2019 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award Honoree
A highly valued internal auditor for Nassau BOCES, Barbara Golemme has risen steadily through the ranks over the years to become Senior Manager. Yet, even with the numerous responsibilities her job entails, she has made an even greater commitment to the agency’s goal of providing educational support services to students of all abilities.
Going above and beyond her job titles, Ms. Golemme volunteers her time as Treasurer for the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation (NBEF). In this capacity, she serves as watchdog for the foundation’s capital interests, providing the NBEF board with a detailed monthly account of every transaction that impacts the budget. She explains financial facts and figures in a way that is understandable to both the economically savvy and the fiscally challenged.
Ms. Golemme is responsible for major donations and makes recommendations to the board about how best to make the foundation’s money grow. She even contributes personally to the NBEF coffers, creating wreaths for the holiday fundraiser and supporting foundation golf outings.
To fulfill her roles at Nassau BOCES, Ms. Golemme draws upon a solid background of educational and professional experience. She began her career as an accountant for a prestigious Manhattan firm. From there, she moved on to positions in billing, collections and auditing. For several years, she served as Director of Finance at the Little Village School for children with developmental disabilities. In this role she was responsible for the daily fiscal operations of the school, as well as its multimilliondollar budget.
Ms. Golemme holds a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University’s School of Professional Accountancy. While attending LIU on an academic excellence scholarship and advanced study tuition grant, she served in an internship and gained specialized training in the brokerage industry.
“Barbara Golemme is a remarkable individual whose overwhelming commitment to education has had a substantial impact on the students of Nassau County,” wrote her award nominator. “Her giving spirit has helped her to be a success both as a volunteer and as a professional.”