Board of Directors

An Executive Board is the decision-making body of the organization. Members from each of the eight regions across the state elect one representative to the NYSCA Board. The Senior Director of CARCC also serves on the NYSCA Board.  Each Regional Representative Board Member holds meetings with members in their area to ensure all members have a voice in NYSCA operations.  A statewide meeting of the entire membership is held on an annual basis.

For information on how to recommend a new member to the NYSCA, Inc. Board of Directors, click on the following link: http://nyschildrensalliance.org/board-member-recommendations/

Below is a list of our Board members:

Chair
Central Region Representative
Counties within Region: Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Cayuga, Onondaga, Tompkins
Linda Cleary
 
Vice Chair
North Country Region Representative
Counties within Region: Clinton, Fulton, Saratoga, Warren, Washington
John Kelly 
 
Past Chair
Mohawk Valley Region Representative
Counties within Region: Herkimer, Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Oswego
Renee Smith-Rotondo
 
Treasurer
Western Region Representative   
Counties within Region: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee and Niagara
Jana McDermott
 
Secretary
Member at Large
Barbara Sweitzer, Sr. Resource Director, Northeast Region, YMCA
 
Metropolitan Region Representative  
Counties within Region: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond and Suffolk
Gena Diacomanolis
 
Hudson Valley Region Representative
Counties within Region: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester
Marla Behler
 
Capital Region Representative  
Counties within Region: Albany, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie
Renee Roman
 
Finger Lakes Region Representative
Counties within Region: Chemung, Ontario, Livingston, Monroe
Anna Potter
 
Member at Large
Kris Beard, Director, Cortland County Child Advocacy Center
 
Member at Large
Karrie Damm, Director, Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County
 
 
For NYSCA Board Members – Board Documents