Keep AME
Moving
Forward !

Our Mission

Who we are

We have worked tirelessly to enhance the employment rights and protections that each of you rightfully deserves. From negotiating contracts for both County and College employees with increased benefits and raises, to ensuring the safety and protection of our members during this unprecedented health crisis, we have been by your side through all the major challenges we faced over the last three years. As part of our mission to strengthen our union's political influence, the Executive Board has worked alongside elected officials in local and state government to pass meaningful legislation that empowers and uplifts the dedicated public servants in our county and our state. In doing so, we have also elevated AME's standing and respect among many union officials, community leaders, and elected officials throughout the state of New York.

In the last contract, we equalized the pay scale across the entire union, creating parity where all members are paid equally at their top step regardless of their date of hire. Thanks to our efforts we also were successful in reducing healthcare costs from 15% of plan costs to just 2% of your base salary. Had we not successfully negotiated this portion of your new contract agreement, the minimum yearly costs would have been over $3,700 instead of the finalized 2% with a $1500 minimum.

In addition to helping our members secure PPE and reasonable accommodations when COVID-19 hit, we immediately began negotiating critical protections for AME members like the presumption of workplace infection stipulation. This agreement protects workers from having to jump through hoops to get the time off they need in the event of infection, making it easier for those enduring the effects of the virus to heal without the additional burden of having to prove you contracted the virus at work. It is also worth noting that despite the financial uncertainty that we faced this year, Longevity Payments and all scheduled raises were given to AME members, and for the first time in eight years, qualified recipients received an increase in their Longevity Pay. AME leadership also fought to ensure that all extra hours worked during the Coronavirus pandemic for skilled workers grades 24 and higher would not expire and can be used in all years moving forward.

In this pivotal time in history, we believe it is crucial to have experienced, tested, and dedicated leadership to help navigate our union through the turbulent times ahead. We are committed to continue to fight for you and your families.

The Levler-Moran Team will build on our past successes to achieve new goals, such as regaining control of our healthcare. And as always, we will continue to fight for fair salaries, better benefits, and proper staffing levels across every department in our county.

Join us in our fight to keep moving AME forward!

Where We're Going

Successful leadership takes planning, courage of convictions, and the ability to share the vision of a better day with everyone. We have built a foundation on which we can all succeed above what we have already achieved together. That foundation requires the strong relationships we have been building and the partnerships we have forged within the labor community, the public, and government.

When we, as government employees, a public workforce, stand together, we can and have achieved great things. From clawing back our Benefit Fund away from management, to establishing for you a Variable Supplement Fund unlike any in Suffolk County, to preventing layoffs during a fiscal crisis five times the size of the 2012 financial fiscal crisis, these achievements were successful because of your continued support.

While we are proud of the growth we have seen as a united union, we must build on these successes to conquer new horizons. We have to know where we want to be in the future and to begin building that future right now.

There are major issues facing all of us on the horizon, including the County's current fiscal crisis and its impact on government services and the continued attempts by some in government to raid public pension funds to balance municipal budgets and villainize public sector employees.

These issues need to be addressed now with a targeted, proactive strategy. Now is the time to keep the reins of your union's leadership in the hands of battle-tested and experienced leaders, who have a record of meaningful achievements to stand on and a vision of where to take this union in the future.

Moving forward, our biggest priorities include preventing layoffs, preserving our pensions, and keeping you safe from COVID-19. We have already begun laying the groundwork to control our own destiny in order to regain control of our healthcare, which is at the top of our agenda.

We are committed to actively lobbying state and local lawmakers, which sends a strong message that this union intends to remain a vital part of any legislation affecting public sector workers. We are also committed to continuing an unprecedented public relations campaign to promote the essential services we perform every day and to showcase the unsung heroes of Suffolk County's workforce, through our radio show that communicates the AME message to over 800,000 listeners every week and in news outlets including Newsday, News 12, City & State Magazine, and the Chief-Leader to name a few.

