management; privacy, security, compliance and risk management. Read more about the team- Tracy Mitrano, Ph.D., J.D.