Board Biographies

Craig Dailey Patricia DeBona-Rosier Stacey O'Neill Balduf
Neil Fitzpatrick Christopher Hockey Michael Leone
Richard Pento
James M. Root
Kevin VanNess



Craig Dailey, President
Joined Board July 2016

Occupation: Project Manager and Educational Facility Planner, King + King Architects LLP
Education: A.A.S. - Onondaga Community College (Architectural Technology), B.S. - College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Construction Management and Environmental Resource Engineering), M.S. - College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Construction Engineering), Graduate Certificate - San Diego State University (Educational Facility Planning).
Community Involvement: Modified School Start Time Committee - Volunteer, Upwards Basketball - Assistant Coach, Northside Church - Men's Ministry Director, Business Volunteer - School Districts for Project Based Learning and Career Development.

patricia debona rosier

Patricia DeBona-Rosier, Vice President
Joined Board July 2009

Occupation: English Teacher (Retired), Liverpool High School
Education: B. A. - SUNY Oswego (English); University of Pisa, Italy (Romance Languages)
Community Involvement: Vice President of Board of Directors for Liverpool Dollars for Scholars; Vice President of Board of Directors for Edge Federal Credit Union 

stacey oneill balduf  

Stacey O'Neill Balduf
Joined Board May 2010

Occupation: Stacey A. Balduf, Esq. Attorney for Children, Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Liverpool NY
Education: B.A. - Boston University School of Public Communications; J.D. - Syracuse University College of Law
Community Involvement: Student, Liverpool Art Center, Secretary, Standing Committee Episcopal Diocese of CNY; Attorney for Children Program, Vestry Member, Grace Episcopal Church, Syracuse.

neil fitzpatrick  

Neil Fitzpatrick, Vice President
Joined Board May 2014

Occupation: Claims Manager, State Farm Insurance of CNY
Community Involvement: LCSD Facilities Advisory Committee; Activities Committee Chair at St. Elizabeth Seton Church; Confirmation Teacher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church; Board of Directors at Taunton Volunteer Fire Department


Christopher Hockey
Joined Board July 2016

Occupation: Director of Registration and Records, Onondaga Community College
Education: B.A. - SUNY Oswego (Political Science); M.S. - Syracuse University (Higher Education); Ed.D - St. John Fisher College (Executive Leadership)
Community Involvement: Willow Field Elementary PTO


Michael Leone
Joined Board July 2015

Occupation: NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Keller Williams Realty; Owns Painting Company
Community Involvement: Board member for Little League, LHS Hockey Booster Club President and a volunteer coach for numerous sports

richard pento  

Richard Pento
Joined Board October 2007

Occupation: Secondary Science Teacher, John C. Birdlebough High School
Education: B.S. - SUNY Oswego (Biology); M.S - SUNY Oswego (Biology); C.A.S. in Administration - Mass. College of Liberal Arts
Community Involvement: Liverpool Optimist Basketball Coach; Liverpool Youth Soccer Coach; Entergy Science Fair Mentor; Science Olympiad Judge

james m root  

James Root
Joined Board July 2011

Occupation: Elementary Teacher (Retired), Elmcrest Elementary School
Education: B.S. - LeMoyne College (Sociology); M.S - Syracuse University (Elementary Education)
Community Involvement: Volunteer & Board of Directors Camp Good Days & Special Times; Elmcrest PTO Volunteer; President of Parish Council at St. John's Church

kevin vanness  

Kevin Van Ness
Joined Board July 2011

Occupation: ACCES-VR Administrator, New York State (Syracuse Office)
Education: B.A. - Lake Forest College, IL (Political Science); M.P.A - Syracuse University (Public Administration)
Community Involvement: V.I.T.A.L (Vision in the Arts at Liverpool); United Way of Central NY; St. John’s Church Choir