Regional Vice Presidents

NYSAR's 2015 Regional Vice Presidents

Adirondack Region - Lorraine Streeter

Streeter, a REALTOR for more than 30 years, is an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates in Plattsburgh, NY.

Streeter is a member and former president of the Clinton County Board of REALTORS (CCBR). She has served on CCBR’s Board of Directors and initiated the board’s first Agents’ Day. She was the CCBR REALTOR of the Year in 1992.

At the state level, Streeter previously served as the Regional Vice President for the Adirondack Region from 1993 to 1996. She has served on numerous committees including communications and public relations, legislative policy and nominating.

Active in her community, Streeter has previously served on the Board of Directors for both Hospice of the North Country and Planned Parenthood of the North Country. She is also the President of the American Contract Bridge League Unit 156 Duplicate Bridge Association and has worked with the American Heart Association.

Contact: Lorriane Streeter, Coldwell Banker Whitbeck Associates, 20 Miller St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901; (518) 562-9999; lorraine@whitbeckassociates.com

Capital Region - Jennifer Vucetic

Vucetic, a REALTOR for 9 years, is an associate broker with Better Homes and Gardens Tech Valley in Clifton Park, NY. 

Vucetic is a member of the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS (GCAR), where she has previously served as the public relations chair. She is also an active member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS, serving as the New York State Chapter’s 2015 treasurer and on the national steering committee for the second year. She has previously served as the Capital Region Chapter’s president and the New York State Chapter’s secretary.

At the state level, Vucetic has chaired the Second-home, Resort and Global Markets Committee and served on numerous committees including professional standards and communications and public relations. She has also served as on the board of directors and is a 2012 graduate of the NYSAR Leadership Academy. 

At the national level, Vucetic has served on the REALTOR Political Action Committee (RPAC).

Vucetic has been an active member in the Twin Bridges Rotary Club since 2010 and has served on the Saratoga County Planning and Zoning Board.

Contact: Jennifer Vucetic, Better Homes and Gardens Tech Valley, 1581 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065; (518) 879-6318; jennsoldit@gmail.com 

Central Region - Donna Rausch


Rausch, a REALTOR since 1985, is the branch manager and associate broker of RealtyUSA for both the Liverpool and Fulton/Oswego offices.

Rausch was the 2012 and 2013 president of the Greater Syracuse Association of REALTORS (GSAR), where she has served on the Board of Directors and numerous committees including education, grievance and professional standards. She has also chaired the  “Hat’s Off To You” Committee three times since its inception. In 2012, Rausch was named the Broker/Manager of the Year.

At the state level, Rausch serves on several committees including professional standards, grievance and education. She currently serves on the Executive Committee, Organizational Planning Committee and the 2015 Board of Directors.

On the national level, Rausch has attended the National Association of REALTORS Leadership Conference in 2011 and 2012, as well as multiple conventions. 

Active in her community, Rausch is a former member and past director of the ZONTA Club of Syracuse, has served on the Parade of Homes and the Marketing and Membership committees for the Home Builders & Remodelers of Central New York, and has been involved with a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group. She also formed an Adopt-a-Highway program for her branch office from 2009-2012.


Contact: Donna Rausch, RealtyUSA, 7840 Oswego Road, Liverpool, NY 13090; (315) 622-2111; askdonnarausch@aol.com 


Genesee Region - Stephen Babbitt


Babbitt, a REALTOR for 35 years, is an associate broker at RE/MAX Realty Group in Pittsford, NY. 

He is a member and former two-term president of the Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS. He is currently serves on the board of directors as the immediate past president and on the Executive Committee. He has served on many committees including professional standards, grievance, mediation and finance. 

At the state level, in addition to serving on the NYSAR Board of Directors, Babbitt has chaired the technology, education management and second-home, resort and global committees. He has served on numerous committees including professional standards, organizational planning, legislative steering and RPAC Trustees. He is a member of the NYSAR REALTORS Honor Society and is an annual participant in NYSAR’s Lobby Day.

At the national level, Babbitt has served on the Resort and Second Home Committee, the Condo Working Group and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Advisory Committee. He has also served as a National Association of REALTORS (NAR) director and participated in the NAR Leadership Summit. 

Very active in his community, Babbitt is a past president of the Webster Soccer Association and past commissioner for the Eastside Church Basketball League. He has also volunteered at the Rochester Family Mission and Penfield Ambulance. He served as a trustee at Browncroft Community Church

Contact: Stephen Babbitt, RE/MAX Realty Group, 40 Grove Street, Pittsford, NY 14534; (585) 389-1092; steve@stevebabbitt.com

Lower Hudson Region - Katheryn DeClerck

DeClerck, a REALTOR for 14 years, is an associate broker with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in Warwick, NY. 

