Governing Council

Governing Council of the New York State Special Education Task Force

The New York State Special Education Task Force is governed by a Governing Council comprised of representatives from regional task forces, advocacy organizations, schools, school organizations, government-funded parent centers, educational systems, service providers, and State government.


Governing Council Members 

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Jennifer Monthie, Esq.
Legal Director
Disability Rights New York


Michele Jones, Esq.
School Attorney
Capital Region BOCES

Robin Hickey
Parent 


Ruthanne Fennelly
Advocate & Parent
Commission on Economic Opportunity Family Support Services for the Capital Region

 Julie Keegan, Esq.
PADD Program Director
Disability Rights New York


Darlene King
Director of Pupil Services
Saratoga Springs City School District

Tara Moffett, Esq.
School Attorney
Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C.

 Jenny Hutkowski
Director of Parent Training & Info.
The Advocacy Center

 Steve Oill

Capital District Special Education Task Force Representative
Co-Chairperson

Parent & Advocate
Parsons Child and Family Center

 Dorothy Richards

Mid-Hudson Special Education Task Force Representative
Acting Chairperson

Resource Center for Accessible Living

Sue Ruff

Southern Tier Special Education Task Force Representative
Chairperson

Parent & Advocate
Southern Tier Independence Center


 Nanette Saturn

Lower Hudson Special Education Task Force Representative

Co-Chairperson
Westchester & Putnam Independent Living Services


Joanne Vitale

Parent to Parent of New York State

Staten Island, Institute for Basic Research