Staff and Board


Executive Director
Joanne Zannoni (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 312

Senior Director of Collaboration and Training
Chrys Ballerano (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 308

Senior Director of Systems Advocacy
Josie McPherson (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 315

Senior Director of Finance and Human Resources
Sandra Farnan Siciliano (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 314

Director of Public Policy
Selena Bennett-Chambers (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 302

PREA Outreach Director
Eirik “E” Bjorkman (they/them/theirs) • 518-482-4222 ext. 306

Prevention Director
Sarah Podber (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 310

Campus Projects Director
Alissa Abbott (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 303

Technical Assistance Director
Angelina Ritorto (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 305

Communications Director
Chelsea R. Miller (they/them/theirs) • 518-482-4222 ext. 300

Human Resources Director
Sujathi “Sam” Mitchell (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 311

Grants Compliance Director
Articia Hill (she/her/hers)• 518-482-4222 ext. 317

Consultant/University Fellow
Sana Abdelkarim (she/her/hers) • 518-482-4222 ext. 318

NYSCASA Board of Directors

Dee Levy, President
Tamika Payne, Vice President
Nick Beard, Treasurer
Janice Brown, Secretary
Sarah Fitzsimmons
Kathy O’Connell
Elaine Theodore
Saswati Sarkar
Lexa DeJesus-Petrone
Elisha Wolfer
JoLynn Backes

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