We believe we can build upon the progress made during the past three years and we can continue to enhance the strength, credibility, and influence of this union in every area. We will do this with your support and together we will succeed. The choice in this election could not be any clearer- it's a choice between taking this union backwards to the dark old days or to keep AME moving forward towards a brighter future. We believe you agree.

Meet OUR Team

Daniel C. Levler

For President

Daniel C. Levler

For President

Under the leadership of President Dan Levler and his Executive Board, Suffolk AME became united and more effective, and more respected than ever before its history. Before his Presidency, AME faced Layoffs, privatization, raids on our benefit fund, unfair treatment of our members. Now, our union not only has a seat at every table, but we are looked upon as independent leaders among lawmakers, community leaders, and other union officials. President Levler was recognized this year by City & State as one of the top labor leaders in New York State as well as one of the top 100 leaders on Long Island. With strong relationships in both parties, he played a key role in important issues including defeating the Constitutional Convention and passing Proposition 2 which delivers hundreds of million for Suffolk’s general fund which keeps AME jobs during an unprecedented global fiscal crisis. 


Our union is highly engaged with the general public through the Suffolk Matters weekly radio show listened to by thousands each week, Mayday Music Festival, and support for charities that play a critical role in our communities. Dan was also recently appointed Co-Chair of the New York State Public Employee Conference providing a statewide leadership role. His leadership and proven success is unmatched, and as we embark upon a difficult economic climate, Dan’s diverse skill set and ability to produce results will see our union through the storm.


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Thomas P. Moran

For Executive Vice President

Thomas P. Moran

For Executive Vice President

Tom Moran has dedicated more than 26 years serving the public as a 911 Dispatcher with 28 years of experience as a firefighter, including a term as Chief in the North Lindenhurst Fire Department prior to moving to Holtsville. Tom began serving as the Fire Rescue and Emergency Services FRES Unit president in 2017 and has recently stepped up to serve as Executive Vice President on your AME Executive Board after coming up onto the Executive Board in 2019. 

Tom also serves on the Tuition reimbursement committee, and both the PAC committee and PAC review committee. His extensive experience as a Public Employee, Fire Chief, and volunteer gives him a unique perspective when handling and furthering the mission of AME and he will continue serving our members he has come to know so well over his tenure as a public employee here at AME.


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Linda L. Brown

For Treasurer

Linda L. Brown

For Treasurer

Linda Brown is a lifelong Suffolk County resident who has dedicated her life to serving others both through her union advocacy and involvement in various groups and organizations locally. She is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at her hometown church, and a well known and respected member of her community. Linda has conducted treasurers training for all newly elected unit officers, coordinated retirement training seminars and also organized educational workshops for AME members. She is also responsible for enforcing timely financial reporting and compliance which is critical to ensuring the success forward motion of our union. Linda is also the current Treasurer of the Suffolk County Deferred Compensation Board, and your AME representative on the Suffolk County (401 A) Plan Board.

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Christina A. Maher

For Recording Secretary

Christina A. Maher

For Recording Secretary

Christina Maher has served AME members as a Vice President and a Trustee on the Suffolk County Municipal Employee Benefit Fund. Christina has years of experience dealing with the complexity of these positions and values the work of others. Her integrity and dependability has served AME members well as she takes her fiduciary responsibility seriously. Christina is a hard worker; as a single mom she put herself through college to earn her degree in Information Technology, then sought to educate others. Christina also works to explain the Collective Bargaining Agreement to members with questions and she is liaison to many AME committees.

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Nicholas P. K. De Bello

For 1st Vice President

Nicholas P. K. De Bello

For 1st Vice President

Nicholas DeBello began his career in the Department of Social Services in 2006, and quickly got involved with the Union. He was elected as Unit Secretary in 2008 and eventually became the Unit President. He simultaneously became a delegate and joined a number of committees to further support AME and its mission, and he now serves as a Vice President on the AME Executive Board. He has also been heavily involved in developing AME’s orientation program that has high enrollment of eligible members for over 3 years, including adapting the program to be virtual during COVID. Additionally, Nick has done a tremendous amount of work throughout COVID to assist members in meaningful ways from securing reasonable accommodations to ensuring that appropriate PPE was provided to all workstations.

