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DASA Task Force

DASA Task Force Charge
Name Position Institution
Aung, Khin Mai

Director, ELL Civil Rights & Policy/Assistant Counsel

Berck, Gregory S. Assistant Director, Governmental Relations & Assistant Counsel

NYS Council of School Superintendents

Cantaffa, David

Assistant Provost for Educator Preparation


Carman, Becky

Director, Policy and Community Development

Shenendehowa Central Schools

Cassel, Laurie

Deputy Superintendent

Ulster BOCES

Capers, Natasha

Coordinator NYC Coalition for Educational Justice
Comerford, Claire Assistant Principal Somers Senior High School

Cowles, Grant

Senior Policy and Advocacy Associate for Youth Justice

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York

D'Agati, John

Deputy Commissioner, Office of Higher Education


Gallagher, Cynthia

Director, Government Relations

School Administrators Association of NYS

Geraci, Laura

Associate Professor

SUNY Fredonia

Jalloh, Mary Grenz

Director, Adult Education Ulster BOCES
Jean, Gloria Adjunct Instructor; Past-President, NYS School Counselor Association The College of Saint Rose

Karger, Mary Jane

Co-chair, GLSEN Hudson Valley Chapter GLSEN Hudson Valley

Kelly, Agatha

Assistant Professor St. Joseph's College - Brooklyn Campus

Lahey, Trace

Clinical Professor CUNY York College

Marcou-O'Malley, Marina

Operations and Policy Director

Alliance for Quality Education

Miller, Gena

School Justice Project Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works Fellow Advocates for Children of NY

McSweeney, Terry

Assistant in Research and Educational Services NYS United Teachers
Mongelli, Jeffrey Senior Staff Counsel NYS School Boards Association

Payne, Elizabethe

Director, Queering Education Research Institute (QuERI) and Distinguished Lecturer

CUNY Hunter College

Polleck, Jody

Associate Professor CUNY Hunter College
Renfroe, Eòghann  Policy Coordinator  Empire Justice Center
Reynolds, Terry

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

Orange-Ulster BOCES

Rider, Renee (co-chair)

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Student Support Services


Rivera, Bernice

Assistant in Educational Services


Rosenberg, Michael

Dean and Professor

SUNY New Paltz
Sapon-Shevin, Mara


Syracuse University

Schieble, Melissa

Associate Professor CUNY Hunter College
Shanock, Andrew Associate Professor The College of Saint Rose
Smith, Christy

Assistant Dean for Academics and Assessment

University at Albany

Smith-Thompson, Toni

Education Organizer NY Civil Liberties Union
Sommers, Shirley

Associate Professor

Nazareth College

Sugarman, Kathleen Hayes

Associate Professor

SUNY Geneseo

Thaickal, Jolynn

Assistant in Educational Improvement Services

Woo, Ron

Deputy Director, NYS Language RBERN

New York University