Governing Board of Directors :: Governing Board of Directors :: Center For Disability Services New York
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Mr. James J. Morris, IV


Jim has been a Center director since February 2013. He also has served on the Center’s Prospect Center since 2008, including a term as President of the Board, and serves on Finance and Nominating committees and as a Liaison between the two boards. He and his wife Deborah are members of the Center’s Guardian Circle. 

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Mr. Charles Pinckney

First Vice Chair

Charles Pinckney is Regional President for the Capital Region of New York at M&T Bank. Charles has held various positions in M&T’s Commercial Bank since 2008. He is a graduate of Union College where he majored in Managerial Economics. Mr. Pinckney is the Chair of the Center’s Commercial Services Advisory Board and a member of the Center’s Governing Board of Directors.

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Mr. Milton C. Hall, III, CLU

Past Chairperson

Milton C. Hall, III has been involved with and a supporter of the Center for Disability Services for over twenty years.  He is currently Chairperson of the Center’s Governing Board as well as Chairperson of the Center’s Endowment Investment Committee.  In addition, Milt also serves on the Executive and Audit Committees and served as vice chair on the Center for Disability Services Foundation, Inc.  Board prior to becoming a member of the Governing board. Milt joined the Northwestern Mutual after graduating with a degree in Political Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1971.

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Mr. Gregory Sorrentino

President and CEO

Gregory J. Sorrentino is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Disability Services. He began his tenure in the position January 2, 2019, and is responsible for the oversight of the Center and its four divisions: St. Margaret’s Center, Prospect Center in Queensbury, Life Quality Solutions Incubator and Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center. He has been an executive with the Center for 25 years.

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Mr. Marc Antonucci, Esq.


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Mr. Joseph Barbera

Joe joined the Board in 1990 as a Board Member of Residential Opportunities Inc. then merged in 1998 with Center for Disability Services. In Center for Disability Corporation Governing Board Directors, he also served on the Commercial Services Board.  Joe has also served on the Board of Directors of the Albany Food Bank Association.

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Mr. Fredric L. Bodner, Esq.

Principal - Hinman, Straub P.C.

Fred Bodner is an attorney at Hinman Straub P.C. in Albany. He is the chair of the firm’s Health Insurance and Life Insurance Departments. Mr. Bodner’s practice is focused on insurance regulatory and corporate law, including life insurance law, health insurance law, administrative law and Governmental Relations. He provides various services to the insurance industry including design, filing and obtaining approval of insurance products; representation before insurance regulators; opinions on the legality of insurance company practices; interpretation of law and regulation; obtaining required licenses; and provision of advice and assistance with regard to advertising and marketing issues, examination issues, market conduct issues, enforcement actions, policy replacement issues, premium rate and compensation issues, and related insurance matters.

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Ms. Lori Cammett

Vice President, Total Rewards and HR Operations, CDPHP

Lori Cammett has worked at Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP) since 2009 and currently serves as Vice President, Total Rewards and HR Operations. Lori is a designated Professional in Human Resources and a Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional as well as a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Prior to joining CDPHP, Lori held various human resources positions at other organizations including the Center for Disability services.

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Mr. Kenneth B. Claflin, CPA

Cusack & Company, CPA’s LLC

Ken has been a Center director since 2004 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Center’s Audit Committee. Originally from Connecticut, Ken came to the area in 1980 after receiving his degree in accounting from Bryant College in Rhode Island. Ken spent ten years with Urbach Kahn & Werlin P.C. in Albany rising to the position of principal. After a few years in the insurance and manufacturing industries, Ken returned to public accounting joining Cusack & Company, CPA’s LLC in 1997, where he is currently a partner. Throughout his career, Ken has specialized in non-profit and government auditing and consulting which comprises the majority of his current business.

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Mr. Robert D. Clore, CIMA®

Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor, Past Chairperson

Bob has been a director on the Center’s Governing Board for over 25 years and is a past chairman of the Governing Board. He also serves on the Life Quality Solutions Incubator board, the Executive and Audit Committees, and the Endowment Investment Committee, which he formerly chaired. Bob also serves as a director on the board of Lifeplan CCO NY, a care coordination company affiliated with the Center.

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Mr. James P. Coleman

Architect at HP Architects, LLP

James Coleman has been on the Center’s Governing Board of Directors since 1991 and a member of the Center’s Executive Committee since 1992. James also serves on the Center’s Combined Program Services Committee/Human Resources Board and the Quality Assurance Committee.

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Mr. Robert K. Crandall

Area President, Latham, NY Branch of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Bob Crandall is Area President for the Latham, New York Branch of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.  The Latham Branch includes 140 employees located in Latham, Syracuse and Queensbury. He is actively involved as a Board Member of the Donna Crandall Foundation which supports Cystic Fibrosis patients and their families. He is also a board member of the Saratoga Senior Center. Bob also serves on the Board, and Chairs the Audit & Risk Committee, of Ameritas Life Insurance Company of New York.

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Ms. Cathryn Doyle, Esq.

