Staff Biographies and Contact Information

Billing Office

20 Clinton Street
Green Island, NY 12183

Executive Offices

69 Hudson Avenue
Green Island, NY 12183

Staff Biographies and Contact Information

Kristin Swinton-GIPA, CEO, 518-271-9397
Kristin Swinton serves as CEO of the Green Island Power Authority, a position she has held since 2008. She joined GIPA in December 2004 in a management capacity overseeing various aspects of the Authority’s operations and finances. Previously, she worked as a Legislative Analyst with the New York State Assembly’s Ways & Means Committee. Swinton served on the Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce. She earned a Master of Public Administration from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Albany where she was a member of the Pi Alpha National Honor Society. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Siena College in Loudonville.

Madeline Paterniani – GIPA, CFO, 518-271-9397

Joseph F. Legnard – GIPA, General Counsel, 518-273-2201
Joseph F. Legnard has been the Village of Green Island’s Village Attorney since 1977, the Town Attorney for the Town of Green Island since 1985 and the attorney for the Village of Green Island IDA since its creation in 1979. He maintained a private practice until 2004 which specialized in labor law, municipal law, construction law, real estate law, estate planning, probate and surety law. As General Council to GIPA, Legnard has been actively engaged in providing legal advice to the Authority on overall operations and compliance with recent Public Authority Law amendments. Legnard is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He graduated from the College of Holy Cross (A.B. 1970) Worcester, Massachusetts and from Albany Law School of Union University (J.D. 1973). He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1974 and to the Florida Bar in 1982.

Giuseppe Casale, Lineman– 518-274-5125
Tony Cesare, Apprentice– 518-274-5125
Heather Gregory, Billing Clerk– 518-273-2201
Lynn McGivern, Billing Clerk– 518-273-2201
Joseph O’Connor, Lineman– 518-274-5125
Michele D. Bourgeois, Recording Secretary– 518-273-2201
Anne M. Strizzi, Deputy Recording Secretary


Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan- Chairperson

Rachel Perfetti- Vice Chairperson

Joseph Cocca- Trustee

Peter DeMento- Trustee

Sheila Viera – Trustee