Past President Archives

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Ray, Tam

Tamela Ray

2018-2019

Conference Theme: Embrace Health & Physical Literacy: Live it

Presidential Highlight: Led the creation of the NYS AHPERD EDI policy.

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David Garbarino

2017-2018

Conference Theme: Teachable Moments: Passionate Engaged Enlightened

Presidential Highlight:

Wolfe, Monica

Monica Wolfe

2016-2017

Conference Theme: Connect, Grow, Do

Presidential Highlight: Instrumental in the creation of NYS AHPERD Mascot's Finley!

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James Rose

2015-2016

Conference Theme: Skills for Longevity

Presidential Highlight: Spearheaded the creation of the Technology Section.

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Dr. Alisa James

2016-2017

Conference Theme: Connect, Grow, Do

Presidential Highlight: Creating NYS AHPERD Mascot Finley

Mergardt, Rod 2017

Gerard "Rod" Mergardt

2013-2014

Conference Theme: Pride, Passion, Partnerships

Presidential Highlight:

Sherman, Lisa Southeastern Zone

Lisa Sherman

2012-2013

Conference Theme: Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Embrace the Future

Presidential Highlight: Instituting the NYS AHPERD Advocacy initiatives and committee

Quitoni, Jason

Jason Quitoni

2011-2012

Conference Theme: Footprints to our Future

Presidential Highlight: Established the NYS AHPERD "Joy of Effort" Award

Manson

Mara Manson

2010-2011

Conference Theme: Many Cultures One World: A Celebration of Diversity

Presidential Highlight: Designed and implemented the NYS AHPERD Online Institute for Professional Development

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Jason Lehmbeck

2009-2010

Conference Theme: "Together with Passion and Purpose"

Presidential Highlight: Had the first Health Section Keynote during the annual conference.

Section Presidents assumed the role of State Conference Program Planners.

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Lisa Hrehor

2008-2009

Conference Theme: Recreating our World through Wellness

Presidential Highlight: Lloyd Mott was hired as a consultant to COA and NYS AHPERD.

Oaks, Brian

C. Brian Oaks

2007-2008

Conference Theme: You are the Most Important Piece

Presidential Highlight: Highest recorded membership to date (4065) during term.

Daggett, Sara

Sara Daggett

2006-2007

Conference Theme: With Hearts, Brains and Courage Discovering our Futures Together

Presidential Highlight: First conference with financing for sections under the new reorganization plan

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Tom Howard

2005-2006

Conference Theme: Let's Make This Our Finest Hour!

Presidential Highlight: Executive Council and Board of Directors established a policy creating funds for the Jump Rope for Heart money to help fund the Section Treasury

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Paula Hamada Summit

2004-2005

Conference Theme: Small Steps...BIG CHANGE!

Presidential Highlight: Implemented the first Executive Training at the Conference

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Ronald Whitcomb

2003-2004

Conference Theme: YOU Can Make it Happen!

Presidential Highlight: Creating clear job descriptions for Zone and Section Presidents, and duties for Sections and Zones

Haight

Catharine Haight

2002-2003

Conference Theme: Passion and Commitment: The Foundation for Excellence

Presidential Highlight: Held first Executive Council meeting in the central office

Baker, Jack

John A. "Jack" Baker, EdD

2001-2002

Conference Theme: Strength from Within

Presidential Highlight: Dedicated the Central Office building

Hagerman, Toni

Toni Hagerman

2000-2001

Conference Theme: "Getting to the Heart of Education"

Presidential Highlight: Orchestrated the purchase of the building at 77 North Ann Street, Little Falls, NY for the Central Office.

Amundson

Rick Amundson

1999-2000

Conference Theme: "The Future is Now!"

Presidential Highlight: Initiated the use of sponsorships to the association

Merrill

Kate Merrill

1998-1999

Conference Theme: "2000 Moves For The New Millennium"

Presidential Highlight: NYSFHPE joins ranks with NYS AHPERD.

