1 Education Drive

Room F-3293 Garden City, New York 11530

About NCCFT

The Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers is a local of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), a federation of more than 900 local unions representing more than 480,000 people who work in, or are retired from, New York’s schools, colleges, and healthcare facilities. NYSUT represents classroom teachers, college and university faculty and professional staff, school bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, cafeteria workers, teacher assistants and aides, nurses and healthcare technicians.

NYSUT is part of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the fastest growing union in the United States. We are also part of the AFL-CIO and Education International.

Leadership
Executive Board
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Faren Siminoff
President

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David Stern
Vice President Classroom Faculty

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Vasiliki Lagakis
Vice President Non-Classroom/Professional Faculty

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Caroline Falconetti
Treasurer

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Suzanne Kaebnick
Secretary

Department Representatives (Jan '21 - May '23)
Accounting and Business
Delegate Alternate
Christine Marchese
Taryn Rella
Adminstrative Business Technology
Delegate Alternate
Noreen Lowey
Lynn Bergin
Africana Studies
Delegate Alternate
Dawn Harris
Rodney Patterson
Allied Health Science
Delegate Alternate
Donna Cempa-Danziger
Nicole Schiffmacher
Art
Delegate Alternate
Jason Gorman
Cheryl McBride
Biology
Delegate Alternate
Caitlin Thurber
Chemistry
Delegate Alternate
Qi Wang
Charles Hicks
Communications
Delegate Alternate
Stephen Ogumah
Victoria Chai
Criminal Justice
Delegate Alternate
Jolie Zangari
Robert Costello
Economics and Finance
Delegate Alternate
Daniel Wolman
Darleen Braunshweiger
Engineering/ Physics/ Technology
Delegate Alternate
Craig Capria
Kathleen Gallagher
English
Delegate Alternate
Timothy Strode
Susan Cushman
Foreign Languages
Delegate Alternate
Consuelo Arias
Silvia Albanese
Health/Physical Ed & Recreation
Delegate Alternate
Margaret Toomey
History/Political Science/Geography
Delegate Alternate
Edward Boyden
Leonardo Falcon
Hospitality Business
Delegate Alternate
Dierdre Gibson
Linda Hittleman
Legal Studies
Delegate Alternate
Adrienne Motel
Phylis Sherman
Library
Delegate Alternate
James Mantegna
LINCC
Delegate Alternate
Mary Woodruff
Marketing/Retailing/Fashion
Delegate Alternate
Joseph Pescatore
Stephanie Buto
Math/Comp Science/Info Technology
Delegate Alternate
Joseph Bernat
Ernest DeFalco
Mortuary Science
Delegate Alternate
Michael Mastellone
Gerald Wingster
Music
Delegate Alternate
Christopher Miley
Harry Marenstein
Nursing
Delegate Alternate
Sabine Coriolan-Victome
Jeanine Cook-Garard
Philosophy
Delegate Alternate
Francisco Pupa
Gary Ostertag
Physical Sciences
Delegate Alternate
Gregory Lehenbauer
Adrienne Nocella
Professional Faculty Unit
Delegate Alternate
Thomas O'Beirne
Andrea Warmbrand
Psychology
Delegate Alternate
Kimberly Wells-Bernard
Sidney Hochman
Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
Delegate Alternate
Vondora Wilson-Corzen
Jim Young
Student Personnel Services
Delegate Alternate
Miriam Afkahami-Ramirez
Darren Petronella
Theatre/Dance
Delegate Alternate
Richard Ginsburg
Peiran Teng
Committees
JOSEPH F. CARLINO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE, AARON SELIGMAN MEMORIAL, M. DEBRA DESANTO STUDENT AIDE, and CARMINE DESANTO STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

Emanuel Boussios – Co-Chair – (Soc/Anthro/SW)
Linda Hittleman – Co-Chair – (Hospitality Business)
Angela Oglesby-Reyes – (MAT/CSC/ITE)
Suzanne Kaebnick – Ex-Officio (NCCFT/English)

JOSEPH F. CARLINO, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Mahmood Pournazari – Co-Chair – (MAT/CSC/ITE)
Heather Huntington – Co-Chair (MAT/CSC/ITE)
Christopher Roethel – (MAT/CSC/ITE)
Suzanne Kaebnick – ex-0fficio (NCCFT/English)

TELLERS

Susan Mitchell – Chair – (HPER)
Dorothy Rabbene – Secretary – (ABT/HIT)
Jason Gorman – (Art)
Alex Sanchioli – (ITS)
Caitlin Thurber (Biology)
Vasiliki Lagakis – ex-officio (NCCFT/SPS)

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Sarah Monahan – (Allied Health Sciences)
Thomas O’Beirne – (PFU – Admissions)
Kimberley Reiser – (Biology)
David Stern – Ex-Officio – (NCCFT/Physical Sciences)

Sabbatical Committee

Darshna Katwala–Chair–(English)
Debra Grodenchik — (MAT/ CS/ IT)
Susan Goldson — (ABT/ HIT)
Christine Marchese — (Accounting/ Bus Admin)
Diana Milillo-Portugal — (Psychology)
Laura O’Connell — (Communications)
Stephanie Sapiie — (Hist/ Poli Sce/ Geog; 1st Alt 23-24)
Timothy Strode — (English; 2nd Alt 22-23; 1st Alt 23-24)

 

 

Promotion and Tenure Committee

Katrina Frazier — Chair — (Library)
Emad Alfar — (Math/ CS/ IT)
Miguel Alonso — (Hist/ Poli Sci/ Geog)
Julie Delalastra — (Marketing/Retail/Fashion)
Marilyn Curry — (ABT/ HIT)
Kathleen Gallagher — (ENS/ PHYS/ TechCharles Hicks (Chemistry)
Thomas O’Beirne — (PFU)
Judy Suh — (SPS)
Christine Tuaillon — (Biology)
Valerie Lagakis — ex-officio

 

Political Action Committee

Caitlin Thurber — Chair — (Biology)
Joseph Bernat — (Hist/ Poli Sci/ Goeg)
Thomas Bruckner — (Physical Sciences)
Joan Buckley — (Nursing)
Richard Cappiello — (ITS)
Katherine Cho — (Criminal Justice)
Doreen Davis — (PFU Financial Aid)
Natalia de Cuba — (LINCC)
Richard Ginsburg — (Theatre and Dance)
Charles Hicks — (Chemistry)
Elizabeth Hynes-Musnisky — (English)
Matthew Lacombe — (Art)
Cheryl McBridge — (Art)
Marcia McNair — (English)
Myrna Pereira — (PFU)
Margaret Toomey — (HPER)
Christine Tuaillon — (Biology)
Frances Viscovich — (Physical Sciences)
Kimberly Wells- Bernard (Psychology)
Suzanne Kaebnick — ex-officio (NCCFT/ English)