NYCLASS Governing Board

In accordance with New York State GML Article 3-A, Section 44, the Municipal Cooperation Agreement (the Agreement) is administrated by an elected Governing Board (the Board) of up to 15 members. A Board member must be either a Participant’s Chief Fiscal Officer or another designated officer or employee of the Participant who has knowledge and expertise in financial matters.

John worked his entire career in the Panama Central School District, beginning as a fourth-grade teacher. He held the position of Director of Computer Resources and Technology Resources where he was responsible for the implementation of a state of the art technology program. John retired as the Director of Finance and Technology but continued to serve as an interim Business Official twice after his retirement. John received both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees as well as his School District Administrators certificate through SUNY Fredonia.

John has served as President and Vice President for the Southern Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, as Treasurer for the Allegheny Region Missions and Chautauqua Retired Teachers, as a Board member of the Community Music Project, and as a volunteer for Community Helping Hands. He became a member of the NYCLASS Governing Board in 1996 and served a two-year term as Board Chairperson. In 2010, he was appointed Executive Director and serves at the pleasure of the Board.

Robert currently serves as the District Treasurer for the Howells Fire District, the Circleville Fire District, and the Village/Town of Mount Kisco and has been involved with finance for his entire life, both in the public and private sectors. Previously, he served as the Comptroller for the Town of Fishkill and as the Director of Accounts Receivable & Credit Operations for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc. Robert received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a focus on Finance from Saint Michael’s College and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Iona College.

Robert has spent much of his life doing volunteer work for both ambulance and fire departments, starting in college on a fire and rescue squad in Vermont. He served as a Fire Department Officer for 23 years, with 13 of those years spent in a Chief Officer position, and as an Emergency Medical Technician for 36 years. Robert has been a member of the NYCLASS Governing Board since 2005 and has served as Chairperson since 2017.

Laurie currently holds the position of District Treasurer for Bethpage UFSD, a position she has held since 2002. She is responsible for the maintenance and reporting of the district’s financial records, the cash management of an $83.50 million budget, and preparing state aid documents, fund balance analyses, and year-end forecasts. Previously, Laurie served as the Chief Financial Officer at the Incorporated Village of Northport, as a Senior Financial Advisor for Broder-Mansoor, Inc., and as a Tax Manager for Moore Stephens CPAs & Advisors, PC. Laurie received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Long Island University/CW Post and both a Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from SUNY at Stony Brook. She is currently working on her School District Business Leader Advanced Certificate from Long Island University/CW Post.

Laurie currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the NYCLASS Governing Board, where she has been a member since 2001. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

John currently serves as the Village Administrator for the Incorporated Village of Lynbrook, where he started his career of over 35 years working with municipalities. He has served as a consultant to eleven Long Island Municipalities and Chambers of Commerce. John received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Adelphi University and Master of Public Administration from Baruch College. He holds the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk.

John has served as a Finance Committee Member for the Nassau County Village Officials Association and as a founding Board Member of the Long Island Municipal Cooperative Purchasing Group. He was named Clerk of the Year by the New York State Association of City and Village Clerks and is the recipient of numerous awards including the New York Conference of Mayors’ Main Street Award and the Nassau County Village Association’s Downtown Alive and Best Practices in Village Government award. John has been a member of the NYCLASS Governing Board since 2016.

David currently serves as the Executive Director of Business and Operations for the Rockland BOCES and has been a School Business Official since 1997. He began his career as the Director of Finance for the Fulton City School District before accepting the position of Assistant Superintendent with the Elmira City School District. David received a Bachelor of Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University. He also received a Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY Cortland.

David is a member of the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO), the Education Summit Planning Committee of NYSASBO, and is a Director for the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium. He has a long tenure with the NYCLASS Governing Board, first serving from 2000-2001, then from 2004-2006, and finally returning in 2016.

Tim currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Business for the Saratoga Springs City School District. He has a long history with school boards and administration, beginning in 2009 as the District Treasurer for the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Buffalo (SUNY) and a Master of Business Administration along with a CAS/NYS Certification for School District Business Leadership from Niagara University.

