Mid-Hudson Task Force 

Executive Council


​Laura Walzer
Ulster County Department of Social Services Children/Family Services
Parent, Advocate, & Social Worker/Supervisor
Foster Care Unit


Susan Wolman 

Parent & Advocate

Council Members

Renée Falanga-Brenner

Resource Center for Accessible Living

Parent & Transition Coordinator

Laurie Gallagher

The ARC of Mid-Hudson
School to Work Coordinator​

Joyce M. Hawk
Westchester Institute for Human Development
​Community Support Network
Community and Family Educator

Shakia Henderson
Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.​

Ashley Kane
School Professional

Laura Labriola
Parent & Advocate

Nancy Nowak

Disability Rights New York
PADD Advocate​

Jennifer O'Neill-Brennan
Taconic Resource for Independence Inc.
Parent & Special Education Advocate

Fiona Rattray

Parent & Advocate

Scott Rice
Pawling Central School District
Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Mary Jo Whatley, Esq.
Sussman & Watkins, Esqs.

Maureen Winter
Parent & Special Education Teacher