Executive Board

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At the 2017 Annual Conference (back row left to right) Tom Meyering, Kristine Zingaro, Paul Blake, Gregg Goodman, Leiko Benson, Debra Keville (front row left to right) Eric Bacon, Nathan Nagle, Linanne Conroy, Jeff Meyers, and Jason Marra.


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

Eric Bacon, Town of Camillus
4600 West Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13219
1-year term - Expires 2018
Debra Keville
2899 Skyline Drive
Schenectady, NY 12306
1-year term - Expires 2018

Immediate Past President
Jeff Myers, Perinton Recreation and Parks
1350 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
1-year term - Expires 2018
Vice President of Programs & Services
Gregg Goodman
Phone:(585) 752-1980
2-year term - Expires 2018

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 2018
Julie LaFave, Deputy 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 2018
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 2019
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


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.

August 17–Saratoga Springs
October 19–Saratoga Springs
December 14–Saratoga Springs
February 22–Saratoga Springs
April 17 - Annual Meeting–Syracuse
May 17–Saratoga Springs

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