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Success Stories

Empowering People. Supporting New York.

Established in 1975 and based in Albany, NYSID is a not-for-profit membership organization with a 40-year mission of creating jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities.

NYSID and its member agencies are a proven procurement solution for government agency customers. NYSID members are the employment resource centers for individuals with diverse abilities. Our member agencies also partner with private sector New York State businesses, including Minority and Woman-Owned Business and veterans’ support programs.

Jobs Well Done

Employment on a NYSID contract transforms lives and communities:

  • Individuals realize the financial security, self-worth and personal relationships that come with long-term employment, and a traditionally under-employed workforce is served.
  • NYSID’s member agencies are able to offer center-based or community employment, unique to individuals’ abilities and independence goals.
  • Government procurement needs are met affordably and with a proven track record.

Legislatively mandated, economically sound

Preferred Source procurement satisfies the obligation to comply with New York State Finance Law Section 162's mandate to purchase approved goods and services provided by New Yorkers with disabilities.

NYSID prices are approved by the New York State Office of General Services.

New York State benefits by having a workforce which includes empowered individuals with disabilities, who bring stability to communities through wages earned and spent where they live.

Leadership

Officers

Chairperson Michael Decker AHRC New York City
     
Vice President Kevin Crosley Herkimer ARC
     
Secretary Carolina  Cordero Dyer The Osborne Association
     
Treasurer Alan Krafchin Center for Disability Services
     
President & CEO Ronald P. Romano NYSID
     
Past Chair Francoise Dunefsky Gateway Community Industries, Inc. [retired]

Board members

 

 

Class of 2017

 
Stanfort Perry AHRC Nassau County
   
Donald Siegel, Ph.D. University at Albany
   

Class of 2018

 
Susan Delehanty Citizen Advocates, Inc.
   
William McHugh Heritage Centers
   
Mark Tebbano CHA Consulting, Inc.
   

Class of 2019

 
   
Mary Jo Thorn ACHIEVE/Broome Tioga County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.
   
James Moran Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS
   

 

Executive Team

Ronald P. Romano President & Chief Executive Officer
   
Margie L. Castellana Controller
   
Eileen J. McCarthy, Esq. Vice President-Administration
   
Joseph Messina Vice President-Sales
   
Tim Mott Vice President-Business Operations
   
Brian Schneider Vice President-Contract Administration
   
Theresa Hobbs Vice President- Compliance

 

 

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