Josephine Victoria Finn was appointed to a 5 year term on the New York State Board of Regents on March 11, 2014. Regent Finn graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta receiving a B.A. in Psychology and Black Studies and from the University of Buffalo Law School where she received a J.D. She has been admitted to the practice of law for over 29 years and is trained in mediation. She has served as Assistant County Attorney for Sullivan County as well as Assistant Town Attorney and Town Attorney for the Town of Thompson.
James E. Cottrell, M.D. was elected by a joint session of the Legislature to a three-year term as an At-Large Member of the New York State Board of Regents.
Wade Norwood is the Chief Strategy Officer for Common Ground Health (formerly the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency). Common Ground Health is a not-for-profit community health planning agency that promotes public health in the Finger Lakes region through research, advocacy and community engagement.
With the support of community leaders, health care providers, consumers, insurers and government, Common Ground Health has a strong record of service aimed toward ensuring accessible, affordable and high quality healthcare for the entire population of the region.
Christine D. Cea was appointed by a joint session of the New York State Legislature to a five-year term as a member of the New York State Board of Regents effective April 1, 2009. She was again elected to a five-year term effective April 1, 2014. She holds the 17th seat on the Board, representing Staten Island, the newly created XIII Judicial District. Regent Cea brings to the Board her experiences as a researcher, educator, and advocate for individuals with disabilities.