Joint Legislative Public Hearings On
2018-2019 Executive Budget Proposal
Human Services
February 6, 2018
10:00 AM
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


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

Barbara Guinn
Executive Deputy Commissioner, Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Roberta Reardon
Commissioner, New York State Department of Labor

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

Bob Becker
Legislative Chair, NYS Veteran Council

Captain Art C. Cody
Retired US Navy, Deputy Director, Veterans Defense Program NYS Defenders Association

Hillary Stuchin
Associate Director, UJA – Federation of New York

Susan Antos
Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center

Christine Sadowski
Policy Chair, YWCAs of NYS

Shelly Nortz
Deputy Executive Director, Coalition for the Homeless

Kevin Douglas
Deputy Director for NYS Policy & Advocacy, United Neighborhood Homes

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

Paige Pierce
CEO, Families Together in New York State

Ann Marie Maglione
Legislative Chair, Association on Aging in New York

Michelle Jackson
Deputy Director/General Counsel, Human Services Council

Sheila Harrigan
Executive Director, NY Public Welfare Association

Andrea Cianfrani
Director of Public Policy, Live On New York

Linda Cleary
Interim Executive Director, NYS Children’s Alliance

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

Mallory Nugent
Senior Policy Analyst, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Stephanie Gendell
Assoc. Executive Director, Citizens Committee for Children

Meredith Chimento
Executive Director, Early Care & Learning Council

Elizabeth Powers
Director of Youth Justice, Children’s Defense Fund – NY

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

Melanie Blow
COO, Stop Abuse Campaign

Chris Neitzey
Policy Director, NYS Network for Youth Success

Charles King
President & CEO, Housing Works

Gerard Wallace
Director, NYS Kinship Navigator

Richard Heyl de Ortiz
Executive Director, Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York

Jennifer Lawrence
Vice Chair, NYS YouthBuild Coalition

Anthony Wells
President, Social Services Employees Union Local 371

Cassandra Louis
Policy Associate, The Children’s Village

Written Testimony
Beth Finkel
State Director, AARP

Thomas Weber
Director of Case Management, Sage, Advocacy & Services for LGBT elders

Stop Abuse Campaign Corporation

Melinda Mack
Executive Director, NY Association of Training and Employment Professional (NYATEP)

Leading Age NY

Linda Bopp
Executive Director, Hunger Solutions New York

Families Together in NYS