THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

The Honorable the Members of the Board of Regents

FROM:

Rebecca H. Cort

COMMITTEE:

EMSC-VESID

TITLE OF ITEM:

Appointments to the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc.

DATE OF SUBMISSION:

November 19, 2004

PROPOSED HANDLING:

Approval Consent Agenda

RATIONALE FOR ITEM:

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)

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 4

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

          Vacancies have occurred on the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc.  I recommend the Board of Regents take the following action:

 

VOTED: that the following individuals be appointed to fill vacancies on the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc.: Christina Curry, Christine Zachmeyer, Sherry Taub, Edith M. Prentiss, Robert Gaffney, Paige Macdonald and Debbie (Sanford) Cooper be appointed for a three-year term ending December 31, 2007. Debbie (Sanford) Cooper will be filling a new federally required category of Director of Section 121 Projects.  Sharon Shapiro-Lacks is reappointed to serve a three-year term ending December 31, 2007.

 

Attachment

 


ATTACHMENT A

 

 

 

NEW YORK STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL, INC.

(with years when terms expire)

 

 

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, New York 10027

 

Other representatives for centers for independent living

 

2005             Douglas Hovey, Executive Director, Independent Living, Inc., 5 Washington Terrace, Newburgh, New York 12550

 

2005             Steve Lovi, Manager of Programs and Services, Center for Disability Rights, 412 State Street, Rochester, New York 14608

 

2006                          Mel Tanzman, Executive Director, Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc., 984 North Broadway, Yonkers, New York 10701

 

2007             Sharon Shapiro-Lacks, Deputy Director, Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York (CIDNY), 841 Broadway, Suite 205, New York, New York 10003

 

2005               Michael Godino, Systems Advocate Coordinator, Queens Independent Living Center, 1064 Alhambra Road, Baldwin, New York 11510

 

2007             Christine Zachmeyer, Executive Director, Catskill Center for Independence, P.O. Box 1247, Oneonta, New York 13820

 

Parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities

 

2005             Amy LaShomb, Northern Regional Center for Independent Living, P.O. Box 44,  Depaulville, New York 13632

 

Advocates of and for individuals with disabilities

 

2005             Marguerite Haring, Academic Teacher, Gowanda Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 350 South Road, Gowanda, New York 14070

 

2006                          Judith Avner, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of New York State, 10 Colvin Avenue, Albany, New York  12206-1506

 

2005             Mark Hernandez, HIV/AIDS Advocate, 127 Philip Street, #4, Albany, New York 12202

 

2006             Michael C. Zich, Cayuga Community College, 4037 Main Street, P.O. Box 92, Rose, New York 14542

 

2006                          Eugene R. Hughes, Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL), 400 Lorraine Avenue, Utica, New York 13502

 

2007                          Sherry Taub, Independent Peer Advocate, 111 Paumanack Village Drive, Greenlawn, New York 11740

 

Representatives from organizations that provide services for individuals with disabilities

 

2007                          Edith M. Prentiss, President, Manhattan BoroughWide InterAgency Council on Aging, 739 West 186th Street (4E), New York, New York 10033-8527

 

2005             Dennis Boyd, Senior Staff Attorney, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest,  151 West 30th Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10001

 

2005             Michael Kink, Esq., Legislative Counsel to Housing Works, 247 Lark Street, 1st Floor, Albany, New York 12210

 

2007             Paige Macdonald, Executive Director, Families Together in New York State, 68 Miller Road, Slingerlands, New York 12159

 

Other appropriate individuals

 

2005             Alexander Wood, Director, Manhattan Disability Network of New York City, 25 Broad Street, New York, New York 10004

 

2005             Randy Black Schantz, Mental Health Counselor, 8 Honeysuckle Lane, Catskill, New York 12414

 

2006             Pratik Patel, CUNY Assistive Technology Services, 195-05B 67th Avenue, Apartment B, Fresh Meadows, New York 11365

 

2007             Robert Gaffney, President, Partners Disability Coalition, 3 Rye Ridge Plaza, Suite 110, Rye Brook, New York, 10573

 

Representative of Section 121 Project

 

2007             Debbie (Sanford) Cooper, Program Manager, Seneca Nation of Indians Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation, 12885 Route 438, Irving, New York 14081