Conference team

2022 Annual Conference Committee

The 2022 Annual Conference Committee is comprised of the brightest minds throughout New York State. The team of volunteers work year-round to make sure all attendees have a national-conference experience, right here in NY!

Conference Chairperson

Dr. Amy DelCorvo, NYSCATE

Conference Platform

Amy Balling, Lancaster CSD

Corporate Forum Chairpersons

Susan Zieres, Sullivan BOCES

Steve Andrus, GST BOCES/RIC

Mike Sylofski, NERIC

Dana Castine, Florida CSD

TEDx Masterclass Chairpersons 

Andrew Wheelock, Erie 1 BOCES, WNYRIC

Mary Howard, Grand Island CSD

Entertainment/Hospitality Chairperson 

Jody Butts, Susquehanna Valley CSD

Exhibitor Chairperson

Dr. Deborah Baker, NYSCATE

Keynote Chairperson

Dr. Andrea Tejedor, bluum

MakerFaire/STEAMfest Chairpersons 

Antonio Scordo, Erie #1 BOCES

Daniel Schneiderman, RMSC

Laurie Yager, MORIC

Pat Rapp, Fairport Public Library

Multimedia Chairperson

Mark D’Annunzio, Monroe #1 BOCES

NYSCATE Central Chairperson

Joi Chimera, New Rochelle CSD

Interactive Worshops & Poster Session Chairpersons

Doreen Pietrantoni, Monroe #1 BOCES

Dana Bowers, Monroe #1 BOCES

Presider Chairperson

Michelle Okal-Frink, WNYRIC

Marley Smith, Stanley G. Falk School

Program Chairperson

Mary Beth Guthrie, NYSCATE

Program Committee

  • Brianna Sick, Plattsburgh CSD

  • Erica Preston, St. Regis CSD

  • Alana Winnick, Pocantico Hills CSD

  • Bianca Rivera, East Islip SD

  • Lisa Blank, Watertown CSD

  • Paige LaBarr, Pittsford CSD

  • Victoria Lowe, NYCDOE

Registration Chairperson

Amy Shanahan, NYSCATE

Scholarship Chairperson

Anne Zachmeyer, RIT

Social Media Chairpersons

Jonathan Redeker, Goshen CSD

Mark Giufre, Saratoga County YMCA School Age Childcare

Sustainability Chairperson

Giuliana Pietrantoni, Climate Solutions Accelerator

Technical Support Chairpersons

Dustin Andrus, BT BOCES

Tim Myers, BT BOCES