Erie 1 BOCES executive team consist of the following staff members:


CEO & District Superintendent
Lynn M. Fusco, Ph. D., serves as a field representative for the New York State Commissioner of Education to the region’s 19 component school districts as well as Buffalo Public Schools.  In addition, she will oversee the instructional, managerial and technology services that Erie 1 BOCES provides directly to school districts across the region. Full bio...


Executive Director, Finance and Information Systems
James Fregelette is the executive director of Finance and Information Systems at Erie1 BOCES. He has been with Erie 1 BOCES for more than 21 years. He is currently on the board of directors for the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO). At Erie 1 BOCES, Mr. Fregelette is responsible for the oversight of all functions of the business office and financial affairs. In addition, he oversees the planning, purchasing and effective utilization of technology and information systems used by the organization.


Executive Director, Instructional Services
Melody Jason is the executive director of Instructional Services at Erie 1 BOCES. She has been with Erie 1 BOCES for nearly 20 years.  The executive director of Instructional Services oversees all the instructional programs  including special education, alternative education and career education provided for more than 3,000 students from the component school districts. In addition, as the executive director, Mrs. Jason oversees adult workforce development and the Erie 1 Teacher Center.


Executive Director, Human Resources and Professional Development
Nancy Bojanowski is the executive director of Human Resources and Professional Development. Additionally the divisions of Labor Relations and Management Services report to her.

  Executive Director of Systemic Initiatives for School Improvement
Barbara Mocarski has worked in education for more than 20 years. Currently, she is the executive director of systemic initiatives for school improvement at Erie 1 BOCES. She assists Erie 1 BOCES implementing systemic changes to provide needed school improvement services to component districts. Mrs. Mocarski  has been with Erie 1 BOCES since 2003, her most recent title was associate director for instructional resources, instructional technology and professional development; which provided services to Erie 1 BOCES components as well as the WNYRIC region as a whole. She continues to oversee those initiatives in this role.