State Service Award is renamed the Distinguished Service Award.

Debel

Larry Debel

1997-1998

Conference Theme: "Spring to New Heights"

Presidential Highlight: Expanded the role of Executive Director from quarter time to full-time position.

Colleen Corsi was hired as full-time Executive Director beginning in September 1998.

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Sandra Morley

1996-1997

Conference Theme: "Working Together For A Healthy State"

Presidential Highlight: First joint conference between NYS AHPERD and NYSFPHE.

Creation of webpage for the Association and began the use of email as the primary source of communication.

Blessing

George Blessing

1995-1996

Conference Theme: "Impact on Tomorrow"

Presidential Highlight: Newsletter assembled and printed in Central Office

Harris

Judith A. Harris

1994-1995

Conference Theme: "Listen to Understand"

Presidential Highlight: Designated Flaghouse as the official supplier of equipment for the conference

Demas

Ken Demas

1993-1994

Conference Theme: "Common Goals - Different Roles"

Presidential Highlight: Initiation of the Monograph Series of publications by NYS AHPERD

Ingram

Judy Ingram

1992-1993

Conference Theme: "Educate Through the Physical"

Presidential Highlight: First use of "breakouts" after a keynote and began the "Follow the Leader" program for students at the annual conference.

Fay

Tom Fay

1991-1992

Conference Theme: "Shaping The Future From The Grassroots"

Presidential Highlight: Acted as part-time Executive Director for the Association following his presidency.

Seguine

Arlene Seguine

1990-1991

Conference Theme: "Get Healthy Fun, Be In The Run For '91"

Presidential Highlight: Establishment of the PERN network (PE Resource)

Marcus

Michael Marcus

1989-1990

Conference Theme: "Share Your Knowledge, You Have Much To Offer"

Presidential Highlight: Naismith Centennial Celebration program initiated to take place in 1991

Bowen

Shirley Bowen

1988-1989

Conference Theme: "Creating Active Lifestyles"

Presidential Highlight: Mission Statement drafted for NYS AHPERD

Utter

Sam Utter

1987-1988

Conference Theme: "Participate in '88"

Presidential Highlight: Publication of pamphlet " What Everyone Should Know About PE in NYS"

Southwick

Barbara E. Southwick

1986-1987

Conference Theme: "Humanism is H.P.E.R.D"

Presidential Highlight: Re-established a viable Student Section

Ault

John "Jack" Ault

1985-1986

Conference Theme: "Be Fit in '86"

Presidential Highlight: Robert Jackson is dismissed as Executive Director.

Bigel

Phyllis Bigel

1984-1985

Conference Theme: "Come Alive in '85"

Presidential Highlight: Adhoc committee was formed to examine the structure and function of NYS AHPERD.

Feingold

Ron Feingold

1984

Conference Theme: "A Time for Movement"

Presidential Highlight: Fought to keep Physical Education funding through the SED

DiPalma

Barbara DiPalma

1983-1984

Conference Theme: "Unify - We Need You More in '84"

Presidential Highlight: Worked with NYS Regents/Commissioner at Regional Conferences to retain mandates in PE and Health.

In October 1983, the "D" first appears in print in the Association acronym, NYS AHPERD.

Hoffman

Ronald Hoffman

1981-1983

Conference Theme: "Joining Together To Create A Better Life"

Presidential Highlight: Robert Jackson is appointed part-time Executive Director.

Retirees Section adopted the slogan "We're Waiting For You"

Puthoff

Martilu Puthoff

1981

Presidential Highlight: Central Office moves to 19 Fiddlers' Lane, Lathem.

