Human Resources Department

Please click the links below to find resources and information that may be useful to you as an employee during the COVID-19 crisis.

Department of Human Resources Coronavirus Page

Families First Coronavirus Response Act | NYS COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Request for Emergency Paid Leave | Request for Emergency FMLEA

For additional information or any questions about the above leave request forms, please contact Mary Ann Melendez at Completed forms and documents will need to be sent to Virginia Americo at

The Human Resources Department serves nearly one thousand employees who provide a variety of services to school districts and individual students in the region. 

The Human Resources Department administers all personnel policies and procedures for SWBOCES employees. These include: recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new staff; orienting and supporting new employees; administering benefits; maintaining attendance and personnel records; assisting in contract negotiations; and planning and coordinating agency-wide special events and staff development activities.

We are seeking employees at every level who will join us in our mission to provide regional leadership and cost effective, high quality services. SWBOCES is committed to ensuring that all staff are selected and supported in an environment that nurtures their professional growth and advances our mission. We recognize that the people who work for SWBOCES are its most important resource.

View our HR Roadmap for answers to your frequently asked HR questions.

The Human Resources Team

To contact Human Resources please call: 914-937-3820. 


Suzanne Doherty


Executive Assistant

Mary Ann Melendez

Sec'y to Administrator

Joanne Lawson

Personnel Assistant

Doris Quinn

Personnel Clerk

Virginia Americo

Benefits Coordinator

Jodi Riverso

Benefits Representative

Alison Strauzer


Cynthia Bambace
Regional Certification Officer

HR Clerk

Judy Bullitt