Executive Board

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2018 Annual Conference (back row left to right) Past President, Eric Bacon, Region I Representative Tom Meyering, VP Programs and Services Gregg Goodman, Region II Representative Patrick McGinnis, Region III Representative Linanne Conroy, (front row) Region II Representative Leiko Benson, Treasurer Nathan Nagle, President Debra Keville, VP Professional Development Kristine Zingaro and President Elect Charry Lawson. Not pictured- Region I Represntative, Jason Marra and Region III Representative, Joseph Menter.


The NYSRPS Executive Board is a group of distinguished individuals from a varied background of park, recreation, and therapeutic professions, as well as commercial enterprises that serve park and recreational needs. This dedicated group oversees the interests of NYSRPS and works to protect and advance the interests of its constituents. 

NYSRPS Board is comprised of regional representatives
New York State is divided into 3 regions (per bylaws) with the intent to provide full representation of park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals across New York State on the NYSRPS Board. Two representatives from each region is asked to serve, each for 3-year terms. Regional representatives' terms are staggered in an effort to ensure each region is represented at all times. 

Region 1- Hudson Valley, Long Island, Metro and Westchester

Region 2- Central NY, Capital Region, Adirondack-Lake Champlain and North Country

Region 3- Genesee Valley and Niagara Frontier



NYSRPS 2017-2018 Executive Board

Debra Keville
2899 Skyline Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
1-year term - Expires 2019
Charry Lawson
Town of Onondaga Parks and Recreation Department
4834 Velasko Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13215
1 Year Term- Expires 2019
Immediate Past President
Eric Bacon, Town of Camillus
4600 West Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13219
1-year term - Expires 2019
Vice President of Programs & Services
Gregg Goodman
Phone:(585) 752-1980
2-year term - Expires 2020

Vice President of Professional Development
Kristine Zingaro, Town of Manlius Recreation Department
301 Brooklea Drive
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Phone: 315-637-5188
2-year term - Expires 2019
Nathan Nagle, Director of Recreation
Village of Horseheads
202 S. Main St.
Horsehead NY 14845
Phone: 607-739-5691
2-year term - Expires 2020
Julie LaFave, Commissioner of Parks
City of Syracuse Dept. of Parks and Recreation
412 Spencer Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-473-4330
2-year term - Expires 2019
Region I Representative
Jason Marra
Great Neck Parks District
65 Arrandale Avenue
Great Neck, NY 11024
Phone: 516-487-7665
3-year term - Expires 2020
Region I Representative
Thomas Meyering
Town of Poughkeepsie
1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-485-3628
3-year term - Expires 2021
Region II Representative
Patrick McGinnis
City of Binghamton, Parks and Recreation
38 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 772-7017
3 Year Term - Expires 2021
Region II Representative
Leiko Benson
Onondaga County Parks
106 Lake Drive
Liverpool, NY 13088
3 year term - Expires 2019
Region III Representative
Joseph Menter
Grand Island Recreation
3278 Whitehaven Rd.
Grand Island, NY 14072
Phone: 716-773-9680
3-year term - Expires 2020
Region III Representative
Linanne Conroy
Town of Penfield Recreation Department
1985 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526
Phone: 585-340-8655
3-year term - Expires 2019
Honorary Representative
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Maryann Corbisiero
Regional Programs & Services
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207
Albany, NY 12238


August 16, 2018

October 18, 2018

December 13, 2018 (Holiday Meeting)

February 21, 2019

April 9, 2019 (Annual Conference- Lake Placid)

May 16, 2019 (Final 2018-2019 Board Meeting)

Board meetings are at 10 am and are open to all to attend. We welcome guests and encourage participation.
Please contact lisa@nysrps.org for meeting room specifics and location.

Please refer to the Members Only Section of the website under Membership for important Board documents and latest approved minutes.