She is a past president of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS and has chaired the leadership, finance and strategic planning committees. She has also served on numerous other committees including legislative steering. 

On the state level, DeClerck has served on the NYSAR Board of Directors since 2008. She has served on or chaired numerous committees including: communications and public relations; professional standards; grievance; fair housing and cultural diversity; and legislative policy. She is currently serving as the 2015 chair of the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees. 

On the national level, DeClerck served as a director for the National Association of REALTORS in 2013 and 2014. She is currently serving as the Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th Congressional District.

Active in her community, DeClerck is a graduate of Leadership Orange and has served on the Community Impact Council for the United Way.

Contact: Katheryn DeClerk, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, 25 Railroad Ave, Warwick, NY 10990; (845) 986-4848 x109; katheryn.declerck@randrealty.com  


Metropolitan Region - John Vernazza

Vernazza, a REALTOR for 14 years, is an associate broker/manager with Robert DeFalco Realty, Inc. in Staten Island, NY. 

He is an active member and 2009 past president of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS (SIBOR), having served as chair of several committees including public relations and nominating as well as the Board Certifications Task Force. He has also served on numerous committees including strategic planning, MLS rules, and budget and finance. He was named SIBOR’s 2010 REALTOR of the Year. 

Vernazza is an active member of NYSAR, serving as a director since 2008. He has also served on numerous committees including organizational planning, communications and public relations and education management. He is also a past member of the NYSAR REALTORS Honor Society.

He has served as a director for the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) and on the NAR Conventional Finance and Lending Committee. Vernazza has also served as a Federal Political Coordinator for New York’s 11th Congressional District on behalf of NAR. 

Vernazza is a registered South Shore Rotarian and is a past recipient of the Rotarian of the Year award and the Car Rosenberger Rotary Service above Self award. In 2014, he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, the most prestigious award a Rotarian can receive. He is also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, the Staten Island Zoo, and is a former director for the Staten Island Center of Independent Living. 

Contact: John Vernazza, Robert DeFalco Realty Inc., 1678 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305; (718) 987-7900; johnvernazza@aol.com 


Southern Tier Region - Jacqlene Rose

Rose, a REALTOR for 20 years, is a licensed associate broker and the director of business and community development with Realty USA in Sidney, NY. 

She is an active member with the Otsego-Delaware Board of REALTORS, serving as president in 2012 and 2013. She was also named the board’s REALTOR of the Year in 1997 and 2006. She has served on and chaired numerous committees including government affairs and the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC). 
  

At the state level, Rose has served on numerous committees and forums including: commercial issues; legislative steering; organizational standards; and communications and public relations. She served as the 2010 president of the NYSAR Housing Opportunities Foundation and has served on the NYSAR Board of Directors. She was also honored by NYSAR with its Community Service Award in 2014.

At the national level, Rose is a frequent attendee of the National Association of REALTORS’ annual meetings and has previously served as the Habitat for Humanity Global Village REALTOR team leader.

Very active in her community, Rose is currently a director for Habitat for Humanity of New York State and has previously served as a president for Habitat for three years. She is a key force behind disaster relief efforts in her area, setting up and managing shelters for victims of floods in 2006 and 2011. She was also named the 2012 Sidney Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, awarded the 2007 Sidney Community Pride Award, and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Sidney.

Contact: Jacqlene Rose, Realty USA, 39 Main Street, Sidney, NY 13838; (607) 563-1020; jrose@realtyusa.com 


Western Tier - Lawrence Lentini

Lentini, a REALTOR for 19 years, is an associate broker with Hunt Real Estate ERA in Amherst, NY. 

He is a member of the Buffalo-Niagara Association of REALTORS (BNAR) where he served as the association’s 2010 secretary/treasurer and was named the 2013 BNAR REALTOR-Associate of the Year. Lentini has served on or chaired numerous committees including technology, public affairs and the REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC).  He has also served on the BNAR Board of Directors and as an officer with the Women’s Council of REALTORS. 
 
At the state level, Lentini has served on numerous committees and forums including legislative policy and communications and public relations. He is also an active participant in NYSAR’s annual Lobby Day.

Contact: Lawrence Lentini, Hunt Real Estate ERA, 4363 Main St, Amherst, NY 14226; (716) 832-4838; llentini@huntrealestate.com

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