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NYSTART Team and Regional Liaison Contacts



Contact information for currently operational NYSTART Teams 

Western Finger Lakes START: 1-844-567-8278

Capital, Taconic, Hudson Valley START: 1-844-782-7880

New York City START

            Brooklyn and Staten Island: 646-565-5890

            Bronx, Manhattan and Queens: 212-273-6300

OPWDD Regional START Liaisons Contact List 

NYSTART AreaContact Phone NumberEmail Address
DDRO Region 1
Finger Lakes and Western New YorkVirginia Giesow(585) 
DDRO Region 2
BroomeMonika Deskur(607) 771-7784 x 
SunmountJames Tebo(518) 359-4126
 Dr. Maria Rheaume(518)
DDRO Region 3
Capital RegionJacquelyn Parten(518) 
Hudson ValleySteve Deaner (845) 947-6218 
TaconicRobin Pentz(845) 473-5050 x  
DDRO Region 4
Staten IslandJack Lawrence(718) 
BrooklynDr. Howard Reyer(718) 
BronxShanequa Mcintosh(718) 
QueensChristina Antioco(718) 
ManhattanSamantha Sasley(646) 
DDRO Region 5
Long IslandSeth Chandler(631) 
Long IslandDr. Julia Laevsky(631) 
Central Office  
Angie Francis, NY START Statewide Coordinator 
OPWDD: Division of Person-Centered Supports 
44 Holland Avenue 
Albany, NY 12229 
(518) 486-9865