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President
Kosta Diamantis
Director, Office of School Construction Grants & Review
Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

President-Elect & Secretary
Paul Bakalis
Executive Director
Arizona School Facilities Board

Immediate Past President
Joseph da Silva
School Construction Coordinator
Rhode Island Dept of Elementary Education

Treasurer
Michael Pickens
Executive Director, School Facilities & Transportation Services
West Virginia Department of Education

Southern Region Representative
Brad Montgomery
Director, Academic Facilities & Transportation Services
Arkansas Department of Education

Northeastern Region Representative
Bernard E. Piaia, Jr.
Director of the Office of School Facilities
New Jersey Department of Education

Midwestern Region Representative
Gary Schwartz
School Facilities Consultant
Iowa Department of Education

Western Region Representative
Michael Elliott
State School Fund Coordinator
Oregon Department of Education

At-Large Representative
Juan Mireles
Director of Facilities & Transportation Services
California Department of Education

Bernard E. Piaia, Jr.

Northeastern Region Representative
Director of the Office of School Facilities
New Jersey Department of Education

Bernard Piaia is the Director of the Office of School Facilities in the New Jersey Department of Education. Mr. Piaia joined the NJDOE in May 2000 and has overseen the development of the processes, procedures, and regulations required to implement the states school-facilities laws. He holds a professional degree in architecture from Temple University. Mr. Piaia has spent over 30 years working on various types of projects, including more than 23 years working on all phases of school-facilities projects, including governmental implementation and oversight, planning, design, and construction management.

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