Central Office Staff

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Jessica A. Synenki

Executive Director 

As of 1/1/24 Jessica became the NYS AHPERD Executive Director. She joined our staff in January 2006 as the Director of Professional Development and Human Resources and has been responsible for organizing and managing the annual conference, webinars, meetings, newsletters, and other marketing material.  Her experience over the past 17 years and her passion for NYS AHPERD make her the perfect person to take on this role. 

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Director of Professional Development 

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Lisa Corbett

Zone and Projects Manager

Lisa has been with us since September 2007. As the Zone and Projects Manager, she is the contact person for all Zone needs, managing Zone finances, email communications, conference registrations, on-line professional development, and other Zone events. She also works on miscellaneous projects with Colleen and Jessica as needed.

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Mary Ladouceur

Finance Manager

Mary has been with us since June 2023.

As the Finance Manager, she is responsible for the NYS AHPERD Association Finances. Her responsibilities include reviewing, monitoring, reconciling, and paying NYS AHPERD bills. As well, managing membership invoicing, annual conference registration, and membership subscriptions. Mary coordinates our annual audit and 1099 tax filings.

Along with the NYS AHPERD finances, she is also responsible for managing the financial records of the NYS AHPERD Foundation.

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Patricia Camardello

Administrative Assistant

Patricia has been with us since June 2023.

As an Administrative Assistant, Patricia is most likely the first person our members will speak with when they call the Central Office.  Her responsibilities include answering the phone, entering new and renewing memberships, processing CTLE's and assisting with other projects as needed.

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Marc Penz

Computer & Website Specialist

Marc began working in our office in July 2023.

He has been consulting for us since 2017 on website maintenance.  As our Computer & Website Specialist, Marc is responsible for keeping our computer systems, software and website current.  He is also currently handling our social media pages.  If you have suggestions on how to make our website more user friendly or you have something exciting for us to share on our social media pages, please don't hesitate to let Marc know.

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