Board Biographies

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


patricia debona rosier  

Patricia DeBona-Rosier, 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

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

stacey oneill balduf  

Stacey O'Neill Balduf
Joined Board May 2010

Occupation: Attorney-at-Law, Balduf & Balduf Law Firm
Education: B.A. - Boston University (Public Communications); J.D. - Syracuse University College of Law
Community Involvement: Episcopal Diocese of CNY; Diocesan Commission on Ministry; VITAL; Youth & Education Coordinator at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church


Craig Dailey
Joined Board July 2016

Occupation: Project Manager and Educational Facility Planner, King + King Architects LLP
Education: A.A.S. from Onondaga Community College (Architectural Technology), B.S. from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Construction Management and Environmental Resource Engineering), M.S. from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Construction Engineering), Graduate Certificate from San Diego State University (Educational Facility Planning).
Community Involvement: Modified School Start Time Committee Phase 1 and 2 Community Volunteer, Upwards Basketball Assistant Coach, Men's Ministry Director at Northside Church, Business Volunteer to School Districts for Project Based Learning and Career Development.


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