The Members of the Board of Education
About the Board of Education
To contact the Board of Education, please email:
or write to:
Board of Education President
c/o North Bellmore District Office
2616 Martin Ave.
Bellmore, NY 11710
Attn: Board Secretary
2021-2022 School Board meetings are held at Martin Avenue School, 7:30 p.m.
Rosemarie Corless, President
Rosemarie Corless was first elected to the Board of Education in 2006 and served until 2013. She rejoined the board in October 2018. She moved to North Bellmore in 1990 with her husband, and their three daughters attended North Bellmore and Bellmore-Merrick schools. Ms. Corless has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner, caring for children with cancer, for 30 years, including the past eight at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
Jo-Ann Erhard, Vice President
Jo-Ann Erhard was elected to the Board of Education in 2019. She and her husband moved to North Bellmore in 2002 and their two children attended Jacob Gunther and Saw Mill Road elementary schools, and later Grand Avenue Middle School and Mepham High School. She has served as president of the Jacob Gunther and Saw Mill Road PTAs. Professionally, she works in a leadership position with Star Funding, supporting start-up and growing businesses.
Melissa Cmar-Grote, Trustee
Melissa Cmar-Grote has served on the Board of Education for the past six years and is one of the district’s representatives on the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board of Education. She and her husband have two daughters who graduated from Saw Mill Road Elementary School, where she twice served as co-president of the PTA. Ms. Cmar-Grote is a licensed clinical laboratory scientist in microbiology at Sunrise Medical Laboratories.
Nina Lanci, Trustee
Nina Lanci is the longest-tenured member of the Board of Education in her 18th year and is also a trustee on the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board of Education. She is a past president of the Martin Avenue PTA. Ms. Lanci has the distinction of being the first woman inducted into the Bellmore Lions Club and has served as its president. She and her husband have a daughter who graduated from Martin Avenue School and Mepham High School.
Christine Malloy, Trustee
Christine Malloy is in her second year on Board of Education. She has lived in the community for the past decade, and her four children attend Saw Mill Road Elementary School. Ms. Malloy has been a secondary teacher for 16 years, working with both general education and special education students, and also serves as a class adviser and student liaison.