11 May 2021 NYSCASA Board Slate
NYSCASA 2021 Annual Meeting – June 10, 2021, 3-4:30pm
On Thursday, June 10, 2021, NYSCASA will hold its annual meeting virtually 3–4:30pm; information to participate in that meeting is forthcoming. The meeting will include a presentation on self-care, along with conducting official business.
Whether or not you are able to attend the meeting, each member rape crisis program in good standing is allowed one vote on the proposed NYSCASA Board slate (below).
Please submit your ballot by June 9, 2021, to the attention of Joanne Zannoni via scanned email attachment (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you need an alternate method to submit your vote, contact Joanne by email.
Nominations for NYSCASA Board of Directors
The Nominations Committee wishes to thank these Directors for their service:
- Karol Dean is the former Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Science, and Professor of Psychology at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry who served as Board Treasurer 2018–2020.
- Deborah Faust is Director of the Mental Health Association in New York State’s Family Engagement Services in Albany who served 2018–2020.
- Dee Levy is an Individual and Family Support Director at New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs who served as Board Secretary 2015–2018 and Board President 2018–2021.
- Sarah Tubbs FitzSimmons is a therapist at ANDRUS who served 2015–2021.
The Nominations Committee proposes this slate for membership on the NYSCASA Board of Directors:
|Sarita Green is Associate Director of Fearless! Hudson Valley, Inc.||First: 2021–2024|
|Reina Schiffrin is Principal Advisor of Schiffrin Management Consulting and former Executive Director of Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk.||First: 2021–2024|
|Rachel Barranca Powell is the Director of the Division of Quality Improvement Data Analysis and Evaluation for the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.||First: 2021–2024|
|Elaine Theodore is a trauma therapist and yoga teacher.||First: 2020–2023|
|Saswati Sarkar is Deputy Director at Red Hook Initiative.||First: 2020–2023|
|Lexa DeJesus-Petrone is a Director at the Changing Futures Program at Kingsbridge Heights Community Center.||First: 2020–2023|
|Elisha Wolfer is Director of the Sexual Assault Resource Center of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York.||First: 2020–2023|
|JoLynn Backes is a Victim Services Specialist with Victim Advocacy Services of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York.||First: 2020–2023|
|Nick Beard is an attorney who works at The Center for Sex Education. Nick served as Board Treasurer 2020–2021.||First: 2020–2023|
|Janice Brown is serving as Board Secretary 2020–2022.||First: 2020–2023|
|Kathy Hanlon O’Connell is Professor Emeritus of Health and Exercise Science at Dutchess Community College.||First: 2019–2022|
|Tamika Payne is an independent consultant working with organizations to address gender inequality and violence with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Tamika served as Board Vice-President 2019–2021.||First: 2018–2021