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The COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION is a fraternal organization comprised of law enforcement personnel of Italian-American decent who are dedicated to:

  • Developing an understanding and appreciation of the many contributions made by those who arrived in this country before us and helped build this great country. Continue these contributions in all of our endeavors.
  • Provide leadership in the spirit of brotherhood among people regardless of race, creed or religion. Promote a positive focus on education, cultural, and charitable endeavors.
  • Continue to provide for its members regular meetings, Cultural and social events, and a means to foster the heritage of its members.
  • Participate in fundraising activities for the purpose of supporting those groups recognized by Columbia, provide a melding for its members,to be part of an ethnic group of law enforcement sisters and brothers who nurture the spirit of brotherhood and remembrerance of their roots.

Columbia Board

Pete Conte


James Jernigan

1st Vice Pres.

Joe Geraci

2nd Vice Pres.

Daniel Parella

Financial Secretary

Pat Saunders


Jenn Elflein

Recording Secretary

Richard Catapano

Sgt. at Arms

Charles Abbene

Sgt. at Arms

Jordan A. Ziegler


Russ D'Anna


Gilda Avram

Past President

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12113, Hauppauge, NY 11788