2016-2017 Joint Budget Hearing
Workforce Development
February 3, 2016
Hearing Room B


Lola Brabham
Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Development of Civil Service

Michael N. Volforte
Interim Director, New York State Governor’s Office of Employee Relations

Mario Musolino
Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Department of Labor

Fran Turner
Director Legislative & Political Action, Civil Service Employees Association Local 1000

Wayne Spence
President, New York State Public Employees Federation

Barbara Zaron
President, The Organization of New York State Management Confidential Employees

Jack McPadden
Board President, Retired Public Employees Association

Randy Wolken
President & CEO, Manufacturers Association of Central New York

Melinda Mack
Executive Director, New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals

Rowie Taylor
CEO, Schenectady YWCA, Coalition of YWCA of NYS

James Parrott
Deputy Director & Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute

Mallory Nugent
Senior Policy Analyst, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

Rigoberto Quintero
Worker, Retail, Wholesale and Dept. Store Union

Christina Molina
Worker, Make the Road New York

Aracely Cantos

Maria Rubio

Jose Hernandez
Worker, NY Communities for Change

Andy Bowen
Policy Analyst, United Neighborhood Houses

Bryan O’Malley
Executive Director, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association

Written Testimony
Scott Wexler
Executive Director, Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association

Melissa Autillo Fleischut
President & CEO, NYS Restaurant Association

Barbara Thomas
Women’s Issues Specialist, League of Women Voters of NYS

Billy Imandt
President, COBANC

Phil Andrew
Long Island African American of Chamber Commerce

Elizabeth Henderson
Policy Committee Co-Chair, Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY

Michael Kink, Esq.
Executive Dir., Strong Economy for All Coalition

Tamara Elzubair, CNA
Schenectady, New York

Brittani Sadler
Dietary Aid, Western New York

Addie Davis, CNA
Poughkeepsie, New York

Shirley Newsome
Home Health Attendant

Daisy Gascon, CNA
Houghton, New York

Tracy Hatch, LPN
Houghton, New York

Samantha Dahill, LPN
Houghton, New York

Peter Guidarelli
Warren, Washington, and Albany County Chapters of NYSARC Inc.

Thomas P. Zugibe
President, Rockland Country District Attorneys Association of the State of NY

Keith Mestritch
President & CEO, Amalgamated Bank

Cynthia D. DiBartolo, Esq.
Chairperson, Greater NY Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Furman
Chairman, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Jan Rhodes Norman
Owner, Silk Oak Ithicamade

Jon Cooper
President and Co-Owner, Spectronics Corporation

Ajax Greene
CEO & Founder, On Belay Business Advisors Inc.



Donna Dolan
Executive Director, NYPLC

Noelle Damico & Antoinette Klatzky
Co-chairs, The Westchester Women’s Agenda

Jessica Klos-Shapiro
Director of Policy and Community Education, Early Care & Learning Council

Timothy Foley
Political Director, Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare

Amy Traub
Senior Policy Analyst, Demos

Patti Banghart
Director of Research, The Children’s Defense Fund NY

Carol Ann Lemon
The NYS Nurses Association

Donna Seymour
American Association of University Women of NYS

Louis Mark Carotenuto
UFCW Local 2013

Sili Recio
Organizer, MomRising

Rachael Lerner, NP

Adam Prizio
Manager, Government Affairs, Center for Disability Rights