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

COBANC March, 2012 Member of the Month - Mike Grillo

This month’s recipient is Michael Grillo. Mike has recently been assigned as the patrol supervisor of the County Court Patrol Staff. In a short period of time, Mike has provided a clear and positive direction for the officers and displays a strong sense of leadership . As our staffing has decreased, the patrol unit has become an integral part of our daily safety operation. Mike personally encourages others to set their own high personal standards enabling them to achieve their optimal potential. Sergeant Grillo has turned a very good group of officers into an even better cohesive unit.

COBANC February, 2012 Member of the Month - Ronald Lopez of Family Court

Ron has been an interpreter for 17 years. Currently translating English to Spanish for the Family Court, he is the kind of member that goes above and beyond. With his warm smile, Ron always takes the time needed to translate putting the court user a bit more at ease, at the sometimes confusing legal jargon that we encounter every day. It is not just a job to Ron, it’s just doing what he loves to, and that’s helping people.

COBANC November, 2011 Member of the Month - Lorraine Jannello

Lorraine Jannello has been selected as the Member of the Month for January 2012. Lorraine is the Administrative Services Clerk in the Chief Clerks Office of District Court. There is no job too tough for Lorraine to tackle. It is her dedication to her job that makes her a special employee. Whether she is helping fellow COBANC members find answers to their questions or making sure the right parties are contacted to address the many needs and challenges that require attention in the court buildings, Lorraine is the one that gets the job done with a smile. It is our pleasure to award Lorraine with this honor.

COBANC October, 2011 Member of the Month - James Sullivan

Jim Sullivan started as a court officer and has continued up through the ranks until reaching his current title as the Supervisor in Criminal South. Jim is affectionately known as “Father Jim.” He is always concerned with all the employees’ needs and issues. He has a unique management style, that is friendly, yet effective. Jim is a staunch supporter of the union and its members, and is always willing to listen and consider with an open mind any issues the union may have. Jim is a deserving recipient of this special recognition.

COBANC September, 2011 Member of the Month - Catherine Doyle

Captain Catherine Doyle started her career as a court officer in the Nassau County Family Court and soon ascended through the ranks to reach the rank of captain in 2004. Captain Doyle always puts the needs of the officers and clerks she trains above everything else. Throughout her career in Nassau County, she has always gone above and beyond in all she does. She is a past recipient of COBANC’s Award of Merit and is always helpful to COBANC members. She is a role model and someone worthy of recognition.

COBANC August, 2011 Member of the Month - Kevin Brosnan

Kevin Brosnan started his career as a court officer in April, 1990, in Manhattan Criminal Court. He soon became a senior court clerk. In 2001, he was promoted to associate court clerk and assigned to the Nassau County Matrimonial Center. Kevin is always eager to assist pro-selitigants drawing on his knowledge and experience to answer all their questions. He is also very quick to lend a helping hand to his coworkers. Kevin truly is a worthy recipient of this recognition.

COBANC July, 2011 Member of the Month - Maryann Camilleri

Maryann Camilleri works in the Adoption/Guardianship Section of the Nassau Family Court. Maryann is a ready source of information and always makes herself available to the public to answer any questions and to assist with completing paperwork. Maryann’s helpful personality, warm smile and ability to share her knowledge of the Guardianship/Adoption process has made her stand out both with the public and her peers. Maryann is well deserving of this award.

COBANC June, 2011 Member of the Month - Kathleen Holland

Congratulations to Kathleen Holland, Court Assistant. Kathleen has been named COBANC Member of the Month for June because of her outstanding contributions and her dedication in both her business and private life. Kathy is very active in AMC-Children of Hope, as well as with the collection of food for the Faith Mission Soup Kitchen. She also serves as a Trustee on the COBANC Health and Welfare Board. “Nominating Kathy was easy because she does so much and always has a smile and something nice to say,” stated Karen Holmgaard. Kathleen has been selected as COBANC Member of the Month of June in recognition of all her efforts.

COBANC May, 2011 Member of the Month - Johnnie Greene

Congratulations to Johnnie Greene, Court Office Assistant in Nassau County District Court. Johnnie has been named COBANC Member of the Month for May. Johnnie is not only kind and courteous to the public she serves at the vacate window in the criminal north side of the Nassau County District Court, but to all she encounters in her building. Ms. Greene always has a warm smile and a kind word for everyone that comes across her path. Pete Picuilo nominated Johnnie because of her great qualities as well as her eagerness to lend a helping hand with various union and district court events. Pete says Johnnie is his go-to-person whenever a task needs to be done or a file needs to be found. In Johnnie’s ten years in the court system, she has been the ideal court employee as well as an outstanding member of this Association, and that is why Johnnie Greene is COBANC Member of the Month for May.

COBANC April, 2011 Member of the Month - Donald Vetter

Donald Vetter was born and raised in Glendale, Queens. He is the youngest of seven children. Donald attended Sacred Heart Catholic grade school, Brooklyn Technical High School, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Touro Law School.

Donald has been a member of the New York State Unified Court System since October 16, 1989. He was first appointed to Bronx Criminal Court as a Uniformed Court Officer. In 1993, Officer Vetter was promoted to the position of Senior Court Office in New York County Supreme Court – Criminal Term.

In 1996, Don left the uniform ranks to take a position as Senior Court Clerk. He was assigned to the first District Court, Nassau County. In 2000, Donald was promoted to the position of Associate Court Clerk in the Nassau County Supreme Court. In 2004, Donald was on the move again, promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief Clerk of Nassau County Court. In 2007, Donald took on his current assignment, Court Clerk Specialist. He is currently assigned to the Nassau County Court in Mineola.

Donald Vetter is a former First and Second Vice-President, as well as a delegate of the Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County. He has also served on a variety of committees for the Office of Court Administration.

In his spare time, Don coaches Little League baseball and deck hockey. Donald enjoys music (The Grateful Dead), professional sports (Mets, Jets, Rangers) and traveling to Walt Disney World with his family.

Donald resides in Massapequa with his wife of over 20 years, MaryBeth. They have two children; Max, age 13, and Hannah, age 10.

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