Communications with NYS Immunization Advisory Council and Industry Lobbyists (Watervliet City School District)

Jackson Parker filed this request with the Watervliet City School District of Watervliet, NY.

It is a clone of this request.

Multi Request Communications with NYS Immunization Advisory Council and Industry Lobbyists


From: Jackson Parker

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all emails, paper communications, phone logs, text messages, receipts, invoices, memorandum, meeting notes referencing or from/to any of the following individuals

Christine Hayes (GlaxoSmithKline - Vaccine Sales Manager)
Michelle Monnier (GlaxoSmithKline - Vaccine Sales Director)
Thomas Dumas (GlaxoSmithKline - Medical Science Liaison)
Tobey Snyder (GlaxoSmithKline)
Molly Ortolani Walsh (Merck - Sales Executive)
Robert Zullo (Merck - Sr. Account Manager)
Gregory Honsberger (Pfizer - Vaccine Account Manager)
Sagar Shah (Sanofi Pasteur - Medical Science Liaison, Sales)
Scott Eden (Sanofi Pasteur - Public Health Manager, Sales)
Andrew Rannekamp
Karen Durning Oles (Dynavax - Team Lead, Sales)
Natalie Taylor (Dynavax - Sales)
Natasha Loojune-Sookman (Schenectady County Public Health)

Dr. Debra Tristram
Ms. Elie Ward
Dr. Kenneth Rowin
Ms. Alison Singer
Mr. Paul Macielak
Dr. Elizabeth Rauch-Phung
Ms Robin Suitor
Ms Kara Connelly
Dr Dina Hoefer
Ms Loretta Santilli
Ms Barbara Joyce
Ms Stephanie Ostrowski
Ms Sara Hershey
Mr Dileep Sarecha
Ms Carolyn Perry
Ms Lyndsey Hoyt
Ms Alexandra Hamburg
Ms Kate Sorensen
Ms Olga Lawrence
Mr Johnathan Karmel
Mr Jonathan Karmel
Ms Shainza Noor
Ms Anike Shaw
Dr Jane Zucker

and between any and all employees, contractors, consultants, advisors, board members, administrators or staff of the District from 1/1/2019 to the date this request is completed.

Additionally, please include all communications where any of the individuals listed have been CCd or BCCd, or their referenced organizations, or where prior emails contain email references that mention the names, aliases or contact information noted above including the contents of attachments.

Be sure to include contents of attachments to emails.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Jackson Parker

From: Watervliet City School District

Dear Mr. Parker,

Your records request was forwarded to me, as Records Access Officer. To ensure receipt of and timely response to your requests, please do not direct FOIL requests to any other individuals in the District.

Consider this email an acknowledgement of your request for records of communications from the list provided. Be advised that the District will investigate whether the requested records exist and are accessible under FOIL. We anticipate providing you with a response on or before July 1, 2022. If such records exist and/or are accessible under FOIL, you will be advised as to the payment of fees.


Bernadette L. Boardman
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
District Clerk
FOIL Officer

From: Watervliet City School District

July 1, 2022

Mr. Jackson Parker

Re: Response to Freedom of Information Law Request

Dear Mr. Parker:

This will respond to your New York State Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) request received by me on June 2, 2022, and follows my initial response to you acknowledging receipt of that request dated June 8. I am responding to your request as the Records Access Officer of Watervliet City School District.

Please be advised that your request is granted in part and denied in part. With regard to that portion of your request which is granted, the School District is in possession of records that it believes are responsive to your request. Per your request, copies of those records are being provided to you electronically, and accompany this response.

With regard to that portion(s) of your request which is being denied, please be advised that certain, limited portions of the records that you are being provided with have been redacted as those portions are not subject to disclosure under FOIL pursuant to the exception set forth in Public Officers Law § 87(2)(a). Specifically, that section permits public agencies to withhold records that are “exempted from disclosure by state or federal statute.” One such federal statute is FERPA. FERPA requires every educational agency that receives federal funds to ensure the privacy of student “education records” and only disclose such records (or portions thereof) with the consent of a parent or student over the age of eighteen (or a student who attends a post-secondary institution, regardless of their age). As certain portions of the records that you are seeking are personally identifiable education records of a particular students, they are specifically exempt from disclosure under FERPA and they are similarly exempt from disclosure pursuant to Public Officers Law § 87(2)(a) and your request is denied. In addition, a portion of the provided records have been redacted pursuant to Public Officers Law as the disclosure of those portions of records (personal banking information) would constitute an impermissible breach of personal privacy.

Any appeal of this decision should be made within thirty (30) days, in writing to the District’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Donald Stevens. Dr. Stevens can be contacted at 1245 Hillside Drive, Watervliet, NY 12189 or by electronic mail at


Bernadette Boardman
Records Access Officer
Watervliet City School District.