Leadership

FASNY Leadership

Steven E. Klein

President

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Steven E. Klein

Steven E. Klein joined the Oceanside Fire Department in 1965 and quickly became active in all aspects of the organization, serving on many committees. Mr. Klein held many offices in his company, Terrace Hose & Chemical Co. No. 3 and with the Oceanside Fire Department, where he served as chief in 1984.

He continued to serve on the county level and is a past president of the Fire Chiefs’ Council of Nassau County and the Nassau County Firemen’s Association. He has served on the Nassau County Fire Commission and is a past chairman of the Second Battalion Fire District.

Mr. Klein joined FASNY in the late 1960s and was appointed to the Fire Prevention (now the Fire Prevention and Life Safety) Committee. In 2002, he was elected to the FASNY Firemen’s Home Board of Trustees and was re-elected in 2007, serving until 2012. During his term on the Board, Mr. Klein served as secretary for seven years.

Mr. Klein has been a director of the FASNY Foundation since 2003 and has served as president of that board.

Mr. Klein, retired from the USPS, is a father of two and a grandfather of three. His son Kevin currently serves as an assistant chief in the Oceanside Fire Department. Mr. Klein is a graduate of Oceanside Senior High School and SUNY Farmingdale.

John P. Farrell, Jr.

First Vice President

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John P. Farrell, Jr.

John P. Farrell, Jr. of Athens, Greene County, previously served as a trustee of the FASNY Firemen’s Home from 2001 to 2014, including a stint as president of the Board.

Mr. Farrell has dedicated much of his life to the volunteer fire service in New York State. In 1971, he joined the Catskill Fire Department, eventually rising to become captain of its Citizen Hose Rescue Squad No. 5. In 1977, Mr. Farrell joined the nearby West Athens/Lime Street Fire Co., also rising through its line officer ranks to become chief from 1987 to 1991. He also served in the department’s civil officer ranks as its president and treasurer. He is currently a commissioner of the West Athens/Lime Street Fire District, a position he has held since 1993.

Mr. Farrell’s service has not been limited to his local fire departments. He has served as president of three fire-related organizations: the Greene County Firemen’s Association, the Greene County Fire Chiefs Association and the 16-county Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association, for which he is current Steering Committee chairman. Mr. Farrell is also a member of the New York State Fire Coordinators’ Association and currently sits on the Revolving Loan Committee.

Mr. Farrell has served as the director of emergency services for Greene County since 2002. He and his wife, Marilyn, have been married for 41 years. Mrs. Farrell is an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of FASNY, and has previously served as president of LAFASNY. Mr. and Mrs. Farrell are parents to four sons and one daughter, and have nine grandchildren.

Edward Tase, Jr.

Second Vice President

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Edward Tase, Jr.

Edward Tase, Jr. has served in a number of leadership roles within FASNY, most recently as a member of its Board of Directors.

He has been a member of the fire service for nearly 50 years – serving as a lifetime member of Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., which he joined as a Junior member when he was 14 years old.

He has always been active in the operations and management of the Frontier Fire Co., holding a number of company offices, including Trustee, Financial Secretary and Recording Secretary, which he held for 14 years.

Ed rose to become President of the Niagara County Volunteer Firemen’s Association in 1998 after serving as Third Vice President, Second Vice President, First Vice President and Financial Secretary.  He also served on the county’s Fire Advisory Board for 15 years.

He has been actively involved with the Western New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association, where he has also held a number of leadership posts since 1976.

In addition to his service as FASNY Second Vice President, Tase has served on a many FASNY Committees including: Membership, Member Services, Budget, Audit, Legislative, Resolutions, and Fire Prevention and Life Safety.  He has also served as Vice President of the FASNY Foundation, Print Project Manager for FASNY and served as Exhibit Chairman at the FASNY Convention.

He and his wife, Linda, are married 38 years, all of which they have spent in Lockport. They have two daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter who reside in North Carolina.

FASNY Appointed Officers

David A. Quinn

Chief Administrative Officer

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County
Columbia

John S. D’Alessandro

Secretary

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County
Saratoga

Thomas L. Krawczyk

Treasurer

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County
Erie

Barrie Lyn Foster

Chaplain

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County
Cayuga

Rev. Wayne F. Jagow

Chaplain Emeritus

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County
Niagara

Donald J. Farrell

Sergeant-at-Arms

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County
Westchester

Thomas With

Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms

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County
Albany

FASNY Staff

Patricia Phesay

Director of Finance

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County
Albany

Colleen M. Simo

Director of Human Resources

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County
Albany

April Rounds

Project/Event Coordinator

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County
Albany

Marti VanDeBogart

Receptionist

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County
Albany

FASNY Board of Directors

Steven E. Klein

President

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County
Nassau

John P. Farrell, Jr.

First Vice President

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County
Greene

Edward Tase, Jr.

Second Vice President

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County
Niagara

Kenneth Pienkowski

Immediate Past President

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County
Onondaga

Michael R. Caron

Member

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County
Onondaga

Jose DaRocha

Member

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County
Nassau

Laurie M. Hance

Member

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County
St. Lawrence

Kenneth J. Holmes, Sr.

Member

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County
Oneida

Michael K. Krummenacker

Member

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County
Nassau

Eugene J. Perry Jr.

Member

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County
Suffolk

Diana G. Pfersick

Member

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County
Monroe

Andrew E. Pilecki

Member

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County
Niagara

Santo S. “Chan” Rivera

Member

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County
Ulster

FASNY Firemen's Home Trustees

Wayne Butts

President

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County
Allegany

Gerard Owenburg

Vice President

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County
Suffolk

Walter A. Geidel

Secretary

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County
Delaware

Peter U. Cincotta

Trustee

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County
Suffolk

Anthony DeMarco

Trustee

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County
Livingston

Michael J. De Vittorio

Trustee

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County
Westchester

Walter William Eck, Jr.

Trustee

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County
Albany

Dennis E. Eickhoff

Trustee

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County
St. Lawrence

Stephen Goodman

Trustee

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County
Nassau

Frederick J. Griffiths

Trustee

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County
Oneida

James A. Interdonati

Trustee

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County
Nassau

Steven E. Klein

Trustee

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County
Nassau

David F. Schmidt

Trustee

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County
Niagara

Marilyn L. Schrader

Trustee

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County
Greene

Martin J. Thomas

Trustee

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County
Onondaga

Alan C. Way

Trustee

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County
Monroe