Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation

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    The RCWT are regional collaborations that were established in 2013 with the mission of advancing the practice of the NYS Code of Ethics and the Core Competencies among the state’s Direct Support Professionals and to assist agencies in building DSP capacity in the changing service landscape within the field.  They are coordinated by the NYS Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA) through funding provided by NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

    The RCWT will continue to build on the successes of their first three years with the following Regional Leaders:

    Region 1: Melody Johnson, Arc of Monroe; Erica Belois-Pacer, The Center for Human Services Education; & Theresa Buick, Heritage Christian Services

    Region 2 South:  Jennifer Parsons, Development Resource Unites

    Region 2 North: Jennifer J. Vogt, Jefferson Rehabilitation Center

    Region 3: Perry Samowitz, Staff Development Consultant

    Region 4:  Sonja Williams, YAI Seeing Beyond Disability

    Region 5: Pamela Wolff-Stackowitz, YAI Seeing Beyond Disability and Denise Anghel, YAI Seeing Beyond Disability