Mid-Hudson Task Force 

Executive Council


Renée Falanga-Brenner

Jessica Greenstein



Karen Lynch

Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.

Parent & Advocate

Council Members

Laurie Gallagher

The ARC of Mid-Hudson
School to Work Coordinator​

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

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

Nancy Nowak

Disability Rights New York
PADD Advocate​

Jennifer O'Neill-Brennan
Parent, Advocate, & President and Co-Founder of the Arlington School District Special Ed PTA

Catherine Reep
Teacher of the Deaf
Onteora Central School District

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

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

​Richard Zipp

Wappingers Central School District Executive Director of Special Education