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Health and Safety Committee

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Health and Safety Committee is to assist the Board in promoting a safe, secure and healthy school environment and keep current comprehensive district-wide and building level safety plans which address violence prevention, crisis intervention, emergency response and management for the benefit of students, staff, parents, and visitors.  The Committee fulfills this purpose through implementation of the provisions of Board of Education Policy #8112, Health and Safety Committee.

Meeting Schedule

August 25, 2022 6:00 p.m. Virtual
November 22, 2022 6:00 p.m. Virtual
February 13, 2023 6:00 p.m. Virtual
March 27, 2023 6:00 p.m. Virtual
April 17, 2023 6:00 p.m. Virtual


  • Jeffrey P. Simons, Superintendent of Schools
  • Jonathan Reickert, Town of East Greenbush Police 
  • Officer Ed Ashley, CHS School Resource Officer
  • Mark Adam, Public Information Specialist
  • Jim McHugh, Interim Principal – Howard L. Goff Middle School
  • Lisa Lyons, Questar Health & Safety Services
  • Dr. Wanda McQueen, Transportation Supervisor
  • Kim Berben, Greenbush Child Caring
  • Paul Bickel, Director of Facilities III
  • Nobulee Burgess, Parent
  • Desmond Cooley, CHS Security
  • Tammy Cosgrove, Coordinator of Health Services
  • John Dunn, Board Member
  • Michael Harkin, Principal – Columbia High School
  • Dan Garab, Principal – Green Meadow Elementary School
  • Wayne Grignon, Principal – Citizen Genet Elementary School
  • Detective Sergeant Michael Guadagnino, Town of East Greenbush Police
  • Marty Mahar, Principal – Bell Top Elementary School
  • Timothy Malloy, Assistant Principal – Columbia High School
  • Mark Mann, Board Member
  • John Murphy, Safety Supervisor 
  • Michael Neumann, Assistant Principal – Howard L. Goff Middle School
  • Chief Elaine Rudzinski, Town of East Greenbush Police
  • Deputy Jay Gravelle – Goff School Resource Officer
  • Michele Skumurski, Board Member Alternate
  • Tina Tierney, Town of East Greenbush Council Member
  • Jeff Tooker, K-12 District Wide Safety Coordinator
  • Jeff Weir, CHS Security
  • Jonathan Wicks, Elementary Teacher
  • Natalie Young, Secretary, Athletic Department
  • J. Deeb, North Greenbush Police Department
  • Jennifer Mulligan, Director of Business & Finance 
  • Riley O’Malley, Assistant Principal – Goff Middle School