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Incident Management Unit

02/28/12

OPWDD’s Incident Management Unit (IMU) was established to provide real time oversight of critical elements of incident management across the state. This unit reviews incident reports and Significant and Critical Events to assure appropriate measures are put in place to protect persons with disabilities, including required notifications to law enforcement when appropriate. This is accomplished through the use of the Incident Report and Management Application (IRMA), which is a secure web-based statewide database. It is used to ensure consistency in incident reporting and is used by State operations and nonprofit providers in the OPWDD system.

Incident Management Unit - (518)473-7032
Tammy Devine, Director, Schenectady Office
Shari Mayo, Statewide Compliance Officer, Albany Office
Cheryl Harrington, Administrative Assistant, Schenectady Office
Robin Matarazzo, Compliance Officer, Schenectady Office
Megan Adams, Registered Providers, Corrective Action Plans, Schenectady Office
Kelly Sweet, Corrective Action Plans, Schenectady Office
Lisa Horn, Corrective Action Plans, Schenectady Office
Tariq Akhtar, Corrective Action Plans, Schenectady Office
Theresa Watrobski, Corrective Action Plans, Schenectady Office
Kelly Jones, Background Checks: Mental Hygiene Law 16.34 and State Central Registry of Registered Providers, Schenectady Office
Ann Marie Smith, IRMA Unit, Schenectady Office
Christine Gorrill, IRMA Unit, Schenectady Office
Maria Thomas, IRMA Unit, Schenectady Office 
William Murray, RCO Investigative Review, Albany Office
Michele Slater, RN/ICO, Mortality Review, Albany Office
Claudine Williams, RN/ICO, Mortality Review, Albany Office
Maryellen Kelleher, RCO/Out of State Schools, Schenectady Office
Jason Cheney, Investigative Review Unit, Schenectady Office
Janis Luce, Investigative Review Unit, Central NY DDSO (Fayette Street Office)
Larry Petrie, Investigative Review Unit, Schenectady Office
Deborah Brady, Off Hours Supervisor, Schenectady Office

If you need assistance and cannot reach the Incident Management staff for your region, please call the main Incident Management Unit telephone number, 1 (518) 473–7032. You can also contact the Incident Management Unit via email at Incident.Management@opwdd.ny.gov

In addition to staff noted above, the Incident Management Unit is comprised of Regional Compliance Officers and Incident Compliance Officers.  The Incident Compliance Officers noted below report to the Regional Compliance Officers and review incidents at all provider agencies.  If the respective Incident Compliance Officer cannot be reached, please contact the designated Regional Compliance Officer listed for that area.

Regional Compliance Officers are the primary contact for Incident Management for the following State Operations Offices, as well as assigned areas of responsibility noted below:

 

Kim DePeauxSchenectady Office (518) 473-7032Brooklyn and Long Island 
Glenn EverdykeNewark Office (315) 331-8646, ext 3090Finger Lakes and Western New York
Colleen KearinsSchenectady Office (518) 473-7032Central NY and Hudson Valley 
Lisa KoisSchenectady Office (518) 473-7032Broome, Capital District and Metro
Lynda PetkovsekSchenectady Office (518)473-7032Bernard Fineson, Sunmount, Taconic and Staten Island


If a Voluntary Provider Agency or State Operations Office needs to make notification of Reportable Incidents and Serious Notable Occurrences that take place during non-business hours, that agency should alert the IMU by phone at 1-888-479-6763  For more information click on this link: /opwdd_resources/incident_management/justice_center

The OPWDD Incident Management Unit does not accept initial notification of incidents by fax.  After you make your initial notification to OPWDD by phone as outlined above, incident information must be entered into IRMA within 24 hours of occurrence or discovery or by the close of the next business day, whichever is later. 

 

INCIDENT COMPLIANCE OFFICER

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name, Email Address and Phone Number

