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Executive Committee

New York State Independent Living Council, Inc.

Chair:

Chad Underwood Chief Executive Officer
Access to Independence of Cortland County
26 N. Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 753-7363
cwunderwood@aticortland.org

Vice-Chair:

Shelley M. Klein, Ph.D. [NYSILC Vice Chair]
227 Norman Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804
(914) 632-4916
Email: accwest@aol.com

Secretary:

Wendy Strobel, MS, CRC, ATP[NYSILC Secretary]
Faculty, DBTAC Northeast ADA Center
203 ILR Extension Bldg
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 225-6751
Email: ws283@cornell.edu

Treasurer:

Susan J. Hoger [NYSILC Treasurer]
Resource Center For Accessible Living, Inc.
727 Ulster Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 331-0541x11
Email: shoger@rcal.org

Member-At-Large:

Susan Gray
[NYSILC Member-at-Large]
8135 Shepherd Road
Weedsport, NY 13166
(315) 730-6845
Email ws283@cornell.edu

Ex-Officio:

Robert Gumson
Manager of Independent Living Services
NYS Education Department
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES VR)
89 Washington Avenue
EBA 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: 518-474-2925
Fax: 518-473-6073
Email: rgumson@mail.nysed.gov

Ex-Officio:

Julie Cardone, CRC-Senior Vocational Rehab. Counselor
NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
843 Union Ave, 2nd Fl., Suite #200
New Windsor, NY 12553
Phone: Tel 646 660 1789
Fax 914 993 0238
Email: Julie.Cardone@ocfs.ny.gov
Web Site:www.visionloss.ny.gov

Member Roster

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.

Denise A. Figueroa
1064 New Loudon Road
Cohoes, New York 12047
(518) 274-0701
dfigueroa@ilchv.org

Members who are representatives from centers for independent living.

Chad Underwood
Access to Independence of Cortland County
26 N. Main Street
Cortland, NY 13045 (607) 753-7363
cwunderwood@aticortland.org

Susan J. Hoger
Resource Center For Accessible Living, Inc.
727 Ulster Ave.
Kingston, NY, 12401
(845) 331-0541x11
Email: shoger@rcal.org

Sue Ruff
Southern Tier Independent Center
135 East Frederick St
Binghamton, NY 13904
Tel. (607) 724 2111
Fax (607) 772 3613
Email: advocate@stic-cil.org

Advocates

Shelley M. Klein, Ph.D.
227 Norman Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Phone: (914) 632-4916
Email: accwest@aol.com

Brett Eisenberg
Bronx Independent Living Services, Inc.
4419 Third Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
(718) 515-2800 ext 116
brett@bils.org

Kenneth L. Stewart
34 Points of View,
Warwick, NY 10990
Phone: (845) 986-2955
Email: cclvi@yahoo.com

Helen Fang
P.O. Box 980,
New York, NY 10013
(917) 957-1871
hfang888@gmail.com

Carla Lewis-Irizarry M.P.A, M.A
147 5th Avenue, Apt.# 4A
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(917) 346-7611
Email: Carlalewis34@gmail.com

Maura Kelley, CPRP
3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 836-0822 ext. 162
mkelley@wnyil.org

Organizations Serving Individuals with Disabilities

Wendy Strobel, MS, CRC, ATP
Faculty, DBTAC Northeast ADA Center
203 ILR Extension Bldg
Ithaca, NY 14853
(716) 713-6038
Email: ws283@cornell.edu

Susan Gray
8135 Shepherd Road
Weedsport, NY 13166
Phone: (315) 730-6845
Email: scsrcg09@gmail.com

Kari Cooke, M.A., CRC
Policy Analyst Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR)
One Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Avenue,
Ste 806B Albany, NY 12210
Email: kari.f.cooke@gmail.com

Luis Gutierrez
670 Water Street, Apt 5A
New York, NY 10002
(347) 614-8221
Lui3185@aol.com

Parent/Guardian of an individual with a disability.

Lynn Drucker
Assistant Vice President
Winthrop University Hospital
1406 Van Nostrand Place Merrick, New York 11566
Phone: (516) 426-0358
Email: lynndrucker@verizon.net

David Whalen
Niagara University
Disability Awareness Training
74 Fleetwood Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 565-9338
716) 286-7355 (office)
Email: davidvwhalen@yahoo.com

Youth Representative

Marc Rosen
67 Cuba Hill Road, Apt. #1
Greenlawn, NY 11740
(516) 939-5555
Marc.rosen88@gmail.com

Other appropriate individuals.

Ralph Giordano
51 Creekside Circle
Castleton on Hudson, NY 12033-3206
(518) 477-7235
Email: rgio12@msn.com

Zach Garafalo
Assistant Director
YOUTH POWER!
737 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518)708-9930
zgarafalo@youthpowerny.org

Clinton H. Brown III
22 California Street
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 343-3600
clintonhowardbrown@gmail.com

Henry E. Nixon, Jr.
Post Office Box 66
Bronx, NY 10472-0066
(347) 751-2642
MrHenryNixon@aol.com

Business

Roger Benn
55 Farnham Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035
(315)569-3654
rogerbenn1@gmail.com

121 Project Representative

Nicole David,
Program Manager
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
412 State Route 37
Akwesasne, NY 13655
(518) 358-6176
nicole.david@srmt-nsn.gov

DSU Members

Robert Gumson
Manager of Independent Living Services
NYS Education Department
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES VR)
89 Washington Avenue
EBA 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: 518-474-2925
Fax: 518-473-6073
Email: rgumson@mail.nysed.gov

Julie Cardone, CRC-Senior Vocational Rehab. Counselor
NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
843 Union Ave, 2nd Fl., Suite #200
New Windsor, NY 12553
Phone: Tel 646 660 1789
“Seeing Possibilities…creating independence”
Web Site:www.visionloss.ny.gov
Email: Julie.Cardone@ocfs.ny.gov


 

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