Meet Our Team

VOICE Local 100A 2023
Leadership Team

The CSEA/VOICE Leadership Team features 4 Local Union Officers elected by the membership, who fill the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. There are 26 geographically defined Local 100A Chapters in CSEA (view map), each with an elected Chapter Representative. The Monroe Chapter has 2 representatives due to its high population density. There are also 3 Early Learning and Care Representatives on staff to serve the membership and support the leadership team, plus a Director of CSEA Early Learning and Care Programs to assist the President in executing program objectives statewide.

VOICE 100A Officers

Christina Adanti

Christina Adanti

SECRETARY

Heidi Brandt

Heidi Brandt

PRESIDENT

Cynthia Bolding

Cynthia Bolding

VICE PRESIDENT

Darcel Leone

Darcel Leone

TREASURER

Voice 100A Chapter Representatives

Chapter 01

Claudia Wolfgang

Claudia Wolfgang

Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga Counties

Chapter 02

Darcel Leone

Darcel Leone

Suffolk County

Chapter 03

Janna Rodriguez

Janna Rodriguez

Nassau County

Chapter 04

Cynthia Bolding

Cynthia Bolding

Westchester, Putnam Counties

Chapter 05

Myria Jean-Gilles

Myria Jean-Gilles

Rockland County

Chapter 06

Talkini (Tally) Alves

Talkini (Tally) Alves

Orange, Sullivan Counties

Chapter 07

Nikki Johnson

Nikki Johnson

Dutchess County

Chapter 08

Heidi Brandt

Heidi Brandt

Ulster County

Chapter 09

Gene Knauss

Gene Knauss

Columbia, Greene Counties

Chapter 10

Lina Palmer

Lina Palmer

Warren, Washington Counties

Chapter 11

April Stevenson

April Stevenson

Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie Counties

Chapter 12

Margaret Balko

Margaret Balko

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton Counties

Chapter 13

Tina Westcott

Tina Westcott

Herkimer, Oneida, Madison Counties

Chapter 14

Deborah Ann Thompson

Deborah Ann Thompson

St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis Counties

Chapter 15

Lisa Zimmerman

Lisa Zimmerman

Otsego, Delaware, Chenango Counties

Chapter 16

Robin Wright

Robin Wright

Broome, Tioga Counties

Chapter 17

Theresa Allsopp

Theresa Allsopp

Tompkins, Cortland, Chemung, Schuyler Counties

Chapter 18

Early Learning and Care Representative Cheryl Oare

Early Learning and Care Representative Cheryl Oare

Temporarily Covering Oswego County

Chapter 19

Cassandra Stanfield

Cassandra Stanfield

Onondaga, Cayuga Counties

Chapter 20

Armett Barnes

Armett Barnes

Monroe County (1 of 2)

Chapter 20

Richard Morris

Richard Morris

Monroe County (2 of 2)

Chapter 21

Sabrina Campbell

Sabrina Campbell

Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming Counties

Chapter 22

Julie Bennett

Julie Bennett

Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Livingston, Seneca Counties

Chapter 23

Tonya Harris

Tonya Harris

Erie, Niagara Counties

Chapter 24

Christina Adanti

Christina Adanti

Chatauqua, Cattaraugus Counties

Chapter 25

Jennifer Laskowski

Jennifer Laskowski

Allegany, Steuben Counties

CSEA/Voice Staff

Bonnie Caldwell

Bonnie Caldwell

Director of Early Learning and Care Programs

Wendy Nashid-Jackson

Wendy Nashid-Jackson

Early Learning and Care Representative

Covering Long Island, Westchester, Rockland and all of the Mid-Hudson Valley.

(914) 439-5130 
wendy.jackson@cseainc.org

Nancy Cordero

Nancy Cordero

Early Learning and Care Representative

Covering South Western NY and Western NY including Rochester and Buffalo-Niagara.

(585) 615-2170
nancy.cordero@cseainc.org

Nora Matos

Nora Matos

Early Learning and Care Support Specialist

Events and Data

 

 

(518) 257-1309
nora.matos@cseainc.org

 

Cheryl Oare

Cheryl Oare

Early Learning and Care Representative

Covering the Capital District, Mohawk Valley, the North Country, CNY, Southern Tier, the Taconics and the Catskills. 

(518) 859-5689
cheryl.oare@cseainc.org

Bilingual CSEA/VOICE Resource Center  (Spanish/English)

Bilingual CSEA/VOICE Resource Center (Spanish/English)

Early Learning and Care Associate

A Word

From Our President

Since our founding in 2002, we have grown our union power and strength exponentially, negotiating four successful OCFS contracts. We’ve built valuable relationships with OCFS and DSS making significant changes to the profession for all home based child care in New York.

We use our powerful voice in every level of government to make sure reimbursement rates are fair, subsidy programs work for families and our child care programs are protected with investment in the  child care workforce.

We have the power to solve statewide and local issues as they arise, have valuable member-only benefits like our affordable, specialized liability and homeowners insurance policies for Family Child Care Providers from Pearl Insurance, vision and dental coverage for the whole family, money-saving telemedicine health coverage just to mention a few!

We are so excited for what is to come. Growing our union and building more power ensures that we can move ahead with solving the issues we face, safeguarding our profession and a successful future.

– Heidi Brandt

President, CSEA/VOICE