Western NY Regional Meetup March 2023

NYSCATE Western NY Regional

Winter Meet-Up

Sponsored by

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Join Phil Jarosz, NYSCATE Western NY Regional Director, and Michelle Okal-Frink, NYSCATE At-Large Director in the region, for this annual free Western NY Meet-Up! Continuing on with the great experiences of members in the Western NY region at the NYSCATE annual conference last year, we want to continue the wonderful connecting and learning at our spring meetup in March.

This is a great chance to network with other WNY Educators and meet the director and influencers from the WNY Region. Discover who NYSCATE is, how we can help WNY with technology education, explore our PD opportunities, and hear about the exciting grant and conference opportunities for this year.

Special thanks to Educational Vistas for sponsoring this meet-up.

Registration closes on March 16 at 3 pm ET.  

Western New York Region


The Western New York Region includes all members who live or work in any K-12 or Higher Educational Institution in the following counties:

  • Allegany

  • Cattaraugus

  • Chautauqua

  • Erie

  • Genesee

  • Livingston

  • Monroe

  • Niagara

  • Ontario

  • Orleans

  • Seneca

  • Wayne

  • Wyoming

  • Yates

WNY Board of Director Representation


Phil Jarosz

NYSCATE WNY Regional Director

Instructional Technology Coach

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD

Contact Phil


Michelle Okal-Frink

Michelle Okal-Frink

At-Large Board Member

Western New York Regional Information Center

Contact Michelle


Doreen Pietrantoni

Doreen Pietrantoni

At-Large Board Member

Monroe One BOCES

Contact Doreen


Western New York Influencers


Christina O'Malley, Akron Central School District

Robyn Ackerman, Brighton Central School District

Jodi Huber, Brockton CSD

Jennifer Back, Byron-Bergen

Ryan McGinnis, CA BOCES

Wendy Villone, Caledonia-Mumford

Kris VanDuyne, Canandaigua City School District

Kristi Briggs, Canaseraga CSD

Rob Miller, Cattaraugus-Little Valley

Dana Comas-Baez, Charter School for Applied Technologies

Sarah Janis, Cleveland Hill UFSD

Jeffery Addesa, Depew UFSD

Lisa Brown, East Aurora Union Free School District

Nicole Mucica, East Irondequoit

Aimee Bloom, Erie 1 BOCES Instructional Services

Jennifer A. Mikula, Falconer Central School

Eileen Anderson, Fillmore Central School

Katie McFarland, Geneva CS

Mary Howard, Grand Island Central School

Lynn Girolamo, Greece CSD

Kerry Smith, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD

Deann Poleon, Lake Shore CSD

Amy Balling, Lancaster CSD

Karen Tran, LeRoy Central Schools

Laura Moore, Lyndonville CSD

Jaclyn Kavanagh, Monroe 1 BOCES

Aaron Sweet, Newark CSD

Nicholas Kiser, Newfane CSD

David Lasky, Olean City School District

Alison Kuitems, Orchard Park CSD

Susan Grammatico, Palmyra-Macedon CSD

Paige LaBarr, Pittsford CSD

Brianna Sick, Prattsburgh CSD

Dan Maul, Royalton-Hartland CSD

Melissa Lindner, Saints Peter and Paul School

Susan Schnaufer, Salamanca CCSD

Bruce Paul Cavallaro, School of Holy childhood

Dan Thomas, Southwestern Central Schools

Janeen Pizzo, SUNY Brockport

Paul Szymendera, Sweet Home Central School District

Jeanne Weber, The Harley School

Laura Schmidt, Tonawanda City School District

Toby Coleman, Waterloo Central School District

Dionne Barratt, Wayland-Cohocton CSD

Caitlin Bowen, Wellsville CSD

Sarah Tanski, West Seneca Central School District

Torrence Jones, West Seneca Central Schools

Kim Lewis, West Valley CSD

Cara Montrois, Wheatland-Chili Teacher Center

James Wolfer, Whitesville Central School

Giorgio LoBianco, Williamsville Central Schools

Jennifer Murphy, Williamsville Central Schools

Upcoming Western New York Events

The region is one of the largest in NYSCATE and its members are very involved in the association. We'll be updating more information about events and programs in Western NY in this space in the coming months.