Our Team

Board Members and Affiliation

David Plante, AICP CEP, NYPF President, Energy and Environment Practice Leader, Bergmann

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

Elaine McClung, NYPF 2nd Vice President, Planning Board Chair, Village of Goshen, Orange County

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


Regional Directors:

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

Judith Breselor, NYPF Region 4 BOD, NYPF Past Executive Director

Andrea 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

Paul W. Phister, Jr., Region 7 BOD, Zoning Board Chairperson, Town of Lee

Daniel R. Long, RA, NACARB, NYPF Region 8 BOD, Director of Planning, Yates County

Michelle Denhoff, NYPF Region 9 BOD, Assistant Director of Economic Development and Planning, Allegany County

Directors At-Large:

Nina Peek, AICP, NYPF At-Large BOD, Planning Board Member, Town of Amenia, U.S. Manager, SLR Consulting

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

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

Alison LaPointe, Esq., NYPF At-Large BOD, Assistant Village Attorney, Village of Port Jefferson

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

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


New York Planning Federation

Nancy W Perry, Ph.D., Executive Director, Zoning Board Member, Town of Sand Lake

Leila Jabour, NYPF Bookkeeper

Tyler Bobko, Administrative Assistant

Julia Voss, Administrative Assistant