Our Team

Board Members and Affiliation

Ed Jackson, NYPF President, Planning Board Chair, Town of Tusten

Mark Schachner, Esq., NYPF 1st Vice President, Miller, Mannix, Schachner, Hefner, LLC

David J. Plante, AICP CEP, NYPF 2nd Vice President, Energy + Environment Practice Leader, Bergmann

Ken Swanekamp, NYPF Treasurer, Planning Board Chair, Town of Tonawanda

Alison LaPointe, Esq., NYPF Immediate Past President, Assistant Village Attorney, Village of Port Jefferson



Nzingha Milanes, NYPF Region 1 & 2 BOD, Zoning Board of Appeals Member, Town of North Salem

Jon Kanter, AICP, NYPF Region 3 BOD, Planning Board Chair, Town of Fishkill

Tim Stalker, NYPF Region 4 BOD, Planning Board Chair, Chair Columbia County Planning Board, Town of Austerlitz

Andrea L. Smith, AICP, NYPF Region 5 BOD, Director of Planning and Development, City of Ogdensburg

Danny Lapin, AICP, NYPF Region 6 BOD, Planning Commissioner, City of Oneonta and Environmental Planner, Otsego County Conservation Association

VACANT, NYPF Region 7 BOD, Planning Board Chair, Town of Richfield

Daniel R. Long, RA NCARB, NYFP Region 8 BOD, Director of Planning, Yates County

VACANT, NYPF Region 9 BOD, Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate, Town of Lewiston



Katherine Ember, AICP, NYPF At-Large BOD, Founding Principal – Planning4Places, LLC

Doug Finch, Town Manager, NYPF At-Large BOD, Town of Canandaigua

Elaine McClung, NYPF At-Large BOD, Planning Board Chair, Village of Goshen & Planning Board Chair, Orange County

Nina Peek, AICP, NYPF At-Large BOD, Director of the Hudson Valley Office, Vice-President, AKRF, Inc.

Patricia Tatich, AICP, NYPF At-Large BOD, Associate Planner, Warren County Planning

Donald Young, Esq., NYPF At-Large BOD, Rochester, NY


New York Planning Federation-Executive Director, Nancy W. Perry, Ph.D.