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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.



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 2018

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

Class of 2019

Mary Jo Thorn ACHIEVE
James Moran Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS
Stanfort Perry NYSARC, Inc.: Nassau County Chapter

Class of 2020

Patrick Bardsley Spectrum Designs Foundation
Mark Farrington ReadyJet, Inc.
Jill Warner Jawonio, Inc.


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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Employment Opportunities

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Position Summary: NYSID is seeking an Accounts Receivable Specialist for data entry of member agency invoices, customer invoice preparation and collection of receivables. Also running daily, weekly or monthly accounting reports. Position is highly detail oriented.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

•Verify and review member agency and customer invoices, correct discrepancies by customer or member agency contact.

•Produce and process customer invoices.

•Post accounts receivables and assist with accounts receivable closing.

•Establish, prepare and maintain A/R management and reports.

•Assist with the collection of receivables.

•Other duties as assigned.

•Travel as required.

The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

•Minimum 1 - 3 years exp. in a book keeping or accounting function preferred.

•High School Diploma or GED. Associates Degree preferred.

•Strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills.

•Proven problem solving and mathematical ability.

•Proficiency with various computer software applications including computerized accounting systems (Great Plains Dynamics preferred), databases, spreadsheets and word processing (preferably Microsoft Office Suite).

•Proven problem solving and mathematical ability.

•Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced, high volume work environment.


Physical Requirements:
Nature of job requires considerable CRT, keyboard, and mouse usage, navigating an office and alternatively sitting for long periods of time. Must have visual acuity and hearing ability for communicating with others and gathering and accessing written and computerized information. Ability to access any location where company business is conducted.

Email cover letter, resume to administrator@nysid.org EOE.