Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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People First Waiver

The People First Waiver Liaisons, listed below, are chosen by each Developmental Disabilities Regional Office director and serve as ambassadors for the waiver by relaying information from the People First Waiver Unit at Central Office and facilitating regular video conferences with individuals and families, agency staff, and voluntary provider staff.

Regional Office 1

Finger Lakes

Counties Served: Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Regional Office 1

Kris Brush ([email protected])

Telephone: (585)461-8579

Regional Office 1

Angela Czerkas ([email protected])

Telephone: 585-461-8514

Western NY

Counties Served: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans

Regional Office 1

Adrianna Anzalone ([email protected])

Telephone: 716-608-2606

Regional Office 1

Darlene Hines-Williams ([email protected])

Telephone: (716) 608-2731

Regional Office 2


Counties Served: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins

Regional Office 2

Monika Deskur ([email protected])

Telephone: 607-771-7784

Regional Office 2

Theresa Tonkin ([email protected])

Telephone: (607) 771-7784 x153

Central NY

Counties Served: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego

Regional Office 2

Maria B. Lemmerman ([email protected])

Telephone: (315) 336-2300 x249


Counties Served: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, St. Lawrence

Regional Office 2

Carrie Latham ([email protected])

Telephone: 518-359-7732 Tupper Lake Office, 518-536-3459 Plattsburgh Office

Regional Office 3

Capital District

Counties Served: Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington

Regional Office 3

Stacy Broker ([email protected])

Telephone: (518) 388-0571

Hudson Valley

Counties Served: Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester

Regional Office 3

Greta Beekman-Rizzo ([email protected])

Telephone: (845) 947-6333

Serves Orange and Sullivan counties

Regional Office 3

Beth Imperial-Rogers ([email protected])

Telephone: (845)947-6083

Serves Rockland County

Regional Office 3

Michelle Neustadt ([email protected])

Telephone: (914) 332-8957

Serves Westchester County

Regional Office 3

Debbie Newman ([email protected])

Telephone: (845) 947-6060

Serves Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties


Counties Served: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, Ulster

Regional Office 3

Linda Dias ([email protected])

Telephone: (845) 473-5050 x139

Regional Office 3

Ellen Serencsics ([email protected])

Telephone: (845) 471-9226 x106

Regional Office 3

Eric Teller ([email protected])

Telephone: (845) 473-5050 x149

Regional Office 4

Bernard M. Fineson

Counties Served: Queens

Regional Office 4

Francina Branch-Elysee ([email protected])

Telephone: (718) 217-6179

Regional Office 4

Eric Magwood ([email protected])

Telephone: (718) 217-5396


Counties Served: Kings (Brooklyn)

Regional Office 4

Denise Goldberg ([email protected])

Telephone: (718) 642-8740

Regional Office 4

Brenda Stallings ([email protected])

Telephone: 718-642-8659

Metro NY

Counties Served: Bronx, New York (Manhattan)

Regional Office 4

Bleckman, Ellen ([email protected])

Telephone: (646) 766-3247

Regional Office 4

Nicole Lopez ([email protected])

Telephone: 646-766-3376

Serves Manhattan

Regional Office 4

Lisa Pesante ([email protected])

Telephone: 718-430-0474

Serves Bronx

Staten Island

Counties Served: Richmond (Staten Island)

Regional Office 4

Augusta Damico ([email protected])

Telephone: (718) 982-1949

Regional Office 5

Long Island

Counties Served: Nassau, Suffolk

Regional Office 5

Devon Ferraro ([email protected])

Telephone: (631) 416-3872

Regional Office 5

Donna Garone ([email protected])

Telephone: (631) 416-3881

Regional Office 5

Stephanie Preziose ([email protected])

Telephone: (631) 416-3944

Regional Office 5

Alyssa Tufano ([email protected])

Telephone: (631) 416-3983