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AIM Services Inc.~ Sue Sweet
Address:
3257 Route 9
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 587-3208 / Fax (518) 587-7236
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Saratoga, Warren, Washington
AIM Services Inc. is a not-for-profit agency that has been providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury for over 25 years. We currently have 5 trained CSS brokers on staff. These staff members have Bachelor degrees and have been working in the field for up to 10 years. They have been trained in the person-centered philosophy and have excellent working knowledge of OMRDD Services and Community Resources. They have the support and assistance of a supervisor who has completed and implemented CSS services.

Bisnett, Nora           
Address:
52 Charlton St
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 598-9222           
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Saratoga, Washington, Warren
I have a B.A. in Creative Arts in Therapy with a concentration in visual art. I have worked in the human services field for eight years. I started as an instructer in a 'without walls' afterschool program for children with disabilities. Currently, I coordinate AIM's in-home residential habilitation and respite services, as well as our family supports and DOH programs. Since the majority of the programs I have been involved with are completely person centered, I am very familiar with the philosophy and methodology of creating a plan. I am new to CSS but am very comfortable creating plans and working within budgets.

Clark, Morgan
Address:
8 Summit St
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Phone: (518) 338-5995           
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Washington, Warren
I have worked doing Residence Habilitation with the same family for the past six years. Most of my knowledge of CSS comes from the hands-on experience of my job. I have also attended Start-Up Broker boot camp and other OMRDD trainings. I have enjoyed seeing people's lives become increasingly meaningful and fulfilling as they are able to direct more and more of their own time. I am eager to support others to do the same.

Cohen, Susan
Address:
20 Summit St
Cohoes, NY 12047
Phone: (518) 235-9779           
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Albany, Schenectady, Rennselaer, Dutchess, Ulster, Warren
I have dedicated my personal life to assisting individuals with developmental disabilities in living to their fullest potential. Growing up supporting my brother Michael, who has autism, has given me a strong instinct on how to support people with disabilities. Through this i have learned about the power of strong advocacy and high expectations of both the individual and the system. I graduated from Syracuse University in 1988. I have worked as a residence counselor and job coach, and I have knowledge and experience with both types of CSS plans, Vocational and Residential. I am a strong advocate of the Person-Centered approach to planning and am thrilled with this opportunity help individuals live a more self-determined life.

Desautels, Susan
Address:
10 Magill Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 271-1593
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Albany, Schenectady, RennselaerI have been working in this field for twenty years. I am currently the Intake Service Coordinator for a large agency. I attended New Options Institute and received training to become a Start-Up Broker and have given many presentations on self-determination. I have worked with several individuals to develop self-determination plans and obtain CSS funding for both residential and other than residential proposals. My goal is to promote self-determination and utilize CSS funding in new, creative ways to provide services to people in situations where services were unavailable or unsatisfactory.

Green, Anne
Address:
15 Rosemary Dr
Schenectady, NY 12304
Phone: (518) 370-3925                       
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rennselaer, Columbia, Others
My degree is in Special Education with my masters in Educational Psychology. I have worked as a service coordinator for over 10 years. As a service coordinator, I completed the CSS process with two individuals. I am excited about the possibilites that CSS can provide people. After having two applications/plans approved and completing the boot camp, I am ready to assist individuals and their family with reaching their goals and dreams.

Norton, Dianne
Address:
P.O. Box 55
Delanson, NY 12053
Phone: (518) 895-9092, (518) 295-2026
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Albany, Schenectady, Schoharie
I have a B.S. in Community Human Services and an A.S. in Rehabilitative Criminal Justice. I have advocacy training through Albany Law School. I have been providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities for 12 years (case management.) I have been doing circles of support for three years and working with individuals on budgeting for 12 years. I enjoy working with individuals and supporting them to define and achieve their goals.

Sandles, Faith
Address:
C/O SANYS           
500 Balltown Rd. Bldg. 5
Schenectady, NY 12304
Phone: (518) 765-4051
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served:
Ms. Sandles is pleased to announce that she is a graduate of the New Options Institute. She will be acting as a Start-up Broker to facilitate work with individuals and their families to create an enhanced life of opportunities based on their personal needs and desires. Ms. Sandles is the parent of a 30 year-old woman with a developmental disability and has extensive experience working with this population on a personal, professional, and volunteer basis. She has been in this field for over 25 years and looks forward to working with individuals, their families, and friends in a system that continues to give options to people with disabilities.

VanEck, Sandra L. (Ren County NYSARC)
Address:
Rens. Co. NYSARC
2 King St.
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 273-6600
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Rensselaer
Ms. VanEck has worked in the area of Residential Services in the Developmental Disability field for over 20 years. Recently, she headed up the agency's design program. Ms. VanEck has over ten years experience with Person-Centered Planning and Essential Lifestyle Planning.           

