Albert (Skip) Voorneveld

Albert (Skip) Voorneveld

President

Skip Voorneveld has taught social studies and special education and has been a special education administrator. For over twenty-five years he worked as a high school and middle school principal on Long Island. Mr. Voorneveld served as a CAS unit president for more than twenty years and has been a member of CAS Executive Board since 2004. Currently he is the CAS President and is on the Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association (ESSAA) Executive Board as Executive Vice President.

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Anthony C. Laurino

Anthony C. Laurino

President Emeritus and Legislative Liaison

Tony Laurino brings a lifetime of professional experience and knowledge to CAS.  He has been an elementary and secondary teacher, department chairperson and building administrator in both the New York City Public Schools and the Smithtown School District.  In 1974 the Smithtown Administrators Association joined CAS and in 1975 he was appointed to the CAS Executive Board as the Suffolk Director. In the ensuing years he has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, Executive Vice President and President since 1995.  Presently he serves as ESSAA Legislative Liaison.

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John Nocero

John Nocero

Executive Vice President

John Nocero has been a successful music teacher and building principal in the Smithtown Schools for over thirty-seven years. John served as President of the Smithtown School Administrators’ Association from 2006 to 2012. Currently CAS Executive Vice President, he has also previously served as Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. As a delegate for the Empire State School Administrators Association he facilitated the development of the Annual Performance Plan Review for Principals and has been recognized with both the SCOPE Administrator Service Award and the ESSAA Administrator of the Year Award for Region1.

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Frank Naccarato

Frank D. Naccarato, Jr.

Vice President

Frank Naccarato has enjoyed a long and successful career in the Lindenhurst School District where he has been a Technology teacher, Chairperson of the Department, and Assistant Principal. For the past many years Frank has been the Principal of the Lindenhurst Middle School, one of the largest middle schools on Long Island and served several terms as the President of the Lindenhurst Association of School Administrators (LASA). As CAS Suffolk Director and Vice President, Frank has been an active member of the CAS Executive Board since 2010.

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Terry Nigrelli

Vice President

Terry Nigrelli has been the Director of Cultural Arts for the Bay Shore Schools since 2000. He has been a successful band teacher for many years and is a Juilliard School graduate.  Recently he was selected as an “Apple Distinguished Educator” and has remained active in NYSSMA. Mr. Nigrelli has been a CAS unit president for many years and currently serves as a CAS Vice President and on the ESSAA Executive Board.

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Vincent Vizzo

Vice President

Vincent Vizzo is presently Principal of RC Murphy Junior High School in Stony Brook. He has taught Spanish at the secondary level and is also an adjunct professor at Suffolk Community College. With nearly forty years of teaching and administrative experience, he is President of The Three Village Administrator’s Association and has been an active member of CAS for many years.

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James Kassenbaum

James Kassebaum

Treasurer

For over twenty years, James Kassebaum has served as an administrator at HB Thompson Middle School in the Syosset Central School District, and recently celebrated his fifteenth year as Principal.  He has also been a guidance counselor and teacher in other districts on Long Island, Westchester and New York City.  Mr. Kassebaum is currently the co-president of the Nassau County Middle Level Principals’ Association.  Jim is currently serving as CAS Treasurer and has served as a CAS unit president for several years.

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Christine DiPaola

Christine DiPaola

Suffolk Director

Chris DiPaola is a talented member of the CAS Executive Board who began her career in education as a school psychologist working at both the elementary and high school levels.  She has served as a Department Chairperson for Special Education and has been the Principal of the Wenonah Elementary School in the Sachem CSD for the past sixteen years.  Ms. DiPaola is also the Coordinator of the Afterschool Child Care program and is active in the Sachem Administrators Association, previously serving as the Vice President and currently as President.

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Dr. LaQuita Outlaw

Director of Professional Development

Dr. LaQuita Outlaw has been a public school administrator on Long Island for over 15 years and is currently the principal of Bay Shore Middle School located in Suffolk County. Dr. Outlaw is the Co-president of the Suffolk County Middle Level Principals’ Association and a former President of the Long Island Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (LIASCD). She has been an active member of the Bay Shore Administrators Association and has served on several CAS committees designed to provide support and assistance for local administrators.

