Mid-Hudson Task Force 

Executive Council


​​Renee Falanga-Brenner
Independent Living, Inc.

​Independent Living is Early Childhood Specialist


Karen Lynch

Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.

Parent & Advocate

Council Members

Donna Flynn Brown

Assistant Superintendent

Sullivan County BOCES

Laurie Gallagher

Ulster Greene ARC
Ulster/Greene ARC School to Work Coordinator

Jessica Greenstein

Joyce M. Hawk
Westchester Institute for Human Development
Outreach Coordinator
Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center

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

Jennifer Feeley, Esq.

Disability Rights New York

Wilford LeForestier
Assistant Superintendent of Special Education
Kingston City School District

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

Lynda Rosner

Hudson Valley Behavioral Solutions
Behavior Analyst

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

Rhinebeck Central School District
School Administrator