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Ben Chiaramonte

For 2nd Vice President

Ben Chiaramonte

For 2nd Vice President

Ben is a lifelong resident of Riverhead, and for more than half of his career, he has been closely involved and supportive of his union. Ben first served as a shop steward in the Police Civilian Unit, then as a Board VP, and for the last twelve or more years as the Unit’s President. He has recently stepped up and taken on the role of Vice President on the Executive Board where he will continue his dedicated service in this next term. When asked why he initially got involved with AME, Ben says that initially, it was because when his daughter was young, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and required multiple surgeries and medical specialists. Had it not been for the exceptional medical benefits that we have as members, he says they have not been able to provide her with the treatment she needed to overcome her illness. Since then, his support of and involvement with our union has only grown, and his commitment to fighting for every member is stronger than ever.

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Christian W. Limbach

For 3rd Vice President

Christian W. Limbach

For 3rd Vice President

Christian Limbach worked as a Custodian for over three decades and earned his MBA all while caring for his two special needs sons. A dedicated father and labor supporter, Christian has been involved with union advocacy for many years. He served as Secretary of CSEA Local 870 until he transitioned to his position in Suffolk County at the Office for the Aging. Christian then served as a Unit Delegate from 2011 to 2015, and as Unit Executive Vice President from 2013 until assuming the Unit Presidency in 2014. He was appointed to the Executive Board in 2016, elected in 2018, and has served as both Vice President and Recording Secretary during this time. He takes great pride in the amount of successful, positive outcomes regarding Member disciplinary actions. He also represents Suffolk AME interests as a Member of the Suffolk County Welfare to Work Commission. He was a proud EMT/ Driver with Bay Shore Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance and served honorably in the United States Army.

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Stanley J. Humin III

For 4th Vice President

Stanley J. Humin III

For 4th Vice President


Stanley J Humin III is a devoted husband, father, Suffolk County resident, and staunch union advocate. Stan was born and raised in a union household and is now a second-generation Suffolk County Employee. Stan currently serves as your Legislative Director and Recording Secretary for the Association and has represented the Association on many of their key committees. He continues to serve as a trustee on the Labor Directed Suffolk Municipal Employee Benefits Fund. He is also the Executive Board Liaison to the Patient Care and Vector Control units and has faithfully served as a Board of Directors since 2011.

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Our Accomplishments

We're proud of our track record in delivering meaningful
results to AME Members

Workplace Improvements and Increased Benefits

Workplace Improvements and Increased Benefits

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Leadership and Internal Governance

Leadership and Internal Governance

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Legislative Agenda and Government Policy