Regional Compliance Officer

Lea Faehndrich

607-273-0811 ext. 273

Lea.E.Faehndrich@opwdd.ny.gov

Lisa Kois

518-473-7032

Lisa.A.Kois@opwdd.ny.gov

Ceile Furlong
518-402-4350
Marian.Ceile.Furlong@opwdd.ny.gov

Glenn Everdyke

315-331-8646, ext 3090

Glenn.Everdyke@opwdd.ny.gov

Diane Normandin

518-473-6170

Diane.M.Normandin@opwdd.ny.gov

Lisa Kois

518-473-7032

Lisa.A.Kois@opwdd.ny.gov

Kristy Lory

518-388-3302

Kristy.L.Lory@opwdd.ny.gov

Glenn Everdyke

315-331-8646, ext 3090

Glenn.Everdyke@opwdd.ny.gov

Mary-Ellen Kaufold

631-416-3844

Mary-Ellen.Kaufold@opwdd.ny.gov

Lynda Petkovsek

518-473-7032

Lynda.Petkovsek@opwdd.ny.gov

Bethany Kirch

315-376-1700 ext 206

Bethany.Kirch@opwdd.ny.gov

Colleen Kearins

518-473-7032

Colleen.Kearins@opwdd.ny.gov

Christina Nkweti

646-766-3415

Christina.Nkweti@opwdd.ny.gov

Lisa Kois

518-473-7032

Lisa.A.Kois@opwdd.ny.gov

Nancy Angelo

518-388-1969

Nancy.E.Angelo@opwdd.ny.gov

 

 

Colleen Kearins

518-473-7032

Colleen.Kearins@opwdd.ny.gov

 

Diana Smith

585-241-5707

Diana.A.Smith@opwdd.ny.gov

Glenn Everdyke

315-331-8646, ext 3090

Glenn.Everdyke@opwdd.ny.gov

Paul Johnston

518-408-2108

Paul.Johnston@opwdd.ny.gov

 

Lisa Kois

518-473-7032

Lisa.A.Kois@opwdd.ny.gov

Colleen Myers

518-388-1895

Colleen.R.Myers@opwdd.ny.gov

Kim DePeaux

518-473-7032

Kimberly.DePeaux@opwdd.ny.gov

 

Jennifer Glasser

518-388-1901

Jennifer.A.Glasser@opwdd.ny.gov

 

Kim DePeaux

518-473-7032

Kimberly.DePeaux@opwdd.ny.gov

                     Aleina LaBrake

                      518-473-7423

         Aleina.M.LaBrake@opwdd.ny.gov

                              Lynda Petkovsek

                                518-473-7032

               Lynda.Petkovsek@opwdd.ny.gov

 

 

Region/Agency Name

Incident Compliance Officer

BERNARD FINESON – DDSOO and all voluntary agencies

Mary-Ellen Kaufold

BROOKLYN – DDSOO and all voluntary agencies

Colleen Myers

BROOME – DDSOO and all voluntary agencies except:

Lea Faehndrich

JM Murray Center Programs

Bethany Kirch

CAPITAL DISTRICT – DDSOO

Lisa Kois

    Voluntary Agencies

Paul Johnston

CENTRAL NY– DDSOO and all agencies except:

Bethany Kirch

Franziska Racker Programs

Lea Faehndrich

Seneca Cayuga ARC

Diana Smith

FINGER LAKES DDSOO

Glenn Everdyke

FINGER LAKES Voluntaries

See Below

Able 2

Action for a Better Community

Advocacy Center

AIM Independent Living Center

Allegany Regional Development Corp.

Brain Injury Assn

Capabilities

Catholic Charities

CDS Monarch
Community Place

Center for Disability Rights

Daystar

Directions in Independent Living

Easter Seals NY

Finger Lakes UCP (Happiness House)/CP Rochester

Finger Lakes Parent Network

Goodwill Industries

Grace Lutheran Services

Heritage Christian Services

Hillside Children’s Center

Ibero American Action League

Jewish Community Center/Family Services

Lakeshore Child and Family Center

Lifespan

Lifetime Assistance Inc (LAI)

Lochland School, Inc.

Lutheran Services

Mary Cariola Children’s Center

Native American Cultural Services (NACS)

New York School for the Blind

Parent Network of NY, Inc

Person to Person Citizen Advocacy

Phoenix Frontier

Project Gift/St. Johns

Regional Center for Independent Living (RCIL)

Rochester Rehabilitation Center 

Starbridge Services

Seneca Cayuga ARC

Steuben ARC

Ubiquity

Upstate NY Families for Effective Autism Treatment (UNYFEAT)

Urban League Rochester

VACPA Cobblestone Performing Arts

Wayne ARC

Yates ARC

Diana Smith

Chemung ARC

Monroe ARC (also known as Arc of Monroe)

Livingston/Wyoming ARC

Ontario ARC

Pathways

School of the Holy Childhood

Schuyler ARC

Kristy Lory

People Inc. (and affiliates- Agape, Elmwood Health, People Inc. Finger Lakes, Rivershore, SouthEast Community Work Center)

SKIP NY Rochester

Trinity Assistance

Ceile Furlong

Epilepsy Pralid

Lea Faehndrich

HUDSON VALLEY DDSOO

Colleen Kearins

HUDSON VALLEY– all voluntary agencies

Nancy Angelo

LONG ISLAND   DDSOO

Kim DePeaux

LONG ISLAND– all voluntary agencies

Jennifer Glasser

METRO NY DDSOO

Paul Johnston

METRO NY– all voluntary agencies

See Below

Diane Normandin

Christina Nkweti

Adapt Community Network (UCPA of NYC)
Advocates for the Blind and Multi-Handicapped

Allcare Provider

Angel's Unaware, Inc.

