Meet the Pioneer Board of Education

In honor of New York State Board of Education Recognition Week (Oct. 19-23), we salute these current Pioneer Board of Education members: 


Melissa-Nocera Collins

  • President of the Board since 2015
  • Member since 2010
  • Resides in North Java 
  • Employed by Navient Inc. as Information Technology Director

Ed McCarthy

  • Vice-President
  • Member since 2007
  • Resident of Delevan 
  • Employed by Six Flags of Darien Lake as Director of Maintenance and Construction

 Linda Rule

  • Member since 2008
  • Resident of Arcade 
  • Small Business Owner

Darla Schwab

  • Member since 2014
  • Resident of Delevan 
  • Small Business Owner

Tom Lewis

  • Member since 2011 – past vice-president
  • Resident of Sardinia 
  • Employed by Waste Management as Area Director, Disposal Operations at Waste Management, Inc.

Mary Lou Merlau

  • Member since 2007 – past president
  • Resident of Arcade 
  • Employed by API Heat Transfer as Sales Administrator

Denise Urbino

  • Member since 2016
  • Resident of Bliss 

Angela Wiseman

  • Member since 2016
  • Resident of Arcade 
  • Employed by Koike Aronson, Inc./Ransome  as Executive Assistant/KAR Ambassador 

Justin “Bubba” Baker

  • Member since 2018
  • Resident of Java Center 
  • Employed by George Family Farm/Independent farm mechanic

Donna Warner

  • Recently appointed member
  • Also served 2009-2014
  • Resident of Arcade 
  • Retired Elementary Teacher