Executive Committee

Chair: Kathryn Carroll, Esq.

Vice-Chair: Chad Eldred

Secretary: Beata Karpinska-Prehn

Treasurer: Yaw Appiadu

Member-At-Large: Jan Lynch

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

Vacant/To be determined by an election

Members who are Representatives from CILs

Rasheta Bunting
Community Outreach/Advocate
Bronx Independent Living Services
Brooklyn, NY

Sonam Ben Willow, LMSW, CRC
Advocate/Benefits Counselor
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Inc.
15-17 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180
518-274-0701 (V)
518-274-7944 (Fax)


Michael Gilberg, Esq.
Somers, 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

Emily Ladau
New York, NY

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

Lindsay A. Miller, MPH
Executive Director
New York Association on Independent Living
155 Washington Ave, Suite 208
Albany, NY  12210
Phone: 518-465-4650
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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


Yesenia Torres
New York, NY

Barbara Goldstein
Delmar, NY

Stephanie Woodward
110 Wembly Rd
Rochester, NY 14616

Naomi Jones
NAN Disabilities Committee Chairwoman
NYC Chapter
106 W. 145th St.
Ny, Ny. 10039
(212) 690-4312


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