Mid-Hudson Task Force 

Executive Council


Renée Falanga-Brenner
Resource Center for Accessible Living Parent & Transition Coordinator

Jessica Greenstein



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

Foster Care Unit

Council Members

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.​

Karen Lynch
Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
Parent & Advocate

Nancy Nowak

Disability Rights New York
PADD Advocate​

Heather O’Donnell, M.S.Ed, Ed.M
Owner, New Paltz Multisensory
Parent, Advocate and Certified Dyslexia Practitioner

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

Catherine Reep
Onteora Central School District
Teacher of the Deaf

Scott Rice
Pawling Central School District
Director of Pupil Personnel Services

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

Maureen Winter

Susan Wolman
Putnam Independent Living Services
Educational Advocate