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Advocacy / Legal Team


Greg S. Berck, Assistant Director for Governmental Relations
& Assistant Counsel
E:  greg@nyscoss.org

Twitter: @Greg_Berck

T:  518.694.4874

Greg devotes his efforts to the The Council's lobbying and advocacy agenda. He also assists in negotiating superintendent's employment contracts and providing legal advice and assistance to our members. Greg works with the executive and legislative branches of state and federal  government as well as a variety of state agencies. He is well respected within the halls of the Capitol and with other stakeholders from his tenure as education counsel for the Assembly majority. Contact Greg regarding legislative and regulatory concerns and legal inquiries.

Jacinda H. Conboy, Esq., General Counsel
E:  jacinda@nyscoss.org

Twitter: @JazzConboy

T: 518.694.4873

Jacinda (a/k/a “Jazz”) is primarily responsible for negotiating superintendent’s employment contracts and providing legal advice and assistance to our members. In addition, Jazz regularly designs legal seminars and provides presentations on legal educational issues to members and is also the leader of The Women's Initiative. Contact Jazz if you have contract questions, are interested in Level II Legal Services or need retirement services.

Robert N. Lowry, Jr., Deputy Director for Advocacy, Research & Communications
E:  boblowry@nyscoss.org

Twitter: @robertnlowry

T:  518.694.4879

Bob directs The Council’s advocacy activities and serves as our principal contact with the news media. Working with Council leaders, he advocates for superintendent concerns with the Governor’s Office, State Legislature, Board of Regents, and the State Education Department and other state agencies. He is the principal author of many Council policy reports and is recognized as one of the state’s leading experts in school finance. Contact Bob regarding policy decisions, school finance, and general media inquiries.

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