Banana Kelly Community Improvement

Birch Family Services

Cardinal McCloskey Services

Child and Family Support Services

Community Action for Human Services

Community Resource Center for the DD

Creative Lifestyles, Inc.

Daybreak Independent Services, Inc.

Edwin Gould Children Services

Elmy's Special Services

Gateway Counseling Center, Inc.

Harris Hands

Hawthorne Foundation

Heart Share Human Services of NY

Heaven’s Hands

Help on the Way, Inc.

Human First, Inc.

Independent Living Assoc.

Institute of Applied Human Dynamics, Inc

IYAHOO
Jawonio, Inc.
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

AABR- Assoc. for the Advancement of Blind & Retarded

Abbott House

AHRC- Association or the Help of Retarded Children

AMAC- Assoc. Metro Area Autistic Children

CARES- Community Assistance Resources and Extended Resources, Inc.

Catholic Guardian Services

Center for Family Support

Centro Social Esperanza- Esperanza Center

Children's Aid Society

Community Options

Community Resources and Services for Children

Contemporary Guidance Services

EHCCI- East Harlem Council for Community Improvement

Epilepsy Institute

Goodwill

Independence Residences

Institute for Community Living

Jewish Guild for the Blind

Jewish Union Foundation

Job Path

Kennedy Child Study Center, Inc.

Leake & Watts Services, Inc. 

Lexington Vocational Services Center, Inc.  (previously Lexington School for the Deaf)

Life Adjustment Center

Little Flower & Children Services

Modern Guidance

Morrisania Center for Child Development

NY Foundling Hospital

Ohel Children's Home and Family Services
Program Development Services of NYC

Richmond Children's Center

SCO Family of Services

Services for the Developmentally Challenged, Inc.

Social Action Center

South East Bronx Neighborhood Center, Inc.

St. Mary's Hospital for Children

Taconic Innovations
The Thrive Network

Unique Life, Inc.

Unique People Services
UCPA of NYS- United Cerebral Palsy Association

Lifespire

Life’s WORC

Mercy Drive, Inc.

NY Services for the Handicapped

Partnership for Innovative Comprehensive Care, Inc.

Puerto Rican Family Institute

QSAC-Quality Services for the Autism Community

REAL- Rewarding Environments for Alternative Living

Salvation Army

Services for the Underserved, Inc.

Sheltering Arms

Shield Institute, Inc.

Sick Kids Need Involved People of NY, Inc.

Sinergia, Inc.

Special Citizen Futures Unlimited, Inc.

St. Dominic's Home

Terrance Cardinal Cooke

Welllife Network (PSCH)

Young Adult Institute, Inc.

STATEN ISLAND– DDSOO and all voluntary agencies

 

Aleina LaBrake

 

 

SUNMOUNT DDSOO

Lynda Petkovsek 

 

SUNMOUNT – all voluntary agencies

Mary-Ellen Kaufold

TACONIC– DDSOO and all voluntary agencies

Aleina LaBrake

WESTERN NY DDSOO

Kristy Lory

WESTERN NY Voluntaries

See Below

Action for a Better Community

Advocacy Center

Allegany Regional Development Corp.

Brain Injury Association

Capabilities

Cradle Beach Camp

Center for Disability Rights

Chautauqua Adult Day Care

Community Services for the Dev Disabled (CSDD)

Epilepsy Association of WNY

Goodwill Industries of WNY

Heritage Christian Services

Hillside Childrens Center

Jewish Community Center/Family Services

Learning Disability Assn of WNY

Lifespan

Lifetime Assistance Inc (LAI)

Link Inc.

Native American Cultural Services (NACS)

New York School for the Blind

Parent Network of NY, Inc

Person to Person Citizen Advocacy

Regional Center for Independent Living (RCIL)

WNY Independent Living Center

Diana Smith

Aspire

 

Kristy Lory

Allegany ARC

Autism Services

Baker Victory Services

Cantalician Center

Opportunities Unlimited Niagara (Niagara County ARC)

People Inc. (and affiliates- Agape, Rivershore, South East Community Work Center)

Rehabilitation Center of Cattaraugus County (RCCC) (Cattaraugus ARC)

The Resource Center (Chautauqua ARC)

SKIP NY

  Suburban Adult Services, Inc. (SASI)

  Summit Educational Resources

Empower (Niagara UCP)

Genesee/Orleans ARC

The ARC Erie County New York (previously known as Heritage Centers)

Ceile Furlong