Jeff has been a Center director since 2004, and currently serves as Chairperson of the Center’s Governing Board. He is also the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center’s Life Quality Solutions Incubator division, and serves on the Center’s executive and audit committees and on the Commercial Services and Foundation Boards.
Milt has been involved with and a supporter of the Center for over twenty years. He is currently Vice-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.
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.
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.
Eunice Antonucci has done an extraordinary service for over four decades for the Center for Disability Services and the Capital District community. In the early 1970's Eunice saw a need for community living options for people moving out of large institutions and into their home communities.
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.
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.
Tom is currently a member of the Center’s Governing Board and the Center’s Commercial Services Advisory Board. Tom became a member of the Governing Board in 2007. He is also the former Chairman of the Commercial Services Advisory Board and has remained on the Board for over 25 years. Tom graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his retirement, Tom was a High School English teacher and football coach. He also volunteered as a coach for baseball, soccer and basketball during his career.
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.
Michael Fancher has over three decades of experience in industry, government and academia that includes over 20 years providing executive leadership at SUNY Polytechnic Institute College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering for business development and economic outreach related to the establishment of public-private partnerships for manufacturing consortia, clean energy programs, entrepreneurial incubation, industry alignment, and workforce training. As the Director of the NYS Center for Advanced Technology in Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials, he guides the Institute’s strategic innovation direction and spearheads emerging technology initiatives.
Brad has been involved with the Center since 1981. He has been a Board Member for over 30 years and currently also serves on Quality Assurance committees.
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.
Richard Harris has been an active member of the Center’s Governing Board since 1996 and currently serves as Co-Chair for the Center’s Program Services Board / Human Resources Committee. Mr. Harris was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Boys High School in Brooklyn, John Jay College in New York, and Adelphi University in Long Island.
Doug has been on the Centers Board for over the past 24 years, serving as Chairman of the Board for two terms. Doug ,as a member of the Centers Executive Committee played a significant role in the merger of ROI and the Center for Disabilities bringing together two large agencies to provide services to hundreds of individuals.
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.
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.
Bill joined the Center’s board of directors in 2013 and is a board liaison to Prospect Center in Queensbury. He has served on the Prospect board since 2010.
Rosemarie Vairo Rosen has over thirty five years' experience in Government and the not for profit sectors. Her field of expertise is finance and human services. She served in executive positions under five governors in various agencies including as Deputy Commissioner in the former Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. There, part of her responsibility was overseeing the building of homes to move thousands of people into the community after the closing of Willowbrook. Her last Government position was in the Office of the State Comptroller under Carl McCall. As Assistant Deputy Comptroller over the Municipal Affairs Division, she worked to ensure the ten thousand units of local government in NYS had assistance in meeting their financial responsibilities.
Robert A. Sherwood served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kinderhook Bank Corporation and National Union Bank of Kinderhook. He retired from senior management in December of 2015.
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).