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Meeting of the Board of Regents | December 2003

Monday, December 1, 2003 - 11:00pm




The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents


Rebecca H. Cort




Appointments and Reappointments to the State Rehabilitation Council


November 13, 2003


Approval (Consent Agenda)


The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 requires the Board of Regents to appoint members to the State Rehabilitation Council.


Goal 4



Vacancies have occurred on the State Rehabilitation Council. I recommend that the Board of Regents take the following action:

VOTED: that the following individuals be appointed to fill vacancies on the New York State Rehabilitation Council: Thomas Golden, Warren Scott, and Frank Graziano be appointed to serve three-year terms ending December 31, 2006; Edwin Aspinall, Patricia Dowse, Trevor Dyson-Hudson, Margaret Raustiala, Marcia Scherer, Sara Wall-Bollinger, and Margaret Wong be reappointed to serve three-year terms ending December 31, 2006.





State Rehabilitation Council

(with years when terms expire)

Representative of the statewide Independent Living Council - this representative may be the chairperson or other designee of the Council.

2005 - Brad Williams, Executive Director, New York State Independent Living Council, 111 Washington Avenue, Suite 101, Albany, New York 12210

Representative of the client assistance program.

2005 - Michael Peluso, Coordinator, NYS Client Assistance Program, 401 State Street, Schenectady, New York 12305

Representative of a parent training and information center established pursuant to section 631(c)(9) of the IDEA.

2004 - Janice Silber, Intake Supervisor, Advocates for Children of New York, 151 West 30th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10001

Vocational rehabilitation counselor, with knowledge of and experience with vocational rehabilitation programs, who shall serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the Council if the counselor is an employee of the designated State agenda.

2005 - Michael Connelly, Director of Professional Services, Northeast Career Planning, 28 Colvin Avenue, Albany, New York 12206

Representatives of community rehabilitation program service providers.

2006 - Sara Wall-Bollinger, Enable, 1603 Court Street, Syracuse, New York 13208

2005 - JoAnn Clune, 211 Christopher Lane, Ithaca, New York 14850

2004 - Sharon McKee, 472 Woodward Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14214

2006 - Margaret Raustiala, Deputy Executive Director, InterAgency Council of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Agencies, 275 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10001

2006 - Patricia Dowse, Director of Field Services, New York State Rehabilitation Association, Inc., 155 Washington Avenue, Suite 410, Albany, New York 12210

2006 � Margaret Wong, Executive Director, Contemporary Guidance Services, Inc., 156 William Street, New York, New York 10038

Representatives of business, industry, and labor.

2004 - Jesse Bishop, Southern Tier Independence Center, 38 North Morningside Drive, Binghamton, New York 13905

2004 - Kathy Dellis, 11 Prospect Drive South, Huntington Station, New York 11746

2004 - Staci Earl, P.O. Box 897, Dryden, New York 13053

2005 - Peter Honsberger, General Manager, Southern Tier Industries, 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, New York 14901

2006 � Edwin Aspinall, New York State AFL-CIO, 100 South Swan Street, Albany, New York 12210

2005 � Jeff Klare, Equality Staffing, 525 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10018

2006 � Warren Scott, 40 Stiles Drive, Melville, New York 11747

Representatives of disability advocacy groups, representing a cross section of: individuals with physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental disabilities; and parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives of individuals with disabilities who have difficulty in representing themselves or are unable due to their disabilities to represent themselves.

2004 - Gina Tarantino, 2304 Edgemere Drive, Rochester, New York 14612

2005 - David DuBois, 24 Woodsmeadow Lane, Rochester, New York 14623

2004 - Lisa Koop-Yilmaz, 221 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, New York 11021

2006 - Marcia Scherer, The Institute for Matching Person and Technology, Inc., 486 Lake Road, Webster, New York 14580

2006 - Frank Graziano, 225 W. First Street, Apt. 306, Oswego, New York 13126

2006 - Thomas Golden, Program on Employment and Disability, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850

Current or former applicants for, or recipients of, vocational rehabilitation services.

2006 - Trevor Dyson-Hudson, Physician, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, Research Department, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, New Jersey 07052

Representative of Native American Projects (Section 121)

2005 - Jason McDonald, Project Director, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Box 412 State Route 37, Hogansburg, New York 13655

Representative of the State educational agency responsible for the public education of students with disabilities who are eligible to receive services.

2004 - Doris Jamison, New York State Education Department, Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Room 1609, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, New York 12234

Representative of the State Workforce Investment Board

2005 - Charles Callahan III, Vice President, Plaza Business Institute, 74-09 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, New York 11372