Fullerton

Norm Fullerton

1980-1981

Conference Theme: "Caring Enough To Do Our Best"

Presidential Highlight: Initiated Jump Rope for Heart

Whisher

Angela Whisher

1979-1980

Conference Theme: "Purpose-Perseverance -Progress"

Presidential Highlight: Participated in the groundbreaking for the AAHPER national headquarters in Reston, Va as part of the LDC

Bunce

Roger T. Bunce

1978-1979

Conference Theme: "Putting It All Together"

Presidential Highlight: Dance becomes a new section in NYSAHPER

Soladay

Doris Soladay

1977-1978

Presidential Highlight: Incorporation of the Council for Health Ed, Council for Physical Education, Council for Recreation and the Council of Administrations

Bub

Robert Bub

1976-1977

Presidential Highlight: Association presents a paper defending mandates at the state level

Berger

H. Jean Berger

1975-1976

Presidential Highlight: Zone boundaries are reset from 19 to 21 Zones

Ahkao

Richard A. Ahkao

1974-1975

Conference Theme: " Toward A Better Life"

Presidential Highlight: Fought for the implementation of Commissioners Rules and Regulations governing Health and Physical Education

Cobane

Edith M. Cobane

1973-1974

Conference Theme: " Changes That Challenge"

Presidential Highlight: Statewide membership campaign initiated

Runyan

James A. Runyan

1972-1973

Conference Theme: "Reaching Out"

Presidential Highlight: Name change to read: NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Inc.

Slates for president will be for women on odd numbered years and men on even numbered years

Grant

John J. Grant

1971-1972

Conference Theme: "Re Design"

Presidential Highlight: Bernard E. Hughes resigns as Executive Director effective June 30, 1971. David S. Rothenberg is appointed Active Executive Director from July 1 - June 30, 1972.

Botsch

Doris M. Botsch

1970-1971

Conference Theme: "Imperative - Design For Action!"

Presidential Highlight: New membership structure providing opportunities to join sections, affiliates and the state association

Rothenburg

David S. Rothenberg

1969-1970

Conference Theme: "Commitment to Excellence"

Presidential Highlight: Establishment of a Bernard E. Hughes Recognition Award to be instituted by January 1970

Zona

Nicholas Zona

1968-1969

Conference Theme: "Innovations"

Presidential Highlight: First full size Journal is published in the fall of 1968

Britton

Pearl E. Britton

1967-1968

Conference Theme: "Progress Through Change"

Presidential Highlight: Dance Committee is granted Sectional status

DaBramo

Emilio "Dee" DaBramo

1966-1967

Conference Theme: "Think Positive and Think Big" (listed on conference program) "Unity Through Cooperation"

Presidential Highlight: 2,100 people registered for the annual conference at The Concord

Desch

Elizabeth M. Desch

1969-1970

Conference Theme: "Commitment to Excellence"

Presidential Highlight: It is announced that Bernard Hughes will become the first full-time Executive Secretary on September 1, 1965.

Weber

Robert J. Weber

1964-1965

Conference Theme: "Our Strength"

Presidential Highlight: Dr. Nash continues as Executive Secretary on a part-time basis through September 1, 1964.

Allen

Ross L. Allen

1963-1964

Conference Theme: "Teachable Moments"

Presidential Highlight: New zone boundaries and maps created

Stebbins

William A. Stebbins

1962-1963

Conference Theme: "Again-The Greek Ideal"

Presidential Highlight: Student enrollment from; Adelphi, Brockport, Buffalo, Brooklyn, CCNY, Cortland, Ithaca, Hunter, Kings College, Manhattan, NYS, Queens, Syracuse, TC Columbia, LIU

Guerrera

Joseph A. Guerrera

1961-1962

Conference Theme: "The Challenge of New Frontiers"

Presidential Highlight: Active solicitation for a new Executive Secretary begins with a goal for the transition to take place by September 1962.

Selverstone

Arthur W. Selverstone

1960-1961

Conference Theme: "Space Age Demands in Health Physical Education and Recreation"

Presidential Highlight: Eastern Zone divided into Northway (Saratoga), Zone II (Capital), Otsego-Delaware (Oneonta), Southern divided into East and West

Bradley

Raymond S. Bradley

1959-1960

Conference Theme: "Achieving Effective Interrelated Programs in Health, Physical Education and Recreation"

Presidential Highlight: Student Section being formulated.

