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Meeting of the Board of Regents | December 2007

Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 9:00am

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EMSC-VESID Committee


Rebecca H. Cort 


Appointments to the New York State Rehabilitation Council



November 16, 2007



Goal 4







Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)


Vacancies have occurred on the New York State Rehabilitation Council (SRC).  Should the Regents approve the proposed appointments and reappointments of members to the SRC?


Reason for Consideration


The 1992 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act require the Board of Regents to appoint members to the New York State Rehabilitation Council (SRC).


Proposed Handling


              This question will come before the EMSC-VESID Committee at its December 2007 meeting where it will be voted on and final action taken.


Procedural History


Each year, as vacancies occur, the Board of Regents approves recommendations to fill such vacancies.





Background Information


              Information on the proposed appointees is noted on Attachment 1 and a list of the entire SRC is noted on Attachment 2.




VOTED: that Lisa Bayer, Joan McGovern, Susan Barlow, Timothy Maggio and Marianne Murphy, be appointed for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2008 and ending December 31, 2010 and that Howard Gross and Dora Lee Stanley be reappointed for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2008 and ending December 31, 2010.


Timetable for Implementation


Upon approval by the Regents of the recommended candidates, appointments will go into effect January 1, 2008.









Attachment 1




New York
Rehabilitation Council

(New Appointments)



2010 Expiration Date

Representative of Business, Industry and Labor


Joan McGovern

JP Morgan Chase

1 Chase Manhattan Plaza

20th floor

New York, NY  10005 


  • JP Morgan Chase – Vice President
  • Founder & Director – Access Ability Resource Center
  • Operational Risk Management, Chase Automotive Finance -  Vice President
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Center - M.P.A.


2010 Expiration Date

Representative of Business, Industry and Labor


Marianne Murphy

71 Onondaga St.

Skaneateles, NY 13152


  • Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute, Industrial and Labor Relations – Sr. Associate
  • ARISE - Manager
  • Syracuse University – M.S.W.
  • Syracuse University – B.A. Social Work



2010 Expiration Date

Representative of Parent Training and Information Centers


Susan Barlow

 5 Frontenac Avenue

Buffalo NY, 14216  


  • Parent Network of WNY - Director of Parent Training
  • People Inc. - Project Administrator 
  • State University of New York at Brockport - B.S. Psychology; B.S. Sociology    



2010 Expiration Date

– Representative of Community Rehabilitation Program Service Providers


Lisa Bayer

 49 Collingsworth Drive

Rochester, NY 14625


  • LDA Life and Learning Services - Deputy Director of Community Services
  • State University of New York at Buffalo - Adjunct Trainer and Consultant
  • Nazareth College of Rochester, B.A. Psychology


2010 Expiration Date

– Representative of Disability Advocacy Groups, Representing a Cross Section of: Individuals with Physical, Cognitive, Sensory and Mental Disabilities


Timothy Maggio

43 Abbottsford Place

Buffalo, New York 14213-1222


  • Action for Mental Health – Executive Director
  • Community Integration – Counselor
  • Rivershore – Behaviorist
  • Canisus College – M.S. Counseling
  • New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Daemen College – B.A. Psychology




Attachment 2



State Rehabilitation Council

(Term Expirations)


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


2008     Christine Zachmeyer, Executive Director, Catskill Center for Independence, PO Box 1274, Oneonta, NY 13820


Representative of the client assistance program


2009     Lisa Rosano, Coordinator, NYS Client Assistance Program, 401 State Street,  Schenectady, NY 12305


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


2010     Susan Barlow, Director of Parent Training, Parent Network of WNY,

 5 Frontenac Avenue,  Buffalo NY, 14216  


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


2008     Patricia Kelly McKay, Assistant Executive Director, Schenectady County Chapter New York State Association of Retarded Citizens, 214 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12301


Representatives of community rehabilitation program service providers


2010     Lisa Bayer, Deputy Director of Community Services, LDA Life and Learning Services, 49 Collingsworth Drive, Rochester, NY 14625


2009     Scott Ebner, Director of Operations, Onondaga Case Management Services, Inc., Syracuse, NY  13202


2009     Francine Tishman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Abilities, Inc., 201 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY  11507


2008     Ernestine Daniels McElvene, Rehabilitation Service Coordinator, Northeast Career Planning, PO Box 2375, Malta, NY  12020


2008 Connie Glover, Disability Program Navigator, Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie Workforce Development Board, Inc., 2620 Riverfront Center, Amsterdam, NY 12010


2008     Tina Conneely, Director of Vocational Services, Epilepsy Foundation of Southern New York, One Blue Hill Plaza, Suite 340, Box 1745, Pearl River, NY 10965


Representatives of business, industry, and labor


2010     Howard F. Gross, Founder and President E-BizDocs, Inc., 63 Karner Road,

Albany, NY 12077


2010     Joan McGovern, Vice President, JP Morgan Chase, 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza,

20th floor, New York, NY  10005 


2010     Marianne Murphy, Sr. Associate, Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute, Industrial and Labor Relations, 71 Onondaga St., Skaneateles, NY 13152


2008 John DeCamilla, Jr., President of The Academy for Career Development, Inc.,1349 South Avenue, Rochester, NY  14620


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


2010     Timothy Maggio, Executive Director, Action for Mental Health, 43 Abbottsford Place, Buffalo, New York 14213-1222


2009     Kathy Hoffman, Coordinator of Special Services, Erie Community College, 4041 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY  14127


2009     Thomas Golden, Program on Employment and Disability, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850


2008     Susan Dooha, J.D., Executive Director, Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, 841 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 


2008     Kimberly Walters, Advocate for Access to Independence and Mobility, Independent Living Center, Corning, NY   14830


2008 Kathleen Dollinger-Meyer, Senior Employment Advisor, National Technical Institute for the Deaf Center on Employment at Rochester Institute of Technology, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY  14623


2008     Jeanne Ricigliano, Parent Representative, Midwestern Transition Coordination Site, Monroe BOCES, Midwestern Transition Coordination Site, 41 O'Connor  Road, Fairport, NY 14450


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


2009     Frank Graziano, 225 W. First Street, Apartment 306, Oswego, New York 13126


Representative of Native American Projects (Section 121)


2008     Jason McDonald, Project Director, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Box 412, State Route 37, Hogansburg, NY 13655


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


2010     Dora Lee Stanley, New York State Education Department, Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Room 1609, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12234


Representative of the State Workforce Investment Board