The board members bio’s
 
 
 
Jayme Martin
Past President 
Jayme is a native of Syracuse and is no stranger to planning Pride Festivals. He started his Pride career in Boston as the Festival Chair and after 5 years he brought that experience back home to Syracuse.
He started as board member for CNY Pride and after a year he became Vice-President and in August 2015 he was named President.
 
Jayme is honored to be part of CNY Pride and is proud to be part of the LGBT Community here in Syracuse.
 
 
 
 
Bob Forbes
Current President
 
 
 
 
 
Greg Lewis
Treasurer
 
 
 
 
 
Jason Galvez
Secretary
 

Jason Galvez was born and raised in Upstate NY. He honorably served eight years in the military (four in the Army and another four in the Air-Force), while earning his graduate degree in special education.

He has taught public school in central N.Y. as well as in Brooklyn, Atlanta, and Washington DC. In addition, he has worked as a paid actor and singer. Currently, while being an invested spouse and parent, he continues to prioritize his very important philanthropic and volunteer work.
 
Jason also writes for his faith-based, civil rights blog (http://jasonjdotbiz.wordpress.com/) and is actively promoting his recently published children's book, "I Am Loved Right Where I Am." "It is a privilege to serve on the board of CNY Pride and feels as it is my duty and obligation to not only give back but pay it forward!"
 

 
 
 
Donna Setrella

Retired Employment & Training Specialist from OCM BOCES & Part-time employee of NYS Agriculture & Markets. Hospice of CNY Volunteer 20+ years.

 
Magna Cum Laude BSSW (Social Work) Graduate from Slippery Rock University in PA & AA Graduate of OCC. CNY PRIDE Board Member 3 years and proud Nonna (Grandmother) of 2.
 
 
 
 
Joseph Adamo 

Joe had joined CNY Pride in October 2011 and currently serves on the Board. He has helped strengthen the statistical aspect of the events Pride sponsors.

Joe earned his degrees at Oswego State University, Chapman University and Syracuse University. He is also a Certified Business Manager (CBM). He has also served as a management consultant and trainer to Fortune 500 corporations, Not for Profit organizations, and many small businesses located in central New York region. His clients include: AT & T, General Electric, General Motors, Carrier Corporation, Otis Elevator, AXA Equitable, AIG, Chase Manhattan Bank, Verizon Communication, Target Inc., Pass Seymour Le Grande, Wal-Mart, Syracuse Police Department, local construction and service organizations located in central New York.

Joe has developed training manuals for clients such as “How to Build a Retirement Portfolio”, “Diversity in the Workplace”, “Understanding Generations XYZ”, “Finance for the Non-Financial Manager”, “General Ledger Systems”, “Supervising Difficult Employees”, “Accounting for Non Skilled Employees”, “Creating a Harmonious Work Environment” “Management and Employees Interactions” “Gay and Lesbian employees”, “Gender Equity” and issues related to specific managerial problems. His area of expertise is accounting, and behavioral issues in a work environment.

His areas of research interest include:
Finance and Accounting
Diversity
Gay & Lesbian equity
Human Behavior in Organizations
Higher Education
Consumer Satisfaction
Experiential Learning
Humor in Education
Minorities and career development
 
 
 
Troy Waffner
Acting NYS Fair Director 
 
Troy Waffner grew up and graduated from Cazenovia High School before continuing his education at Morrisville State College and Empire State College. Waffner spent 14 years working for the state legislature, serving as Assemblyman Bill Magee’s right-hand man for more than a decade. Waffner also went on to work as Senator David Valesky’s Director of Policy Development. In 2010, Waffner took on a new role as Assistant Director at the New York State Fair, overseeing various departments including maintenance, concessions and off-season events. In April of 2014, Waffner began working as Acting Director of the Fairgrounds and has continued serving as Acting Director through three highly successful fairs.