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Transformation Panel


Transformation Panel Final Report Now Available

A panel of experts has been called together by the 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. OPWDD’s Acting Commissioner will lead this panel and will ask the panel, as one of its priorities, to review how OPWDD proposes to offer managed care prior to our formal request for federal approval to implement managed care in our system. The panel will be asked to shape clear and actionable recommendations to guide our path forward.

 As part of the work of the panel, we will engage people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, advocates and providers before deciding on the recommendations and finalizing an implementation plan. Realizing that working together and getting input from all of our stakeholders is more important than ever, we plan to create forums for participation statewide to promote meaningful dialogue, discussion and input. 

Save the Date – Transformation Panel Public Forums Announced 

The panel members will 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

Acting Commissioner Announces Transformation Panel