Education Retirement System, Board of (BERS)


The Head of the Retirement System is the Board of Trustees. The Board, subject to the limitations of the BERS Rules and Regulations and of law, establishes the policies for the administration and transaction of the business of the System and for the control of funds. The Board of Trustees consists of fifteen (15) Panel for Educational Policy members, the Chancellor and two (2) employee-members elected by the membership. The term of each employee-member is four years beginning the first of January following a regular election. Each employee-member has an alternate, who will serve the duration of the term of office of the elected employee-member in the event of the death, disability, disqualification or withdrawal of the employee-member. Further, in the event of an employee-member’s absence from a meeting of the Board or any committee or subcommittee thereof, the respective alternate employee-member possesses all the powers and responsibilities of said employee-member for the duration of the meeting and is counted for quorum purposes. The current board members are:



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Contact Numbers

(929) 305-3800
Fax:  (718) 935-4124

Board of Trustees

Peter Calandrella
Isaac Carmignani
Geneal Chacon
April Chapman
Deborah Dillingham
Natalie Green-Giles
Michael Kraft
Vanessa Leung
Gary Linnen
Employee Member * - John Maderich
Employee Member ** - Donald Nesbit
Designee of Chancellor Richard A. Carranza - Lindsey Oates
Kathy Park Price
Lori Podvesker
Thomas Sheppard
Shannon Waite
Alternate Employee Member * - Christopher Attianese
Alternate Employee Member ** - Shaun Francois


Sanford Rich , Executive Director.
(929) 305-3939