Members

Blase J. Spinozzi, Chairperson
White Plains

Mr. Blase J. Spinozzi, a Town of Greenburgh Resident since 1972, has a long professional career as a Court Reporter. He served with the Supreme Court State of New York, Sr. Court Reporter 1973 – 2002 (Served as 1st Vice President of ASSCR (Union) while in Supreme Court). He also served with the Civil Court of the City of New York, Court Reporter I, 1969 – 2002 and lastly worked with the Department of Labor, Hearing Reporter from 1963 – 1969. He continues to do Freelance Court Reporter. Mr. Spinozzi is a US Army & US Army Reserve veteran where served as with the Judge Advocate General Corps. Mr. Spinozzi received an Associate Degree from the Interboro Institute of New York. He has been the President Hilltop Farms Civic Association, Inc. since 1999.

Trudy Holand, Secretary


Doris Friedman
Tarrytown

Judge Friedman is a retired senior justice of the Town of Greenburgh. Judge Friedman has been engaged in the practice of law since 1957. She served as a town justice for the Town of Greenburgh from 1998 - 2011, and prior to that was one of the justices of the Village of Tarrytown for sixteen years. Judge Friedman obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Tufts University, and her JD from Boston University School of Law.

Her Honor is a mediator and founder of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. a founder and former Board Member of the Westchester Community Action Program, and the Tarrytown Community Opportunity Program. She has served on many boards, including, but not limited to, My Sister’s Place. Westchester Children’s Association, the Westchester Red Cross, and others. She has received numerous awards, including Women of Excellence from the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce, two NAACP Humanitarian Awards. the Red Cross Humanitarian Award. the Drum Major Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy Committee, the UJA Federation, jointly with her late husband, Samuel J. Friedman.

Currently, her Honor is an Adjunct Professor at Mercy College and a private­ practicing attorney in litigation and mediation.
Judge Friedman is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, for which she is very proud.



Joseph S. Malara, Esq., Volunteer Counsel
South Salem

Mr. Malara, the BOE "Volunteer Counsel" since 2010, is an Attorney admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New York. He is a graduate of Fordham College and Fordham Law School. He was a resident of the Town of Greenburgh until 1997. He maintained an office in Hartsdale until 2006 when he moved to South Salem.


Timothy Hays


David Schwartz
Ardsley on Hudson

David Schwartz has been a resident of Dobbs Ferry and now Ardsley on Hudson since 1972.  A graduate of Amherst College with an MA degree from Teachers College, Columbia, he spent 40 years as a secondary school teacher/administrator.  Since retiring in 2000 he has been active in the Westchester chapter of the Working Families Party of which he is Vice-Chair and at The Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry where he is a member of the Board of Directors as well as of the board of Greenburgh 11 UFSD, the special act school district on campus.  He tutors and volunteers in several capacities at Children’s Village.  From 1976-1982 he served on the Dobbs Ferry Board of Education and was on the Board of So. Westchester BOCES from 1983-1985.   In December 2019, Mr. Schwartz was given a Special Recognition Award at induction ceremonies of the Westchester Senior Hall of Fame.