The School Communications Team
Director of Communications
Our team of communications, graphic arts and and public relations professionals provide a range of services to our districts as well as to BOCES itself. We go into your schools and classrooms and meet with students, faculty and administrators to tell your schools' story via print and electronic newsletters, press releases, media relations, photography, video and social media. Reach out to us today!
Brian J. Howard, Director of Communications
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Geraldine Mastrogiacomo, Office Assistant
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Natalia Baage is a passionate storyteller who specializes in narrative writing and social media, for which she has won multiple national and state awards. A National School Public Relations Association “35 Under 35” honoree, she is a former member of the New York School Public Relations Association’s executive board. Before joining SWBOCES, she emigrated from Belgium and spent a decade as a reporter and editor in Westchester County, covering education, arts and sports. She earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Alicia B. Smith is an award winning writer with more than 15 years experience. She began her career as a writer and editor for weekly and monthly publications in Central Connecticut. In 2017 she was the recipient of the New England Better Newspaper Competition First Place Human Interest Feature Story honor. Throughout her career she has covered a broad range of topics from local government and businesses to community members and education. She has a passion for telling and sharing stories and looks forward to helping school districts tell their unique story.
Anthony DiNoto is an accomplished writer and digital content producer who specializes in visual storytelling. With extensive experience in photography, video production, magazine writing, and public relations, Anthony’s experience spans all areas of traditional and digital communications.
He began his career in New York City as a freelancer for award-winning television production companies and contributed to numerous major network broadcasts. Prior to joining SWBOCES, he worked in higher education at West Point, where he wrote feature articles for the alumni magazine, and produced videos, photos, newsletters, and digital assets for websites and social media. He then transitioned to the healthcare industry, where he led public relations, marketing, and internal and external communications for a large hospital.
Anthony comes from a family of public-school educators and looks forward to creating and executing strategic communication plans for our school districts.
Jeffry Braun worked in advertising and marketing prior to joining SWBOCES & LHRIC to focus on his passion for graphic design, illustration and photography. He brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to the role and looks forward to working with school districts and BOCES centers. Jeffry earned his BFA in Illustration from SUNY Buffalo.