Board of Education

Board of Education

Board members of Western Suffolk BOCES include seated (l. to r.) Ilene Herz, Esq., Maryann Zumpano, Mildred Browne and standing (l. to r.) Peter Wunsch, Sydney Finkelstein, Jeannette Santos, and Salvatore Marinello.

Western Suffolk BOCES has an elected Board of seven representatives who are elected for three-year terms. By law, Board members must reside in the 18 districts that comprise the supervisory district. Board members are responsible for policy governing the programs and services offered by the agency.

Agendas and Minutes of the meetings of the Board of Western Suffolk BOCES are also available each month.

For more information, contact the District Clerk – Joanne Klein at 631-549-4900 x222.

Peter Wunsch, President

  • Commack, NY
  • First elected: 2002
  • Current term expires: 2017

Salvatore Marinello,
Vice President

  • West Babylon, NY
  • First elected: 1997
  • Current term expires: 2018

Mildred Browne, Member

  • Wyandanch, NY
  • First elected: 1993
  • Current term expires: 2019

Sydney Finkelstein, Member

  • Elwood, NY
  • First elected: 1979
  • Current term expires: 2018

Ilene Herz, Esq., Member

  • Half Hollow Hills, NY
  • First elected: 1995
  • Current term expires: 2019

Jeannette Santos, Member

  • Amityville, NY
  • First elected: 1994
  • Current term expires: 2017

Maryann Zumpano, Member

  • Smithtown, NY
  • First elected: 1995
  • Current term expires: 2019