NY Alliance Board of Directors

    The New York Alliance’s Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse cross-section of leaders from throughout the association’s membership who pull from their deep histories with NYSACRA, NYSRA and RRTI to collectively chart the course forward for the New York Alliance.



    CHAIR: Mark Donahue, Community, Work & Independence, Inc. 
    FIRST VICE CHAIR: Kirk Lewis, Schenectady ARC
    SECOND VICE CHAIR: Russ Hahn, The ReHabilitation Center
    SECRETARY: Evelyn Alvarez, Heartshare
    IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: Louis Cavaliere, Services for the Underserved, Inc.


    Dan Brown, Franziska Racker Centers
    Robert Budd, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE)
    Mindy Cervoni, Community Services for Every1
    Ron Colavito, ACCESS: Supports for Living
    Doug Digesare, The Arc Erie County
    Janelle Farris, Brooklyn Community Services
    Chris Fortune, Crystal Run Village, Inc
    Ellen Gutmaker, Arc of Onondaga
    Christine Oddo, Mill Neck Family of Organizations
    Fredda Rosen, Job Path
    William Schultz, People, Inc.
    Shawn Schultz, Arc Herkimer
    Steve Towler, AHRC New York City


    New York City Region: Cheryelle Cruickshank, Human First
    Western Region: Melody Johnson, Arc of Monroe
    Mid-Hudson Region: Sam Laganaro, New Horizons Resources
    Northern Region: Sarah Louer, Mountain Lake Services
    Capital Region: Candace Opalka, Liberty ARC
    Long Island Region: Joy O'Shaughnessy, East End Disability Associates