Jean oversees a school communications staff of 10 and a printing staff of five, leading both departments with her signature kindness, compassion and integrity. She began working for OHM BOCES in 2002 as a public relations assistant and later became the senior public relations specialist in 2009, after leaving for a short time to write for SUNY Cortland. She added supervision of the OHM BOCES Print Shop to her duties in the spring of 2019.
Jean has been a part of a large number of successful initiatives at the BOCES during her tenure, including a capital project, development of a new mission statement in 2012, the 65th anniversary celebration, rebranding and new website launches.
She also served as a volunteer for the International Boxing Hall of Fame for 16 years, including 10 years as the Information Booth/Induction Seating Chairperson. Jean is a graduate of Horseheads High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations/journalism from Utica College.
In her free time, Jean can be found reading or watching Law & Order: SVU at her new home in Oneida; spending time with her husband Chris, puppy Remi, family and friends; or going to concerts.
Supervisor of Communications and Printing Services
Lenny has the longest tenure of any OHM BOCES Print Shop staff member, having joined the department in 1987. Prior to working at BOCES, Lenny graduated from Utica Free Academy and owned his own cleaning business. He is a true team player, always willing to lend a hand to anyone that needs help and prides himself on working to get jobs done in a timely manner for school districts.
In his free time, Lenny enjoys watching football and baseball, helping out at his church and spending time with friends.
Steve joined the OHM BOCE Print Shop in 2014 and has more than 26 years of experience in the printing industry. He is a graduate of Rome Free Academy where he was a stand-out runner for the school’s track and field team. Steve’s coworkers appreciate his friendly personality, mental sharpness and willingness to help others.
In his free time, Steve volunteers at Woods Valley, and enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Joe joined the OHM BOCES Print Shop in 2008. Joe has many years of experience in printing, previously working for Cathedral Printing, Print Shop Manager and Faxton Hospital. He is a 1982 graduate of the BOCES Printing program and a 1980 graduate of Mohawk Valley Community College.
In his free time, Joe enjoys collecting baseball cards and sports memorabilia, watching football, rooting for his favorite teams -- the New York Jets and Baltimore Orioles, and eating Italian food.
Riley joined the OHM BOCES Print Shop as a Printing Aide in 2018. Prior to joining BOCES, Riley worked and volunteered at the Poland Pubic Library. She is a graduate of Poland High School and excels at learning new things and learning them quickly.
In her free time, Riley enjoys playing video games and card games, eating seafood and listening to Taylor Swift.