Michael Buono, President
I am serving my second term as a board member to support the continued future planning of our school district. I have served as president of the Board of Education for the past three years and participated as a member of the District Finance and Audit Committee, as well as the Education and Technology Committees.
I am a lifelong resident of the area and my wife Heidi and I have lived within the East Greenbush CSD for the past 25 years. We are the proud parents of three children; Patrick (CHS 2012), Zachary (CHS 2017), and Leah, who attends Columbia High School.
I graduated from Siena College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and have worked in private and public sector human resources. I currently work as the Director of HR for Questar III.
Mark Mann, Vice President
I am currently in my fourth term on the EGCSD Board of Education. The last 10 years have been nothing less than a rewarding experience. I have always voted in a way, on the issues, that have been best for our children and the residents of the district and I will continue to do so.
I continue to serve my town, state, and nation, I joined the law enforcement career field in 1988, and the military in 1992. I served three tours in Afghanistan and one in Qatar, and I am proud to call myself a veteran of the best country in the world. I currently reside in and am employed by the Town of East Greenbush. My wife Tina and I have two children who attend school in our District.
I currently serve on the District’s Policy, Safety, and Code of Conduct Committees. For the past three years, I have acted as the Board’s Vice President.
Karen Curran, Assistant Clerk
My husband and I have lived in East Greenbush for over 20 years. We have two sons, Dylan and Corey; both are Columbia High School graduates and are currently studying engineering at Manhattan College. I have a Master’s degree in physical therapy with a minor in psychology and work full-time at a local assisted living facility. I have been on the Board of Education for 12 years and know the dedication, hard work, challenges and time commitment this position requires.
I joined the Board to give back to my community and to be more involved and active as a volunteer. I’ve also had the privilege of being able to volunteer in many other school-based programs since my kids were in elementary school and have served on many school committees over the years.
As a board member, I believe we should work collaboratively to provide an opportunity for all children to achieve their highest potential in a fiscally responsible manner for our community. I am proud to serve this wonderful community.
I am serving my third term on the Board of Education. Public education is changing significantly and these changes present many academic and financial challenges. I strive to work in a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative manner with the community, EGCSD employees, and our students and their families.
Our Board has advocated for an open planning process and for communication that builds on the many strengths of our district, while focusing on a fiscally sound budget and responsible leadership.
My husband, Jack, and I have lived in East Greenbush for 26 years. Our sons, John, Jim, Matthew and Andrew are all graduates of Columbia High School. Our boys benefited from the wide variety of experiences that were offered both academically and through extra-curricular activities. I am currently employed as an administrative assistant in the Nursing Department at Maria College in Albany. I have served on the Committee for Curriculum Study and am a liason to Questar III BOCES.
John J. Dunn, Jr.
My wife Sharon and I have lived in the East Greenbush Central School District for 28 years. Our children Caitlyn, Lauren and John Joseph each graduated from Columbia High School. We currently have a number of nieces and nephews who are students at Columbia High School as well. Over the years, we have developed a deep appreciation of the excellent education offered to all of our students.
With my recent retirement from the Albany Police Department after 29 years of service, I now have the opportunity to give back to our school community a commitment of time, energy, and talent. As a family man, and retired police officer, I bring to the Board of Education a perspective that is financially prudent and fair with an honest approach to all issues. My goal has been to promote the highest standards of academic excellence fostered in a fiscally responsible manner.
My pledge to you is to work collaboratively with all parents, students, educators, and community members.
I am serving my second term as a member of the Board of Education. Over the years, I have been an active member in our school community by serving as a classroom volunteer; a member of the PTO Board, the BRAC and the Student Code of Conduct review committees, and led numerous school events and fundraisers. In these roles, I have worked closely with staff, administrators, teachers and students, and I have found the work to be truly rewarding.
I have resided in North Greenbush with my husband, Steven, for over 20 years. He is a lifelong resident and our children are the third generation in his family to attend school in the EGCSD. Our oldest daughter is a 2015 graduate of Columbia High School and our youngest daughter is a current Columbia High School student.
I am a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management where I concentrated in Psychology and Human Resource Management. In addition, I currently hold several professional credentials related to my field. I am proud to be employed by Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth as the VP of Human Resources and a member of the senior executive leadership team. I am responsible for the HR and Staff Development operations required to support 700 employees across New York State, including budget, training and personnel management.
I am honored to serve our community as a member of the Board. I pledge to focus on ensuring the highest quality of academic standards, fiscal accountability, integrity and collaboration with all stakeholders.
I am serving my first term on the Board of Education. My Husband, Peter, and I have lived in North Greenbush for 23 years with our two daughters. Our oldest graduated from Columbia in 2016 and our youngest is preparing to graduate this year. I truly believe that the East Greenbush School District has prepared them for their future college education. It will be a goal of mine to continue to make our district the best for our students, faculty and staff.
In the past I have been very involved in the school community. I have held the Treasurer position in the Bell Top Elementary and Goff Middle School PTO’s, as well as activities in the classrooms and various school and Athletic events.
I am eager to get involved and provide my support to the various committees, maintaining our school safety initiatives, and seeing our new building improvement projects begin. I am truly honored to become part of the East Greenbush Central School District’s Board of Education. I look forward to working with the school community to ensure that we continue the excellent education and extracurricular opportunities currently offered in our district and giving my time back to the district for the great opportunities that they provided to my family.
I am currently serving my first term on the Board of Education. In addition, I am employed as the Controller of Albany Medical Center where I have worked for the past 17 years. Prior to my career at Albany Medical Center, I was an auditor at KPMG, LLP., as well as the Assistant Controller at Health Research, Inc.
I am a lifelong resident of the district, graduating from Columbia in 1990. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting with a minor in Business and Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.
I serve as Co-Treasurer for the East Greenbush Education Foundation and volunteer for various district sports’ clubs. I also proudly participate, alongside my beautiful Golden Retriever Yogi, in Therapy Dogs International.
My husband Ted and I are the proud parents of three children. Our oldest son, Davis, graduated from Columbia in June 2017, our daughter Rachel currently attends Goff Middle School, and our youngest son, Tanner, is a 4th grader at Green Meadow.
I deeply appreciate the opportunity to serve our district. This includes students, faculty, administration, support staff, families and the community. I realize what an honor it is to be on the school board. I pledge to be committed to supporting the District as they provide a vast array of opportunities that will foster and encourage each student to develop and prosper on their own individual road map to success.
JoAnn Taylor, Deputy Treasurer
I am currently serving my third term as a member of the East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education. During these years, I have represented the Board on various District committees. They include: Education Committee, BRAC Committee, Policy Committee, Safety Committee, the Education Foundation and the Committee for Curriculum Study. In addition, I have been a part of the committees to annually review the Student Code of Conduct and the Athletic Code of Conduct. I also serve as a liason to the Transportation Department and Questar III BOCES.
I have resided in East Greenbush with my husband for 24 years. Our children are Columbia High School graduates. We currently have a foreign exchange student living with us and attending Columbia High School.