Legislative Agenda and Government Policy

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Political Action

Political Action

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

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Accomplishments by Unit

Accomplishments by Unit

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Successful Leadership in turbulent times getting
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Jim Seitz, Unit President, H. Lee Dennison
Rachel Salajka, Family Services
Karen Summers Solinas, H.Lee
Gena Lopez, Health Services
DPW Unit President Frank Denaro and the DPW Sani Blue Board
Roland Hampson, DSS
Andrew Levine, DSS
Susan Gonzalez, Medicaid
Edward Bie, Police Emergency
Christopher Allen, SCCC White
Joan Raia. PCU
William Mirra, Unit President, Sheriff Civilian/Probation
Audrey LaGrandier, PCU
Michael Buck, PCU
Carole Gallagher, PCU
Drew Berry, Sheriff Civilian/Probation
John Capasso, Police Emergency Unit
Erin Murphy, PCU
Joseph Giampapa, PCU
Kelly Stillufsen, PCU
Carolyn Chierico, PCU
Jennifer Satalino, PCU
Justin Muhsemann, PCU
Danielle Gruttadaurio, PCU
William Jones, PCU
Kathleen Sullivan, PCU
Joann Blase, PCU
Brian Davis, PCU
Karen Dunne, PCU
Janet Gerhauser, PCU
Lisa Kane, Police Civilian Unit
Lauren Fitzgerald, DSS
Chris Emiliani, DPW Sanitation Blue
Karen Summers-Solinas, H Lee Dennison
Rachel Salajka, Family Services
Phyllis Gerli, Family Services
Matt Jaworoski, H Lee Dennison
Loretta Wilson-Cousin, DSS
Brian Viggiano, Vector Control Unit President
Shaun Fitzpatrick, DPW Blue Unit President
Matthew Zaffuto, Family Services
Frank DiGirolamo, DPW Sani Blue
Athena Maynes, DPW Blue Collar
Heather Schwartz, Sheriff / Probation
Jean Quaranto, Retiree (Police Civilian)
Christine Hogan, FRES
Zobeida Carlina, SCCC White Collar
Valerie Spellman, Medicaid
Donna-Lee Morris, Crossing Guards
Julie Biscardi, Police Civilian
Danielle McCarthy, DSS
Minerva Rivera, Police Civilian (Health)
Dion Menefee, SCCC Blue Collar
Jim Seitz, Unit President, H. Lee Dennison
Rachel Salajka, Family Services
Karen Summers Solinas, H.Lee
Gena Lopez, Health Services
DPW Unit President Frank Denaro and the DPW Sani Blue Board
Roland Hampson, DSS
Andrew Levine, DSS
Susan Gonzalez, Medicaid
Edward Bie, Police Emergency
Christopher Allen, SCCC White
Joan Raia. PCU
William Mirra, Unit President, Sheriff Civilian/Probation
Audrey LaGrandier, PCU
Michael Buck, PCU
Carole Gallagher, PCU
Drew Berry, Sheriff Civilian/Probation
John Capasso, Police Emergency Unit
Erin Murphy, PCU
Joseph Giampapa, PCU
Kelly Stillufsen, PCU
Carolyn Chierico, PCU
Jennifer Satalino, PCU
Justin Muhsemann, PCU
Danielle Gruttadaurio, PCU
William Jones, PCU
Kathleen Sullivan, PCU
Joann Blase, PCU
Brian Davis, PCU
Karen Dunne, PCU
Janet Gerhauser, PCU
Lisa Kane, Police Civilian Unit
Lauren Fitzgerald, DSS
Chris Emiliani, DPW Sanitation Blue
Karen Summers-Solinas, H Lee Dennison
Rachel Salajka, Family Services
Phyllis Gerli, Family Services
Matt Jaworoski, H Lee Dennison
Loretta Wilson-Cousin, DSS
Brian Viggiano, Vector Control Unit President
Shaun Fitzpatrick, DPW Blue Unit President
Matthew Zaffuto, Family Services
Frank DiGirolamo, DPW Sani Blue
Athena Maynes, DPW Blue Collar
Heather Schwartz, Sheriff / Probation
Jean Quaranto, Retiree (Police Civilian)
Christine Hogan, FRES
Zobeida Carlina, SCCC White Collar