Kate received her J.D. from Albany Law School, which she attended as a Leopold Schepp Foundation Academic Fellow. Her undergraduate education was at St. John's University in New York City, where she received a B.A. in English, cum laude. Kate is currently in private practice, concentrating in trusts and estates, guardianship matters, and real estate transactions. She worked as an Albany County Assistant County Attorney, Albany County Assistant District Attorney, and she served as Chief Clerk of the Albany County Surrogate's Court for twenty years. Kate was elected Surrogate's Court Judge in 2000, and served until 2014, during which time she also served as an acting Supreme Court Justice. She has also served for many years as a faculty member of Maria College and Albany Law School.

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Ms. Margaret (Maggie) Duffy

Senior Director Government Relations - Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus

Maggie Duffy is Senior Director of Government Relations for Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus. She has been with the company since April 2010, and is responsible for legislative and regulatory issues affecting Empire BCBS HealthPlus in New York. Ms. Duffy joined Amerigroup in 2010 from her position as Director of Government Relations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where she oversaw the legislative and budgetary concerns in six states: New York, Maryland, Rhode Island, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Prior to her national role with Boys & Girls Clubs, Maggie worked for the lobbying firms of Cordo & Co. and E-3 Communications in Albany, representing clients in health care, commercial real estate, wind energy, and nonprofit organizations. Key clients included: Amerigroup, Centerstone Development, NOCO Energy Corporation, Beech-Nut, Eli Lilly, and the Independent Oil and Gas Association.

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Mr. Stanley Gee

Stan has served on the Center’s Board of Directors since its merger with Residential Opportunities Inc. in 2000.  He is a member of the Quality Assurance and Incident Review Committees and, serves as President of the Family Group which provides Center families with guidance and support, provides financial assistance for special needs and, supports the direct care staff by underwriting recognition events and education.

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Mr. George R. Hearst, III

Publisher/CEO - Times Union

George R. Hearst III is the publisher/CEO of the Times Union, the Capital Region’s largest multimedia company. A California native, Hearst came to the Times Union in 1989. He is a director of the Hearst Corporation, a global communication company with more than 20,000 employees, which was founded by his great-grandfather, William Randolph Hearst. He is also a trustee of the Hearst Family Trust. George Hearst has emerged as one of Upstate New York’s most notable philanthropists and community leaders and is the recipient of many community awards for civic involvement.

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Ms. Meghan Rielly Keenholts

Meghan Rielly Keenholts is a partner at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm in Troy, New York. She currently focuses her legal practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured, with a primary focus on medical malpractice law. Ms. Keenholts previously worked as an attorney at E. Stewart Jones Law Firm, where, upon graduation from law school, she had the distinction of becoming the first woman attorney hired by the firm since its founding in 1898.

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Mr. Robert C. Miller, Esq.

CEO - The Windsor Companies

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Mrs. Maureen E. O'Brien

Maureen E. O’Brien is a life-long New Yorker. She is a graduate University of Notre Dame (B.A.) and New York University (M.A.).   In 2018, following a national search, Maureen was appointed the first female President and Chief Executive Officer of New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID). NYSID is the designated facilitator of the Preferred Source Program for individuals with disabilities in New York State. Maureen manages the execution of over 1,000 state and municipal contracts on behalf of 135 disability service provider member agencies. Annually, more than 6,000 individuals with disabilities are gainfully employed through the program. Maureen combines her private sector experience, diversity equity and inclusion expertise and her desire to provide opportunities and advancement to individuals with disabilities bringing transformational change to the organization.

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Mr. Terence P. O’Connor, Esq.

Partner - O’Connor First

Terry O’Connor is a 1980 graduate of St. Lawrence University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. In pursuing his undergraduate degree, he also studied in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Ms. Piel A. Pavlin

Piel Pavlin is a Relationship Officer for KeyBank, Commercial Bank in Albany, New York who has held various positions within retail banking, prior to transitioning to the middle market commercial space. She has been actively involved with the Center for Disability Services since 2020. She is currently on the Center’s Governing Board of Directors and Program and Support Services Committee. Piel is a graduate of the City University of New York SPS. She majored in Disability Studies with a BA Concentration: Autism Spectrum Disorders and is fluent in Spanish.

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Mr. Edward J. Trombly, Esq.

Partner - Barclay Damon, LLP

Ned is a member of the Center for Disability Services Holding Corporation & Center for Disability Services, Inc. Board of Directors, he is also a member of the Executive Committee and member of the Audit Committee and former Chair.  Ned was also a formal member of the Board of Directors for The Academy of the Holy Name and Albany Police and Fire Foundation.

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Ms. Rosemary Tucci

Rosemary has been a member of the governing Board since 2005. She is also a member of the Center’s program committee. She is a board member with the collaborative venture between the Center and Rifton with MOVE® (Mobility Opportunities Via Education/Experience).

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Ms. Janet Zachary-Elkind

Pharmacy Benefit Consultant - JZRX Advisors LLC

Leveraging her 20 plus years of experience managing private and public health insurance and pharmacy programs, Janet advises clients about the impact of legislation, policies and other matters related to prescription drug benefits. Previously, she worked for the NY State Department of Health (DOH) as Director of the State’s Medicaid Pharmacy Program. There, she was responsible for program management, policy development and ensuring access to medications for over six million Medicaid consumers.