THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Rebecca H. Cort
Appointments to the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc.
November 15, 2006
Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)
Vacancies have occurred on the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc. (NYSILC). Should the Regents approve the proposed appointments and reappointments of members to the NYSILC?
The 1992 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act require the Board of Regents to appoint members to the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc. (NYSILC).
This question will come before the EMSC-VESID Committee at its December 2006 meeting where it will be voted on and final action taken.
Each year, as vacancies occur, the Board of Regents approves recommendations to fill such vacancies.
Information on the proposed appointees is noted on Attachment 1 and a list of the entire NYSILC is noted on Attachment 2.
VOTED: that Agnes McCray and Sally J. Colletti be appointed for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2007 and ending December 31, 2009, and that Eugene Hughes and Pratik Patel be reappointed to serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2007 and ending December 31, 2009.
Timetable for Implementation
Upon approval by the Regents of the recommended candidates, appointments will go into effect January 1, 2007.
New York State Independent Living Council, Inc.
2009 Expiration Date – Representing Advocates of and for Individuals with Disabilities
333 Birch Street
Vestal, NY 13850
2009 Expiration Date – Representing Other Representatives for Centers for Independent Living
311 North Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13206
New York State Independent Living Council, Inc.
A director of a center for independent living chosen by the directors of centers for independent living within the State
2007 Christina Curry, Executive Director, Harlem Independent Living Center, 289 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Other representatives for centers for independent living
2009 Agnes McCray, ARISE Board Member, 311 North Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13206
2007 Christine Zachmeyer, Executive Director, Catskill Center for Independence, P.O. Box 1247, Oneonta, NY 13820
2008 Bruce Darling, Executive Director, Center for Disability Rights, 280 Lakeshore Drive, Hilton, NY 14468
2008 Michael Godino, Systems Advocate Coordinator, Self-Initiated Living Options, Inc. (SILO), 745 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, NY 11742
2008 Douglas Usiak, Executive Director, Independent Living Center of Western New York, 3108 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214-1384
Parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities
2007 Paige Macdonald, Executive Director, Families Together in New York State, 68 Miller Road, Slingerlands, NY 12159
Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities
2009 Sally Colletti, President/CEO Autism Society of America – Central NY, Inc., 333 Birch Street, Vestal, NY 13850
2009 Eugene R. Hughes, Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL), 400 Lorraine Avenue, Utica, NY 13502
2007 Sharon Shapiro-Lacks, Social Worker, 1740 Ocean Avenue, Apartment 8-P, Brooklyn, NY 11230
2007 Sherry Taub, Independent Peer Advocate, 111 Paumanack Village Drive, Greenlawn, NY 11740
2008 Mark Hernandez, HIV/AIDS Advocate, 127 Phillip Street, #4, Albany, NY 12202
2008 Lauren LeFebvre, Tri-Lakes Center for Independent Living, P.O. Box 280, Raybrook, NY 12977
Representatives from organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities
2007 Edith M. Prentiss, President, Manhattan Borough Wide Interagency Council on Aging, 739 West 186th Street (4E), New York, NY 10033-8527
2008 Dennis Boyd, Senior Staff Attorney, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, 151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001
2008 Michael Kink, Esq., Legislative Counsel to Housing Works, 247 Lark Street, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12210
2008 Rain Rippel, President, Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, 33 Saratoga Road, Apt. Z-10, Scotia, NY 12302
2008 Michael Smith, Director of Student Services, Shenendehowa Central School District and President of New York State Association for Pupil Services Administrators, 191 South Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Other appropriate individuals
2009 Pratik Patel, CUNY Assistive Technology Services, 195-05B 67th Avenue, Apartment 2B, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
2007 Robert Gaffney, President, Partners Disability Coalition, 3 Rye Ridge Plaza, Suite 110, Rye Brook, NY 10573
2008 Randy Black Schantz, Mental Health Counselor, 8 Honeysuckle Lane, Catskill, NY 12414
2008 Alexander Wood, Director, Manhattan Disability Network of New York City, 25 Broad Street, NY, NY 10004
2007 Debbie (Sanford) Cooper, Program Manager, Seneca Nation of Indians Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation, 12885 Route 438, Irving, NY 14081