The daughter of William G. Pomeroy, Deryn brings over 15 years of nonprofit experience to her multifaceted role within the Pomeroy Foundation. Presently, she serves as both Trustee and Director of Strategic Initiatives. She is responsible for the national rollout of several key historical marker initiatives, including the Hungry for History Marker Grant Program and Legends & Lore® Marker Grant Program, as well as developing new partnerships for grantmaking opportunities across the United States.
Deryn’s career is highlighted by her accomplishments in the field of education. She served for six years as Assistant Director of Admissions at Syracuse University and presided on review committees for the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Whitman School of Management. Subsequently, Deryn accepted the offer of a two-year stint at The Common Application corporate headquarters in Arlington, V.A., outside of Washington, D.C.
Deryn earned a M.S. in Secondary Education with honors from Niagara University in Lewiston, N.Y. and a B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is a proud board member of the Central New York PBS affiliate WCNY and the Be The Match® Foundation. Be The Match manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. Deryn enjoys volunteering in the local community as a member of the Junior League of Syracuse.