Region 5

The link below is to our  SAANYS APPR §3012-D: NEGOTIATION RESOURCE PACKET. This document contains important information for consideration when entering contract negotiations. Units are encouraged to review, proceed with caution, and call SAANYS with any questions or concerns. Click here to download packet.

Regional Structure

SAANYS’ Region 5 executive committee serves members throughout Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster 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 5  Contacts

Name: Henrie (Hank) Priestner-Werte
Title: Regional Chair
Email: henrie.priestner-werte@ouboces.org
Phone: (845) 544-1868

Name: Michael Dawkins
Title: *Regional Representative
Email: mdawkins1@hotmail.com
Phone: (518) 577-5541

Name: Tom Sands
Title: *Regional Representative
Email: tsandsjr@hotmail.com
Phone: (518) 587-6777

Name: Christine Arlt
Title: Board Member
Email: carlt@ccsd.edu
Phone: (845) 639-6460

Name: Harry Leonardatos
Title: Board Member
Email: hleonardatos@ccsd.edu
Phone: (845) 639-6504

Name: Robert Thomann
Title: Government Relations Committee Member
Email: rthom1@juno.com
Phone: 845-514 4237

Name: Mi Jung An
Title: Secretary
Email: man@ccsd.edu
Phone: (845) 624-3471

Name: Marie Toombs
Title: Regional Vice-chair
Email: toombsm@marlboroschools.org
Phone: (845) 565-9623

Name: Anne Kelly  
Title: Retiree Advisory Board Member
Email: akellyconsults@outlook.com
Phone: 914-388-0946