Special Education

Current Membership

These individuals are representatives of the groups listed:

Individuals with Disabilities

  • Dustie Huff
  • Alyse Middendorf **
  • Brian Pulvino
  • Elizabeth Wheling

Parents of Children with Disabilities

  • Naomi Brickel
  • Kathy Ralabate Doody**
  • Lauretta Joseph
  • Barbara Martorana**
  • Namita Modasra
  • Matthew Nelson **
  • Lori Podvesker
  • Vicki Prager
  • Yvonne Sinisgalli **
  • Kristie Stomecki
  • Mara Vanderzell
  • Danielle Williams
  • Mary-Margaret Zehr

**More than 50 percent of CAP's membership are individuals with disabilities and/or parents of children with disabilities.  Five of the individuals with disabilities and/or parents of children with disabilities also represent additional constituencies as noted below.   


  • Suryiati Barnes
  • Kimberly Black

State/Local Education Officials

  • Lynnette Aqueron
  • MaryJo Ginese
  • Brian Pulvino**

Administrators of Programs for Children with Disabilities

  • Edward Escobar
  • Barbara Martorana**
  • Alyse Middendorf**
  • Matthew Nelson**
  • James Nolan
  • Jamey Wolff

State Agencies that are Involved in the Delivery of Related Services

  • Natasha Bermudez
  • Alexis Harrington

Provider of Transition Services and Business/
Vocational Representative

  • Brett Eisenberg

Institutions of Higher Education

  • Kathy Ralabate Doody**
  • Yvonne Sinisgalli **
  • Annmarie Urso

Private and Charter Schools

  • Jacqueline Frey
  • Eileen Murtha

Corrections Agencies (Juvenile and Adult)

  • Timothy Bromirski
  • Ora Perkins

State/Local Education Official Representing Homeless

  • Kristin Dudek

State Child Welfare Agency Responsible for Foster Care

  • Timothy Bromirski

Ad Hoc Members

  • Laura Hartmann
  • Chris Kus

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

Last Updated: July 30, 2020