Meet Our Staff

Executive Department

Rita Ferris, CAE
President

518.880.6352

Louise Farbstein 
Executive Coordinator

518.880.6374

Conventions & Meetings Department

Scott Temple
Director, Convention & Meetings

518.880.6360

Melena Henzel
Manager, Convention & Meetings

518.880.6342

Education & Development Department

Erin O'Connor
Director, Education & Development

518.880.6348

Pam McHale
Education Coordinator

518.880.6380     

Finance & Administration Department

Marthanne Gershman
Director of Finance & Administration

518.880.6382



TBA
Senior Accountant

518.880.6388


Sarah Svensson
Accounting Assistant/Facility Manager

518.880.6372

Legislation & Regulatory Affairs Department

Jeff Keller, CAE
Director, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs

518.880.6376

Ashley Ranslow
Manager of Government Affairs

518.880.6350

Tony Leone
IT Manager

518.880.6358

Member Services Department

Shannon Burnett
Regional Director

540.220.6971


Steve Ciccone
Regional Director

585.455.6515

Anne Cunic
Regional Director

401.601.4440 

David Gluck
Regional Director

603.686.6369

Tammy Wandler-Ginexi
Regional Director

518.527.8376

Donna Berger
Event Coordinator

518.880.6344

Melissa Frissora
Event Coordinator

518.880.6340

Communications & Public Relations Department

Rob Totaro
Director of Communications & PR

518.880.6386

Melissa Stankovich
Art Director

518.880.6370

Associate Membership & Partnerships Department

Jim Reynolds
Director, Associate Membership & Partnerships

518.880.6366