Meet the Board Members

Most Board members can be reached by e-mail at:, i.e.:

Except for: Michael Mark whose address is:

Michael Mark, Board President, 8th term expires in June, 2022

Mr. Mark, a Professional Musician, has been a Valley Cottage resident for over 30 years. He  has two children, a daughter and a son who have graduated from Nyack High School.



Jennifer Marraccino, Board Vice President, 2nd term expires in June, 2020

Ms. Marraccino, a Development Director, is a 20+ year resident of Upper Nyack. She has four children: one in Nyack High School, one attending Upper Nyack Elementary School, and two Nyack graduates.  



Beth Davidson, Board Secretary, 1st term expires in June, 2020

Ms. Davidson, a Marketing Consultant, resides in Nyack. She has two children, one attending Valley Cottage Elementary School and one in Nyack Middle School.


Damon Bender, 2nd term expires in June, 2021

Mr. Bender, an Attorney and Tax Consultant, resides in Valley Cottage.  He has three children, one in Nyack Middle School and two attending Valley Cottage Elementary School.


Karen Hughes, 3rd term expires in June, 2021

Ms. Hughes, a Software Engineer, has lived in Upper Nyack for 20 years.  She has two children; one attends Nyack High School and one is a Nyack graduate.


James Marshall, 3rd term expires in June, 2020

Mr. Marshall has lived in Nyack for the past 26 years.  He is a Senior Account Executive for Verizon and has two children; both are Nyack graduates.


Terence Rock, 3rd term expires in June, 2022

Mr. Rock has lived in Valley Cottage for 20 years.  He is a Sales Director at Juniper Networks.  He has two children; one at Nyack High School and one a Nyack graduate.

Yvianick Saint-Vil, Student Representative: (2019-2020)
Although without a vote on the Board, the representative serves the important function of liaison between the Board and students. The representative is the High School Student Government President.