Executive Committee

Chair: Douglas J. Usiak

Vice-Chair: Kathryn Carroll, Esq.

Secretary: Chad Eldred

Treasurer: Aileen Martin

Member-At-Large: Cynthia Alcozer

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 (NRCIL)
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

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

Beata Karpinska-Prehn
131 Butler Street 
Syracuse, NY 13210

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

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

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

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)

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

Keith Gurgui
Systems Advocate
Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. (RCAL)
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401

Marcus Johnson
New York, NY


Parent/Guardian of an Individual with a Disability


Youth Representative

Native American Representative


Other appropriate individuals

Cynthia Alcozer
PO Box 432
Kings Park, NY 11754

Yaw Appiadu, MPH
Westchester Disabled on the Move Inc.
984 North Broadway, Suite 400
Yonkers, NY 10701

Benjamin Davis
Middletown, NY

Yesenia Torres
New York, NY

Chad W. Underwood, MPA
Executive Director
Partners in Learning, Inc.
Syracuse, NY

Stephanie Woodward
110 Wembly Rd
Rochester, NY 14616


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