State Board of Directors

As a not-for-profit corporation, the Society is headed by a Board of Directors. The Society’s Board of Directors is comprised of the following members:

  • Executive Committee (President, First and Second Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary)
  • Chapter Presidents
  • Members-At-Large

2022 NYSSCSW Board Meeting Dates: 

January 22, 2022
March 12, 2022
June 11, 2022
September 17, 2022
November 19, 2022
2023 NYSSCSW Board Meeting Dates: 
January 21, 2023
March 11, 2023 
June 10, 2023 
September 23, 2023
November 18,  2023 


The following are the names and contact information for the members of the Society’s Board of Directors for 2022:


Karen Kaufman, Ph.D.,LCSW-R
[email protected]

Immediate Past President
Shannon Boyle, MSW, LCSW
[email protected]

First Vice-President
Henni Fisher, LCSW-R, BCD
[email protected]

Second Vice-President
Hafina Allen, MSW, LCSW-R
[email protected]

Dore Sheppard, Ph.D., LCSW
[email protected]

Chris Ann Farhood, MSW, LCSW
[email protected]



Jay E. Korman, MSW, LCSW-R, BC-TMH (Metropolitan)
[email protected]

Jannette Urciuoli, Ph.D, LCSW (Nassau)
[email protected]

Beth Pagano, MSW, LCSW-R (Rockland)
[email protected]


LMSW Representative: 
Open Position 


Chapter Presidents

Manhattan (Metro) Chapter
Michael Crocker, DSW, MA
[email protected]

Mid-Hudson Chapter
Barbara Solomon, LCSW-R  
[email protected]

Nassau Chapter 

Eleanor Perlman, LCSW-R
[email protected]

Patricia Traynor, LCSW
[email protected]

Queens Chapter

Rockland Chapter
Orsolya Clifford, LCSW 
[email protected]

Staten Island Chapter
Dennis Guttman, LCSW 
[email protected]

Suffolk Chapter
Sandra Jo Lane, MSW, LCSW
[email protected]

Westchester Chapter 
Andrea Kocsis, LCSW
[email protected]