Joint Legislative Public Hearings On
2015-2016 Executive Budget Proposal
February 2, 2015
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building


Sally Dreslin
Executive Deputy Commissioner of Health, NYS Health Department

Thomas Meyer
Acting Medicaid Inspector General, NYS Office of Medical Inspector General

Dennis Whalen
President, HANYS

David Rich
Senior Vice President, Greater New York Hospital Association

Claudia Hammer
Interim President, NYS Association of Healthcare Providers, Inc.

Beverly Grossman
Senior Policy Director, Community Health Care Association of NYS

Stephen Hanse
Vice President & Counsel Gov’t Affairs, NYS Health Facilities Association

Amy Schnauber
Vice President, Advocacy & Public Policy, LeadingAge New York

Paul Macielak
Preident & CEO, NY Health Plan Association

Al Cardillo
Executive Vice President, Home Care Association of NYS

Elizabeth Dears, Esq
Senior Vice President, Medical Society of the State of NY

James Kane
Executive Board Member & Treasurer, Empire State Association of Assisted Living

Dr. Bryan Ludwig
NY Chiropractic Council

Mary Sienkiewicz
Director, NYS Area Health Education Center System

Tracy Russell
Executive Director, Pharmacists Society of the State of NY

Michael Duteau, R.PH
Vice President, Kinney Drugs, Chain Pharmacy Association of NYS

Linda Wagner
Executive Director, NYS Association of County Health Officials

Steven Sanders
Executive Director, Agencies of Children’s Therapy Services

Daniel Lowenstein
Senior Director, Public Affairs, Primary Care Development Corporation

James Lytle
Counsel, NYS Coalition for Managed Long Term Care & PACE Plans

Anthony Fiori
NYS Coalition of NYS Public Health Plans

Bryan O’Malley
Executive Director, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association

Anthony Caputo
CEO, Concepts of Independence

Cathy James
Co-Chair, Alzheimer’s Association

Bill Sherman
Vice President, Gov’t Relations, American Cancer Society

Kate Breslin
President, Schuyler Center for Analysis & Advocacy

Tracey Brooks
NYS President & CEO, Family Planning Advocates

Charles King
CEO & President, Housing Works

Lara Kassel
Coordinator, Medicaid Matters New York

Written Testimony
Kathy Febraio
Executive Director, NYS Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Phillip Povero
Sheriff, Ontario County

Elisabeth Benjamin, MSPH, JD
Vice President, Health Initiatives, Community Service Society of NY Co-Chair, Policy Committee, HCFANY

Mark Scherzer
Legislative Counsel, New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage
Co-Chair, Policy Committee, HCFANY

Adam Prizio
Manager, Government Affairs, Center for Disability Rights

Andrew Pallotta
Executive Vice President, NYSUT

Matthew McMorrow
Director of Government Affairs, Empire State Pride Agenda

Heidi Siegfried, Esq.
Director of Health Policy, Center for Independence of the Disabled

Jacquelyn Kilmer
Chief Executive Officer, Harlem United Community AIDS Center

Rebecca Antar Novick
Supervising Attorney, Health Law Unit, The Legal Aid Society

Joe Baker
President, Medicare Rights Center

John Drexelius, Jr.
Government Relations Counsel, Developmental Disability Alliance of Western NY (DDAWNY)

Dennis Whalen
President, Health Care Association of NY

Emilie C. Sisson
Manager, Wayne County Rural Health Network

Thomas Hohensee
MA, Network Director, Rural Health Education Network

Hospice and Palliative Care Association of NYS

Paul Pachter
Chief Executive Officer, North Country Behavioral Healthcare Network

Valerie Bogart, Esq.
Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program