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

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 2023:


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

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

Second Vice-President

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

Shannon Boyle, MSW, LCSW
[email protected]



Susan Kahn, LCSW, BCD (Nassau)
[email protected]

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

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


LMSW Representative: 
Fenesha Blanchard, LMSW, MS, CASAC-M
[email protected]


Chapter Presidents

Manhattan (Metro) Chapter
Helen H. Krackow, MSW, LCSW:  
[email protected]

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

Nassau Chapter 
Barbara Murphy, LCSW-R
[email protected]

Queens Chapter

Rockland Chapter
Orsolya Clifford, LCSW 
[email protected]

Staten Island Chapter
Dennis Guttman, LCSW 
a[email protected]

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

Westchester Chapter 
Andrea Kocsis, LCSW
[email protected]