Executive Committee

Chair: Douglas J. Usiak

Vice-Chair: Kathryn Carroll, Esq.

Secretary: Chad Eldred

Treasurer: Aileen Martin

Member-At-Large: Robert W. Meek

Ex Officio DSE Member: Joe Tedesco, ACCES-VR

A Director of a Center for Independent Living (CILs) Chosen by the Directors of CILs Within the State

Aileen Martin
Northern Regional Center for Independence (NRICL)
210 Court Street, Suite 107
Watertown, NY 13601-2711
(315) 785-8703

Members who are Representatives from CILs

Douglas J. Usiak
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. (WNYIL)
3108 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 836-0822 x117


Richard Beadon
Brooklyn, NY

Cliff Perez
33 Rankin Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 396-8347

Jan Lynch
Finger Lakes Independence Center/FLIC
215 Fifth Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-2433 Ext. 205

Kathryn Carroll, Esq.
784 Washington Avenue, Apt. 4
Albany, NY 12203
(347) 455-1521

Crystal Rivera
40 Paladino Ave
Apt 1E
New York, NY 10035

Maria Samuels
Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc.
984 North Broadway, LL-10
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 968-4717 Ext. 112

John Zick
AIM Independent Living Center
271 East First Street
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 962-8225 Ext. 116

Organizations Serving Individuals with Disabilities

Meghan Parker 
New York Association on Independent Living
155 Washington Ave, Suite 208
Albany, NY  12210

Marcus Johnson
New York, NY

Aaron Baier, MPA
Director of Administration
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Inc.
15-17 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180
518-274-0701 (V)
518-274-7944 (Fax)

Denise DiNoto
Consumer Directed Choices, Inc.
7 Washington Square, Albany, NY  12205
(518) 694-6744

Brodie Enoch
Founder/Executive Director
The 145th Street Alliance

Chad Eldred
Southern Tier Independence Center
135 East Frederick St.
Binghamton, NY 13904 
(607) 724-2111 Ext. 352

Parent/Guardian of an Individual with a Disability

Ann L. Scherff
8319 East Main Road
LeRoy, NY 14482-9721

Lynn Drucker
Assistant Vice President 
NYU Winthrop Hospital 

Youth Representative

Native American Representative

Lafayette Williams
Independent Outreach Specialist/Options Counselor
3158 Main St.
Buffalo NY 14214
(716) 836-0822 Extension 538

Other appropriate individuals

Luticha André Doucette
Rochester, NY

Stephanie Woodward
110 Wembly Rd
Rochester, NY 14616


Robert W. Meek
7980 Co. Rd. 153
Interlaken, NY 14847
(607) 532-8559

Cynthia Alcozer
PO Box 432
Kings Park, NY 11754

Yesenia Torres
New York, NY


Roger Benn
55 Farnham Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035

DSU Members

Joseph Tedesco
NYS Education Department
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES VR)
89 Washington Avenue
EBA 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12234