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Access & Choice Design Team


  • Gerald Huber, Director, Long Island DDSO, OPWDD
    Team Leader
  • Bradley Pivar, Parent
  • Shameka Andrews, Self Advocate, Self Advocacy Association of New York State
  • Al Coley, Chief Executive Officer, Maranatha Human Services, Inc
  • Joe Gerardi, Parent
  • John Gleason, Director of Broome DDSO, OPWDD
  • John Maltby, Parent, Director of Community Support Programs, Westchester Institute for Human Development
  • Christine Muller-Dahlmann, Planning and Research, OPWDD
  • Shelly Okure, Division of Policy and Enterprise Solutions HCBS Waiver Unit, OPWDD
  • Wendy Orzell, Self Advocate, OPWDD Staff
  • Roger Sibley, Executive Director, Franziska Racker Centers
  • Peter Smergut, Executive Director and CEO, Life’s WORC
  • Barbara Wale, President and CEO, ARC of Monroe County

Final Design Team Report:

Each People First Waiver design team summarized its discussions in a final report. OPWDD’s Statewide Comprehensive Plan for 2011 - 2015 will contain a synopsis of the recommendations of all five design teams and provide the vehicle for advancing the reform recommendations of the People First Waiver design process.
Access & Choice Design Team Final Report

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