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LEAF, Inc. & Membership Team

Vreneli G. Banks,  Associate Director / Director of LEAF, Inc.
E: 
vren@nyscoss.org
T:  (518) 694-4875

Vren is the Director of The Council's Foundation - LEAF, Inc. She works closely with the LEAF, Inc. Board of Directors to provide professional development to school leaders and district leadership teams such as the Aspiring Superintendents Workshop, New Superintendents Institute, Early Career Superintendents Institute, The Summit Institute at Harvard, and the annual Cabinet Conference, to name a few. She also maintains the Superintendents and Cabinet Level Resource Bank, manages the LEAF, Inc. website, and provides editorial support and articles for the Councilgram newsletter. Contact Vren if you have a question related to professional development. 

Heather L. Petramale, Administrative Assistant
E: heather@nyscoss.org
T: (518) 694-4872

Heather provides direct assistance to members by serving as the primary contact for general inquiries and database updates; answering and directing calls. She purchases supplies and works as our vendor liaison for all office equipment. Heather also supports annual conferences by providing housing assistance, organizing transportation services, and communicating presentation details. She assists all staff members with a variety of administrative projects including mail house coordination, but primarily supports the membership department. 

Kelley A. Pratt, Program Associate & Legal Support
E: 
kpratt@nyscoss.org
T: (518) 694-4878

Kelley serves as a contact for general member inquiries, manages career center postings, and processes database updates while answering and directing calls. She also provides support for the General Counsel and legal team. In addition, she assists all staff members with a variety of administrative projects, but primarily supports the membership department on a day-to-day basis as well as providing support to programs through The Women's Initiative and NYSAWA. Contact Kelley if you have questions or need to request a meeting/call with Jacinda Conboy, Esq., General Counsel. 

Melanie M. Seiden, Assistant Director for Membership 
E: 
melanie@nyscoss.org
T:  (518) 694-4877

Melanie provides direct support to our members by answering membership questions including member online access; assisting with membership purchases, transfers and renewals. Also contact Melanie with registration questions for Council and LEAF, Inc. programs including conference registration. She is also available to answer questions or concerns regarding invoices for membership and event registration.