Valerie Spellman, Medicaid
Donna-Lee Morris, Crossing Guards
Julie Biscardi, Police Civilian
Danielle McCarthy, DSS
Minerva Rivera, Police Civilian (Health)
Dion Menefee, SCCC Blue Collar
Jim Seitz, Unit President, H. Lee Dennison
Rachel Salajka, Family Services
Karen Summers Solinas, H.Lee
Gena Lopez, Health Services
DPW Unit President Frank Denaro and the DPW Sani Blue Board
Roland Hampson, DSS
Andrew Levine, DSS
Susan Gonzalez, Medicaid
Edward Bie, Police Emergency
Christopher Allen, SCCC White
Joan Raia. PCU
William Mirra, Unit President, Sheriff Civilian/Probation
Audrey LaGrandier, PCU
Michael Buck, PCU
Carole Gallagher, PCU
Drew Berry, Sheriff Civilian/Probation
John Capasso, Police Emergency Unit
Erin Murphy, PCU
Joseph Giampapa, PCU
Kelly Stillufsen, PCU
Carolyn Chierico, PCU
Jennifer Satalino, PCU
Justin Muhsemann, PCU
Danielle Gruttadaurio, PCU
William Jones, PCU
Kathleen Sullivan, PCU
Joann Blase, PCU
Brian Davis, PCU
Karen Dunne, PCU
Janet Gerhauser, PCU
Lisa Kane, Police Civilian Unit
Lauren Fitzgerald, DSS
Chris Emiliani, DPW Sanitation Blue
Karen Summers-Solinas, H Lee Dennison
Rachel Salajka, Family Services
Phyllis Gerli, Family Services
Matt Jaworoski, H Lee Dennison
Loretta Wilson-Cousin, DSS
Brian Viggiano, Vector Control Unit President
Shaun Fitzpatrick, DPW Blue Unit President
Matthew Zaffuto, Family Services
Frank DiGirolamo, DPW Sani Blue
Athena Maynes, DPW Blue Collar
Heather Schwartz, Sheriff / Probation
Jean Quaranto, Retiree (Police Civilian)
Christine Hogan, FRES
Zobeida Carlina, SCCC White Collar
Valerie Spellman, Medicaid
Donna-Lee Morris, Crossing Guards
Julie Biscardi, Police Civilian
Danielle McCarthy, DSS
Minerva Rivera, Police Civilian (Health)
Dion Menefee, SCCC Blue Collar
Jim Seitz, Unit President, H. Lee Dennison
Rachel Salajka, Family Services
Karen Summers Solinas, H.Lee
Gena Lopez, Health Services
DPW Unit President Frank Denaro and the DPW Sani Blue Board
Roland Hampson, DSS
Andrew Levine, DSS
Susan Gonzalez, Medicaid
Edward Bie, Police Emergency
Christopher Allen, SCCC White
Joan Raia. PCU
William Mirra, Unit President, Sheriff Civilian/Probation
Audrey LaGrandier, PCU
Michael Buck, PCU
Carole Gallagher, PCU
Drew Berry, Sheriff Civilian/Probation
John Capasso, Police Emergency Unit
Erin Murphy, PCU
Joseph Giampapa, PCU
Kelly Stillufsen, PCU
Carolyn Chierico, PCU
Jennifer Satalino, PCU
Justin Muhsemann, PCU
Danielle Gruttadaurio, PCU
William Jones, PCU
Kathleen Sullivan, PCU
Joann Blase, PCU
Brian Davis, PCU
Karen Dunne, PCU
Janet Gerhauser, PCU
Lisa Kane, Police Civilian Unit
Lauren Fitzgerald, DSS
Chris Emiliani, DPW Sanitation Blue
Karen Summers-Solinas, H Lee Dennison
Rachel Salajka, Family Services
Phyllis Gerli, Family Services
Matt Jaworoski, H Lee Dennison
Loretta Wilson-Cousin, DSS
Brian Viggiano, Vector Control Unit President
Shaun Fitzpatrick, DPW Blue Unit President
Matthew Zaffuto, Family Services
Frank DiGirolamo, DPW Sani Blue
Athena Maynes, DPW Blue Collar
Heather Schwartz, Sheriff / Probation
Jean Quaranto, Retiree (Police Civilian)
Christine Hogan, FRES
Zobeida Carlina, SCCC White Collar
Valerie Spellman, Medicaid
Donna-Lee Morris, Crossing Guards
Julie Biscardi, Police Civilian
Danielle McCarthy, DSS
Minerva Rivera, Police Civilian (Health)
Dion Menefee, SCCC Blue Collar

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