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Current Membership

These individuals are representatives of the groups listed:

Individuals with Disabilities

  • Jennifer Pankowski
  • Elizabeth Wheling
  • Vacant

Parents of Children with Disabilities

  • Alicia Bockmier
  • Naomi Brickel
  • Kimberly Clarke
  • Olga Nelly Collazo
  • Janety Encarnacion
  • Michele Gode
  • Barbara Martorana
  • Lori Podvesker
  • Mara Vanderzell
  • Danielle Williams
  • Vacant - Western New York Region

Note: More than 50 percent of CAP's membership are individuals with disabilities and/or parents of children with disabilities. 


  • Suryiati Barnes
  • Kimberly Black

State/Local Education Officials

  • Lynnette Aqueron
  • MaryJo Ginese

Administrators of Programs for Children with Disabilities

  • Alicia Bockmier*
  • Kimberly Clarke*
  • Olga Nelly Collazo*
  • Harold Dean
  • Janety Encarnacion*
  • Edward Escobar
  • Barbara Martorana*
  • Danielle Williams*

State Agencies that are Involved in the Delivery of Related Services

  • Natasha Bermudez
  • Alexis Harrington

Provider of Transition Services and Business/
Vocational Representative

  • Vacant

Institutions of Higher Education

  • Harold Dean*
  • Jennifer Pankowski*
  • Raquel Schmidt

Private and Charter Schools

  • Stacy Lyles (Charter)
  • Eileen Murtha (Private)

Corrections Agencies (Juvenile and Adult)

  • Timothy Bromirski
  • Mindi Wapner

State/Local Education Official Representing Homeless

  • Kristin Dudek

State Child Welfare Agency Responsible for Foster Care

  • Timothy Bromirski*

Ad Hoc Members

  • Raymond Pierce
  • Suzanne Pearson


* Denotes a secondary constituency

If you would like to express your concerns to the Panel, email Special Education. For more information, please call 518-473-2878.