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Transformation Panel


A diverse group of stakeholders was called together by OPWDD to examine the challenges we face in implementing the Transformation Agenda, offering managed care in our system and ensuring its long-term fiscal sustainability for people currently receiving services and those who will need to access our services in the coming years. The panel was asked to shape clear and actionable recommendations to guide our path forward. As part of the work of the panel, we engaged people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, advocates and providers. The results of the Panel’s work are contained in the Transformation Panel Report which lays out their process, vision and recommendations.

OPWDD is in the process of incorporating these recommendations into a comprehensive implementation plan which will be made available for public comment in the months ahead. Once an implementation plan has been finalized, quarterly public updates will be provided.

The panel members include:

Charles A. Archer, Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People In Need, Inc. (EDC-SPIN)
Gerald Archibald, The Bonadio Group
Nick Cappoletti, Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council Chairperson, Parent
Donna Colonna, Services for the Underserved
Susan Constantino, Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State
Barbara DeLong, Parent
Stephen E. Freeman, Freeman and Abelson Consulting
Ann Hardiman, New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies
Steve Holmes, Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc.
Steven Kroll, NYSARC
Clint Perrin, Self-Advocate
Peter Pierri, Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies
Michael Seereiter, New York State Rehabilitation Association
Seth Stein, Moritt, Hock & Hamroff
Arthur Webb

Submit questions and provide feedback to the Transformation Panel