NYSAR Leadership Team

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2023 President John Vernazza


A REALTOR® for 22 years, Vernazza is an associate broker for Robert DeFalco Realty in Staten Island.

Named NYSAR REALTOR® of the Year in 2017, Vernazza was also the NYSAR Metro Regional vice president in 2015–16 and was named REALTOR® of the Year of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® in 2010. He served as 2009 president of SIBOR as well.

He has served and chaired numerous national, state, and local committees, including currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® and the Risk Management Issues Committee.

An active Rotarian, Vernazza was the 2018–2019 president of the South Shore Rotary and was the organizations Rotarian of the Year in 2012. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow, the most prestigious award a Rotarian can receive. Vernazza graduated from St. John’s University with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Contact Information:

Robert DeFalco Realty

1678 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone: 718-987-7900 • Fax:
Email [email protected]

2023 President-elect Joe Rivellino

A REALTOR® for nearly two decades, Joe Rivellino is the broker/owner of Rivellino Realty in Warsaw, NY.

Rivellino was president of the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS® in 2015 and was named REALTOR® of the Year for the Genesee Valley Board of REALTORS® in 2009.

Rivellino has been actively involved at the local, state, and national level, serving as a director for the National Association of REALTORS® in 2015 and as a NYSAR Regional Vice President from 2019–2020.

At the state level, he also currently serves as chair of the Statewide Forms Committee and vice chair of the Executive Committee.

Locally, he has served on numerous committees for the Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS®, including the Board of Directors, Government Affairs Committee, Executive Finance Committee and Governance Committee.

In his community, Rivellino was on the Board of Directors of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce for 10 years and helped organize a major relief drive to assist hurricane victims in Texas.

Contact Information:

Rivellino Realty

250 N Main St, Warsaw, NY 14569
Phone: 585-786-8282 • Fax:
Email [email protected]

2023 NYSAR Treasurer Jacqlene Rose


A REALTOR® for over three decades, Jacqie Rose is an associate real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties in Sidney, NY. She is also the Sidney branch office manager.

Rose was president of the Otsego-Delaware Board of REALTORS® in 2012 and 2013 and was the board’s REALTOR® of the year in 1996, 2007 and most recently in 2021.

At the state level, Rose served as the 2015-2016 NYSAR Regional Vice President for the Southern Tier Region and was the NYSAR Housing Opportunities Foundation president in 2010. She is also the 2014 recipient of the NYSAR Community Service Award. Rose is currently chair of the Budget and Finance, and Investment committees at the state level. She also serves as vice chair of the Statewide Forms Committee.

For the National Association of REALTORS® she has served on the Housing Opportunities Committee, Multiple Issues and Policies Committee and has been an RPAC Participation council member.

In her community, Rose was honored with the Sidney Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2012 and earned the Sidney Community Pride Award in 2007. She is a past president of the Rotary Club of Sidney and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow, the most prestigious award a Rotarian can receive.

Contact Information:

Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties

19 Union Street, Sidney, NY 1383
Phone: 607-604-4394 • Fax: 607-561-9285
Email [email protected]

2023 NYSAR Immediate Past-president Jennifer Vucetic


Vucetic, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Empire Associates in Clifton Park, has been a REALTOR® for 16 years.

She was named REALTOR® of the Year by the Greater Capital Association of REALTORS® (GCAR) in 2016, served as the 2017 New York State Women’s Council of REALTORS® president and was the regional vice president for the National Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

Nationally, Vucetic is a 2020 graduate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Leadership Academy. She is a 2012 graduate of the New York State Association of REALTORS®’ (NYSAR) Leadership Academy and a 2019 REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame inductee. She serves as a Region 2 RPAC Trustee and is on the REALTOR® Safety committee.

Contact Information:

Exit Realty Empire Associates

805 NY-146, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: 518.879.6318 • Fax: 833.518.3948
Email [email protected]