Staff Biographies and Contact Information

Billing Office

20 Clinton Street
Green Island, NY 12183

Executive Offices

69 Hudson Avenue
Green Island, NY 12183

Staff Biographies and Contact Information

Kristin Swinton-GIPA, CEO, 518-271-9397
Kristin Swinton serves as CEO of the Green Island Power Authority, a position she has held since 2008. She joined GIPA in December 2004 in a management capacity overseeing various aspects of the Authority’s operations and finances. Previously, she worked as a Legislative Analyst with the New York State Assembly’s Ways & Means Committee. Swinton serves on the Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce. She earned a Master of Public Administration from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Albany where she was a member of the Pi Alpha National Honor Society. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Siena College in Loudonville.

David A. Paterniani – GIPA, CFO, 518-271-9397
David A. Paterniani is the Chief Fiscal Officer for the Green Island Power Authority. His professional career began directly after graduation as a staff accountant for Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte CPAs, P.C in Albany, NY. Paterniani previously held a senior accountant position at the Office of the State Comptroller within the New York State and Local Common Retirement Fund. Paterniani was appointed to the position of CFO of GIPA in June of 2009. He is a committee member of the NYS Society of Young CPAs Northeast Chapter. Paterniani graduated Cum Laude from SUNY Albany’s Business School with a B.A. in accounting in May of 2005.

Joseph F. Legnard – GIPA, General Counsel, 518-273-2201
Joseph F. Legnard has been the Village of Green Island’s Village Attorney since 1977, the Town Attorney for the Town of Green Island since 1985 and the attorney for the Village of Green Island IDA since its creation in 1979. He maintained a private practice until 2004 which specialized in labor law, municipal law, construction law, real estate law, estate planning, probate and surety law. As General Council to GIPA, Legnard has been actively engaged in providing legal advice to the Authority on overall operations and compliance with recent Public Authority Law amendments. Legnard is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He graduated from the College of Holy Cross (A.B. 1970) Worcester, Massachusetts and from Albany Law School of Union University (J.D. 1973). He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1974 and to the Florida Bar in 1982.

James Bolognino, Lineman– 518-274-5125
Mike Carey, Laborer- 518-274-5125
Guiseppe Casale, Apprentice– 518-274-5125
Heather Gregory, Billing Clerk– 518-272-4790
Lynn McGivern, Billing Clerk– 518-272-4790
Joseph O’Connor, Apprentice– 518-274-5125
Anne M. Strizzi, Recording Secretary– 518-273-2201

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS

Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan- Chairperson
Michael A. Cocca, Sr. – Vice Chairman
George Reinoehl- Trustee
Rachel Perfetti- Trustee
Peter DeMento- Trustee