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Division of Planning, Community Development and Environmental Management Staff

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Heather Jacksy, AICP, Chief Planner

Heather signed on as a Planner for the Division in December of 2005.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the New School for Social Research and received a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College in New York City. Heather has previously worked for both the private and public sectors in areas ranging from housing to transportation. Her current projects include working on the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail, and development and preservation in the Upper Delaware River.

Kassondra Johnstone, Planner

Kassondra joined the Division in 2018. She coordinates projects related to downtown revitalization and economic development, including the New York Main Street Program, Monticello-Thompson Grow the Gateways Committee, and Emerald Corporate Center Economic Development Corporation. Prior to relocating to Sullivan County, Kassondra worked at the New York State Division of the Budget and the New York State Department of Health. She holds a BA in Political Science from Hartwick College and a Masters in Public Administration from SUNY at Albany. 

Justin Rocque, Planner

Justin joined the Planning Department in February of 2023. Justin is involved with several projects related to community development, and plays an important role coordinating projects between multiple offices within the Division of Planning, Community Development and Environmental Management. His previous work in the nonprofit sector was primarily focused on community outreach, emergency preparedness and disaster relief, including disaster deployments. He received a Masters in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and holds a BA in English & Sociology from SUNY at Binghamton.

Cheryl Grande, Confidential Secretary

Cheryl started her career in Sullivan County in 2012, working for the Office of the County Attorney, as an Administrative Assistant.  Cheryl joined the Division in February of 2022.  She is responsible for the daily administrative functions of the Division of Planning and Community Development as well as lending assistance to the Department of Grants Administration, the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Department and the Office of Sustainable Energy.  Cheryl became a resident of Sullivan County in 2010 and currently resides in Bloomingburg with her family.