Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Human Services
February 2, 2022
9:30 a.m.


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

Daniel Tietz
Commissioner, New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance

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

Rev. Viviana DeCohen
Director, NYS Division of Veterans’ Services

Beth Finkel
State Director, AARP New York

Sally Johnston
President, Disabled in Action of Greater Syracuse, Inc.

Kendra Scalia
Hudson Valley Leader & CDPA Consumer, NY Caring Majority

Crystal Charles
Policy Analyst, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Jessica Klos Shapiro
Director of Policy and Community Education, Early Care & Learning Council

Pete Nabozny
Director of Policy, The Children’s Agenda

Steve Morales
NY Policy Director, All Our Kin, Inc.

Gladys Jones
CEO/Founder, ECE On The Move

Katie Albitz
Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, New York Association for the Education of Young Children

Gregory Brender
Director of Public Policy, Day Care Council of New York

Gail Myers
Deputy Director, New York State Wide Senior Action Council

Kimberly George
President and CEO, Project Guardianship

Brianna Paden-Williams
Communications & Policy Associate, LiveOn NY

Laura Mascuch
Executive Director, The Supportive Housing Network of New York

Rebecca Preve
Executive Director, Association on Aging in New York

MJ Okma
Senior Manager of Advocacy and Government Relations, SAGE – Services & Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Elders

Trudy Morgan
Policy Director, New York State Network for Youth Success

Bonnie Landi
Chair, New York State YouthBuild Coalition

William Gettman
CEO, Northern Rivers Family of Services

Timothy Hathaway
Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse New York

Ryan Johnson
Chair, NYS KinCare Coalition

Kathleen Brady-Stepien
President & CEO, Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies

Kate Wurmfeld
Director of Family Court Programs & Gender and Family Justice Programs, Center for Court Innovation

Joel Berg
CEO, Hunger Free America

Jessica Chait
Managing Director of Food Programs, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

Beatriz Diaz Taveras
Executive Director, Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York

Emilia Sicilia
Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center

Written Testimony
Andrea Conneely

Children’s Aid

Children’s Defense Fund NY

Children’s Health Home of Upstate NY

Citizens' Committee For Children of New York

Coalition for the Homeless

Covenant House New York

CSEA Local 1000

Her Justice

Housing Works

Legal Aid Society

Mary’s Place

NY Immigrant Coalition

NYATEP, NY Association of Training and Employment Professionals

NYPWA, NY Public Welfare Association

NYS Catholic Conference

NYS Children’s Alliance

NYS Defenders Association

Empire State Campaign For Child Care

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences in NYS # 1

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences in NYS #2

NYS Network For Youth Success

The Children and Families Reinvestment Act

Redlich Horowitz Foundation

SEPA Mujer

Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees


United Neighborhood Houses

United Way of NYS

University Settlement

Vera Institute

NYS Council of Veteran’s Organizations

Volunteers of America

We Act for Environmental Justice