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Welcome

.....to what we consider the most progressive and benefit-friendly health care plan for school districts in New York state and their employee associations. The NY44 Health Benefits Plan Trust is a unique partnership that succeeds on its collaborative framework of respect between labor and management. Established in 2003, the plan achieved self-funded status in 2008. It continues to grow significantly in its membership while containing annual costs and expanding benefit offerings. How do we do it? Read more.

 
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Board of Trustees

 

 NY44 Staff

Management
Nancy Bojanowski
Executive Director, 
Human Resources
Bargaining Unions
John Pope, Chair
Erie 1 Administrators Association, SAANYS
 Plan Administrator/Ex Officio Trustee
Darleen A. Michalak, Ph.D.

716.821.7074
dmichalak@e1b.org
Candace Reimer
Director,
Communication Services
Deborah Piatek,
Vice Chair

AFSCME Local 2341, 
10-month employees
 Claims Risk Manager
Thomas Pomidoro

716.821.7203
tpomidoro@frontiernet.net
James Fregelette
Executive Director, Administrative Services and Operations
Scott Decker
AFSCME Local 2567,
12-month employees
 Fiscal Manager
Alice Riley

716.821.7192
ariley@e1b.org
Doreen Kausner
Coordinator of Finance
Services/District Treasurer
Rob Gottschall
Erie 1 Management
Association, SAANYS
 Customer Service Coordinator
Anne Menard

716.821.7073
amenard@e1b.org
Melody Jason
Executive Director,
Instructional Programs and Services
Donna Walters
Erie 1 Professional Education Association, NYSUT
 Administrative Assistant/
Wellness Coordinator
Jeni Kapalczynski

716.821.7161
716.821.7439 - FAX
jkapalczynski@e1b.org

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