NYSSMA® Officers


These are your association officers, news editors and advisory council members.

Feel free to contact any of us with questions or comments. 


 

Dr. David Brown
President

2886 County Line Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152-9462
Work Phone – 315-852-3400 xt. 7410
Cell Phone – 315-480-3536

president@nyssma.org

 

 

 


 

Russ FaunceRFaunce
President Elect

137 Stafford Drive, Black River, NY 13612
(315) 486-3362

presidentelect@nyssma.org

 

 

 

 

 


 

Michael Salzman
Past President 

52 Briarwood Lane
Plainview, NY 11803
Work Phone: (516) 364-5724
Home Phone: (516) 942-0889

 pastpresident@nyssma.org

 

 
 
 
 

 

Edmund Chiarello

Second Vice President

1430 Briard Street, Wantagh, NY  11793
Office (516) 531-3604

2ndvp@nyssma.org

 

 

 

 

 


 

Robin DeSantisrobin%20desantis
Third Vice President

P.O. Box 78
32 Albany Street
Port Crane, New York 13833

Home 607-648-7120
Fax 607-648-3878
3rdvp@nyssma.org

 

 


 

Dr. David A. Gaines
Executive Director

 

718 The Plain Road
Westbury, NY 11590-5931
executive@nyssma.org
Work Phone: 516-997-7200 X10
fax: 516-997-1700

 

 

 


News Editors

Thomas N. Gellert

Thomas N. Gellert
School Music News Editor 

167 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768-2365
SchoolMusicNews@nyssma.org
Work Phone: 631-754-5379
fax: 631-261-1537
Retired Director of Music and Art – Harborfields CSD

 

 

 


Terry Nigrelli

 

Terry Nigrelli
Web Editor 

webeditor@nyssma.org
Work Phone: 631-455-6584
Retired Director of Cultural Arts – Bay Shore Schools

 

 

 

 


Advisory Council

 

Dr. Steven Schopp

Executive Director Emeritus

17 Cottonwood Ln.
Westbury, NY 11590
sschopp@verizon.net
Home Phone: 516-334-2632

 

 

 

 


 

Michael W. BrownellMichael W. Brownell
Past President

6 Kirby Dr.
Freeville NY 13068
Home Phone: 607-844-3889
Work Phone: 607-592-4364
fax: 607-836-3635

mbrownell@mcgrawschools.org

 

 


Jeanne D. Gray

 

Jeanne D. Gray
Past President 

310 East Street
Pittsford, NY 14534
Home Phone: 585-381-8209
fax: 585-586-8645

 

 


Dr. Bert Nelson

Dr. Bert Nelson
Advisory Council 

180 East Rockaway Road
Hewlett, NY 11557
bertnelson@aol.com
Home Phone: 516-374-4480
fax: (516) 374-1230