New York State
Recreation & Park Society

The NYSRPS Executive Board is a group of distinguished individuals from a varied background of park, recreation, and therapeutic professions, as well as commercial enterprises that serve park and recreational needs. This dedicated group oversees the interests of NYSRPS and works to protect and advance the interests of its constituents. 

NYSRPS Board is comprised of regional representatives
New York State is divided into 3 regions (per bylaws) with the intent to provide full representation of park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals across New York State on the NYSRPS Board. Two representatives from each region is asked to serve, each for 3-year terms. Regional representatives' terms are staggered in an effort to ensure each region is represented at all times. 

Region 1- Hudson Valley, Long Island, Metro and Westchester

Region 2- Central NY, Capital Region, Adirondack-Lake Champlain and North Country

Region 3- Genesee Valley and Niagara Frontier

Pictured above (back row left to right) Past President, Eric Bacon, Region I Representative Tom Meyering, VP Programs and Services Gregg Goodman, Region II Representative Patrick McGinnis, Region III Representative Linanne Conroy, (front row) Region II Representative Leiko Benson, Treasurer Nathan Nagle, President Debra Keville, VP Professional Development Kristine Zingaro and President Elect Charry Lawson. Not pictured- Region I Representative, Jason Marra and Region III Representative, Joseph Menter.

NYSRPS 2019-2020 Executive Board Nominees Announced!

NYSRPS 2017-2018 Executive Board

Board President

Debra Keville, Retired OPRHP
2899 Skyline Drive Schenectady, NY 12306
518-506-6928 / 1 Year Term - Expires 2019


Charry Lawson,Town of Onondaga Parks and Recreation Department

4834 Velasko Rd. Syracuse, NY 13215
315-469-3464 /
1 Year Term- Expires 2019

Immediate Past President

Eric Bacon, Town of Camillus
4600 West Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13219
315-487-3600 /
1 Year term - Expires 2019

Vice President of Programs & Services

Gregg Goodman
Phone:(585) 752-1980 / 2 Year term - Expires 2020

Vice President of Professional Development

Kristine Zingaro, Town of Manlius Recreation Department
301 Brooklea Drive Fayetteville, NY 13066
Phone: 315-637-5188 /  2 Year Term - Expires 2019 


Nathan Nagle, Director of Recreation Village of Horseheads
202 S. Main Street Horsehead NY 14845
Phone: 607-739-5691/ 2 Year Term - Expires 2020


Julie LaFave, Commissioner of Parks City of Syracuse Dept. of Parks and Recreation
412 Spencer Street Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-473-4330 / 2 Year Term - Expires 2019 

Region I Representative 

Jason Marra, Great Neck Parks District
65 Arrandale Avenue Great Neck, NY 11024
Phone: 516-487-7665 / 3 Year Term - Expires 2020 

Region I Representative

Thomas Meyering, Town of Poughkeepsie
1 Overocker RoadPoughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: 845-485-3628 / 3 Year Term - Expires 2021

 Region II Representative

Patrick McGinnis, City of Binghamton, Parks and Recreation
38 Hawley Street Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone: (607) 772-7017 /  3 Year Term - Expires 2021

Region II Representative

Leiko Benson, Onondaga County Parks

106 Lake DriveLiverpool, NY 13088
315-453-6712 /  3 Year Term - Expires 2019 

(Photo Coming)

Region III Representative

Joseph Menter, Grand Island Recreation
3278 Whitehaven Road Grand Island, NY 14072
Phone: 716-773-9680 /  3 Year Term - Expires 2020

Region III Representative

Linanne Conroy, Town of Penfield Recreation Department
1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526
Phone: 585-340-8655 /  3-year term - Expires 2019 

(Photo Coming)

Honorary Representative

Maryann Corbisiero, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207
518-474-0457 /  


August 16, 2018
October 18, 2018
December 13, 2018 (Holiday Meeting)
February (tba)
April 9, 2019 (Annual Conference- Lake Placid)
May 16, 2019 (Final 2018-2019 Board Meeting)

Board meetings are at 10 am and are open to all to attend. We welcome guests and encourage participation.
Please contact for meeting room specifics and location.

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New York State Recreation & Park Society  501 C3 Not-for-Profit Organization

19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 200 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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