Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Human Services
January 30, 2020
9:30 AM
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


Sheila J. Poole
Commissioner, New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Michael P. Hein
Commissioner, New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Services

Greg Olsen
Acting Director, New York State Office of the Aging

Jim McDonough
Director, NYS Division of Veteran’s Services

Gail Myers
Deputy Director, New York Statewide Senior Action Council

Ariel Savransky
Advocacy and Policy Advisor, UJA – Federation of New York

Rebecca Preve
Association on Aging in New York

Didi Hill
Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Kathleen Brady-Stepien
Associate Executive Director, Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA)

Meredith Chimento
Executive Director, Early Care & Learning Council

Trudy Morgan
Policy Coordinator, NYS Network for Youth Success

Melissa Sklarz
Senior Gov’t Relation Strategists, Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE)

Melinda Mack
Executive Director, NY Association of Training & Employment Professionals

Lt. Col. Roy Diehl
Deputy Director, NYSDA Veterans Defense Program

Kirby Hannan
Legislative Advocate, Veterans of Foreign War

Bob Becker
NYS Veterans Council

Timothy Hathaway
Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse New York

Shelly Nortz
Deputy Executive Director of Policy, Coalition for the Homeless

Saima Akhtar
Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center

Kristen Kerr
Executive Director, New York Association for the Education of Young Children

Elizabeth Deutsch
RN Director, New York State Community Mobilization Housing Works

Daryl Hornick-Becker
Policy and Advocacy Associate, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York

Cynthia Dames
Project Manager, The NEW Pride Agenda

Gregory Brender
Director of Children and Youth Services at UNH, Winning Beginning NY

Alana Cantillo
Senior Director of Advocacy, New York Immigration Coalition

Written Testimony
Jennifer Carlson
First Transit

Max W. Hadler, MPH, MA
Director of Health Policy, New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

(PPESA) Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts

Bonnie Lumagui
LCSW, Director, Co-op village NORC, Educational Alliance

William T. Gettman, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, Northern Rivers

Kari Siddiqui
Senior Policy Analyst, Schuyler Center for Analysis & Advocacy

Daniel Carinci
Senior Policy Analyst, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York

Julia Davis, Esq.
Director of Youth Justice and Child Welfare, Children’s defense fund New York

Keh-yueh Chen
Director, and Best NORC, Grand Street Settlement

Janet Fischer
Vice President for Senior Services, Henry Street Settlement

Tayla Brea, LMSW
Director of the NNORC at Ellison Park Apartments in Rochester NY.

Ron Bruno
Executive Director, Morningside Retirement and Health Services

Barry B. Brogan
Executive Director, North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network

Sheila Harrigan
Executive Director, New York Public Welfare Association

Richard E. Barnes
Executive Director, NYS Catholic Conference

Belinda Becker
Director of Public Policy, Alliance of NYS, YMCA’s

Alondra Marryshow
Program Director, and Phipps Neighborhoods

Katie Foley
Director, Public Affairs, Selfhelp Community Services

Nora Moran
Director of Public Policy, United Neighborhood Houses

Brenda Episcopo
President & CEO, United Way of New York State

Dr. Cynthia Maurer
Executive Director of Visiting Neighbor’

Rhonda Soberman
Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)