Backus

Alice Backus

1958-1959

Conference Theme: "Balance For Living Most and Serving Best"

Presidential Highlight: Association reached highest membership ever, 22% increase from previous year

Smith

Elmer K. Smith

1957-1958

Conference Theme: "Operation Fitness"

Presidential Highlight: Recommended that all Zones have VP's for HPE & R; Presidents to serve 2 years; Membership Chair to serve 3 years.

Fairfield

Paul A. Fairfield

1956-1957

Conference Theme: "Beliefs into Action"

Presidential Highlight: Employed Dr. Jay B. Nash as Executive Secretary; purpose to "complete an endless chain of communications within our ranks."

Glunz

Ray Glunz

1955-1956

Conference Theme: "This We Believe"

Presidential Highlight: Continued research into the appointment of an executive secretary for the association.

Kuhnert

Julius Kuhnert

1954-1955

Conference Theme: "For Creative Action"

Presidential Highlight: First paid Executive Secretary approved for the Association.

Pratt

Julia M. Pratt

1953-1954

Conference Theme: "Roads to Agreement"

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Arthur L. Smith

1952-1953

Conference Theme: "Uniting for Action"

Presidential Highlight:: Operating code of the Finance Committee was approved and the recommendation was made that all committee chairpersons use it as a pattern to establish operating codes for all committees.

Saurborn

Jeannette Saurborn

1951-1952

Conference Theme: "Serving Community Needs"

Presidential Highlight: Appointed Marie Schuler as Parliamentarian

Appleton

Lloyd O. Appleton

1950-1951

 

Conference Theme: "Toward Better Learning"

 

Presidential Highlight: The first Association organization chart was printed in the conference program.

Shaw

John H. Shaw

1949-1950

Conference Theme: "Working Together"

Presidential Highlight: Dental Hygiene Teachers become an affiliate

Schuler

Marie R. Schuler

1948-1949

Conference Theme: "Progress Thru Standards"

Presidential Highlight: Service Award Committee added to be made up of 5 immediate Past Presidents.

RED

Carroll H. Smith "Red"

1947-1948

Conference Theme: "We Dare! Let's Go!"

Presidential Highlight: NYS Standards Project initiated

Moench

Francis J. Moench

1946-1947

Conference Theme: "More Teamwork"

Presidential Highlight: Two new sections to join, NYS Council on Health Teaching; Association of Women in Physical Education of NYS

Kloberg

Ethel T. Kloberg

1944-1946

Presidential Highlight: First female President of the Association

H. Harrison Clarke

1943-1944

Presidential Highlight: First reference to "professional hitch-hikers", individuals eligible to be members who choose not to join.

Elmon L. Vernier

1942-1943

Presidential Highlight: A Service Award was created to award qualified individuals who have spent a "lifetime" in service of physical education and are at retirement age.

Howe

Arthur H. Howe

1941-1942

Presidential Highlight: First membership drive began in September yielding 305 new members by the October meeting.

Paul Krimmel

1939-1941

Presidential Highlight: The word "recreation" is added to the title of the Association.

Charles J. Kraft, Jr.

1937-1939

Presidential Highlight: Voted to amend the constitution so as to provide for a first and second vice-president to relieve the workload.

Wohlers

Fred H. Wohlers

1936-1937

Presidential Highlight: The first publication of the state journal was sent to all health and PE teachers in NYS.

Ellis H. Champlin

1930-1936

Presidential Highlight: Ellis H. Champlin Award was established in 1962 by the Council of Administrators in memory of Ellis Champlin, an outstanding administrator in the field of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  The Ellis H. Champlin Award is the most prestigious award given by the COA.

Norton

Herman J. Norton

1924-1930

Presidential Highlight: Developed New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and was the first President.