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

Scott Rice
Pawling 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