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Meet the Transition Team

As City Council President, Carmella earned a reputation for getting the job done and delivering results. Now, as the first female Mayor of Troy, she wants you to know, you haven't seen anything yet!

Her term may not start till January, but Carmella is already getting to work on your behalf. One of her first moves has been to create a transition team full of experienced, knowledgeable people to set the city up for success. Meet the team below!

Honorary Chair


Harry Tutunjian

Former Troy Mayor, 2004-2011



Don Fane

President at Callanan Industries, Inc.


Roger Ramsammy, Ph.D.

President, Hudson Valley Community College


Tracy Connolly

General Counsel – International Union of Operating Engineers Local 158


Seamus Donnelly

Newly Appointed Deputy Mayor

Full Transition Team

Gabrielle “Gabby” Basile – Lifelong Resident of Troy & Concerned Mother
Tony Buchanan – Owner of Jimmy’s Pizzeria in Lansingburgh
Sam Chiappone – Co-Chair of the Little Italy Quality of Life Task Force
Olivia Clemente – Executive Director of the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District
Andrea Fairhurst – Lansingburgh School Board President
Latasha Gardner – CSEA Region 4 PAC Chair
Jordan Hartsfield – High School Youth Representative, Civics
Mack & Joycelyn Henderson – Mack - President & Joycelyn - Fundraising Secretary Troy Central Little League
Frank Laposta – Former Troy City Council President, Lifelong Troy Business Owner & Resident & Former High Point HOA Chair
Amy LaFountain – Executive Director Joseph’s House & Shelter
Michael Manupella – Executive Director of the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club
Richard “Buddy” McAvoy – Retired Deputy Police Chief Troy Police Department
Jeff Pasinella – Head Football Coac, Lansingburgh High School
Kevin Pryor – President of Troy Look
Anne Rounds – Troy School Board President
Brian Sano- National Grid Regional Executive & Frear Park Conservancy President
Tom Sanzone – Retired Troy High School Teacher & Mount Ida Preservation Association Board Member
Jim Scully – Owner of Bacchus Wood-Fired & Downtown Neighborhood Representative

Eric Wisher UFA President

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