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June 14, 2017

Stratton VA Medical Center, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Battle Buddy Centers Highlight NYSID Veterans’ Summit

Category: General — NYSID @ 6:30 pm

On the day the U.S. Army celebrated its 242nd birthday and the nation observed Flag Day, NYSID hosted its quarterly Veterans’ Summit at its Albany office. Summit presenters included:

Penny Deasy and Maureen Corbett, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, were among the presenters for NYSID's recent Veterans' Summit

Maureen Corbett, vocational program manager; and Penny Deasy, social worker, Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) vocational programs, Albany Stratton VA Medical Center

Emil Baker, Capital Region Chairman, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). During a previous Summit, he presented a framed Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve that was signed by Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO.

Patrick Massaro, coordinator of military and veterans student services, SUNY Canton; and Ben Parker, veteran and military services coordinator, SUNY Oswego

Among the legislators/staffers and NYS officials in attendance:

Congressman Michael McNulty (D-Green Island), who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 2009 and the New York State Assembly from 1983 to 1988

Todd Rosenfield, project manager, NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs, on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Kenneth Williams, director of the Division of Service Disabled Veterans’ Business Development within the New York State Office of General Services

Vinnie Nicosia, deputy director of operations, on behalf of Senator George Amedore (R/C-46), member of the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

Summit participants included New York State government agencies, not-for-profits, for-profit businesses, veterans’ service organizations, Wounded Warriors, institutions of higher learning, and rehabilitation organizations, including NYSID members.

Rich Tanchyk, assistant vice president, H & V Collision Center, attended his first NYSID Veterans’ Summit to promote a veteran car donation this summer. He was impressed with the veterans’ organizations represented at the Summit that assist  business owners supporting veterans’ causes.

“The Veterans’ Summit provides an open panel for discussion and useful information between business owners and veteran organizations,” he said. “To any business with a desire to support our veterans, it will be time well spent. Highly recommended!”


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