Wiltsie, Danielle
Address:
3257 Rt. 9
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 587-3208
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served:
Ms. Wiltsie has been working in the developmental disability field for 7 years and her passion and interest continues to grow. She currently works for Aim Services as a Service Coordinator Supervisor and Intake Coordinator. Ms. Wiltsie is an active listener and enjoys advocating, locating community resources, and implementing person-centered plans.           

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Hudson Valley

Diane Greble
Address:
WIHD, Cedarwood Hall
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 493-1027
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess
I have been an advocate since the birth of my son Matthew (who has cerebral palsy and other disabilities) 27 years ago. I have worked at Westchester Independent Living, was a Protection and Advocacy Coordinato, was the Coordinator of MR/DD Services for Putnam County for 9 years and Coordinator of the Office for People with Disabilties for 4. I was the president of GROW and have served on several boards and was a legislature chair. I have been shadowing our DDSO liaison to learn the process.

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New York City/ Long Island

Monique Aguelio ~ Phone: (631) 421-0747 ~ Counties: Nassau, Suffolk

Leenora Ervin ~ Phone: (631) 789-2139 ~ Counties: Nassau, Suffolk, Queens

Rose McKenzie ~ Phone: (917) 975-4979 ~ Counties: Nassau, Kings (Brklyn), Queens, Manhattan

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Aguelio, Monique
Address:
40 East 20th St.
Huntington Sta., NY 11746
Phone: (631) 421-0747
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Nassau, Suffolk
I have a Bachelors Degree in Health and Society and six years experience as a Medicaid Service Coordinator. I have experience writing budgets for an ISS grant and Individualized Service Plans. Some knowledge of Word and Excel. I have good organizationa skills and over 10 years of experience working with and supporting people with disabilities through direct care as well as MSC and residential habilitation.

Ervin, Leenora
Address:
9 Chestnut Road
Amityville, NY 11701
Phone: (631) 789-2139, (516) 473-9891 / Fax: (631) 789-2139
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Queens, Nassau, Suffolk
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. I’ve been providing services for 16 years in roles from special education teacher to management to MSC and start up brokering. I have a great deal of experience writing ISP plans, CSS plans, and budgets. I believe that a person with a disability should control their own life and this is why I love start-up brokering. Please feel free to contact me for further information.

McKenzie, Rose
Address:
686 E 81st St
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Phone: (917) 975-4979 or (917) 676-7992 / Fax: (516) 396-9536
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Nassau, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Manhattan
I have a Bachelors Degree in Community Health; Senior MSC. I have seven years experience workin in this field providing and helping to facilitate services such as Res-Hab, PCA, Day Hab and Residential Programs. I have no experience with budgeting but am very capable with providing and getting together supports needed for achieving people’s objectives.

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Bruce, Angela
Address:
677 Lincoln Place 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Phone: (718) 964-8219
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens
I am a Certified School Psychologist and I do testing and assessment for individuals who also have mental and physical disabilties. I also worked with the Board of Education as a paraprofessional working with children who have mental and physical disabilities. As a start-up broker they will also have my experience and knowledge working as a clinician working and supporting people with disabilities achieve their objectives with education and awareness for many years.

Ervin, Leenora
Address:
9 Chestnut Road
Amityville, NY 11701
Phone: (631) 789-2139, (516) 473-9891 / Fax: (631) 789-2139
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Queens, Nassau, Suffolk
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. I’ve been providing services for 16 years in roles from special education teacher to management to MSC and start up brokering. I have a great deal of experience writing ISP plans, CSS plans, and budgets. I believe that a person with a disability should control their own life and this is why I love start-up brokering. Please feel free to contact me for further information.

Rose McKenzie
Address:
686 E 81st St
Brooklyn, NY 11236
Phone: (917) 975-4979 or (917) 676-7992 / Fax: (516) 396-9536
Languages spoken other than English:
Counties Served: Nassau, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Manhattan
I have a Bachelors Degree in Community Health; Senior MSC. I have seven years experience workin in this field providing and helping to facilitate services such as Res-Hab, PCA, Day Hab and Residential Programs. I have no experience with budgeting but am very capable with providing and getting together supports needed for achieving people’s objectives.

Reyes-Janczewski, Linda - Queens, NYC only
Address:
360 Westchester Ave
Unit 102
Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: (914) 937-2614
Languages spoken other than English: Spanish
Counties Served: Queens
I worked for various programs at United Cerebral Palsy for 10 years while I earned my degree as a caseworker. I have been a caseworker for over ten years. Recently, I have worked as an MSC for an agency in Westchester prior to returning to school to study graduate occupational therapy.

 
 
 
 

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