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Appendix B: Project Sponsors and Participants

Collaborating agencies
CIO Council Human Resources Committee (now Workforce IT Action Committee)

New York State Office of Employee Relations (GOER)

New York State Office for Technology (OFT)

Public Employees Federation (PEF) AFL–CIO

Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)

Executive Sponsor
Michael R. Mittleman, Ph.D. – New York State Chief Information Officer (CIO)

IT Workforce Skills Assessment Project Members
  • Jay Canetto Office of the State Comptroller
  • Marilyn Cordell Office for Technology
  • Terri Daly Office for Technology
  • Elaine Ehlinger Office for Technology
  • David Gardam Co-Chair, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
  • Jeff Grunfeld Office of the State Comptroller
  • Nancy Gutterman Office of the State Chief Information Officer
  • Celia Hamblin, Co-Chair, Department of Labor
  • Deborah Heaphy Department of Taxation and Finance
  • Melinda Hicks Governor’s Office of Employee Relations
  • Robert Kelly Department of Housing and Community Renewal
  • Ronald Minafri Insurance Department
  • Kathy Ravida Office for Technology
  • Frank Slade Department of Civil Service

Agency Liaisons
  • Yvette Alexopoulos Office of General Services
  • Victor Artale Office for the Aging
  • David Bradley Governor's Office of Regulatory Reform
  • Mike Buttino Higher Education Services Corporation
  • Maureen Cahill State Board of Elections
  • Jim Campbell Office of Homeland Security
  • Jay Canetto Office of the State Comptroller
  • Gail Casey Office of Real Property Services
  • Patrick Cassin Office of Mental Health
  • Tony Cerulli New York State Office of Science,Technology & Academic Research
  • Sandra Cocco Department of State
  • Natalie Cole New York State Police
  • Tom Corrado Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
  • Elnora Cowan Office of the Attorney General
  • Jane Craig Department of Public Service
  • Michael Drake State Liquor Authority
  • James Edgar Public Employment Relations Board
  • Marc Ehlinger Department of Insurance
  • Elaine Ehlinger Office for Technology
  • Leigh Favitta Dormitory Authority
  • Michelle Ganance Department of Labor
  • David Gardam Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
  • Cindy Haskins Office of the Inspector General
  • Diane Hodge Office of Children and Family Services
  • Bill Johnson Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure
  • Wendy Jordan Division of the Budget
  • Armount Joseph State Division of Human Rights
  • Stephanie Karwan Thruway Authority
  • Bob Kelly Division of Housing & Community Renewal
  • Karl Kelly Division of Military & Naval Affairs
  • John Kinnicutt New York State Racing and Wagering Board
  • Marina Kozitsky Department of Banking
  • Roger Ksenich Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities
  • Remy Lafargue Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Mary Lewis State Division of Parole
  • David Loomis Crime Victims Board
  • Eileen Ludwin Department of Civil Service
  • Ramon Maseda New York Power Authority
  • Paul McGinn Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA)
  • Jean McWilliams Division of Tax Appeals and Tax Appeals Tribunal
  • Herb Munoz NYS Commission of Investigation
  • Debi Orton Governor's Office of Employee Relations
  • Gene Pezdek Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ulrike Pohlig State Emergency Management Office (SEMO)
  • Barb Remling Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation
  • Bob Sammons State Insurance Fund
  • Wendy Scheening Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • Michelle Schultz Workers' Compensation Board
  • Brian Scott Department of Health
  • Ray Sestak Division of the Lottery (NYS Lottery)
  • Jim Shea Division of Criminal Justice Services
  • Sharon Shear Department of Correctional Services
  • Deb Shimkus Department of Taxation & Finance
  • Kathy Weaver Department of Transportation
  • Lynn Whitehouse New York State Bridge Authority
  • Eileen Wierzbowski Department of Education
  • David Young NYS Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)