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BARBARA MCCARTHY, PRESIDENT I retired from Hartford Central School in Washington County after 34 years of teaching 4th grade and K-5 AIS Math. While in that position, I served as local president for 14 years, among several other union roles. I was hired to be the NYSUT Retiree Services Consultant for Retiree Councils 9 and 10 in March of 2008, after retiring from teaching in June of 2007, and served in that position until June of 2017. In 2020, I was elected President of Retiree Council 10 as well as a delegate to the Representative Assembly. For the past 21 years, I have served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Nicol-Brown Piping Competition and for 6 years I have volunteered at the Wilton Food Pantry restocking shelves and processing food deliveries. I love history and make that the basis for the trips I choose to take. I’m a genealogy junkie and have spent countless hours adding to my multigenerational trees. As a strong proponent of the leadership Unions provide to their members, I have volunteered most every summer from 2006 until 2019 to travel to locations around the US to organize members where there is not strong union membership. I always returned reminded of the strength of our own union, NYSUT, and of the support and leadership we were provided. I want this to continue for today’s teachers. Every day they encounter so many more challenges in the workplace that I never dreamed we, as professionals, would have to deal with. Public schools do unite us, and we need to support our counterparts that have chosen to educate the next generation.

CLIFF BROSNAN, FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT As your RC 10 1st Vice President, I intend to work to not only maintain, but improve, your retiree benefits. As a Committee of 100 delegate, I will help educate legislators on the need to improve your pension, Medicare and social security benefits. Your VOTE-COPE contributions are needed to do that effectively. As a former VOTE-COPE coordinator, I understand that your contributions are an investment in protecting and improving your benefits. As a Special Ed Teacher at WSWHE BOCES for 34 years, coach for 10 years, and having held several union positions at my local (SABEA), I am dedicated to helping you and the children we educate.


SANDIE CARNER-SHAFRAN, SECOND VICE PRESIDENT. I worked for 38 years for the Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES as a Teacher Aide and then as a Certified Teaching Assistant retiring in 2020. I also retired this year after 25 years serving as a NYSUT Board of Directors, Exec BOD. I’m currently serving on the Executive Board of my Local union as the Labor Ambassador & Co-Chair of our Saratoga Adirondack BOCES Employees Association Women’s Committee, President of the Saratoga Labor Council and The Greater Capital Region Teacher Center Policy BOD member. I have been serving on committees for NYSUT, The Women’s Committee, Civil Human Rights Committee and NYSUT’s State Retiree Advisory Committee. My future plans as RC 10 Second VP are to help recruit more School Related Professionals to join our retiree council and to assist with our very successful Social Justice Program. I want to foster more opportunities for us in giving back, lifting up, and helping our communities. I want our communities to be better for everyone. Union For Life is my motto!

COLLEEN CONDOLORA, SECRETARY. Thank you to the NYSUT Retiree Council 10 membership for the opportunity to serve you as Secretary. I have been fortunate to have worn many hats throughout my tenure in education. A passion of mine is union activism. I am currently a retired Capital Region BOCES Special Education Teaching Assistant for 34 years. I served on multiple district wide committees for the entirety of my career. My union activities include 21 years on Capital Region BOCES Faculty Association Executive Board as Secretary and Teaching Assistant Chapter Vice President. I was a delegate to NYSUT’s Election District 10 for fifteen years. I currently serve on the NYSUT Health and Safety Committee as Chairperson. I am also a Facilitator and the Regional Coordinator for the Capital Region NYSUT Education and Learning Trust. On a personal note, I am a mother of two and grandmother of five. Family, friends, and my fur babies are all priorities to me. I enjoy vacationing with my grandchildren and exploring new adventures with them. Moving forward through my retirement and tenure on the RC 10 Executive Board, I will strongly advocate to promote equity for retiree issues and will continue to be a voice on issues such as women’s rights, health and safety issues, safeguarding social security and Tier fairness. Keeping an eye on our best interests and for future retirees is important to

MARY KRUCHINSKI, TREASURER In 2016 I retired after 38 years of teaching in both public and private schools. Mostly, I taught first grade, and I also have taught kindergarten to fifth grade as well as remedial math. My last 28 years were at Washington Academy (Salem). In Salem I held many roles in the union: 25 years as president, grievance chair, negotiations, and APPR. While at Salem, I was successful in attaining my National Board Certificate as a middle school generalist, of which I am very proud. Multiple summers I volunteer for AFT working to organize in western states in a grassroot attempt to strengthen Unions across America. I believe the American labor movement is alive and getting stronger each day. Having served as Co-Chair of the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, NYSUT Small and Rural Advisory Committee, RA delegate, and ED 10 rep, I encourage you to attend our RC 10 general meetings and other events. Try our website or Facebook for more information. As RC 10 treasurer, I am here to serve you. Please feel free to reach out. In my spare time it is golf, pickle ball, church related activities, travel, Wilton Food pantry, Mahjong, book club, gardening and family. Retirement is grand.

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