Our State-wide Board 2021


President: Cynthia Soete
President Elect: Rebekka Zydel
First Vice President: Angie DeFazio
Second Vice President: Cristin Repas
Secretary: Casey Orlando
Treasurer: Vacancy


Michelle Burress, Michele Gregorio, Jennifer Santana, Melissa A. Rivera-Serna and Kathy Simone

Members-at-large continuing their terms on the Board will be Nicole Garibaldi-DeNude, Karen Humphris,  Alicia Jenks, Jennifer Metzger and Lorri Sullivan

Chapter Presidents

Northwest: Carmela McCleary
Northeast: Kaitlyn Sweeny
Central: Maribel Tapia
Southern: Elmoria Thomas

State Board of Directors 2020 – 2021

The following State Board members were elected based on the recent survey to members, conducted in lieu of an in-person vote at the postponed conference. Terms began on June 1, 2020.

Officers (serve for 1 year)

President Cynthia Soete
1st Vice President Angie DeFazio
2nd Vice President Michele Gregorio
Secretary Melissa Rivera-Serna
Treasurer Daisy Linares (Appointed)

 At Large Members (serve for 2 years)

Linda Carter Nicole Garibaldi-DeNude
Beverly Lee Lorri Sullivan

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