2019 - 2020 Board of Directors

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Brian Williams

Commissioner, Rensselaer County Employment and Training  (Troy)

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Second Executive Vice President

Denise Zieske

Director of Workforce Development, the State University of New York (Statewide)

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Past President

Karen Springmeier

Executive Director, Finger Lakes Workforce Development Board (Geneva)

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At-Large Member

Alice Savino

Executive Director, Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Workforce Board and Chenango, Delaware, Otsego Workforce Board (Utica)

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Capital Region Vice President

Robert Wildermuth

Executive Director, Capital Region Workforce Board (Albany)

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Hudson Valley Vice President

Lisa Berger

Executive Director, Ulster County Workforce Board (Kingston)

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Long Island Regional Vice President

Patricia Malone

SUNY Stonybrook, Associate Vice President for Professional Education and Assistant Provost for Engaged Learning, School of Professional Development

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North Country Regional Vice President

Kathy Bishop

Employment and Training Counselor at Clinton County Employment and Training Administration


Partner Representative

Marjorie Parker

President and CEO, JobsFirstNYC (NYC)

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Executive Vice President

Sylvie Nelson

Executive Director, North Country Workforce Development Board (Saranac Lake)

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Julia Mattick

Executive Director, Tompkins County Workforce Development Board (Ithaca)

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At-Large Member

Angie Kamath

University Dean for Continuing Education & Workforce Development, City University of New York (NYC)

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At-Large Member

Bonnie Rice

Executive Director, Niagara County Workforce Investment Board (Niagara Falls)

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Western NY Regional Vice President

Katie Geise

Executive Director, Chautauqua Workforce Board (Jamestown)

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New York City Regional Vice President

Paula Bailey

Executive Vice President, Grant Associates (NYC)

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Mid-state Regional Vice President

Franca Armstrong

Associate Vice President of Workforce Development and Dean of the Rome Campus, Mohawk Valley Community College (Rome)


Partner Representative

Vivian Benton

Deputy Director, Workforce Development Institute (Statewide)


Partner Representative

Elizabeth Hayter

Administrator, Dutchess BOCES (Poughkeepsie)

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