|Name||Donna A. Lupardo|
|Address||1112 Greenwood Glen |
Endwell, New York , United States
|| August 17, 1954
Dec 30, 2014 04:06am
Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Death Penalty - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Term Limits -
|Info||Donna A. Lupardo was elected in 2004 to represent the 126th Assembly District which includes the City of Binghamton and the Towns of Vestal and Union. Originally from Staten Island, Donna is a graduate of Wagner College. She moved to the Southern Tier region in 1976 to attend graduate school at the State University of New York at Binghamton where she received a Masters degree in Philosophy. She stayed on as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education & Human Development for ten years before dedicating herself to community education and public service. |
Up until her election, Donna served as the Director of Education for the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier. Through her leadership, numerous programs and initiatives were developed to address community mental health needs such as teen suicide prevention and elderly depression. She has been an outspoken advocate for those experiencing mental illness and has received state and national recognition for her innovative use of the arts in mental health recovery.
The Assemblywoman served on the Broome County Legislature from 1999 to 2000 and is the first woman to represent Broome County in the State Legislature.
Donna has served on many boards and advisory panels related to education, human services, environmental conservation, downtown revitalization, and economic recovery. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Cancer Society Leadership Award, YWCA Alice Mills Award, Mental Health Association of New York State's Esther Mallach Staff Leadership Award and the New York State Theatre Educators Association's Administrator of the Year.
Assemblywoman Lupardo lives in Endwell with her husband Scott Peters, an assistant professor of education at Cornell University.