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About Our Organization



New York State FCCLA is the New York State Association of the national organization, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).


FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Today over 175,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters are active in a network of associations in all 50 states, in addition to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.


To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.


  1. To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life

  2. To strengthen the function of the family as a basic unit of society

  3. To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community

  4. To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony

  5. To promote greater understanding between youth and adults

  6. To provide opportunities for making decisions and for assuming responsibilities

  7. To prepare for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society

  8. To promote Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations

Meet Our Officers

NYS Executive Council 2024-2025.HEIC

New York District Map

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State Coordinators


Theresa Sherman 

Lisa Thomas

Board of Trustees

Hannah Cottrell - Chair 

Kristy Fields Vice - Vice Chair 

Molly Sherman - Secretary

Dove Karn - NYSAFCSA Rep 

Chris Tiffany - Alumni & Associates

Rose Avanzato - Teacher Educator

Jane Halladay - Member at Large 

Molly Sherman - Member at Large

Hannah Cottrell - Member at Large (1 year app)

Kristy Fields - Business Rep 

Adam Jacobson -  Business Rep

Kayleigh Soricelli - State President

Chris Konsul - Formal State President

Cal Tiffany - Finance Officer (ex-officio)

Kelly Marino - District Adviser Rep

Connie Centrello - Foundation Rep

Ellie Cranston Chrisler - STAR Manager 

Lorie Lakin - Adult Treasurer (ex-officio)

Terri Sherman - State Coordinator (ex-officio) 

Lisa Thomas - State Coordinator (ex-officio)

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