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Committee Chairs and Members

PA Committee Structure

The PA is proud of its active and extensive committee structure. In Fall 1998, Past President Bill Perrotti led a group of union leaders in developing a proposal for reorganizing the Association, based on one fundamental principle: the broader the participation of the membership, the more we could accomplish. As goes the mantra in NYSUT, "If you're doing it alone, you're doing it wrong."

To this end, the union leaders revised the PA Constitution and By-laws to include a broad committee structure, and the subsequent success of that change was addressed in a December 2000 New York Teacher article titled "Mohawk Valley local reinvents itself.

Click graphic to view PA committee structure.

Committee Chairs and Members
(term expiration date)
Norma Chrisman

< NYSUT Representative Assembly Delegates
Norma Chrisman president is annual delegate
Patti Antanavige elected as delegate (5.31.19)

Justin Rahn elected as alternate (5.31.18)
Robert Christman elected as alternate (5.31.18)
TBA elected as alternate (5.31.18)

VOTE/COPE Coordinator >
Stacy McCall (none)

sharon zohne

< Newsletter Editor (PAnorama)
Sharon Kane Zohne (none)

Web Manager >
Jason Yager (none)

Jason Yager

Audit Committee
Eileen Bush (5.31.19)
Robert Huyck (5.31.19)
Richard Kelly (5.31.18)
Robert Mineo (5.31.18)
Mary Jane Parry (5.31.18)

Rich Pucine (non-PA representative)

< Community Outreach Committee
Robin Saxe, Chair (5.31.19)
Carolyn DeJohn (5.31.19)
Lindsey Geary(5.31.19)
Michelle Kelly (5.31.18)
Jed Kimball(5.31.18)
Sam Lilly (5.31.19)
David Patent (5.31.19)
Dina Radeljas (5.31.19)
Brandon Shaw (5.31.18)

Education & Training Committee >
Melissa Barlett, Chair (5.31.18)
Liz Doherty (5.31.19)
Tamara Mariotti (5.31.19)
Robert Mineo (5.31.18)
Rialda Shulman (5.31.19)

Melissa Barlett
Dawson McDermott

Grievance Committee>
Dawson McDermott, Chair (5.31.19)
Patti Antanavige (5.31.18)
Tracy Coulson (5.31.19)
Shahida Dar (5.31.18)
Michelle Kelly (5.31.18)
Internal Communications Committee >
Jim Roberts, Chair (5.31.18)
Jennifer Fanelli (5.31.18)
Chrono Ho (5.31.19)
Kyle Lince (5.31.19)
David Nackley (5.31.18)
Roman Santos (5.31.18)
George Searles (5.31.19)
Nolan Snyder (5.31.18)
Jim Sunderhaft (5.31.18)
Sharon Zohne (5.31.19)
Jim Roberts
Patti Antanavige

< Member Engagement Committee
Patti Antanavige, Chair (5.31.18)
Diana Ayers-Darling (5.31.18)
Erica Brindisi (5.31.18)
Erica Carrock (5.31.18)
Tracy Coulson (5.31.18)
Mike Henningsen(5.31.18)
Jenn Krohn (5.31.19)
Jenny Spinelli (5.31.19)
Member Support & Recognition Committee
TBD (none)
Christine Miller (none)
Joyce Palmer (none)


Negotiations Committee >
Alexander Haines-Stephan (none)
Kevin Siembab (none)
Aaron Fried (none)
Dawson McDermott (none)
Justin Rahn (none)
Alison Doughtie (none)
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< Political Outreach Committee
Justin Rahn, Chair (5.31.18)
Erica Brindisi (5.31.19)
Robert Christman (5.31.18)
Richard Kelly (5.31.19)
Stacey McCall (5.31.18)
Rosemary Mink (5.31.18)
Jim Roberts (5.31.18)
Kevin Siembab (5.31.19)

Research & Records Committee >
Kelly McNamara,Chair (5.31.197)
Melissa Barlett(5.31.18)
Joyce Baumann (5.31.19)
Jocelyn Ireland (5.31.18)
Jason Yager (5.31.19)
Kelly McNamara

Sick Leave Donation Committee
Claire Rudka (none)
Jackie Womack (none)

< New Member Committee
Aaron Fried , Chair (5.31.18)
Brandon Shaw (5.31.18)
tbd (5.31.18)*
Alison Doughtie (5.31.18)
Jim Sunderhaft (5.31.19)
Rosemary Pastorella (5.31.19)
Rialda Shulman (5.31.18)

- 1st Vice President chairs Member Services Committee
- 2nd Vice President chairs Internal Communications Committee

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