Tim actively serves many different organizations and commitments. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO) and serves on their Professional Development Committee. Additionally, Tim serves on the Executive Committee for the Capital Region Chapter of NYSASBO, the Executive Committee for the WSWHE Health Insurance Trust, and the Planning Board for the Town of Hadley. His current affiliations include the New York State Society of CPAs’ Public Schools Committee, the District Management Group, and ASBO International. Tim has been a member of the NYCLASS Governing Board since 2016.

Karen currently serves as both the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations and District Treasurer for the Salamanca City Central School District. She has been with the district since 2010 and has previously served as a Business Executive. Karen earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University in addition to a Master of Science in Education from Pace University. She holds the certification of a School District Business Leader.

Karen is currently the Vice President for the Cattaraugus Allegany Association of School Business Officials, serves on the Treasurer’s Steering Committee for the NYS Association of School Business Officials, and is a member of the International Association of School Business Officials. Karen joined the NYCLASS Governing Board in 2017.

Lori currently serves as the Village Clerk and Treasurer for the Village of Potsdam, where she has spent the past 26 years of her career and started as the Keyboard Specialist for the Planning and Development Office in 1992. She is a Notary Public for the State of New York and graduated from the Massena School of Business with a General Business Diploma.

Lori currently serves as the Secretary for the St. Lawrence County Municipal Clerks’ Association, where she has previously served as a Vice President, and is an active member of the Local Government Conference Committee. Outside of work, she is the Secretary of the Norfolk American Legion Riders NY Post 925. She has been a member of the NYCLASS Governing Board since 2017.

Deborah currently serves as the Treasurer of the Port Jervis City School District, a position she has held since 2004. She has previously worked as Treasurer for Smith Plumbing and Heating, Inc. where she implemented a computerized accounting system. Deborah received an Associates of Science in Accounting from Orange County Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business, Managements, and Economics from SUNY Empire State College.

Deborah is an active member of the New York State Association of School Business Officials and the New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials. She has served as Treasurer for the Port Jervis Middle School PTA and the Deerpark Reformed Church as well as President for the Port Jervis High School PTSA in 2012 and 2013. Deborah has been a member of the NYCLASS Governing Board since 2016.

Nick currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Pioneer Central School District, a position he has held since 2005. As the district’s second in command, he helps lead an organization of 2,500 students and nearly 500 employees while also serving as the Chief Fiscal Officer. He is responsible for the management of legal issues, insurance and risk management, and the supervision of the non-instructional aspects of the school district including budget, accounting, and finance. Nick received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Niagara University and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Additionally, he maintains School Business Administrator, School District Administrator, and Certified Public Accountancy credentials.

Nick is the Co-President of the Allegany-Cattaraugus Chapter of NYSASBO, serves on the boards of the Healthy Community Alliance and the Character Council of Western New York, and is an active member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Nick joined the NYCLASS Governing Board in 2018.

Steve currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Administrative Services for the Southern Westchester BOCES, a position he has held since 2009. He develops policies and procedures to ensure that the financial resources of Southern Westchester BOCES are secured, accounted for, and used consistent with applicable laws. Before joining BOCES in 2002, he worked as a Senior Analyst at Viacom, Inc. and as a supervising Senior Accountant at KPMG, LLP. Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Providence College and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from SUNY New Paltz.

Steve has been a member of the NYCLASS Governing Board since 2014.

Barry currently serves as the Business Administrator for the South Lewis Central School District, a position he has held since 2005. He previously held the positions of School Business Manager and Corporate Comptroller for several organizations dating back to 1977. Barry received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Siena College, an Master of Business Economics in Human Resources from the SUNY Institute of Technology, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education Administration from SUNY Plattsburg.

Barry is involved with the NYS Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO) and is the President of its Northern Chapter. He previously served as the Business Manager and member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Little Falls Community Chest. Barry joined the NYCLASS Governing Board in 2018.