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Adam E. KaufmanADAM KAUFMAN
President
Yorktown Heights
Term Ends: 2025
Adam has been a resident of the Lakeland school district since 2006, living in Yorktown Heights. He is the proud father of two children, both of whom attend Lakeland High School. Since 1997, Adam has been an educator in the Yonkers Public Schools where he serves as a High School Assistant Principal. His role in education provides a keen insight into the daily operation of public schools, as well as the challenges they face. He has been the Director of the Shrub Oak Football program since 2017, and he serves as 2nd Vice President as well. He was first elected to a three-year term as a Board of Education Trustee in 2019, and was re-elected in 2022. 
He has served as the Board President since 2021. He currently sits on the Management Policy Committee, the Facilities Committee, and the District Youth Council. 

Becky BurfeindBecky Burfeind
Vice President
Cortlandt Manor
Term Ends: 2027
A resident of Cortlandt Manor since 2002, Becky Burfeind is the office manager in a financial planning firm that specializes in personalized retirement planning. Mrs. Burfeind has been a volunteer within Lakeland Central School District for the past 18 years. She has served within the PTA in various roles at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School and Walter Panas High School, including the Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) and President of the Panas Parent Club, at WPHS. Mrs. Burfeind has served on the Board of Education for 4 years and is currently serving on the Health and Safety Committee, Management Policy Committee, Committee Membership and  Sick Bank Committee. Mrs. Burfeind is married and has two children who have attended Lakeland schools and graduated from Walter Panas High School.

Michael G. Daly
 
TrusteeMIKE DALY
Yorktown Heights 
Term Ends: 2027
A resident of Yorktown Heights since 1997, Mike has been an active volunteer in the community. Mr. Daly served as Treasurer of the Lakeland Education Foundation between 2008-2015. Currently, he is the Director of the Shrub Oak Athletic Club's Girls' Basketball program and a coach. Mike is married with three daughters, all graduates of Lakeland High School. Mr. Daly is employed as a Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor in White Plains, NY in an internationally recognized financial services firm. He serves on the Management Policy Committee, the District Youth Council, and the Facilities Committee.

Christopher EustaceChristopher Eustace - Copy
Trustee
Yorktown Heights
Term Ends: 2026
Chris has been a member of the Lakeland community since 2007, living in Yorktown Heights. He is the proud father of four daughters who have all either attended or still attend Lakeland schools, including one in Lakeland High School, one in Thomas Jefferson Elementary and two current college students and Lakeland High School graduates.  Professionally, Chris has been an educator for 29 years, working as a speech teacher, special education teacher, staff developer, assistant principal, and for the last 17 years, principal of an elementary school in the Bronx.  In addition to his responsibilities as a principal, Chris also represents almost 200 principals and assistant principals as the union representative for his district.   Chris has also mentored numerous new principals in his position as a Master Principal and has presented on various educational topics as both a college guest lecturer and as a presenter at the ASCD National Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. His experience regarding New York State educational policy, law and budget, as well as his reputation as a child advocate, will assist the board in supporting the individual rights and needs of all of our Lakeland students.

Bryan HobenBryan Hoben
Trustee
Cortlandt Manor
Term Ends: 2026
Bryan Hoben has been a Cortlandt Manor resident since 2014 and has two special needs children currently thriving in the Lakeland Central School District (GWES and LCBMS). Bryan is an attorney who negotiates media and entertainment contracts and litigates intellectual property, business, and personal injury disputes. He has a background in international human rights law and policy, where he focused on traditionally marginalized communities in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to this, he worked in corporate finance. Bryan is also the co-founder of the global nonprofit organization Too Young to Wed, which promotes girls’ education as the most effective deterrent to child marriage.

Marianne DiSalvo KolesarMarianne DiSalvo Kolesar
Trustee
Yorktown Heights  
Term Ends:  2025
A life-long resident of Yorktown, Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar is married and has three children currently attending Lakeland schools. Mrs. Kolesar has been an elementary school teacher for 27 years, currently teaching second grade in Rye, NY. She is an active member of the Thomas Jefferson PTA and served as the leader of the Cub Scout group at TJ for three years. She serves on the Management Policy Committee, the Special Ed/PPS Committee, and the District Parents' Council (DPC).

Michael Marchese
Trustee                                                                                     Michael Marchese
Yorktown Heights                                                                                                      
Term Ends: 2025                                               
Father of four and a Yorktown Heights resident of five years, Dr. Marchese is a board-certified Endocrinologist, Obesity Medicine specialist, and a lifelong volunteer. Two of Michael's children attend elementary school within the district. As a physician, Dr. Marchese is an advocate for his patients' health and he is eager to advocate for the education and well-being of the children of Lakeland in his role as a board trustee. He serves on the Health and Safety Committee, the Wellness Committee, and the Sick Bank.


Anna MassaroAnna Massaro

Trustee
Yorktown Heights  
Term Ends:  2027
A proud resident of Yorktown Heights with two children in the Lakeland School District.  Anna has been in the education system for over 20 years, as a teacher, staff developer, instructional coach, and now regional trainer, with a doctorate in teacher leadership, she embodies the love of learning, and wishes to instill this in all children. She serves on the Special Ed/PPS Committee, the District Youth Council, the District Parents' Council (DPC), and the Wellness Committee.

Donald B. PinkowskyDonald B. Pinkowsky

Trustee
Yorktown Heights
Term Ends:  2026
A resident of Yorktown Heights for 18 years,  Don is married and has two children who graduated from Lakeland High School. He is active in the community as a local youth sports coach. A U.S. Army veteran, Don is employed as a Vice President-Internal Audit Manager with an Armonk firm. He serves on the Audit Committee and the Facilities Committee.