Joint Legislative Public Hearing on
2017-2018 Executive Budget Proposal
Human Services
February 8, 2017
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


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

Michael Perrin
Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Services

Roberta Reardon
Commissioner, New York State Department of Labor

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

Bob Becker
Legislative Coordinator, NYS Veteran Council

Beth Finkel
State Director, AARP

Shelly Nortz
Deputy Executive Director, Coalition for the Homeless (NYC)

Sheila Harrigan
Executive Director, NY Public Welfare Association

Dede Hill
Director of Policy, Schuyler Center

Susan Antos
Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center

Gerard Wallace
Director of Kinship Navigator, Catholic Family Center Rochester NY

Karen Hill
Executive Director, NYS Children’s Alliance

Jim Purcell
CEO, The Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA)

Stephanie Gendell
Assoc. Executive Director Advocacy & Policy, Citizens Committee for Children

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

Jenn O’Connor
Director Policy & Advocacy, Prevent Child Abuse NY

Tim Nichols
Executive Director, Association on Aging in NY

Allie Lidie
Associate Executive Director, NYS Network for Youth Success

Bonnie Landi
Chair, NYS YouthBuild Coalition

Michele Jackson
Deputy Director for Human Services Council, Restore Opportunity Now

Jennifer Jones
CEO & President, FPWA

Written Testimony
Michael A. Lawler
Director, Catholic Charities NYS Catholic Conference

Randi Levine, Esq.
Policy Director, Advocates for Children of New York

Connie Neal
Executive Director, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Maria Alvarez
Executive Director, New York Statewide Action Council

Jamie Powlovich
Executive Director, Coalition for Homeless Youth

Carl Siciliano
Executive Director, The Ali Forney Center

Lisa Foehner, MPA
Director of State Advocacy, Parents as Teachers National Center

The Summit Center

Hillary Stuchin
UJA Federation of New York

Brigit Hurley
Policy Analyst, The Children’s Agenda

Gary Schoichet
President, Penn South Social Services

Darlene Brennan

Wendy Strauss
Chief Operating Officer, Jewish Family Service of Rochester

Rick Lewis/Alana Rosenstein
CEO/NNORC Director, Mid-Land Y Jewish Community Center, Inc.

Sandy Myers
Director, Government and External Relations, Selfhelp Community Services

Ron Bruno
Executive Director, Morningside Retirement and Health Services

Judith Avner
Interim President and CEO, Jewish Family Services Northeastern NY

Linda Bopp
Executive Director, Hunger Solutions of New York

Carmen L. Perez
Director, NORC Program Cooper Square Committee, Inc.

Bonnie Lumagui
NORCs and Neighborhood NORCS, Educational Alliance

Dan Lowenstein
Vice President of Government Affairs, Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Winning Beginning New York (WBNY)

Community Voices for Youth and Families (CV4YF)

The LGBT Community Center New York, NY

John Guagliano
Legislative Advocate, Westchester Independent Living Center, Inc.