NYSSBA's Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of the Association’s president, first vice president, second vice president, treasurer and the immediate past president, as well as one director from each of NYSSBA’s 13 geographical areas, a representative of the Conference of Big 5 School Districts and Caucus of Black School Board Members. Representatives of the National School Boards Association serve as ex officio members. The board promotes the interest of education throughout the state, determines general policies of the Association, appoints NYSSBA’s executive director and adopts the Association’s annual budget.

Directors are nominated and elected by member school boards in their designated geographic areas. The officers of the Association – the president, first vice president, second vice president and treasurer – are nominated by the Board of Directors, and then elected by delegates to NYSSBA’s Annual Business Meeting.


Peggy Zugibe
Sandra H. Ruffo
1st Vice President and Area 4 Director
Christine Schnars
2nd Vice President and Area 3 Director
Thomas J. Nespeca
Fred J. Langstaff
Immediate Past President
Linda Hoffman
Area 1 Director
Rodney George
Area 2 Director
William L. Miller
Area 5 Director
Wayne Rogers
Area 6 Director
Cathy Lewis
Area 7 Director
Brian LaTourette
Area 8 Director
John T. Redman
Area 9 Director
Frank Hariton
Area 10 Director
Robert Schoen
Area 11 Director
Catherine M. Romano
Area 12 Director
David C. Banks
Area 13 Director
Willa Powell
Conference of Big 5
Sylvester Cleary
Caucus of Black School Board Members


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