Dr. Outlaw earned her Doctoral degree in Educational Technology from St. John’s University and has been the recipient of recognitions from the National Council of 100 Black Women (Suffolk County Chapter), the Town of Islip, St. John’s University,  and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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Marion Fine

CAS Committee Chair

Marion Fine began her professional career in Social Work working with troubled teens and runaways.  In 1985, she jumped ship to private industry.  She came back to public service in 1999 and has been working at Nassau BOCES for 18 years.  She currently supervises a team of 14 certified professionals who support and service 56 school districts and 5 charter and private schools in either of the four Student Information Systems, eSchoolData, Infinite Campus, PowerSchool and schooltool.  In 2008, Marion served on the Executive Board of the Nassau BOCES Technical Administrators Association and was elected Vice President of the TAA in 2010.  Upon the retirement of Janet Weisel in January, 2017, Marion has been serving as TAA President.

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Dr. Kevin Simmons

CAS Committee Chair

Dr. Simmons has been a teacher, coach, and school administrator on Long Island for more than 20 years. He first worked in the Syosset Central School District as a Social Studies teacher and more recently in the Smithtown Central School District where he is currently the principal of Smithtown HS East. Dr. Simmons has been involved in ASCD and other professional organizations on Long Island.  Over the years he has been an active member of the Smithtown School Administrators Association executive board in a variety of capacities and now serves as President.

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John Zampaglione

CAS Committee Chair

Since 1993 John Zampaglione has worked in several secondary schools in Levittown where he has been a successful Science teacher, Science Department Chair, Assistant Principal and Principal. He brings a wealth of secondary experience to our organization and is currently the Principal of the Jonas Salk Middle School. John has been an active member of the Levittown School Administrators Association and ably serves on the executive board as Vice President.

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Demetria Marino

Office Manager

Since 2003, Demetria has been the cheerful voice on the other end of the phone or an email in the CAS Hauppauge office. In her position as Office Manager, she is always willing to capably assist all CAS members with administrative information such as billing, membership data, member benefits, workshop registration and upcoming CAS events. Demetria graduated from Hofstra University with a B.S. Degree in Professional Studies/Political Science in 2005 and is a board member on the Long Island Chapter of Tourette Association of America.

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Robert Unger

Robert Ungar, Esq.

CAS Lobbyist

For more than 21 years, Robert A. Ungar Associates, Inc., has provided its’ clients with strategic advice, political consulting, lobbying and advocacy services in New York City, surrounding counties and New York State.  The firm also provides related media and public relation services.  Robert A. Ungar (Bob) is an attorney admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut and federal courts including the United States Supreme Court.  He is also the principal of Robert A. Ungar P.C., a law firm serving the New York metropolitan area.

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Lawyers


Brad A. Stuhler, Esq

Brad A. Stuhler, Esq.

Lawyer

During his time with CAS, Brad has successfully litigated cases on behalf of the membership in both federal and state court. As counsel for CAS, Brad has successfully represented members in various disciplinary proceedings brought pursuant to Education Law 3020, Civil Service Law Section 75, as well as part 83 hearings before the Commissioner of Education. In addition, he has successfully represented members before the Commissioner of Education and Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Brad has negotiated nearly 100 collective bargaining agreements and countless grievance, disciplinary and separation settlements for members.

Before joining CAS, Brad was a labor attorney with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). In his capacity as a federal labor attorney, Brad prosecuted Unfair Labor Practices and operated as a Hearing Officer over unit representation hearings. While with the Federal government Brad was twice recognized for his ability to resolve complex labor disputes and received certification in mediation.

Brad holds his undergraduate degree from VillanovaUniversity and his law degree from St. John’sUniversity. He is admitted to practice in the Eastern District Federal Court and Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Brad is a frequent guest presenter before local education associations having presented on issues ranging from APPR to school district realignment and/or reorganization.

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Michael Starvaggi

Michael Starvaggi, Esq.

Lawyer

Michael Starvaggi is a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fordham University, and holds his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School. He is counsel to over five hundred public school administrators affiliated with the Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association [ESSAA]. In that capacity, he has handled collective bargaining negotiations, Article 78 proceedings, trial court litigation, impact bargaining, contract grievances, arbitration and PERB claims. He has been successful in settling favorable contract terms in difficult negotiating environments and obtaining winning results for administrators in disputes with their employers.

Prior to becoming counsel to ESSAA, Mr. Starvaggi represented students and parents in a range of matters involving school district liability and student discipline matters. His career has also included transactional and litigation work at large and small New York City based firms, as well as acting as legal editor to some of the nation’s leading treatises on commercial law.

Mr. Starvaggi is admitted to the practice of law in New York and New Jersey. He also teaches Education Law at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

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