Region 11

Congratulations Region 11 George Vito Award Winners

On behalf of the SAANYS Region 11 Board of Directors, it is our pleasure to honor these four administrators, with the 2021 SAANYS Region 11, George Vito Awards. They were nominated by their colleagues and supervisors to recognize their leadership in support of our students and the school community. We thank them for their efforts, their energy, and their commitment to education.


Elementary Administrator of the Year
Jeffery Hamelinck – Newark Central School District










High School Administrator of the Year
Jacqueline Goodwine – Webster Central School District










District Level Administrator of the Year
Dr Karen Soanes – Bloomfield Central School District










Essential Services Leader of the Year
Blaine Cunningham – Webster Central School District






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.





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: Veronica Puglisi
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: John Rowe
Title: Board Member

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