Region 11

Congratulations Region 11 Friend of Education Award Winners

On behalf of the SAANYS Region 11 Board of Directors, it is our pleasure to honor these nine County Public Health Officials, with the 2021 SAANYS Region 11 Friend of Education Award. They have been a significant part of helping to safeguard the health of our schools, so that the mission of education could continue in our region. We thank them for their efforts, their energy, and the commitment they have all demonstrated to our school communities during this time of unprecedented uncertainty.

  • Cayuga County: Kathleen Cuddy, MPH
  • Genesee and Orleans County: Paul A. Pettit, MSL, CPH, Public Health Director
  • Livingston County: Jennifer Rodriguez, Public Health Director
  • Monroe County: Michael D. Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS, Commissioner of Public Health
  • Ontario County: Mary L. Beer, RN, MPH, Public Health Director
  • Schuyler and Yates County: Annmarie F. Flanagan DNP, FNP-C, Public Health Director
  • Seneca County: Vickie Swinehart, RN, MS, Director of Public Health
  • Steuben County: Darlene Smith, Director
  • Wayne County: Diane M. Devlin RN, BSN, MS, Director of Public Health

SAANYS Region 11 College Scholarship Award Winners

SAANYS Region 11 is proud to announce that this year we were able to award three one-thousand-dollar scholarships to the students listed below. The students submitted an essay titled, “A School Administrator Who Made a Difference in My Life.” A committee led by Breanna Mullen, assistant principal in the Seneca Falls CSD, reviewed the essays and made the selections. Congratulations and best wishes to the students and their administrators. The administrators received a plaque acknowledging this honor.


Congratulations Region 11 Award Winners!

  • Elementary: Francine Leggett, Principal, Webster School District
  • Middle School: Tracie Czebatol, Principal, Hilton School District
    Jackie Saunders, Assistant Principal, Webster School District
  • District Level: Kristin Paolini, Director of Curriculum, Spencerport School District
  • Essential Services Leader: Wayne Kittelberger, Director of Transportation, Rochester City School District
  • Friend of Education: Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
  • Student Scholarship Winner: Jennifer Page, Honoring Breana Mullen, Assistant Principal of Mynderse Academy, Seneca Falls School District

Jennifer Page from Seneca Falls wrote about her assistant principal Breana Mullen and how she made a difference in her life. Region 11 Representative Cheryl Bamford presented the award to her.

Joe Pustulka, co-chair of Region 11, presented to Francine Leggett (royal blue blouse), Elementary Administrator of the Year, Principal Webster School District and Jacqueline Saunders, Middle School Administrator of the Year, Assistant Principal Webster SD.




Andy Scott, Region 11 board member, presented to Wayne Kittleberger, director of transportation, Rochester City School District, Essential Service Leader Award, nominated by Bettyjean Callon.

Sean McCabe, principal at Spencerport, presented Kristin Paolini, director of curriculum at Spencerport, with District Level Administrator award.

Tracie Czebatol, received the middle school administrator award.



The Friend of Education award was presented to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Chief Michael Fowler accepted on behalf of the department.






Regional Structure

SAANYS’ Region 11 executive committee serves members in Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties. Under the leadership of the regional chairperson, elected committee members provide collegial support for administrators and administrative units in the region. Your regional representatives are your local contact for state-level representation and coordination of services.

Region 11  Contacts

Name: Joseph Pustulka
Title: Board Member / Regional Chair
Phone: (585) 216-0201

Name: Gary Manuse
Title: Board Member / Regional Vice Chair
Phone: (585) 617-2723

Name: Cheryl Bamford Conte
Title: Regional Representative
Phone: (315) 986-8596

Name: William MacKenzie
Title: Regional Representative
Phone: (585) 381-4942

Name: Mark Turner
Title: Regional Representative
Phone: (585) 787-0312

Name: Andy Scott
Title: Government Relations Committee

Name: Cynthia Lembo
Title: Awards Chair

Name: Larry Federman
Title: Treasurer
Phone: 585-377-4660

Name: W. Bruce Gorman
Title: Retiree Advisory Board 
Phone: 585-244-2387 

Name: Eric Windover
Title: Secretary 
Phone:  585-889-6227

City of Rochester Contacts

Name: Timothy Cliby
Title: Board Member
Phone: (585) 506-5272

Name: Rebecca Boyle
Title: Government Relations Committee Member

Name: Coretta Bridges
Title: Government Relations Committee

Name: Paul Lindsley
Title: Retiree Advisory Board Member
Phone: (585) 752-6276