Josephine Victoria Finn
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. For over 18 years she served as legal counsel to the Sullivan County Branch of the NAACP.
Regent Finn taught at Sullivan County Community College for 13 years and ran the Paralegal Program for several years. She served on the Sullivan County Community College Board of Trustees prior to her election to the Board of Regents. Regent Finn has also served on several other boards including: the Private Industry Council of Sullivan County, the Cultural Diversity Committee of the New York State School Boards Association and the Sullivan County Conditional Release Committee. She was the first voice heard on WJFF, Sullivan County's first public radio station. She is presently on the Sullivan Renaissance Steering Committee, an organization dedicated to beautifying Sullivan County.
In 2002 Regent Finn was elected as Village of Monticello Justice and on March 18, 2014 she was elected to her fourth term. She is a member of the New York State Magistrates Association as well as the Sullivan County Magistrates Association. She has also served as the President of the Sullivan County Bar Association.