C.O.B.A.N.C. Member of the Month

COBANC September, 2014 Member of the Month - Allen Zanone

Allen Zanone was an easy choice for Member of the month for September. Allen is the author of several letters one to the state comptroller Tom DiNapoli and one to Lauren Desole, about how the court employees in NY state are being mistreated, and unfairly compensated. That alone is enough to make our decision to honor him. On a personal note Allen is a kind friendly face in the clerk’s office of District Court, were he is never too busy to say Hello, how are you? This is why we recognize Allen as Member of the month

COBANC August, 2014 Member of the Month - Paul Paoli Associate Court Clerk

Paul Paoli is a 24 year veteran in the court system, who has worked his way up from officer to Associate Court Clerk. Paul has been in several builds within the county and everyone he meets say the same thing about him, “Paul, he’s a great guy.” Paul’s smiling face, positive attitude and helpful ways is what made him member of the month.

COBANC July, 2014 Member of the Month - Danny McWeeney of County Court

After graduating from the Court Officer Academy in 1994, I was assigned to Queens Criminal Court. Due to staffing shortages) I was sent temporarily to Brooklyn Criminal Court. After about 4 months, I was reassigned back to Queens criminal where I stayed until 1999. At this point, I was promoted to SCO and assigned to Queens Civil Supreme. After about6 months was I transferred to Queens ,Criminal Supreme Annex where I stayed 7 years. In 2007, I was transferred to County Court in Mineola, where I am still currently assigned. In 1995, I joined the NYS Courts Pipes and Drums Band as a bagpiper. I have played at many occasions including all graduation ceremonies since 1996. Other times, the band has played at court house ceremonies and "too many funerals" of "Court Family" members. We also proudly played at 9/11 services of our fallen and every year since the anniversary, the memorials. Last year, in 2013, I was selected to be Drum Major to lead the band down the street during parades and other events. In spare time, I enjoy my 3 sons, daughter and my 2 granddaughters. I also work occasionally at the Knights of Columbus in Mineola. Thanks You for this honor.

COBANC June, 2014 Member of the Month - Shelly Hartman of Family Court

Shelly Hartman is a true example of the many fine employees in the Family Court.

As a Court Assistant, Shelly's calm and kind demeanor and her positive interaction with the public, judicial staff and her fellow employees makes worthy to be nominated as June's Member of the Month. Shelly is very highly respected for her strong work ethic, ability to multi-task and her overall professionalism. Shelly has only been employed by the New York State Unified Court System for about three years, but she has the presence and effect of a long time veteran.

Congratulations, Shelly!

COBANC May, 2014 Member of the Month - Brenda Hayden of District Court

Brenda Hayden started her court career as a court officer in Brooklyn criminal court 18 years ago. She was promoted to senior court clerk and took a position in Nassau County District Court where she has been for the past 8 years. She is currently assigned to the Landlord and Tenant Part which is one of the busiest courtrooms in district court. L&T can be a very stressful courtroom to work in, dealing with people's homes and money constantly. Brenda always handles each person with professionalism and compassion. These qualities are what made it so easy to select her as COBANC's employee of the month.

COBANC April, 2014 Member of the Month - Greg Mahoney

Our office is proud to select Greg Mahoney as Member of the Month for April. Greg has been a member of the Nassau County courts since 1982. He has served in Family Court, Supreme Court and the Commissioner of Jurors office. Greg's knowledge ensures that our office runs smoothly and that all parties, be it jurors or attorneys, are served with professionalism and integrity.

COBANC March, 2014 Member of the Month - Kathy Moran

Kathy Moran, Supervising Court Office Assistant in Surrogates Court, has 27 years of experience within the Courts. Kathy presently works in the Calendar Department. Kathy operates the most efficient Calendar Department in all of New York State. Surrogates Court is proud to have Kathy as part of their family.

COBANC February, 2014 Member of the Month - Michael Campisi

Michael Campisi started as a Court Officer in 1999. Upon graduation he worked in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Nassau Criminal and Supreme Courts for the next seven years. In 2007, Mike was promoted to Senior Court Clerk in Queens Family Court before transferring to Nassau County Supreme Court Matrimonial Center in 2008. Mike is the clerk for the Supervising Judge, which is one of the busiest parts in the Matrimonial Center. He handles his responsibilities with professionalism and treats both attorneys and litigants courteously and respectfully. Mike is an asset to the Mat Center and for that, he has been chosen our February Member of the Month.

COBANC January, 2014 Member of the Month - John Milano

In 1997, John Milano started in the Nassau County Court System and in COBANC. He is currently a Court Analyst in the Nassau County Supreme Court supply room. John is one of the most "can do" people we have ever met. Whenever possible, John will always say "yes" to virtually anything that is asked of him. He is a sweet guy and ALWAYS helpful ALL the time which is why he has been selected as the Supreme Court's COBANC January, 2014 Member of the Month - without any reservation. He is a true asset to COBANC, the Supreme Court and the Nassau County Court System.

COBANC December, 2013 Member of the Month - James Barbieri

New York State Court Officer James Barbieri has been selected as the COBANC Member of the Month for the month of December 2013. His cheerful attitude, work ethic and tenacity during this time with his battle against cancer are an inspiration to us all.