The NYMA Team

"Within these Halls we learned Duty"


Angelene Huang


Angelene Huang was CEO of Viswise Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on finance and investment education, social impact, and community leadership activities. She is also the Board Chair for the Youth Entrepreneurship and Finance Association (YEFA). YEFA’s mission is to empower the next generation with financial literacy and business thinking and encourage youth entrepreneurship and social responsibility to better serve the community.


Ms. Huang previously served as the Head of Treasury for Two Sigma Investments, a top global quantitative hedge fund based in New York. She was responsible for billions of dollars in short-term investments. Before that, she was a senior Foreign currency trader at IBM Headquarters in New York.

Ms. Huang holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Civil Engineering, and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Tsinghua University.


Sunny Doman

Dean of Academics

Description forthcoming

John Mahon

Director of Admissions

John Mahon earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh New York and his Master of Science degree in Management with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He worked at IBM in Armonk, New York for twenty years in Data Analytics. Mr. Mahon worked at Mount Saint Mary College before joining NYMA for eight years in Enrollment and was the Dean of Admissions for the last five years. He is married to his wife of 28 years, Clauida and they have two sons John Patrick and Luke Christian.

Bobby Rahn

Athletic Coordinator

Bobby Rahn came to NYMA from John S. Burke Catholic High School where he taught, was Dean of Discipline, and coached their basketball team to a New York State Championship. He is passionate about helping students reach their potential through participation in athletics. Mr. Rahn excels at helping student-athletes improve their academic record by creating a supportive environment both on and off the court. Additionally, he has extensive experience at finding his student-athletes excellent opportunities at the collegiate and even professional levels. Here at NYMA, Mr. Rahn coaches, teaches health and wellness classes, and also organizes his very popular basketball camps and tournaments. It is his goal to lead the entire athletic program at the Academy into a new period of growth and achievement. So far he is right on track. In his first season as head basketball coach, Mr. Rahn led the Knights to a Hudson Valley Athletic League Championship and then to the school’s first ever NEPSAC Championship. He was also named NEPSAC Coach of the Year.

Nick Mishkovski

Director of Facilities

Nick Mishkovski holds a master’s degree in History and EPA Universal Certification from The National Center for Construction Education and Research. He joined NYMA in December of 2015 after working at the United States Military Academy and TF Cornerstone in New York City. Mr. Mishkovski also brings more than 15 years of experience in construction. His goal is to bring the Academy’s facilities back to their full potential and glory while maintaining the safety and security of NYMA’s cadets and employees.

Richard Thorn

Director of Dining Facilities

Richard Thorn is a culinary professional with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of food service. He is an alumnus of Paul Smith’s College (A.A.S. Culinary Arts) and has served in the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Service (MS2-SS). After his time in the Navy, Mr. Thorn became a certified Dietary Manager and worked in contract food service. He was assigned to a variety of locations throughout the region including medical, corporate, recreational and educational facilities. Mr. Thorn returned to NYMA in 2017. He was previously the Food Service Director here from 2013-2015.

Faculty & Staff

Administration Support

Terri Madaia

Registrar & Assistant to the Dean of Academics

Barbara Ann O'Rourke

Secretary to the Superintendent

Ben Waring

Director of Cadet Life


Mary Alva

Accounting Manager


Dierdre Pezzullo

School Counselor & College Advisor

Kayla Marie Heikkinen

Art Department

John Paul Langan

English Department

Dr. Jena Webb

English Department

Kelly Shalian

Foreign Languages / French

Silin Wei

Foreign Languages / Mandarin

Rosario Lara

Foreign Languages / Spanish

Kristofer Zajkowski

Foreign Languages / Spanish

Thomas Gillett

Humanities Department

Raymond Senior Cooper, Jr.

Mathematics & Science Departments

Everly Camarillo Platon

Mathematics & Science Departments

Liz Harrell

Mathematics Department

Sophie Guarino

Mathematics Department

Dawn Kilgore

Mathematics Department

Julia Winward

Mathematics Department


Marquis Palmer Garcia

Football Coach

Scott Sterling

Basketball Coach


Sgt. Shelly Brockington

Tactical Officer

Mario Espinoza

Tactical Officer

Jessica Faccon

Tactical Officer

Justin LoPresti

NYMA Class '01 Tactical Officer

Alena Rosario

Tactical Officer

Nick Russo

Tactical Officer

Ms. Loretta Woody

Tactical Officer

William Olsen

NYMA Driver/ Maintenance

Alfred Elliott


Josy Germana


Wilson Matamoros


Brittany Owens


Mark Piaralli


Antonio Roncal

NYMA Driver