The paraprofessional chapter is headed by the chapter chairperson who represents all New York City paraprofessionals in collective bargaining and in other dealings with the city and state. Your chairperson conducts the chapter's monthly steering committee, executive board and paraprofessional representative meetings during the school year and directs the business of the chapter. Other officers of your chapter are the first and second vice chairs, secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer, assistant treasurer.
1st Vice Chairperson
Hector Ruiz, Jr.
2nd Vice Chairperson
Executive Board Members-At-Large:
Mashantuck Bell; Donna Bingert; Joana Brown; Teresa D’Ambrosio; Melissa Escalante, Iliana Guzman; Electra Holmes; John Kamps; Jose Lago; Teresa Mercado; Andrea Reyes; Irma Rodriguez; Michael Santos; Lourdes Urbaez; and Margaret Ward.
There is a paraprofessional borough coordinator for each of the five boroughs. The borough coordinator organizes boroughwide conferences and works with district coordinators.
2500 Halsey Street
335 Adams St., 25th Fl.
52 Broadway, 10th Fl.
97-77 Queens Blvd.
4456 Amboy Road
There are 32 district coordinators, each serving you in a community school district. They coordinate paraprofessional issues with the UFT's district representatives. The chapter also has paraprofessional representatives at some schools or sites or represent you.
Chapter members elect officers every three years. All officers, executive board members, borough coordinators and district coordinators serve as delegates to your union's Delegate Assembly, the union's highest policy-making body.