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

COBANC December, 2017 Member of the Month - District Court Back Office A/B

We had an unusual request from one of our members, James Campitiello, who nominated the entire District Court back-office A/B set-up department as "Members of the Month" for the month of December.

His letter contained such sentiments as "the department is often underestimated and unappreciated" and refers to his assessment that "the office operates with excellence and professionalism simply because of coordination and teamwork." He also stated that "... in the A/B set-up, this teamwork creates not only a pride among the employees, that they complete their tasks each day, but together they form an efficient, professional; team."

Wow James, thanks for bringing this to our attention here at COBANC HQ. We know that all our members do a caring and excellent job but when another member goes so far as to put it in writing, and to the extent that James did, we're willing to acknowledge the entire department as "Members" of the month.

Congratulations to A/B set-up department members, Linda Hargraves, Stephanie White-Maldonado, Sean Lawrence, Kellyanne Cronin and Wendy Larose! You are our COBANC December 2017, Members of the Month.

COBANC November, 2017 Member of the Month - Tom Gilligan

Besides volunteering to place more signs for the CONCON before election day, Tom has volunteered as a (former) Grievance Chairman and Parliamentarian, is currently a member of the Contract Negotiation committee and is also Chairman of the Constitution and By-laws committee. Each commitment includes hours and hours of work at the union office and in the field, some of which he is not compensated for; and all of which include work and stress that most of us would rather avoid. Thanks to Tom for this month, and all the months before, for using his time for our benefit, we need more people like Tom.

COBANC July, 2017 Member of the Month - Jay Goldstein, Nassau District Court

COBANC February, 2016 Member of the Month - Albert Perrone

Officer Perrone is a hard working officer in the Matrimonial Center of Nassau County. He has been an officer in Manhattan Supreme Court, Criminal term, and Beaver Street. Proving he can handle the public, inmates, attorneys and Judges with aplomb. He continues to do so today in Nassau County where the regular attorneys all know and appreciate Officer Perrone.

COBANC November, 2015 Member of the Month - Karen Serkes

Karen Serkes was lucky enough to start working in the Nassau County Surrogate’s Court in October of 1979, which gives her 36 years of service in the court system. She has worked for 4 Surrogates: Judge Bennett, Judge Radigan, Judge Riordan, and Judge McCarthy. During her time in the court, she worked in the law department, Chiefs Clerk’s office, In-take department and for 27 years was the secretary to Judge Radigan and Judge Riordan. Karen enjoys the work and serving the public of Nassau County, she especially enjoys the many friends she has made in the court system.

COBANC September, 2015 Member of the Month - Keith Allen

I would like to congratulate Lt. Keith Allen for being chosen member of the month. He is constantly going out of his way to make the day better for his fellow Court employees. The man is pure heart and should be recognized for it. He never Minds answering questions or helping someone understand the daunting process of litigation and will always bend over backward to accommodate the needs of a fellow officer or court employee. Keith is always trying to make someone's day easier at the price of his own convenience. In my opinion he is what all court employees should be.

COBANC May, 2015 Member of the Month - SCO Thomas Murphy

Tom is a 19 yr veteran of the court system and proud father of 3 children. Tom knows the importance of family and that is why he started the James Barbieri Charity Softball Game. Tom saw the opportunity to help a friends family in need and ran with it. Thank you Tom for your hard work and Please keep on helping others.

COBANC April, 2015 Member of the Month - Ralph Joseph

Family Court is very proud to announce that Ralph Joseph has been selected as COBANC's April Member of the Month. Ralph has been Family Court's Driver Messenger since October 2008. Ralph is a highly valued employee at Family Court and he performs his mailroom, stockroom and driving responsibilities with the highest level of professionalism. Always quick with a smile, Ralph is a hardworking and reliable employee who takes pride in his responsibilities in the courthouse.
In his free time, Ralph enjoys home construction, music, watching his favorite soccer team (Barcelona) and raising his 4 children. 
Congratulations Ralph and keep smiling!

COBANC March, 2015 Member of the Month - James Fitzpatrick

James Fitzpatrick AKA Fitz, set a shining example for the rest of us to follow. His encyclopedic grasp of court procedures and his signature response of “Huh?”make him a much sought after source of reference or scapegoat, for defense attorneys and defendants alike. His has a willingness to go the extra mile, even if he gets lost on the way back. Fitz is friendly to a fault, quite often he will be found still having conversations with people who left the room fifteen minutes earlier! The comic relief alone is worth the trip to Part 9 . These quality are why Fitz was nominated for member of the month by his good friend Bob Thideman .

COBANC January, 2015 Member of the Month - Grace Witte

Grace Witte has been with the Surrogates Court since 1989. She presently works in the Miscellaneous Department, and is extremely knowledgeable in the SCPA(Surrogate's Court Procedure Act). Although she has been married to her loving husband Roy for 33 years she still manages to comes to work everyday with a smile on her face. This is why she has been chosen as Januarys member of the month.